I Want My Gay TV

Sep 11, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

This past television season audiences were left with what can only be called "The Hollywood Rainbow Massacre," because a multitude of shows with LGBT characters faced the ratings axe - which is akin to slaughtering unicorns in my book.

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Puhleeze!

Some of them were just BAD.

"The New Normal" comes to mind right off.
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Normal and Decent people don't want to watch queer shows and that's why they were axed!!!

WOO HOO
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Ratings rule. Gays are only 3% of the population. That means 97% of the population has no interest in watching a show just because gays are in it. If there are shows with gays that are succeeding, it is not because gays are featured.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

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Barry wrote:
Normal and Decent people don't want to watch queer shows and that's why they were axed!!!
WOO HOO
Really, MAYOR, what about a good show with gay characters? "Will and Grace" was constantly at the top of the ratings and won dozens of Emmys.

I note "Modern Family" also is at the top of current ratings and all the actors have CLOSETS full of Emmys.

Ellen de Generes' show is wildly popular.

The shows that were cancelled were just not well done.

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Frontline Fighter wrote:
Ratings rule. Gays are only 3% of the population. That means 97% of the population has no interest in watching a show just because gays are in it. If there are shows with gays that are succeeding, it is not because gays are featured.
Yeah, you mean like "Modern Family", those gay characters are featured constantly.

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The Flordia Gator wrote:
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Spot on
"Spot on."

Gee, can you get any MORE pretentious?

"Oh, mater, where are we having our buttered scones?"

"Why, hullo, Cyril. Back from Oxford already? We'll be having our scones and tea in the conservatory. Dudley, can you serve tea now for us? And. please since this is a special occasion, use the Porthault linens and De Haviland china."

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Frontline Fighter wrote:
Ratings rule. Gays are only 3% of the population. That means 97% of the population has no interest in watching a show just because gays are in it. If there are shows with gays that are succeeding, it is not because gays are featured.
There are few, if any, shows that succeed just because group X is featured. "Reality shows" are sort of an exception. People watch "So You Think You Can Dance" because it has part of the population that CAN tell their right from left footses. Same goes for "American Idol". People don't tune in for tone deaf.

But we ARE in a period of transition like that during the height of the black Civil Rights movement, where ANY black Citizens in movies or on television was progress. Think "Julia", "Sanford & Son", Sammy Davis Jr., Flip Wilson, Sidney Poitier, etc.. A long way from the clownish "Rochester" of the Jack Benny days.

Most of these gay shows were just BAD. Badly conceived. Badly written. Cartoonishly acted. Trite. Sappy. Juvenile. Like most of the movies on LOGO.

Ewww.

We HAVE great gay writers who can tell a story, develop character, devise plot and subplot within a theme and counter-theme, but they are all writing for the hetero market ... where the money is. A girl's got to pay the grocery bill, after all.

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Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>"Spot on."
Gee, can you get any MORE pretentious?
"Oh, mater, where are we having our buttered scones?"
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"Spot on, ma'am!"
He appears nostalgic for "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash". Quite.

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Puhleeze!
Some of them were just BAD.
"The New Normal" comes to mind right off.
That shows awesome nough said.

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Barry wrote:
Normal and Decent people don't want to watch queer shows and that's why they were axed!!!
WOO HOO
That's what you think! I watched it all the time along with any same sex program top that off.

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TheAfroHedgehog wrote:
<quoted text>That shows awesome nough said.
Spoken like one raised to think McDonald's is food.
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snyper wrote:
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There are few, if any, shows that succeed just because group X is featured. "Reality shows" are sort of an exception. People watch "So You Think You Can Dance" because it has part of the population that CAN tell their right from left footses. Same goes for "American Idol". People don't tune in for tone deaf.
But we ARE in a period of transition like that during the height of the black Civil Rights movement, where ANY black Citizens in movies or on television was progress. Think "Julia", "Sanford & Son", Sammy Davis Jr., Flip Wilson, Sidney Poitier, etc.. A long way from the clownish "Rochester" of the Jack Benny days.
Most of these gay shows were just BAD. Badly conceived. Badly written. Cartoonishly acted. Trite. Sappy. Juvenile. Like most of the movies on LOGO.
Ewww.
We HAVE great gay writers who can tell a story, develop character, devise plot and subplot within a theme and counter-theme, but they are all writing for the hetero market ... where the money is. A girl's got to pay the grocery bill, after all.
You know, it is interesting you would bring up those shows featuring blacks. When I was growing up, many, many years ago (pre Civil Rights), there was a show called "Amos and Andy." It was a wonderful show, very funny. The show was later forbidden because they said that it stereotyped blacks. From Wikipedia, "In the early days of television, black actors were often cast in stereotypical roles, often as comic clowns in a tradition tracing back to the genre of black minstrelsy popular in the early 20th century. The first all-black television sitcom, the Amos 'n Andy show, was widely popular among diverse audiences and the show portrayed black businesspeople, judges, lawyers and policemen. After over 70-odd episodes had been broadcast, it was taken off the air after protests from specific groups including the NAACP, who alleged that the show engaged in stereotyping." Then along came black shows that seemed to show black people as ridiculous beings like Sandford and Sons and The Jeffersons. They should have left Amos and Andy alone. Things don't always progress from worse to better. Don't hold your breath.
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Frontline Fighter wrote:
Ratings rule. Gays are only 3% of the population. That means 97% of the population has no interest in watching a show just because gays are in it. If there are shows with gays that are succeeding, it is not because gays are featured.
Excellent point.

Just think, America has done nothing over the last year but bend over backwards to kiss 3% of the population's ass. Redefining marriage, changing the military, the Boy Scouts, changing and making new laws and benefits for queers. It's ridiculous
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I WANT my gay TV. Key gay keywords being I WANT!

I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! I WANT!

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You know, it is interesting you would bring up those shows featuring blacks. When I was growing up, many, many years ago (pre Civil Rights), there was a show called "Amos and Andy." It was a wonderful show, very funny. The show was later forbidden because they said that it stereotyped blacks. From Wikipedia, "In the early days of television, black actors were often cast in stereotypical roles, often as comic clowns in a tradition tracing back to the genre of black minstrelsy popular in the early 20th century. The first all-black television sitcom, the Amos 'n Andy show, was widely popular among diverse audiences and the show portrayed black businesspeople, judges, lawyers and policemen. After over 70-odd episodes had been broadcast, it was taken off the air after protests from specific groups including the NAACP, who alleged that the show engaged in stereotyping." Then along came black shows that seemed to show black people as ridiculous beings like Sandford and Sons and The Jeffersons. They should have left Amos and Andy alone. Things don't always progress from worse to better. Don't hold your breath.
"Amos and Andy" WAS a mockery. Based upon the old "medicine shows", they were very demeaning to anyone with an education. They were an ignorant caricature of successful black people. It made them all seem like black versions of "The Beverly Hillbillies", and with IQ's lower than Jethro's.

"Sanford and Son" and "The Jeffersons" and "The Cosby Show" depicted black people at three economic levels ... where black people actually are, and more.

Ever see: "Something the Lord Made"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

(Amos 'n Andy my tired feet!)

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Excellent point.
Just think, America has done nothing over the last year but bend over backwards to kiss 3% of the population's ass. Redefining marriage, changing the military, the Boy Scouts, changing and making new laws and benefits for queers. It's ridiculous
Same old "Laws and benefits" that have been there all along ... and that they've been paying into since forever.
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George Jefferson wrote:
I wish there would be a gay reality TV show, one that shows queers dying from AIDS, that would be a hoot:)
Are you George Jefferson or WEEZIE?
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George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>I am George Jefferson, what, are you gay or something?!?!
I bet you was the brightest in your class, weren't you? GTFO the gay forum if you don't like gays.
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snyper wrote:
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"Amos and Andy" WAS a mockery. Based upon the old "medicine shows", they were very demeaning to anyone with an education. They were an ignorant caricature of successful black people. It made them all seem like black versions of "The Beverly Hillbillies", and with IQ's lower than Jethro's.
"Sanford and Son" and "The Jeffersons" and "The Cosby Show" depicted black people at three economic levels ... where black people actually are, and more.
Ever see: "Something the Lord Made"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
(Amos 'n Andy my tired feet!)
And Sanford looked like a genius? You can't be real
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George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>I love gays, I love knowing they burn in hell unless they repent their perverse and deviant Chosen behavior!!!
This from a guy who spends his days in mommy's basement looking at internet porn and whacking off. Want a new Kleenex George?

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