RILEY MATTHEWS: “Dad, what do you know about makeup?”
I know a lot of people have said this, but now I am as well: ORPHAN BLACK is a clear successor to BUFFY in so many ways.
I appreciate that BOY MEETS WORLD had not one, but TWO drag episodes.
Queer-baiting, for those who do not know, is the practice of television shows and movies putting in a little gay subtext, stirring up interest with queer fans, and then pulling a NO HOMO, MAN on the viewers. If you’ve watched Sherlock, this is a major “subplot” of the first episode, and it continues as a running joke throughout the series. John and Sherlock are mistaken as a gay couple, one of them (usually John) goes, “no way, of course not, we’re not even gay,” and it’s played off as a joke. The mere speculation that a character could be gay is played for laughs, and if you don’t see something wrong there, then there’s something wrong. Rebekah Baily explains ‘Queer-baiting’ on TV and cites examples like Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and Sherlock
The irony of FOX News being conservative while FOX also airs shows that feature multiple LGBT characters like GLEE, American Horror Story, etc.
The Golden Girls is so much more than a show about four old ladies. It was WAY ahead of its time and addressed issues like marriage equality, LGBT rights, gender identity, interracial marriage, death, disease (including AIDs and CFS), parenting, and more.
Oh, and one of the show’s writers was Tom Whedon- Joss Whedon’s dad.
Wasn’t aware Nate Silver (the statistician who correctly predicted the results of the last two U.S. presidential races down to each individual state) is gay.
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