Oct 11, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
Are there any current shows with well-portrayed gay characters? In the past producers have often gone for the cheap obvious stereotype; do you think this is changing for the better?
Txbryguy saidABC's Brother and Sisters. It has a married gay couple.
Suecer4 saidI like the British show Emmerdale. They have a thug gay character, its not the best portrayal per-say, but it is a portrayal of what a lot of more "masculine"(Loaded word) gay guys may be going through.
mizu5 saidI thought maxxie, from the british show skins, was a fairly good representation of one type of gay man.
burgoguy saidmizu5 saidI thought maxxie, from the british show skins, was a fairly good representation of one type of gay man.
I agree 100%
He was portrayed as a normal teenage guy who happened to have a preference for other guys. He was an extremely realistic character. I guess some people would think that him being a proficient dancer is a stereotype but I believe everyone is a stereotype to some degree. The point is, Maxxie was just a normal dude whose homosexuality was just incidental to his character. All the tolerant characters of Skins didn't think his sexuality was a problem at all, they barely even mentioned it.
Plus, he was a total babe
Such a good show.
Balljunkie saidIn recent shows, I give it to Kevin and Scotty, Riley and Zane (who is Asian and probably the only gay Asian character on t.v.). In the past, it was Keith. It was nice to see a black gay man on television.
Keith and David from six feet under