funbud8 said[quote][cite]outdoorsmuscleguy said[/cite]
Nivek saidIt does perpetuate stereotypes, but not just for gays. Its not like gays are being singled out. What's awesome is that everyone in the extended family accepts, loves and supports one another. The gay characters, along with the other characters, are likeable. And Cameron, the big flamer, has more balls than any of the other male characters. He's the guy most likely to jump to the defence of a family member before anyone else.
Like the OP I am uncomfortable with how far the gay-typing goes in some scenes, but on the whole the show is pretty progressive. I think it does far more for promoting equality than Will and Grace. The problem with W&G is that besides perpetuating stereotypes, the characters were too self-absorbed to be likeable or admirable. Who wants that representing us?
I have not seen anything in the US that does not perpetuate a stereotype of
how a gay man is or should be... either they are sex crazed bar flies i.e queer as folk or whiney bitches ie. will and grace, this show .. six feet under, etc.
The only character that I could relate to is Aaron in Emmerdale, which is broadcast in the UK.
[What about BrokeBack Mountain? Those 2 guys were not stereo typical gays
That isn't quite true about Will and Grace.
Of course Jack was off the wall, but Will was pretty "straight-acting."
Check the Gay Couple episode of That 70s Show.
The gay couple (Peter and Greg from Brady Bunch
LMAO) moved in next door to Red and Kitty - there was nothing flaming about them.
Red had his reservations, but ended up liking them because they were football fans.
Unfortunately, when they came over to watch Green Bay vs. Vikings, the gay couple "came out" as Vikings fans. When Red heard that, he freaked - "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE, YOU DEGENERATES!"
I love Red, you dumbasses.