Lance Bass Will Be Dancing with a Female (Instead of a Male) on D a n c i n g with the S t a r s

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    Aug 25, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    Lance Bass who stated he doesn't want to be a gay role model will be dancing with a female versus a male on The ABC hit show, D a n c i n g With The S t a r s. I'm disappointed.

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    Aug 25, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    allencommon saidLance Bass who stated he doesn't want to be a gay role model will be dancing with a female versus a male on The ABC hit show, D a n c i n g With The S t a r s. I'm disappointed.

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    Wtf is dancing with the stars?
  • Timbales

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    Aug 25, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    I don't see the issue. They are dancing, not fucking.
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    Aug 26, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    I agree that they are dancing, not fucking.

    It still would have been great to see him dancing with a male.

    But I suppose a male-male team could be unfair..if everyone else is male-female teams.
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    Aug 26, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidI agree that they are dancing, not fucking.

    It still would have been great to see him dancing with a male.

    But I suppose a male-male team could be unfair..if everyone else is male-female teams.


    The whole scoring and standards of the competition are based on a male/female team.

    Besides, who would lead? Would Lance be the man or woman?
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    Middle America is not ready to see two men dancing on prime-time television. That would not fly at all.
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    Well, there is precedent for this. Last year, they did have a show dance of Steve Guttenberg dancing with Jonathan Roberts.



    Granted, it would be difficult to judge two guys dancing verses man-woman couples. I think in many ways this is like gay male actors playing straight roles in movies. Just shows that America for the most part doesn't care what you do in bed.
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    matt45710 saidJust shows that America for the most part doesn't care what you do in bed.


    I couldn't disagree more. Look how US politicians get scraped aross the coals for affairs, prostitution scandals, or for coming out? (Bill Clinton, Spitzer, and McGreevey, respectively)
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    I dunno... ask Hallmark how it's doing for them?
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
    matt45710 saidWell, there is precedent for this. Last year, they did have a show dance of Steve Guttenberg dancing with Jonathan Roberts.



    Granted, it would be difficult to judge two guys dancing verses man-woman couples. I think in many ways this is like gay male actors playing straight roles in movies. Just shows that America for the most part doesn't care what you do in bed.


    That was cute!!! I missed that one!! I will be watching because Susan Lucci is on and Toni Braxton as well!
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidMiddle America is not ready to see two men dancing on prime-time television. That would not fly at all.


    I say we cut out the Middle of America and paste it alongside the Middle East. I'd love to see how those two would get along. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidWould Lance be the man or woman?

    funny pictures ... You coulda just gone with "Would Lance be the leader or the followers?"
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:24 AM GMT
    It is a shame that middle America- or middle anywhere- is not exposed to this sort of thing, because they'll never get used to it if they don't see it.

    Two male partners did very well in an Australian TV dancing competition, but it was on the ABC, so not many people watched it sadly.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
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    Timberoo saidWould Lance be the man or woman?

    ... You coulda just gone with "Would Lance be the leader or the followers?"

    Actually, "man" and "woman" are the technical terms for dance, in terms of steps and positions. You'll rarely hear "leader" or "follower" as it is misleading (there are a number of dances where there is a shared leadership--but still distinct steps/etc for the "man" and "woman", and even some points in certain dances where the woman will lead the dance [some Argentine Tangos have sections like this]).

    Granted, I've never even thought to take into account two men dancing in ballroom. Still, PC overdose <<;.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    matt45710 saidJust shows that America for the most part doesn't care what you do in bed.


    I couldn't disagree more. Look how US politicians get scraped aross the coals for affairs, prostitution scandals, or for coming out? (Bill Clinton, Spitzer, and McGreevey, respectively)


    Well, I agree about the politician part, but if there's no power involved, I don't think they care much. I was just in Bangor, Maine for the weekend (hardly a liberal stronghold), and my two friends were walking hand in hand, and kissing in public, and it was no big deal.

    Things are changing.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    The thought of him dancing with a male never even crossed my mind. FIRST, they dance with a professional and the pairing would be quite off as each partner has to be used to dancing with a certain type of person. Women and men dance differently and have to fit. If he did dance with a man, they both would need extra points for the training it required. SECOND, America just isn't ready, nor will it be ready anytime soon, for something as intimate as dancing between two men on a major network primetime show every episode (should he last that long).
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
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    Actually, "man" and "woman" are the technical terms for dance, in terms of steps and positions. <;.

    Oh piss on that....why do you think those are the terms???? ...Cuz only "men and woman" dance together.

    At our dance bar, it is leader and follower.. As we step up on the dance floor, the question is "do you want to lead or follow?"...not "do you want to be the man or woman"

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    funny pictures
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    I don't see what is offensive. Rules are man leads, woman submits and follows. I didn't write the rules I just enjoy them.

    Seriously and strangely though, I don't mind following women, but I would find submitting to a man emasculating and wouldn't tolerate it. Plus I feel more comfortable dancing with a woman and having different sexes while dances is a right mixture for good ascetics. So I understand why he would to have a female partner.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 said
    blink777 said<
    Actually, "man" and "woman" are the technical terms for dance, in terms of steps and positions. <;.

    Oh piss on that....why do you think those are the terms???? ...Cuz only "men and woman" dance together.

    At our dance bar, it is leader and follower.. As we step up on the dance floor, the question is "do you want to lead or follow?"...not "do you want to be the man or woman"


    To take a page out of your book:
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    Read past the first line.
    "You'll rarely hear "leader" or "follower" as it is misleading (there are a number of dances where there is a shared leadership--but still distinct steps/etc for the "man" and "woman", and even some points in certain dances where the woman will lead the dance [some Argentine Tangos have sections like this])."
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Ugh... Lance..
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    I dont care about him...I just cant get over that they are going to have Cloris Leachman dance! I totally remember her being Mrs. Garrets sis on the Facts of Life..Beverly Ann! How old is she now? icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    Maybe no other male wanted to dance with him?
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    Steve's partner Anna Trebunskaya was sick that night. Jonathan had to dance with Steve because the judges wanted to see an encore. Jonathan and Anna are married and he learned the choreography in a day. So, that is why you have two men dancing that night.

    Lance Bass has an awesome partner in Lacey Schwimmer. She came in fourth on Season Three of So You Think You Can Dance. She rocks. Her brother won Season Two. Lance should have no problem winning.

    yeah....I watch reality t.v......so what.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    blink777 saidYou'll rarely hear "leader" or "follower" as it is misleading (there are a number of dances where there is a shared leadership--but still distinct steps/etc for the "man" and "woman", and even some points in certain dances where the woman will lead the dance [some Argentine Tangos have sections like this])."

    That is still offensively based on just men and women dance together!

    Let it be Dancer 1 and Dancer 2, when leader and follower wont apply.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidThat is still offensively based on just men and women dance together!

    Let it be Dancer 1 and Dancer 2, when leader and follower wont apply.

    Whatever, just not "leader" and "follower".