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NFL drama Necessary Roughness to explore gay player coming out

  • metta8 Posts: 24099
    QUOTE Feb 08, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    NFL drama Necessary Roughness to explore gay player coming out

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nfl-drama-necessary-roughness-explore-gay-player-coming-out080213
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    QUOTE Feb 08, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    I love this show, which also happens to be filmed here in the ATL (they pretend it's NYC for the plot), on USA Network. It's a little bit color-by-numbers (lots of predictable plot arcs) but it broadens its appeal to many audiences by doing so.

    Mehcad Brooks is yummy! And a testament to great casting, as he's the ideal subject for the T.O.-style diva-drama-king wideout role. Even if you're not crazy about the show, turn the volume down and just enjoy those washboard abs! But if you do, you would be missing out on a great character role.

    It's not the first time a TV show covered the possibility of a pro player coming out/dragged out (BET's The Game may have been the most recent one), but I suspect they'll do a good job with it and weave it into the layers of plotlines, something the show does very well. According to the article, the producers consulted Chris Kluwe to preview the episodes and offer his critiques/approval.
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    QUOTE Feb 08, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    And as part part of his sensitivity traning, Chris Culliver from the 49ers is going to play the football player coming out of the closet.
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    QUOTE Feb 08, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidAnd Chris Culliver is going to play the football player coming out of the closet as part of his sensitivity training!!


    Ha! He'll be sitting there watching the episodes with a notepad scribbling furiously away. icon_razz.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 08, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    Great! Another TV show to add to my Netflix queue. icon_smile.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 22, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    Part 2 comes on in about 5 minutes on USA Network, I think it originally aired yesterday?