ABC picks up sitcom based on Dan Savage's Life

  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    ABC PICKS UP SITCOM BASED ON DAN SAVAGE'S LIFE


    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/01/abc-has-picked-up-a-sitcom-based-on-dan-savages-life.html

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-orders-shondaland-fake-empire-767433
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    Jan 28, 2015 1:29 AM GMT
    That's too bad.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 28, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidThat's too bad.


    +1

  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 28, 2015 2:23 AM GMT
    I think this is great news -- Dan Savage is one of the best and most effective advocates for gay rights in the country now.
    It's no surprise that anti-gay conservatives will be furious -- too bad for them. They should be ashamed for promoting bigotry and hate for so long.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 28, 2015 3:23 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidI think don't think this is great news -- Dan Savage is one of the best biggest and most effective advocates self promoting, narcissistic, media whores for gay rights desperately seeking attention, in the country now.


    fixed.

    nobody provokes and incites more disdain towards gays, while trying to profit off them, relentlessly promoting his self-involved career, while wrapping himself in a rainbow-flag crusade. the dude is a charlatan, period. but carry on and worship your false idols.
  • Kollektiv

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    Jan 28, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    KissTheSky saidI think don't think this is great news -- Dan Savage is one of the best biggest and most effective advocates self promoting, narcissistic, media whores for gay rights desperately seeking attention, in the country now.


    fixed.

    nobody provokes and incites more disdain towards gays, while trying to profit off them, relentlessly promoting his self-involved career, while wrapping himself in a rainbow-flag crusade. the dude is a charlatan, period. but carry on and worship your false idols.


    This, basically.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 28, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
    Soooooo, gay Frasier?

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  • HottJoe

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    Jan 28, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    No love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • thadjock

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    Jan 28, 2015 11:24 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidNo love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif


    savage is not a writer.

    but he is at the top of my list of people we should feed into a wood chipper when society finally admits the earth is over populated with useless idiots.

    and not to worry, future gay writers have no shortage of role models, ancient or modern:
    http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-authors-list-of-famous-lgbt-writers/kron34
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    HottJoe saidNo love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif


    savage is not a writer.

    but he is at the top of my list of people we should feed into a wood chipper when society finally admits the earth is over populated with useless idiots.

    and not to worry, future gay writers have no shortage of role models, ancient or modern:
    http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-authors-list-of-famous-lgbt-writers/kron34

    He is a writer, and although his work isn't critically acclaimed, and although his personality gets in the way of his cause, he's done more to promote tolerance than nearly anyone on that list... Unless you think Brokeback Mountain is the gay Bible, that is.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    "It gets better."

    By "it", he means his wallet after you buy his books.

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  • Kollektiv

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    Jan 29, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    thadjock said
    HottJoe saidNo love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif


    savage is not a writer.

    but he is at the top of my list of people we should feed into a wood chipper when society finally admits the earth is over populated with useless idiots.

    and not to worry, future gay writers have no shortage of role models, ancient or modern:
    http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-authors-list-of-famous-lgbt-writers/kron34

    He is a writer, and although his work isn't critically acclaimed, and although his personality gets in the way of his cause, he's done more to promote tolerance than nearly anyone on that list... Unless you think Brokeback Mountain is the gay Bible, that is.icon_rolleyes.gif


    http://forgetpolitics.tumblr.com/post/22929360770/the-top-6-reasons-why-you-should-hate-dan-savage
  • thadjock

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    Jan 29, 2015 2:41 AM GMT
    Kollektiv said
    http://forgetpolitics.tumblr.com/post/22929360770/the-top-6-reasons-why-you-should-hate-dan-savage

    fixed link
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2015 3:18 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    Kollektiv said
    http://forgetpolitics.tumblr.com/post/22929360770/the-top-6-reasons-why-you-should-hate-dan-savage

    fixed link

    In a way, that whole list sounds so typical of the gay community....

    I don't necessarily like Dan Savage either, but he is a writer, like it or not, and he has done more activism than any of the arguably more talented writers on thadjock's list. I sort of adore Edmund White, but he's a shameless slut. Most of the others are not writing about gay people, or don't care about gay rights, or they're lesbians, or they're dead.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidNo love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif


    The f*ck? Are you even familiar with Mr. Savage's body of work? He's a shock-jock pundit and a "writer" by name only.

    And your test is beyond backwards. "he's done more for gay rights than anybody on this list." So now the measure and test for "worth" is the good fruit of one's efforts, no matter how misguided? So, then, by your own measure and test, the Catholic Church is THE best organization, and the Pope THE best person in the world, because indisputably the Catholic Church is the largest provider of food, shelter and charity to the poor worldwide, not to mention the spiritual works it provides. All for free.

    Your arguments undercut themselves and are inconsistent. Not to mention, unsound.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    HottJoe saidNo love for Savage? Well, that'll teach other gay writers not to come out of the closet.icon_rolleyes.gif


    The f*ck? Are you even familiar with Mr. Savage's body of work? He's a shock-jock pundit and a "writer" by name only.

    And your test is beyond backwards. "he's done more for gay rights than anybody on this list." So now the measure and test for "worth" is the good fruit of one's efforts, no matter how misguided? So, then, by your own measure and test, the Catholic Church is THE best organization, and the Pope THE best person in the world, because indisputably the Catholic Church is the largest provider of food, shelter and charity to the poor worldwide, not to mention the spiritual works it provides. All for free.

    Your arguments undercut themselves and are inconsistent. Not to mention, unsound.

    I'm not defending Dan Savage's talent as a writer. I'm actually just trying to point out that the other authors on that list haven't done as much activism. Armistead Maupin, for instance, considers himself apolitical, and Tales of the City is more or less just a sitcom style soap opera with gay characters that speaks to his own generation. Joe Keenan made Fraiser. Chuck Palahniuk wrote Fight Club... Big deal. Savage may be hated, but he's the one who tried to stop gay teen suicide, and, imo, that may be the most noble of any LGBT causes.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:29 PM GMT
    @HottJoe

    Well, I don't hate Mr. Savage, and I very much respect the good he has tried to do, and the good he has, in fact, done with the It Gets Better campaign.

    But if the question is whether is the love for him? It's dried up. The problem with talking is that the truth comes out. He basically strongly dislikes women and trans people. I get it. But I'm not going to hold him up in a false light.

    Just like I respect the Pope and what he's done for LGBT acceptance, equality, the rights of the poor, and the rights of immigrants, and liberal church causes in general. But because of his unwillingness to reconsider a doctrinal change on LGBT sex, his stance on female inequality within the Church (women can't be priests), and other nefarious infractions, I can't go around trumpeting his horn.

    With Savage and Francis, I simply sit back and observe the good and the bad they perpetuate. Unless and until Savage and/or Francis admit their bigotry and denounces their prior views, I will hold them at a safe distance and not band-wagon them. I don't embrace and support those who embrace hate and haven't the humility and decency to admit their past mistakes and seek forgiveness. It ain't happenin'. No love for Savage from me.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    I take back my "useless idiot" comment, it's dismissive and unfair, he's actually an opportunistic parasite who plants a black stain on every aspect of gay culture he touches.

    there's nothing more repugnant than holding yourself up to be the hero and patron saint of lost gay boys, while you provocatively firebomb the debate, and exploit the cause, to line your own pockets, and get the attention you think you so richly deserve.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
    @ThadJock.....Preach!

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  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    thadjock saidI take back my "useless idiot" comment, it's dismissive and unfair, he's actually an opportunistic parasite who plants a black stain on every aspect of gay culture he touches.

    there's nothing more repugnant than holding yourself up to be the hero and patron saint of lost gay boys, while you provocatively firebomb the debate, and exploit the cause, to line your own pockets, and get the attention you think you so richly deserve.

    There's never going to be a perfect gay Messiah. Maybe Savage is the Al Sharpton of gay rights.... But maybe that's better than nothing. Certainly, none of the other authors alive today on your list are likely to choose to go down fighting for us. I don't think Savage does it just for the money. He's a crusader. Palahniuk, on the other hand, gave up on the gay community. Literally, he opted out of his writings on gay culture, and made the strategic move to write Fight Club. He literally cashed in for the money, and for that choice he is deemed more reputable than any gay activist.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 29, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidCertainly, none of the other authors alive today on your list are likely to choose to go down fighting for us. I don't think Savage does it just for the money.


    you've missed the point, I posted the list of gay authors to discredit your assertion that if we didn't show dan savage love, other gay writers would be reluctant to come out of the closet, substantive gay literature and thoughtful gay writers have always been out there and will continue to be. eliminating trash like savage from the conversation only improves the landscape for them.

    again, savage is not a writer, he's a media exploiter running to any platform that will give him a spotlight, and like any good parasite he spends alot of his time identifying and evaluating his next host. I guess ABC looks promising to him now.

    oh and PS: you owe al sharpton an apology icon_razz.gif