Friday, June 15, 2012
I gay-wrote this list of the best LGBT scenes of the past TV season for Indiewire, banging a lot of my usual drums: There's more to gay life than victimhood; Modern Family is conservative nonsense crossed with progressive back-patting (hence the president's endorsement); I want to see gay sex on television 1) to balance all the erotic heterosexual romances, 2) to give gays that visceral thrill for once, and 3) to normalize everyday gay life for viewers of non-niche programming. The best social activism is treating gay people like everyone else, funny, romantic, insufferable, evil, and beyond, and the list covers a range of scenes (from topical tragedy to fantasy romance), a range of characters (from Big Bad to teen drag), and a range of gay experiences (coming out to going to a gay club). The list also features all I've ever written about Southland and Girls (aside from a stray tweet or two about the monstrous deluge of writing about a comedy that aims slightly higher than The Hills). It also anticipates two pieces I'm working on about the sophomore renaissances of Shameless and Game of Thrones. You haven't seen horniness until you've seen Renly.
Posted by Brandon Nowalk at 5:53 PM