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Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 11, 2013 | Lesley Goldberg

Posted on 05/11/2013 6:04:27 PM PDT by murron

It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen.

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1 posted on 05/11/2013 6:04:27 PM PDT by murron
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To: murron
Were they gay or unhappy when they received the news?
2 posted on 05/11/2013 6:10:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: murron

You mean no more Alec Baldwin?


3 posted on 05/11/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: murron

Most TV shows fail.

So I guess when all of them feature gay characters, we truly can write “axes fall hard on gay characters”....


4 posted on 05/11/2013 6:10:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: murron
Check this out if you are unsure about where this queer stuff came from...Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected Homosexuality (2nd posting)"
5 posted on 05/11/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: murron

Gimme my rainbow back.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 6:11:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: murron

Love, Sidney


7 posted on 05/11/2013 6:11:34 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: murron
I guess a lot of people felt The New Normal wasn't.
8 posted on 05/11/2013 6:12:09 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: murron

9 posted on 05/11/2013 6:12:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: immadashell
Or, if you've seen one gay character you've seen them all ~ it's such a narrow range of emotional content ~ sole focus on ones sex organs.

GAD!

10 posted on 05/11/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: immadashell

And it never will be normal.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 6:17:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: murron

First JC Penney, now this. May the politicians making a big deal about the gay basketball player be next.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 6:23:02 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: murron
Good to see that somebody at the networks is admitting that they are actively involved in social engineering under the guise of entertainment. It isn't anything we poor ignorant lumpenproletariat hadn't figured out by now - let's face it, the very title of The New Normal sort of let the gay tomcat out of the heteronormative bag. Should they come up with a cheery, Norman Rockwell Islamic fundamentalist who stops schoolyard bullying of gay kiddies by blowing up their evil heterosexual oppressors I might even start watching TV again. If Disney picks up that plot line I'll be rich.
13 posted on 05/11/2013 6:25:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: murron

I would guess that a fair number of people think something like, “Well, if gay people want to do this or that . . . it’s their business.” Maybe not a majority, but a pretty good percentage.

But that’s a long way from wanting to sit down and watch gay people doing their thing on a TV show.

In other words, if the TV moguls want to run a TV show about a gay couple, OK, fine. They shrug. But they don’t have any interest in watching it. And there isn’t a lot of profit in a TV show that hardly anyone wants to watch.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

But they want to make it our business, by shoving it in our faces....as has been quoted many times here, “The love that dare not speak its’ name, is now the love that won’t shut the hell up.”


15 posted on 05/11/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: murron

Please tell me that waiting rooms will no longer be bombarded with “Ellen” on the TV screens.


16 posted on 05/11/2013 6:34:04 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Billthedrill
Good to see that somebody at the networks is admitting that they are actively involved in social engineering under the guise of entertainment.

Maybe they'll wise up and bring back Mayberry RFD and Petticoat Junction. :-)

17 posted on 05/11/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: murron

If there are any left, the axe didn’t fall hard enough.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
And Dobie Gillis. I thought Bob Denver was hilarious as Maynard G. Krebs. Too bad he never got another gig...
19 posted on 05/11/2013 6:53:01 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: murron

“axes fall hard on gay characters”.

Sounds like a creative idea for a new kinky show for next year. First, a little whip me, beat me and then the axe falls. Yes, very possible from Hollywood.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: murron

Hopefully, America’s obsession with the homosexuals is wearing off and they are ready to move on to the “next big thing”. All of the homosexual bull**** all of the time is really getting old. It’s time for the low information types to MoveOn and leave the obnoxious homosexual crap to the politicians.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 6:59:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: murron

My wife and I quit watching ScyFy “Lost Girl” when they introduced the lezbo crap.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Billthedrill

:)


23 posted on 05/11/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dfwgator

No matter how much they try an foist faggotry on us, it is still repulsive to 99% of us.

Sodomy is Seattle (Gray’s Anatomy) is still going but hopefully not for much longer.

The more they push it...the more we will rebel.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 7:02:47 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: Billthedrill

I used to enjoy a TV show called ‘White Collar’. I thought it was fun, and the characters were good. Then I found out the star of the show is a turd poker who is “married” to another, man and they have adopted little boys. Never watched the show again. How could I?


25 posted on 05/11/2013 7:03:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Billthedrill
And Dobie Gillis. I thought Bob Denver was hilarious as Maynard G. Krebs. Too bad he never got another gig...

Please tell me you left off the /Sarc tag. You do know he played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island?

26 posted on 05/11/2013 7:04:02 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Cicero

Here is the problem they face. They surround themselves with like minded people all day long. They think,” everyone will like this show” Then they wonder how there numbers could be tanking.... Its math dude. 2% of the population is gay. They are aiming at that crowd to purchase products from their adds. They should look at what happened to JC pennys in a few months. They will never learn.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Billthedrill
I thought Bob Denver was hilarious as Maynard G. Krebs.

You know the 'G' stood for "Walter"? Maynard explained that "the 'G' is silent".

28 posted on 05/11/2013 7:06:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: murron

Wow, someone actually pays attention to these sorts of things.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 7:07:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: murron
NBC Cancels 'The New Normal'
"Following a season with the highest recorded number of LGBT characters, these cancellations mean networks have to make a concerted effort to ensure the 2013-2014 season truly reflects the diversity of their audience.

Ummm...
No they don't. Criminal or deviant diversity doesn't count.
Forget a koranimal comedy series.
Forget about the 'happy Pedophile.'
Forget about the 'Happy Long Term kidnapper of multiple women' miniseries.
Forget about the happy bisexual Hookers series.

I can only speak for myself, but of the series introduced in the last five years, which began with all "normal heterosexual" characters, as soon as a hint of perverts appeared, I ceased watching completely. I know I had lots of company, although the deviant crowd cried and moaned about somethingphobia!!
Even otherwise well produced popular series are not immune. Torchwood is the most visible suicidal show I can think of. Blatant pervert scenes dropped over half their healthy audience in just a couple of months. 'Revenge' was another one.
Even the most popular long term action series, NCIS, Warehouse 13, and Revenge come to mind, have toyed dangerously with the gay propaganda story line, but managed to avoid the stupidity of 'in your face' sustained pervert stories.

30 posted on 05/11/2013 7:09:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Cicero

“I would guess that a fair number of people think something like, “Well, if gay people want to do this or that . . . it’s their business.” Maybe not a majority, but a pretty good percentage.”

I think you are right.

However, it’s the agenda that dogs most people. The subtle indoctrination in Elementary schools, infiltrating our institutions for the purpose of pushing the agenda, and using discrimination laws to force those of faith to marry them when there are plenty of alternatives, are some of the most troubling.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 7:09:19 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: Tzimisce
The sheer number of characters who will no longer be on the air means diversity on television is once again at risk,"

Reminds me of some ilk like "Shakedown" Jackson, saying that since the gub'mint employs more than its share of blacks, people that want a smaller government are racists.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 7:12:15 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: murron; a fool in paradise

In other words, enough of that faggotry!


33 posted on 05/11/2013 7:13:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Many MANY years ago in Chicago, a young cartoonist friend of mine recited to me for a good three minutes an entire episode of
Petticoat Junction, ending with “so then he took one last puff on his cigar and lovingly put it down on a nearby ledge”.
Then he paused and said “NOTHING HAPPENED IN THE ENTIRE SHOW”.I LOVED IT!” He was also around that time much enamored of a TV movie he’d just seen, called KILLDOZER, about a bulldozer that went around killing people, way before Steven King ever though of it.


34 posted on 05/11/2013 7:14:04 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: BenLurkin
And it never will be normal.

Never was and never will be.

Even the State of California's attempt to criminalize opposition to the pervert lifestyle must fail. Freedom of association can never force anyone to associate with koranimals or perverts.

35 posted on 05/11/2013 7:14:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: verga

Yeah, me too. Same with Dr. Who spinoff Torchwood. They have a right to be gay and I have a right to change the channel.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 7:15:46 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: murron
not enough ad revenue for condyloma-TV???
37 posted on 05/11/2013 7:17:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: verga
Please tell me you left off the /Sarc tag. You do know he played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island?

Snork! I don't use a /sarc tag - I think it's an insult to my fellow FReepers.

But your question - you ARE aware that the Captain and Gilligan were in a long-standing homosexual relationship? What do you think "little buddy" really meant? And don't EVEN get me started about Ginger and Mary Anne...

;-)

Yes, I'm kidding...

38 posted on 05/11/2013 7:19:08 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: murron

Women and Children Hardest Hit


39 posted on 05/11/2013 7:20:11 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: murron
Until they have TV sets like in "1984" that can't be shut off, these crappy shows will never get the ratings they need.
Gay gay gay gay is not entertaining. Pointless lecturing is tiresome.

40 posted on 05/11/2013 7:21:06 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: murron

Does this meant they will be come transgendered characters?


41 posted on 05/11/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by WKB
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To: murron
The homosexual meme is about done to death, Hollywood feels they've already won that battle. Although the vast majority of the public still won't engage in that behavior, they've been cowed into silence when it happens in front of them.

Now it's on to new horizons (or new lows, depending on your point of view). Question is, what will be the new front on the war on morality? Incest? Bestiality? Necrophilia? Not quite yet, IMO. Something slightly less unsavory, yet still cutting-edge.

Multiamory? I guess that's what you call group relations without marriage. There are already shows with serial love affairs between characters - temporary liasons where the partners switch as time goes by. Likewise, there are ensemble shows where multiple characters interact as a group. They live communally, but without engaging in explicit sexual relations. A little script work and these partnerships become simultaneous and sexual - a group marriage without the paperwork.

Another possibility is to explore intergenerational love. I see a show with a cast of "cougars" who routinely score with barely-legal teens. There's friction, of course, because of missed communication between the older and younger lovers, and hilarity ensues...

42 posted on 05/11/2013 7:30:20 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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There has never been a demand for gay characters unless they are comedic. I guarantee if you polled the public and asked what they want more of on tv gayness would rank near the bottom but of course Hollywood and media far too often are about what they want rather than what the consumers want. Most heterosexuals don’t want to watch gay love stories/kissing etc. I don’t mind gay characters provided they are relevant to the story rather than some kind of forced dynamic sanitized for public consumption.


43 posted on 05/11/2013 7:31:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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There has never been a demand for gay characters unless they are comedic.

See, Paul Lynde.

44 posted on 05/11/2013 7:33:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Billthedrill
But your question - you ARE aware that the Captain and Gilligan were in a long-standing homosexual relationship? What do you think "little buddy" really meant? And don't EVEN get me started about Ginger and Mary Anne...

I think it was maybe ten - fifteen years ago they had a special on about Gilligan's Island. One actor basically turned it into a gay issues soap box. The guy who played the professor I think had a gay offspring or something like that.

45 posted on 05/11/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: verga
My wife and I quit watching ScyFy “Lost Girl” when they introduced the lezbo crap.

Thanks for the reminder.
Funny thing, the recent most visible down-In-flames outer space soap opera failed immediately, and is not even mentioned: Stargate Universe. Homo suicide, among other things. A merciful death.

Every other version of the Stargate franchise can be categorized as successful.

46 posted on 05/11/2013 7:40:06 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Billthedrill
Ginger or Mary Ann... the quintessential heterosexual question. And just for the record, there is NO wrong answer.
47 posted on 05/11/2013 7:41:25 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Jennifer or Bailey?


48 posted on 05/11/2013 7:41:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

As far as I was concerned, Bailey in a landslide.


49 posted on 05/11/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: cva66snipe

Russell Johnson. Sad story, really, because he was a genuine war hero who was a friend of Audie Murphy. I have a lot of respect for the guy. One of his kids died of AIDS.


50 posted on 05/11/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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