Thursday, November 1, 2012
With the number of gays growing on TV, it feels that the gay dad characters are missing the mark with viewers.
The Atlantic's Alysia Abbott explains:
The gay fathers on TV today can make us laugh, but can they inspire? If they can't inspire can they at least not embody embarrassing stereotypes? Thinking about the latest crop of gay dads on television I can't help but recall a popular chant from the Act Up demonstrations whenever someone was arrested or harassed: "The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!" The irony is that, too often, the world wasn't watching then. But now, thanks to these primetime characters, people are definitely watching. They just aren't seeing much of the truth.I know it's TV, but at this point in the game these stories should be better. Please check out this rest of the article. It's pretty good.