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Seekermike
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(Posted Monday, February 05, 2001, 9:53:00 PM)

I watched my first episode of QAF last night (2/4) and saw it as a very slick fast-paced soap opera. It's good for gays to be visible, even if somewhat negatively. It portrays gays in a stereotypical manner, (the disclaimer at the end of the show notwithstanding) but viewers would be bored to tears watching a REAL gay man's life ("Mikey gets ready for work, Mikey washes the dishes...."). I don't find most of the men on the series attractive, simply because twinky-poos are not my type.
Brian is a very sexy man; he vaguely reminds me of Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, though the latter is much more muscular. His hard edge adds to his attractiveness. In short, I liked the show.


SrBill2
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(Posted Monday, February 05, 2001, 10:04:00 PM)

Yes, the show is somewhat stereotypical and could even do us harm in the long run, but it is daring even in this day and age as they say. As the characters are developed I think we will see steady improvement. After all, this is really a first and most of the junk on tv is just a copy of something previously produced. I hope this show "makes it."


Jeremy_f21
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(Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2001, 4:35:00 PM)

How is the show stereotypical? Are there gay men like each character? if you havent met them, then you need to get out more. Michael has to play str8 in the work world to get a promotion, no gay man has ever done that. Brian has one night stands with anythign with a pulse, and every gay man I know has only had one monogomous relationship his whole life. No gay man could evr be as flamboyant as Emmit, unless of course we are including Richard Simmons. Ted is the plain guy who wants to date the hottest young thing out there, and surely no gay man has that trait. Maybe you think its stereotypical because they all have traits we wish weren't around us, but maybe you should watch a show like Friends and tell me what makes the show successful? Its the idiosyncratic nature of the characters. Are they real? NO! But people see certain aspects of themselves in the characters.What a concept a show about gay people, that shows we aren't perfect, we aren't demons, we just are.


Perry
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(Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2001, 10:02:00 PM)

What makes a television show a good one? Is it the character portrayals, the plot, the content? Maybe it's none of these things. Maybe it's just that in this instance people want to be acknowledged. Great, so QAF does that. That's about all it does, though. It sterotypes us and perpetuates what the staright world has always thought about us...that we're all just horney devils out to seduce some underage kid. Great, Anita Bryant must feel vindicated.

What's the twist on QAF? The quirks are in the characters. They come across as the same men we know and hate on shows like "Friends", etc. Was this show written for women? Apparently so. Of course, it would have offended far too many straights to see gays in a positive light. Why not bash under the guise of exposure? I think they just did...and guess what? A lot of gays liked it.

Perry


Seekermike
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(Posted Thursday, February 08, 2001, 5:31:00 PM)

I suppose one could say that straight soap operas portray heterosexuals in a stereotypical and one-dimensional manner, but people watch them because they provide juicy plots. No one pretends that REAL straight people act that way! It's the same with QAF.


Perry
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(Posted Friday, February 09, 2001, 2:37:00 AM)

But a typical straight audience will do exactly that. They will see the character portrayals and smile and say to themselves " Uh-huh. Thought so. I was right, they DO act that way". I feel too many underestimate the power of TV to reinforce stereotypes. Just my opinion, of course.

Perry

This post was edited 2/9/01 2:39:20 AM by Perry.


Jeremy_f21
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(Posted Saturday, February 10, 2001, 11:44:00 PM)

Perry,

You really think str8 people are that unknowing as to realize this is television? The str8 people who will watch this show arent the ones you are likely to convert to thinking we are every day people. If they made a television show about everyday homosexuals we would be napping thru the whole thing.


Perry
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(Posted Sunday, February 11, 2001, 10:48:00 PM)

Honestly speaking, many straights are just that unrealistic when dealing with someone or something strange or unfamiliar to them. Yes, I think that the reality is that many would and do see gay portrayals on television and believe in their minds that it's an accurate portrayal. I have been exposed to a few who react this way and it"s a real eye opener.

Perry


misterman
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(Posted Monday, February 12, 2001, 3:05:00 PM)

I'm kinda with Perry -- except I don't think it's about being straight or gay.

Television is a powerful medium, and if I, as a gay man, am turned off by what I see on this show, then I would imagine others are too.

I'm not ready to condemn the show altogether, but I feel it's sad that sex and shock value have to be the major selling points of America's first major gay drama series.

Here's to hoping for evolution in the characters. After all, in real life, no one stays young and pretty forever.


Seekermike
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(Posted Monday, February 12, 2001, 7:13:00 PM)

But now David wants Michael to move in with him. How will Michael explain that to his boss and coworkers: he's got a "girlfriend" but is living with another (much older) man?



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