Desiree Hartsock stopped into HuffPost headquarters this week to chat live with fans about life as a reality television star and her latest role on “The Bachelorette,” ABC’s primetime show that exploits polyamorous relationships and promotes rushed marriage between strangers.
Of course, the burning question on everyone’s mind during that interview was “When will ABC give us a gay bachelor or lesbian bachelorette?”
It’s a tough shoe to fill, considering the lackluster ratings Bravo’s 2003 series “Boy Meets Boy” received after throwing straight men into the cast like it was some sort of gay circus attraction.
“I feel like it’s still relationships,” Hartsock responded. “There’s still dates, and there’s still feelings, so yeah, I think it could work.”
There you have it, folks! ABC’s current Bachelorette believes a gay Bachelor series could work because we have dates and feelings just like straight people! Bless her soul. We definitely support that idea, so long as the producers don’t replace the iconic rose with a rainbow pinwheel.
Would you watch a gay Bachelor series?