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High Schoolers Pretend To Be Lesbians For Popularity Boost In MTV’s New “Comedy”

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Mar 18, 2014
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    • Lothar
      Lothar

      I’m sure this phenomenon happens in real life. I’ve heard of the term “BUG” (bisexual until graduation”. Many women pretend to be lesbian because they want extra credit in their women’s studies class or because they are writing their thesis on “living as a lesbian for one month”. Movies like “GBF” encourage this kind of storyline. Perpetuating the idea that being gay is cool or makes you more popular in school is just as exploitative as being bullied for being gay. The self-appointed gay community leadership (and Margaret Cho and Kathy griffin) brought this upon our community.

      Mar 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Razmos
      Razmos

      @Lothar: To be fair, a large part of the story of G.B.F was how treating gay people like accessories isn’t right. And the film was a comedy after all, and in that situation it was funny and done in a sweet, lighthearted way.

      This kind of show however, is just not cool, and doesn’t reflect some peoples actual experiences of coming out.
      There are too many fake lesbians in tv shows these days, or in real life. Watch any horror film these days and you’ll see an obligatory lesbian make out scene between straight girls, and all it does is perpetuate the misconception that girls are only lesbians for “fun”

      Mar 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daveliam
      Daveliam

      It makes me kind of sad that this articles starts with the idea that MTV “has never been hailed as one of the finer networks for original programming”, but it used to be actually. 20 to 30 years ago, this network was definitely creating great original programming. It’s only after they completely got rid of music programming that they went to shit.

      Mar 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      Doesn’t look offensive to me, just a bit silly. So maybe I am more than moderately sane?

      Whatever, life is often silly. Very silly.

      And the “truth” is often stranger than “fiction” anyway.

      Mar 19, 2014 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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