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New Queer Characters Come To Glee, Days Of Our Lives And Hung

Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey


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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Nov 2, 2011
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  • 16 Comments
    • Riker
      Riker

      Could Glee possibly have any more gay characters? Kurt, Blaine, Karofsky, Santana, Britney, Sandy, and now the new guy? Not to mention at least 6 gay actors and a guest star (NPH)

      Nov 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden
      Aiden

      @Riker: Yes, gay people of color.

      Nov 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Aiden: Did you forget about Santana? Also, Lima, OH is a pretty white city in general.

      Nov 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • phallus
      phallus

      No re-mention of American Horror Story? Now Zach Q and his BF’s character are perfect and played perfect…. true to life. It blows the others right out of the water with possibly the exception of Kurt from Glee.

      Nov 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SuperCat
      SuperCat

      I’m pretty sure that next Glee episode is where Blaine will pop Kurt’s cherry and Finn will pop Rachel’s.

      Nov 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atlas
      Atlas

      Aiden, the ethnic diversity on Glee is already ridiculous considering it’s supposed to be taking place in small town Ohio.

      Also, NPH’s character wasn’t gay.

      Nov 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Atlas: Did they explicitly say in the episode that NPH’s chasracter was straight? If there’s a gay actor playing a character who is very much into singing, dancing and theatre with no ring on his finger, and no mention of a wife or girlfriend, and on an extremely gay-friendly show nonetheless, i’m going to assume the character is gay unless it is confirmed otherwise.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @SuperCat: I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Kurt might be a brutal aggressive top and blaine a bottom. It would be just like Ryan Murphy to throw us a screwball like that with absolutely no warning.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Yeah, the Hung premise it a total joke. So we have a hustler who doesn’t service men??? And this takes place, where, in Iran? It’s the biggest pile of BS to think there are ANY male hustlers who’s client base isn’t 90% men.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AnonJack
      AnonJack

      @Riker – NPH’s character, “Bryan Ryan” was straight on GLEE, and, yes, the actualy did make multiple references to his wife and children, and he actually cheated on his wife by having hate sex with Sue Sylvester in an alcove above her office. (Bryan: You should know I’m married. Sue: Not a problem.) It was a weird storyline altogether (I’m not sure what the point was other than a NPH guest starring venue) but the character was most assuredly straight. It’s all good, as I think every time a gay actor shows he or she can play a straight character we all win and the road for closeted actors gets just that much easier to travel toward coming out.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      Nobody ever mentions the Dean from Community. Sure, it’s not a terribly popular show and he’s ambiguously gay rather than openly gay but he’s still super gay.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden
      Aiden

      @Atlas: This show isn’t exactly realistic.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      They’ve wanted to make Will on Days gay for quite a few years, but never followed through on it. Now that they have this actor, it’s a bit more believable, because any time he’s in a scene with a girl his own age, it just feels like a total lie.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zen
      Zen

      @Riker: Well, something like musical theatre is always a gathering place for homos, so it’s not a surprise that there’s 500 gay kids on Glee.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BillCooney
      BillCooney

      I am sure that the current crop of teenage viewers are welcoming the diversity of “gay” characters. Not everybody wants to be a nelly queen nor, a gym rat body without a brain. There are other gay characters to identify with and mold yourself around that image. It’s all a matter of discovery and, finding out what skin fits is just part of the maturation process.

      Nov 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • deborde2
      deborde2

      Does anyone still watch Glee (didn’t learn your lesson after Season Two)? Ryan Murphy has moved whatever talent he has left to American Horror Story. Or maybe there’s a cross-over episode in the works: Rubber Man dismembers Kurt and the Frankenstein baby in the basement uses Rachel for spare parts.

      Nov 6, 2011 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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