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The Completely Not Gay Dance Between These 2 Twinks

Adam Shankman’s on-air mock proposal to Nigel Lythgoe wasn’t the only thing gay about last night’s So You Think You Can Dance. Alum Neil Haskell, who is straight but has no problem with you thinking otherwise, appeared on stage to dance with current contestant Kent Boyd, whose might also play for our team. It was not romantic at all!

Kidding. As AfterElton transcribes, the pairs explanation of the choreography went like this:

Travis: The story’s about two guys who are… best friends…

Neil: …we’ve grown together. We’ve really built this friendship together. You know, we’ve played baseball together.

Kent:… I learned that Neil wasn’t the friend that I thought he was.

Neil: Were at the point in our friendship right now where I need to move on, and even if it does hurt Kent I just really need to move forward.

Kent… He’s never there for me. He did something really mean to me and just stabbed me in the back.

Well, you judge for yourselves about whatever, ahem, bromance is going on in this dance.

 

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By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           Aug 5, 2010
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  • 26 Comments
    • Jon B
      Jon B

      That was beautiful.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Let me guess, the dance was origionally coreographed as a break up, but Nigel Lythgo freaked out and had them change it to “A friendship ending” The homophobic, desicated, old turd.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toby
      Toby

      I would love to be the meat in that man sandwich.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis
      James Davis

      I don’t think Neil plays for our team (but I’d love to be wrong about that). This was beautiful, and of course screamed bitter end to two lovers relationship.

      LOVED IT

      Aug 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alejandro
      alejandro

      this almost brought me to tears.
      what a beautiful friendship

      Aug 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      Cute, but maybe reminds me of my adolescence a little too much!

      Aug 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon H
      Brandon H

      Oh please, just fuck already.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      Neil Haskell is not the gay one. You’re mixing him up with Travis Wall.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      All I know is those jeans were magical. So tight and don’t rip or restrict while spinning and kicking. Wow!

      I was too busy staring at their asses to pay attention to the dancing to be honest.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Cam: Up until this year, I was in total agreement with ya. Nigel always seemed to get his so very proper panties all bunched up real tight when the poofs were on stage. But he was a pretty strong supporter of Billy Bell this year who showed just how homophobic America is by voting the dancer who every single dancer said was possibly the best dancer out of every season connsistently into the bottom 3……

      Sorry Queerts, Neil unfortunately lives with his long time girlfriend…….Kent however I think there may be some homohope for……. :-p

      Aug 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Not every male-male interaction is sexual in its motivation. There are tons of men who are perfectly capable of touching each other without wanting to fuck each other.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      @jason: I think the point was that the story of the dance was clearly about a relationship beyond “friendship”. That really has nothing to do with the sexuality of the dancers, though the saying “She doth protest too much.” comes to mind with all the “best friends” nonsense.

      It’s really just a discussion about the changes to the description of the dance. At least that’s what I took from it.

      I was still way too busy staring below the waists to care if the guys were gay or not.

      Aug 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy
      Billy

      Very talented guys. The one in the white shirt such a cutie too ;)

      Aug 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      much better than those two gays who couldn’t dance….

      Aug 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WalkderDC
      WalkderDC

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: said…


      @Cam: Up until this year, I was in total agreement with ya. Nigel always seemed to get his so very proper panties all bunched up real tight when the poofs were on stage. But he was a pretty strong supporter of Billy Bell this year”
      ________________________

      Remember, Nigel was consistently attacking Billy early on. Saying he had no chemestry with the female dancers, or that he only had a “Friend” chemnistry with them. He got slammed on the SYTYCD pages and then suddenly stopped attacking him in the later weeks.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 8:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amy
      Amy

      “All I know is those jeans were magical. So tight and don’t rip or restrict while spinning and kicking. Wow!”

      Uh, they’re called Jeggings. They have a jean look but are not real jeans.

      Oh, and about Nigel…he is as homophobe as ever. He NEVER seemed like a big supporter of Billy Bell to me…was at best pretty blase towards him. It was a big issue for Billy’s fans. Remember Nigel calling Billy out on not dancing that week?? That ain’t support honey…that’s sending the bus. Nigel doesn’t like the twee male dancers….never has. Billy prolly got in the top 11 cuz of Adam &/or Mia. If Billy had received more judge support, then he might not have been b3 all the time.

      The little girls love Kent. That’s why he’s so popular…plus he has all the judge support. That sure doesn’t hurt. Ever notice how they constantly play up Kent as straight? I don’t know if Kent is straight or not, but the show sure as hell wants the little girls to think so…

      I’m really sick of reality shows that pander to 12 year old girls.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake J
      Blake J

      I think it is so messed up that twelve year old girls are that “sexual” and then that they are also “homophobic” (for lack of a better world).

      It is one thing to think a guy is “hot” when you are twelve, but to discredit him and his talent because of his personal orientation is totally messed up!

      The USA is definitely the most ironic country in the world!

      Anyway, I thought the show was pandering to middle americans who are generally a bigoted group!

      Aug 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      @Blake J:

      I got dragged to a SYTYCD tour show last year. When you see the demographics of the audience, you can see the audience is “middle america.” They’re the same people you would see at a trashy Orlando hotel. Fat mothers with their 9-14 year old daughters. The little girls are so horny for boy meat, they’re literally screaming and crying for dancers that are a 12 on the Kinsey scale.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      It’s ironic that Nigel is a homophobe… he seems gayer the Quentin Crisp.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge
      james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge

      @David: He’s just British.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jayel
      Jayel

      This dance was beautiful and it’s time we see MORE mainstream showacases of male relationships, male to male love and gay dynamics in arts. WE created arts, cinema, dance…we better be represented or take your business elsewhere.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake J
      Blake J

      @David:

      The bigots are mixed with the over-sexualized tweenage girls, now that explains everything!

      The USA is definitely the most ironic country in the world!

      Because everything is acceptable except being gay, even though the entertainment industry (performance arts) is basically the gift of the gays (with a some straight anomalies)!

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scottyhouston
      scottyhouston

      I have never seen so many catty, unsubstantited, homo remarks in my life! First off, I’m as gay as the next guy but the author of this page needs to check their facts. Neil Haskell is DEFINITELY not gay. He’s gay friendly obviously but has been quoted in more than one article with his girlfriend that he is straight as they come (and also an identical twin).

      Secondly, Travis Wall is an AMAZING choreographer and also gay. Neil and Kent were BEAUTIFULLY recreating the message that Travis was trying to convey through his piece (which they did amazingly well). It was a very masculine dance. But gays are so quick to think that it’s always a gay message. Honestly the first time I saw it, I thought it was just two longtime friends who very close at one time and then one stabbed the other one in the back. Nothing gay about that.

      And thirdly, Nigel Lythgoe is a really fair and very accepting guy. He is not homophobic in the least and has never said anything offensive on that show.

      I’ve watched every season of SYTYCD and I think this piece is probably in my top 5 pieces, maybe top 3. Gays, get over yourselves and appreciate what you’re seeing without trashing beauty.

      Aug 10, 2010 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prohomo
      prohomo

      @scottyhouston: Sorry, but how is it trashing the piece by seeing it as homoerotic? That’s a compliment, not an insult. It was beautiful

      Aug 10, 2010 at 1:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scottyhouston
      scottyhouston

      That wasn’t the overall tone of the review, nor some of the other comments that were made.

      Aug 10, 2010 at 2:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sarah
      Sarah

      I am so loving reading this post and I’m cracking up over all the comments. My friend and I saw this live show in Detroit last night. Kent’s supposedly “STEAMY” dance with Lauren…meh. But Kent & Robert did this dance together, and both my friend and I were like “WOW, HOLY HOT”…we totally wanted to see them make out…btw, my friend and I are straight, female & married to men. Is that odd of us??

      I sometimes wonder about the dancer’s sexuality– not like it matters…like AT ALL…but I admit I’m always curious. I also hate how they try to create these faux hetero relationships for the dumb viewers. Who the fack cares? What do I care? Like I’d have a chance with Robert if he were straight anyway! ;)

      Oct 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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