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6 Things Straight Girls Can Learn About Gay Guys From A-List: New York

If you missed last night’s premiere of A-List: New York, then you can catch up with our live blog. Or you can read any of the show’s (mostly scathing) reviews, which inevitably turn into discussions about how far gays have come on TV. Or you can just cut through the noise and go home with this takeaway, which was written with straight girls in mind.

• To gay guys, “dated” can mean “kissed,” “slept with,” “hooked up,” or “eye fucked from across the room.”

• Being tanorexic is not the same as addicted to spray tanning. Tanorexics actually put their health at risk. Not you, Derek.

• Dropping your swimsuit in a hot tub is not an eyebrow raising moment. It’s how gay men greet each other.

• “Fat” means 20 pounds overweight. “Chubby” is 3 pounds.

• Being on A-List is not the same thing as being an A-Gay. By definition, A-Gays don’t do reality TV; they might, however, do HSN.

• They’re just as vain and self-obsessed as you, bitches.

    • myrios123

      Okay, my boyfriend and I watched the show last night and I was not impressed. We will probably both give it another shot next week, but if it really does turn into PG-13 cable-voyeurism I’d rather watch The Bachelor.

      Oct 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael C.

      You forgot the most important lesson of all:

      * Letting an “editor” at Queerty give you a blowjob in a bar bathroom will guarantee you at least 6 fawning articles a day about your show.

      Oct 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UMB

      Isn’t Queerty supposed to hate anything associated with The Advocate/LPI/Here Media and high-profile/rich gays (see also: HRC, Target, GLAAD, etc.)? Why then is this show being plastered all over this site?

      Oct 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I am actually pretty damm proud of myself! I posted on another thread how I would hate myself for watching this trashfest. I just started watching the premiere on the DVR and got up to the point where Derek was standing there showing his ohh so very flat ass on my flat screen and I could not hit the stop and erase buttons on the remote quick enough…….

      These queens are nothing but self absorbed, shallow, delusional, silly caricatures of the stereotypical Gay queen. Problem is they take themselves so damm serious, they neglect to realize that what makes being such a big queen entertaining like a drag queen is the camp and self effacing humor…….These bitches actually think other people should and would give a thit about their shallow simple lives……..The show is nothing more than a pathetic train wreck……….

      Oct 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SG

      I kinda enjoyed it. It wasn’t nearly as awful as I’d expected. The whole A-list thing is silly, but the scripted drama of Austin wanting to get back with Reichen worked for me. Austin actually seemed like the coolest of the lot.

      Oct 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan

      They should at least put a disclaimer before the show: “This show does not represent anything other than a group of A-holes – The A-List”

      Oct 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frederick Carter

      My partner and I also watched “The A-List”. Considering it’s supposed to be a gay version of the Housewives series, we didn’t feel it was that bad. The only guys I really had a problem with were the two hairdressers;they were such stereotypical bitchy queens, especially the bleached blonde.

      Oct 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AdonisOfFire

      If I wanted to see ridiculous, stupid, superficial, arrogant, self-obssessed evil bitchy immature queens…I would go to my local gay bar and make chat with 18 year old anorexic queens doing crystal meth in the bathroom. No thanks.

      When will there be a show that showcases gays that are just normal, kind, masculine, that do positive things for the community, etc.

      Seriously, if the A-list represents who we are as a community, I understand why we would get such hate.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 9:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt

      @AdonisOfFire: When is there a “reality” series of this general type that showcases normal, kind people? If the audience wants to see normal people acting normally, generally they can do that without a television.

      Oct 7, 2010 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj

      @AdonisOfFire: you sound like that crazy guy from the hostage situation at Discovery networks recently. he claimed that the network had a responsibility to educate people.

      it’s TV!

      Oct 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tofer David

      @AdonisOfFire: Crystal meth in the bathroom?

      You must be confusing your recent bar visit with your bathhouse visit.

      Oct 11, 2010 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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