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90210: Did You Hear The One About Teddy And His Straight Buddies Walking Into A Gay Bar?

Okay, so, Mandate? That is the name of the gay bar 90210‘s writers came up with to send Teddy to? Lord. It would be sadder if we didn’t actually have gay bars slapped with more obviously names. (As far as I can tell, the only instance of “Mandate” appearing in actual gay culture is with that erotic magazine.) [Possible spoilers ahead and in video.]

On last night’s episode, we see Trevor Donovan’s Teddy take another step in gaydom — so soon after coming out! — when, after initially being brushed off by his group of straight guy friends who don’t think he’d be interested in their heterosexual machismo activities (watching female volleyball players), and his ex-girlfriend intervening, Teddy ends up at his first-ever gay bar with a trio of breeders in two. The only thing more awkward than watching gay men stand awkwardly around a dance floor in real life is seeing actors play awkward gay men standing awkwardly around a dance floor.

Two of them have a wonderful time at the gay bar. One of them doesn’t.

That would be Liam, who flees the bar when An Actual Homosexual offers to buy him a drink. Joining him outside is Trevor, who laments that this — as in, Mandate — isn’t really his scene, and that he doesn’t really know where he fits in. Awww!

But hey, this is where we congratulate the straight high school friends for joining their gay pal on his first Hollywood nightlife adventure. Now everybody is friend’s again and there is no awkwardness between hetero and homosexuals. And, scene.

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  • SpiffyShindigs

    Can you please proofread your articles before you post them?

  • sam

    not to be a loser whose watched all these vids, teddy’s been to gay bars before

    but isn’t he in high school >_O how the fudge does he get into them

  • GetBalance

    Liam and Teddy. Hmm. HOT. Will be following those two very closely.

  • Zeus

    @sam: he gets into them because he looks like he’s 28

  • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

    TV (and movies) are limited on naming fake public places and business…they either have to use (and possibly pay a fee) to use a real business location and it’s name, or use a name that no other business in that state is using. Similar to the fake phone-numbers on are always 555-xxxx, which is a phone-system null-exchange.

  • Dali

    Why is it that thirty-year-olds play high school teenagers? I don’t get it.

  • Ken

    This was actually Teddy’s second foray into a gay bar. The first was several episodes ago, before he came out. He nervously went into a place called “Lounge” that had a gay flag. Since he is a thirty-something high-school student, they served him several drinks that didn’t even make him tipsy. Nothing much was going on in the bar, except that he brushed off a drool-worthy guy who didn’t get past saying hello to him. He discovered at the last minute that he didn’t have his wallet and couldn’t pay. He called Ian, who came, paid the tab for him, and drove him home. They left Teddy’s car parked across the street from the bar. The car must have had a homing mechanism, because Teddy never had to retrieve it from its potentially embarrassing parking spot.

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