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Ilene Chaiken: Lesbians Have A Harder Time Being Funny On TV Than Gay Guys

I hate to pit us against each other. We all have a place in our culture. I love “Modern Family.” I think it’s possibly my favorite show of last year, but I do think that gay male characters have traditionally been represented in comedies because it’s easier to take. The culture at large can handle gay men being funny, but I can’t think of very many gay male characters in dramas.

—Ilene Chaiken, creator of Showtime’s The Real L Word, on the state of lesbians vs. gay men on television [via]