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‘There aren’t enough gay characters on TV’ says BBC drama boss who promises to commission more…
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:15 EST, 27 February 2014 | Tara Brady

Posted on 03/01/2014 10:14:46 PM PST by Olog-hai

The BBC drama controller has said there are not enough gay characters on TV.

Ben Stephenson, who is himself gay, called on writers to come forward with more stories which focus on homosexuality.

The comments were made during the BBC’s Reflect and Represent talk at New Broadcasting House on Monday which aims to discuss the Corporation’s future vision. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Religion; Society; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bbc; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; uk; unitedkingdom
Full Daily Mail title:
‘There aren’t enough gay characters on TV’ says BBC drama boss who promises to commission more homosexual storylines
Yeah, you do that; what with the TV license, nobody at BBC has to worry about not getting paid no matter who isn’t looking.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 10:14:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I, for one, have industrial strength gay fatigue.

Plus celebrity, Miley Cyrus, and Kardashian fatigue.

None of these things are interesting or funny.

2 posted on 03/01/2014 10:22:10 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Olog-hai

Last time I checked: gays were over represented.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 10:25:04 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Lizavetta

The BBC can be as inefficient as they like too


4 posted on 03/01/2014 10:25:43 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

Could Dr Who and Sherlock possibly get more gay, with Jack Harkness or the green alien woman and Mark Gatiss (not to mention the Sherlock/John hints)respectively? I think not!


5 posted on 03/01/2014 10:29:21 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Olog-hai
Bring back the lumberjack !!!


6 posted on 03/01/2014 10:31:58 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai

There’s no reason why we can’t all assume that many characters are gay but too polite to shove it in our faces every five minutes.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 10:32:42 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: Olog-hai

I would accept more homosexuals on the boobtoob if they replace all the politicians on the toob.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 10:33:16 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Olog-hai

Netflix, Hulu, and the others are going to see some new growth over there.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 10:42:12 PM PST by Cementjungle
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10 posted on 03/01/2014 10:48:41 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

Are you kidding me? I do not know about British television, but every new sitcom now-a-days seems to have some gay character on it. They make up 3.4% of the U.S. population according to Gallup; they’re vastly over-represented on television today.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 11:02:37 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

3.4% is way way way overstated too. Besides they probably included LGTBQPOPP etc etc in that.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 11:03:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Because Gays control the entire entertainment industry.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 11:03:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: freerepublicchat

There’s no reason why we can’t all assume that many characters are gay but too polite to shove it in our faces every five minutes.
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I remember “Six Feet Under” where one of the leads was an undertaker who ‘happened’ to be gay.

If the promo for the show would have played it up, I probably would have bypassed it, but they ‘slid it in’ (hmmmm) and it was somewhat acceptable...a little to much PDA but not as bad as most of the trash they throw at us.

Even “Archie Bunker” had a twinkle toes on now and then but Arch knew how to handle them....
Didn’t the line “don’t let him stand to close to that open window” come from Arch? maybe Al Bundy - another great American... <: <:


14 posted on 03/01/2014 11:11:25 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: GeronL

You’re right. The Gallup figure was the combined figure for all Americans who “identify” as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 11:11:52 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: dfwgator
Because Gays control the entire entertainment industry.

It's impossible if gayness is a natural, genetic property. There are no genes for controlling the entertainment industry. Gays would be equally spread among all industries and all walks of life.

I can even understand if gays are more artistic, more touchy-feely, and that makes them good actors. But the entertainment industry is not controlled by actors. It is controlled by businessmen. Why would they be gay, but managers of other industries wouldn't?

On the other hand, if gay behavior is a choice then definitely it makes sense. Once an executive enters the gay atmosphere he either embraces it and becomes one of them, with great career perspectives, or rejects it... and has to look for a job elsewhere.

16 posted on 03/01/2014 11:16:44 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Greysard

Once gays get into positions of power, they help promote others until they build a network that impossible to root out.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:19:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Ahh! The gay thing is worn out.

They need to run the Che Guevara show...

Or the Anton Lavey hour..

Or something to do with bestiality or pedophilia...

Same ol’ stale perversion and twisted values, day in and day out!


18 posted on 03/01/2014 11:49:17 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: dfwgator
"Once gays get into positions of power, they help promote others until they build a network that impossible to root out."

It is NOT impossible to cleanse a perverted organization of dominating homosexuals. I would suggest that you plug into the Wayback Machine Munich, on 30.6.1934...

It is something that all the Socialists who can no longer hear their own farts might consider.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:00:17 AM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Olog-hai

Not enough? Could have fooled me.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 12:00:17 AM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: jonascord

It wasn’t Rohm’s homosexuality that got him killed. Hitler could care less about that, he was a rival, who had to be done away with to get the support of the Army and the investor classes Hitler needed to build his war machine.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

It’s high time the public started running candidates who reflect their values, not that of the swishy Left. It’s high time the public started voting with their pocketbooks. The media is dominated by the Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is complicit in destroying family, community, nation and world. These people need help, but already made it illegal to help them! There is no way they will not with time devolve into a sick heap, but the devastation they are bringing on families and communities is in full swing now.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 12:48:24 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Olog-hai

Hence, the demise of t.v.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 3:05:57 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Olog-hai

One queer is one to many!


24 posted on 03/02/2014 3:09:06 AM PST by dalereed
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To: PaulCruz2016

Gays don’t figure as much in London culture like they do in NYC and Hollywood. Which is why London still has the greatest theater in the English-speaking world. I wonder if that’s going to change now.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 4:26:06 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Olog-hai

This is the reason I stopped watching several shows on Sci-Fi. Of course I am also against gratuitiopus heterosexual sex scenes as well. If you need it to move the story fine, but after that get better writers.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 4:53:08 AM PST by verga
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t even escape it in sports. ESPN Gameday did two Clemson games last season, Georgia and FSU. For the Georgia game they gave us one of the gay guys off of “Modern Family” as a guest picker. They kept explaining that he was a good choice as he’s a Kansas State fan, a team we’ve never played and has almost no connection to Southern football. I realize they were trying to push their ABC show but they could have given us Ed O’Neill (from the same show ) who at least played college football. Was my opinion that they were indeed trying to gay it up.

For the FSU game they learned their lesson and had actor Bill Murray as guest picker. He’s co-owner of the Charleston, SC RiverDogs and his son Jackson Murray goes to Clemson.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 5:16:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not - On TV every white guy has a black best friend so why not a gay best friend too!


28 posted on 03/02/2014 5:18:20 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Olog-hai

DAYGAMINAH

Don't aim your gaydar at me--I'm not a homosexual.

29 posted on 03/02/2014 5:19:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

A new version of Dickens’ Great Expectations replacing Pip and Estella with Pip and Stanley.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 5:41:27 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Olog-hai

This is a real problem.

Our culture is being eroded.

Anti-straight, anti-gun, anti-family, anti-God messages flood our homes any time you watch the media.Eventually these messages creep into society and become the norm.

How do we fight back? Duck Dynasty is a good start, but is a lone voice in a huge wilderness.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 5:41:47 AM PST by AlbertWang
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a joke between my wife and I when watching one of her HGTV shows about selling houses, there will be at least one homosexual couple among the prospective buyers. Either homosexuals are about one third the people buying houses in Latin America, or the HGTV people are deliberately skewing the numbers to make it look like there’s a lot more homos than there really are.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:45 AM PST by driftless2
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To: xrmusn

Virtually one whole season of “The Sopranos” was ruined when the writers decided to make the problems of one Mafia character who was a homo the story for many episodes. The wife and I were really glad when the character finally got killed off...but not quick enough.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 7:06:08 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Republican1795.

Tyranny of the 2.5 percent ...


34 posted on 03/02/2014 7:07:08 AM PST by glennaro
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I’m waiting for a show depicting the travails of a crippled, black, lesbian dwarf. I don’t think that’s been tried yet.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 7:08:57 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai; randita; flaglady47
It wasn't long before the writer of the highly-popular Brit series "Downton Abbey" tossed in a homosexual valet to the lord of the manor.....followed by the agonies of a downstairs lady's maid raped in the downstairs, followed by the pregnancy of the unwed upstaired Lady Edith, followed by an aristocratic no-no, mixed-race romance between a blond upstaired family member and a lowly black nightclub crooner....to be follwed by......hmmm.....

Of course, I'll be watching tonight as usual to see....

Leni

36 posted on 03/02/2014 7:33:56 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Olog-hai
I guess the BBC will have a nice pedophile as the head of house with 3 gay boys. The title 'My 3 Lovers'. Or two lovers adopts 2 boys one named Beaver. It will be called 'Sex with Beaver'. Another would be about a group of tourist (12) out for a 3 hour cruise...

Wait 'Gillian's Island' had gay characters... if I was stuck on an island with MaryAnne and Ginger... :-)

37 posted on 03/02/2014 8:42:24 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: driftless2

Virtually one whole season of “The Sopranos” was ruined when the writers decided to make the problems of one Mafia character who was a homo the story for many episodes.
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I also believe they stretched it out too long but I guess they were getting to the point to end the show or get Tony ‘wacked’ .... Then the ‘last season’ would have been for Antiny Jr to take over OR as suggested in a trip to Italy, Meadow take over????

They went overboard on Vito BUT I think the intention was to show that they all had another side...(HA)

Even though the IDL was ‘against’ the show I had suggested use the same characters and give them names like Kelly, McGuire etc...

Notice the Blacks portrayed in the show were also ‘criminals’ with the exception of the ‘Elder Rev’ and ‘the Cop’- Charles S. Dutton (Rock)...I had met him shortly after his episode and ‘suggested’ (who am I Costanza?) a script with him turning and going into Tonys ‘club’ as a driver while being(supposedly a disgraced, fired policeman)
undercover....

Guess the ‘kiss of death’ on the Sopranos is the BNG that got featured was sure to get wacked.....


38 posted on 03/02/2014 10:09:12 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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