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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 BBCs Reflect and Represent talk at New Broadcasting House on Monday which aims to discuss the Corporations future vision.
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Yeah, you do that; what with the TV license, nobody at BBC has to worry about not getting paid no matter who isnt looking.
There arent enough gay characters on TV says BBC drama boss who promises to commission more homosexual storylines
Plus celebrity, Miley Cyrus, and Kardashian fatigue.
None of these things are interesting or funny.
Last time I checked: gays were over represented.
The BBC can be as inefficient as they like too
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!
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.
I would accept more homosexuals on the boobtoob if they replace all the politicians on the toob.
Netflix, Hulu, and the others are going to see some new growth over there.
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.
3.4% is way way way overstated too. Besides they probably included LGTBQPOPP etc etc in that.
Because Gays control the entire entertainment industry.
Theres no reason why we cant 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... <: <:
You’re right. The Gallup figure was the combined figure for all Americans who “identify” as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.
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.
Once gays get into positions of power, they help promote others until they build a network that impossible to root out.
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!
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.
Not enough? Could have fooled me.
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.
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.
Hence, the demise of t.v.
One queer is one to many!
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.
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.
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.
Why not - On TV every white guy has a black best friend so why not a gay best friend too!
Don't aim your gaydar at me--I'm not a homosexual.
A new version of Dickens’ Great Expectations replacing Pip and Estella with Pip and Stanley.
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.
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.
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.
Tyranny of the 2.5 percent ...
I’m waiting for a show depicting the travails of a crippled, black, lesbian dwarf. I don’t think that’s been tried yet.
Of course, I'll be watching tonight as usual to see....
Wait 'Gillian's Island' had gay characters... if I was stuck on an island with MaryAnne and Ginger... :-)
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)
Guess the ‘kiss of death’ on the Sopranos is the BNG that got featured was sure to get wacked.....
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