Skip to comments.THE GAY TAIL WAGS THE AMERICAN DOG?
Posted on 09/03/2003 1:39:31 PM PDT by Apolitical
These days it is the gay tail that wags the American dog. In the sixties it was the Black tail that wagged the dog. Black injustice, Black pride, Black esteem, Black History Month, Kwanza, major TV productions about slaves made to seem interminable by their monumental earnestness, heavy-handed sermonizing, and pious heroes.
Then in the eighties the feminist tail began to wag the dog. Women's injustice, women's abuse, women's discrimination, women's pride, women's self-esteem, female political correctness, the glass ceiling, women in the army, women in combat, gender equality, sexual equality, pay equity.
Both of these transforming trends have attenuated slightly in the recent past, having resulted in many changes in the society -- some good and perhaps some not so good.
Now the tail wagging the dog is gayness. Of course homosexuals began their crusade in earnest in 1969, but AIDS cast a dark cloud over their emancipatory momentum for a long time. Now they are back with a full and advanced agenda. You can't open your morning paper without some headline that refers to a gay issue. Gay priests, gay marriage, sodomy laws, gay plays, gay movies, and now a spate of new TV programs featuring gay characters and issues -- Grace and Will, Boy meets Boy, and the new universally popular Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The latter has become so popular that Bravo has a new one-hour episode each week, plus nine or ten replays a week at various times. This is clearly not a New York City phenom or even a bi-coastal thing. It seems to have captured the interest of much of America.
What's it all about? Bravo has recruited five gay men -- the Fab Five, Bravo calls them -- who they say are experts in fashion, food, interior design, grooming, and relationships. To quote Bravo, "Each week their mission is to transform a style-deficient and culture-deprived straight man from drab to fab in each of their respective categories?. " It's a full lifestyle make-over -- a make better show where straight guys turn in their pleats for flat fronts, learn about wines that don't come in a jug, and come to understand why hand soap is not a good shampoo (and vice versa). When the journey is done, a freshly scrubbed, newly enlightened, ultra hip man emerges. Again to quote Bravo, "The series was created by David Collins, a gay man, and developed by David Metzler, a straight man -- a union of sensibilities that gives the show its depth, humor and edge."
It takes only a brief glimpse of the show to see what makes it so popular...
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Howard Dean would be a shoo-in for president in 2004!
That was the funniest South Park episode, ever.
Oh yeah! And the conservatives on Free Republic will throw their heads back and bellow how this is going have to stop, as it is so wrong!
Then slink off to the recliner and turn these shows on to watch all these cute boys say such clever things </ sarcasm]
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They are going take over all of TV. We staunch conservatives are too worried about our jobs going to India, whether or not our kids get free doctor and hospital visits, whether the stock market will crash like it did Mar. 2000 to put up much of a fuss or fight---someone's feelings might get hurt...:-(
What woman wants a man who looks at a brown stain on his bed and says "Is that soy sauce or boy sauce?" That was one of the "gay" one-liners on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy". I think I'd a heaved at that point - all over the jerk.
Yeah, right. Just like we stood up for Judge Moore in Alabama </HUGE SARCASM<! Talk is so cheap.
I think that 80% of the audience for that show is made up of women who wish that their husbands were more like their gay friends.
At least out of the sack. :-) The whole homosexuality thing is inconvenient in that instance.
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