To wonder why gay couples on TV are usually male?
HurrahMoaningMyrtle · 06/11/2018 13:20
It's not uncommon to see two men in a relationship on a home improvement style show (I'll admit to watching lots) but you rarely see two women. It's the same in dramas, if you do occasionally see two women they're usually younger than 30 and playing the field.
These are just my observations, I'm happy to be told I'm wrong and watching the wrong tv. But if I'm not, why? Are gay men more acceptable?
HurrahMoaningMyrtle · 06/11/2018 13:21
That last sentence is clunky so say the least. Deemed more acceptable to the wider viewing public is hopefully less so
FrankIncensed · 06/11/2018 13:25
I said the exact same thing to DH the other day. The best we could come up with is the notion that a relationship that excludes men completely was unacceptable, the patriarchy etc. We really couldn't come up with anything else.
StateofIndependance · 06/11/2018 13:25
I think it's something many lesbians are aware of! I don't really know why. With regards to home improvement shows, it's rather stereotypical but gay men probably do have more interest in interiors than women.
OfaFrenchmind2 · 06/11/2018 13:35
Watch Legends of tomorrow. It is hilarious (after first season), and the kickass team captain is a beautiful bisexual woman in a couple with a equally kickass lady.
Or the 100, great show where the main female lead is gay.
OfaFrenchmind2 · 06/11/2018 13:37
All in all, more American shows have great bisexual or gay female characters.
RatRolyPoly · 06/11/2018 13:42
I'll be honest, I don't watch much current TV. I do have a fondness for repeats of Kirsty and Phil's "Location, Location, Location" though, and they did seem to have their fair share of lesbian couples on.
Chocolate1984 · 06/11/2018 13:45
Gay women are only acceptable in porn where they are doing it to turn on the men.
nornironrock · 06/11/2018 13:59
We watch 3 or 4 US shows that I can think of off the top of my head that feature gay or bisexual women. Some of those shows have gay men, but not all.
TheSmallClangerWhistlesAgain · 06/11/2018 14:03
In comedy, a gay male couple allows for a comical camp character.
HurrahMoaningMyrtle · 06/11/2018 14:09
frankincensed that's a scary thought!
So there's an element of truth to it especially when it comes to non fiction shows. Are gay women more concerned about the fallout I wonder...?
Anyway... school run. I'll check back
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