Ed Team

Nuke Fan: Homotextual

Filed By Ed Team | February 23, 2008 7:29 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay men, gay sex, television

"Presenting a gay couple on television only to relegate them to insulting hugs and slaps on the back is the 21st century version of putting African Americans on the back of the bus."

-- As the World Turns fan Tony reacting in frustration at the lack of physical affection between the young gay couple Luke and Noah even as heterosexual characters kiss and bed hop their way through nearly every episode.

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Hmm, I think that is a bit harsh honestly.

That a soap would feature gay characters is pretty amazing, that it would populate it with enough of them so they can bed hop, well that would be a bit much, even nowadays.

The core audience of the show would probably not be interested in such shenanegans, and it is possible that the soap would lose both audience and sponsors, if they showed gay men in an even more threatening light.