UM, YEAH, THAT WASN’T EXACTLY WHAT WE MEANT
During this week’s episode of The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green, viewers saw a promo for next week’s episode that included snippets from reviews of the show. For example, there was the Associated Press saying “Fabulous” and the New York Daily News raving “Laugh out loud funny.”
Oh, and there was this as well: “Extraordinary” — AfterElton.com
Hmm, I don’t recall our review of the new season raving quite that much. So I went back and double-checked, and we did the use word “extraordinary” twice. First here: “There’s also a rather extraordinary sequence in the second episode when
Josh and Brent find themselves near Brent’s family home in North
Carolina.” And then again: “In this way, The Fabulous Beekman Boys is almost sort of extraordinary. Maybe “normal” gay dysfunction is the new black.”
Hmm, from “almost sort of extraordinary” to just “extraordinary.”
Well, Planet Green would hardly be the first network to cherry pick their quotes and I’ll just take it as a compliment that they noticed our review and think our recommendation is worthwhile enough to fudge on a bit.
Speaking of places possibly noticing our content, the day after we ran our Totally Inappropriate Easter Tribute to Sexy Jesus, Gay.com ran their own sexy Jesus tribute. I’m sure it was just a coinkydink and that some ideas are so awesome that of course more than one place has the same one at the same time. Too bad for Gay.com, however, that don’t have their own snicks who is so freaking hysterical I can only marvel that Jon Stewart hasn’t hired him away from us yet!
BY ALL MEANS, PLEASE STAY THERE. THANK YOU, THE GAYS
So in a desperate attempt to get people to remember he still exists, author Bret Easton Ellis (for you young ones, he was briefly relevant about twenty years ago) is continuing his dumping on Glee in a pathetic cry for attention. After last week’s homophobic tweet about Kurt, this week Ellis watched Glee‘s “Born This Way” episode which inspired him to tweet “I just finished continuously barfing during the last twenty minutes of the Glee anti-bullying episode. Am officially back in the closet.”
To which we can only say:
WELL, MOTHER JONES AGREES WITH ME, SO THERE!
I mentioned several times in the past that one of more interesting aspects of writing for the Internet is not knowing which post might go viral (See: Ed Kennedy, Sesame Street). That happened to me this week when I dashed off a quick post asking “Does This Budweiser Military Ad Have a Gay Vibe?” After generating quite a discussion amongst our readers (84 comments and 200+ Facebook likes) other sites including Huffington Post, The Frisky, Mother Jones, Gawker, AdWeek, Politico, Towleroad and Bilerico all weighed in on the issue.
While a lot of folks agreed with me that the ad was intentionally ambiguously gay, many others did not — and were very forceful about it. So much so that I was honestly a little puzzled by the reaction, especially by the assertion that we see “gay stuff everywhere!” Um, really, because Budweiser has done probably a thousand beer commercials and I don’t recall every wondering if one of them was gay. On top of that, it’s my job to notice these things and at least examine them.
MARCIA GAY HARDEN AND TYSON GAY — YOU BETTER STAY OUT OF TENNESSEE!
This week everyone was abuzz about the fact that Tennessee‘s Republican wackadoodles were headed toward passing that state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law that would prohibit any discussion of homosexuality in the classroom. One of the possible unforeseen consequences of that law might be how the schools teach about oh, say an Academy Award winning actress named Marcia Gay Harden and World Champion sprinter Tyson Gay.
You might think I’m exaggerating, but the people behind this law are so profoundly stupid that I could see them eventually outlawing the word “gay” altogether. But at least the children will be safe.