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The Prime Time Closet

Wednesday, November 19 2003

Into the Mainstream

I am optimistic about what lies ahead as the prime time closet door continues to open.


Wednesday, August 27 2003

Making Prime Time Perfectly Queer

The charm and fashion sense of the Fab Five also eludes some members and/or advocates of the gay community.


Wednesday, May 28 2003

When a kiss is not just a kiss.

What's different from the kisses that take place between these three couples versus the highly publicized same-sex kisses in the 1990s . . . is the two people kissing now are very much in love.


Wednesday, March 19 2003

Outing TV’s Heterosexual Homosexuals

Soap used Jodie's sexual liaison with Carol as an opportunity to have his character function as a heterosexual on the level of plot, yet simultaneously maintain his position as the show's sexual other.


Thursday, January 23 2003

Living Out Loud

(T)he legacy of 'An American Family' serves as an important reminder of television's untapped potential to move us, to open our eyes, and to see the world beyond our backyard.


Wednesday, October 16 2002

Post-Ellen Blues: (Or Lack of?)

From a creative, social, and political standpoint, are there any major differences between dramas on commercial/pay cable channels and the networks?


Wednesday, September 11 2002

The 2002-2003 Season Part 1: Same Old, Same Old

Reliving the '80s is perhaps the perfect metaphor for what the networks have in store for us this season.


Wednesday, June 19 2002

Sunday’s Not-So-Guilty-Pleasure

. . . I think the series fills a void that is left by the other networks, which lately have limited gay characters to sitcoms.


Wednesday, April 17 2002

Open Letter to Showtime and MTV

I am pleased MTV and Showtime are joining forces to create a gay television network.


Wednesday, February 20 2002

Awash in the Soaps

While some might object to killing off the lover of the soap world's youngest lesbian, I see it as a sign of progress.


Wednesday, November 7 2001

I Want My Gay TV

Much like Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography, '. . . I know it when I see it', I know the 'gay sensibility' when I see it.


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