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Stephen Tropiano

Columns

Tuesday, November 18 2003

Into the Mainstream

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


Tuesday, August 26 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.


Tuesday, May 27 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.


Tuesday, March 18 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.


Wednesday, January 22 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.


Reviews

Sunday, April 18 2004

Barney Miller: The First Season

Barney Miller offered a unique blend of comedy and social commentary by making the detectives just as quirky as the colorful criminals coming through the squad room.


Monday, March 1 2004

Straight Plan for the Gay Man

Jonathan wonders what it would be like to spend one day working in the blue-collar world and be as 'unfabulous' as possible (Why? I have no idea.)


Sunday, February 22 2004

Brooklyn South: The Complete Series

The first episode features the sort of graphic violence one would expect to see in an R-rated film.


Sunday, November 30 2003

The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes

Watch an episode of The Honeymooners and you will understand why the 1950s is remembered as the 'Golden Age of Television.'


Sunday, October 12 2003

It's All Relative

It was only a matter of time before gay men on television were 'promoted' to parenthood.


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