Monday, November 11, 2013

Ionesco, call your office

Hollywood, as everyone should know by now, is hellbent on making gay "families" seem normal. The show Modern Family is part of this project. Obviously. But other shows that do not have regular gay characters or are not particularly focused on matters of relationship and family such as, say, cop shows will often have dialogue that normally is used about heterosexual relations applied instead to homosexual ones in the attempt to make us the viewers accept that the one kind is just as normal as the other.

My favorite such attempt happened in last Wednesday's episode of SVU: An openly gay man is asked if he has any children. He answers, "No, I haven't found the right man yet."

I actually like absurdist theatre.

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