I don't blame you, its just your lack of not wearing the same pair of shoes.
the guy is probably pissed off and just judged the series on the little he has seen, which i dont blame him either. what made me stick with the show was the connection between the guy and his boss and eddie. it was intersting and quite realistic
There is also a representation in the gay culture for the preference of young hot guys instead of older guys like myself. No, I haven't worn those shoes only my own. I realize I am at the top of the pole of this screwed up society. White older successful male. As an older gay male I see a lot of age discrimination in our community. Look at your avatar. In fact, look at almost all the avatars on JUB. Hot sexy bodies of 20 something guys. I'm not saying being older is the same as being black, not even close, but there are similarities to all kinds of misrepresentations and we just have to live with it. After all, it's just a TV show.
my avatar is mines and no we don't have to live with it.
I disagree with that, so we should have to live with hate crimes, intolerance and inequality, slavery. change is always going to be good.
it doesnt mean because things are just darn bad we should get used to it.
when you watch tv, thats a projection , a vision and opportunity to enlighten others not just randomly portray half truths.
i enjoy this show for what it is and i am not asking it to be a role model but it would be fairly respensible to at least have a black gay man in it just not perpuate blacks dont exist.
its fucked up
You are putting words in my words. I didn't say we should just live with all these things you have listed. I only meant the way we are sometimes portrayed in the media. Black, old, trans; whatever. All the things you listed are social wrongs that do need changed and no we shouldn't just live with those. It is fucked up.
The whole light-skin/Dark-skin argument is a little shaky as well. You still haven't said why him being darker would change the value of the show...
Remember, you have to find a good dark skin black actor to portray one of these characters. That requires finding young black actors willing to portray gay men on screen, knowing that it could pin hold them into only playing gay characters from here on, because there are not many black roles in Hollywood to begin with.
I dont think it is perpetuating the idea that blacks don't exist, nor do I feel like it is a racist show or perpetuating racism, but I strongly feel in this show, you dont see many black people, because realistically there aren't many in San Francisco. Even observing the extras and people in streets, you dont see any black people. That is because we are not highly concentrated in the city of San Francisco (see post #151). HBO usually keeps its drama series' pretty close to reality.
listen, whether the data us real half truth or not.
The point is inclusion of a dark male is necessary in my opinion
whether there are not many black people in sanfrancisco or not does not make it right not to inlcude one.
plus tehre are many talented dark skin actors, thats not an excuse.
at the end of the day we all have our opinons.
I hope next season they do include a dark skin black male. i feel this show has a very good potential. they need to open it up some more.
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I fail to see what difference it would make if there was a dark skin versus a light skin black person....
As I said before...I think this series is perfect for what it is at the moment. I also say that about the series Soul Food...never missed an episode. The cast was all black..they were all great. I loved the show. I don't think it would have been any better if they had racial diversity. It was perfect just the way it was. Period.
I don't think Taralen picks and chooses his battles carefully, and I still think Looking is diverse for having people of color on it. However, the discussion of skin color is an important one and I'm glad Taralen and RRuger brought it up. Unfortunately though, that's a problem across the board in film and television, not something particular to this show.
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Slightly off topic, but does anyone know which episode of The Golden Girls Patrick was watching at the end of the last episode?
Now watching through the whole season and now that we know the backstories a little bit, i think Season 2 will be like night and day! I can't wait!
Love Richie. The chemistry between him and Patrick is so hot!!!
Can't stand Agustin!
Cannot wait for season 2
just finished watching- started slow, but got better. They can get rid of the Augustine character- no interest in him- total dick....give us more Dom!
Jonathan Groff is so cute.
I'm going to be careful with how I say this.
I enjoyed the show. Think it's great, honestly in my top ten.
I also think there's something off about gay culture in the United States and race, but I'd warn anyone who is paying much attention to that fact to be careful. The more you notice it and give your voice to complaints about it the more it will show up in your lived experience. That's really "woo," but I've found it to be true.