Matt Fletcher, straight, taken <3 woo, Agnostic. Anyways, I post mainly funny, awesome or deep things. Interests include:
Games: Bioshock Infinite, Skyrim, The Witcher 2, Far Cry 3, Pokemon, Halo, Animal Crossing, etc.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Scrubs, Naruto: Shippuden, Attack On Titan, Madoka, TBBT, Community, IASIP, and Adventure Time.
Music: Bo Burnham, Metric, Electric President, Draper, Two Door Cinema Club, Passion Pit, Brand New.
The lists could go on, but basically those are the main things. Hope you enjoy my blog :D, and feel free to ask me anything, I'm really nice and I'll give you any advice or anything, just ask!
In 1989, the baby boomer drama thirtysomething aired an episode called “Strangers” in which two men are shown lying beside each other in bed, not touching, with one smoking a cigarette. The implication that they had just had sex caused five regular sponsors to pull their advertisements, costing the show $1.5 million in revenue, and the episode was also left out of the summer rerun schedule.
There were gay characters, and occasionally a gay couple on primetime TV, but different rules applied to them - no visible “more than friends” behaviour. Even well into the ‘90s, shows with fairly prominent gay characters were never seen hugging or kissing. Susan and Carol got married on Friends, but they never got their wedding kiss.
That’s not to say two people of the same sex never kissed onscreen - women did occasionally; in what is now known as “sweeps lesbianism,” a show might resort to a one-time titillating scene meant to boost ratings (one of the first involved Holly Marie Combs, a.k.a. Ella Montgomery, in 1993 on Picket Fences).
Marti Noxon, the writer who penned the landmark relationship between Tara and Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, explained to NPR, “You can show girls kissing once, but you can’t show them kissing twice … because the second time, it means that they liked it.”
“That’s So Gay”
I just wrote this out because I couldn’t copy it from the source. I got to it from the wikipedia page on “Lesbian Kiss Episodes”. It’s really interesting to look through the examples - so many shows with lesbian characters who are introduced for one episode, kiss one of the heterosexual series regulars, then never reappear or get mentioned again. (via fucknosexistcostumes)