Friday, June 20, 2014

Really? Really!

After yesterday's post about companies courting the gays for money making purposes (in a way I don't mind) I thought I would offer the other end of the spectrum. Here is some of the most absurd queerbaiting we've seen recently.

The leads have some of the best chemistry on television. The subtext recaps Dorothy Snarker writes over on AfterEllen are hilarious (and worth reading whether you watch the show or not). For years we have been screaming "oh come on, just kiss!" at our screens because these two are as gay as characters get. Meanwhile the show runners keep giving them men to date/love/whatever and protest vehemently that the characters are straight.

And now, this piece of nonsense. Poking the fans that have helped keep your otherwise pretty silly show on the air is gross. This video looks like a fan video rather than an official promo from a show that screams "these women are straight!" Come on, this is terrible. Unless you plan to finally put these two together romantically, this is just trolling.

As Jane would say "Really?! REALLY?!"

I hope you all have lovely weekends.

1 comment:

  1. I was talking to a someone at work about this show, and she responded "Oh, isn't that the one with the gay lady detectives?"
    "I'm not sure that they're gay. Well, at least they've never said anything on screen".
    "Oh, they are just soooo gay, they really are"
    And so it went, for a very long time. The thing is, however often and however vehemently the makers may claim that the characters aren't, they do seem to want to have their cake and eat it. Tell everyone the characters are straight but then make this sort of video, absolutely designed to appeal to your lesbian viewership. Mind you, the relationships between the two and their various on-screen boyfriends are notable for the complete lack of chemistry (unlike the chemistry between the two stars). I can't believe that any regular viewer of the show would be too upset if they became a little more than good friends. After all, if that's how they're selling the show, then it seems a shame not to give the viewers what a lot of them want!