The Way Netflix Treats Gay Characters in “What if” and the New RomCom Movie “Single All the Way”
I will admit that there have been times as a writer when I’ve used gay characters that are stereotypical in gay romances. Not always, but at times. And that’s because there’s no way around it. There are certain stereotypes that fit certain gay men and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In many ways, it’s a good thing.
But I don’t do it all the time. And that’s because whenever I see a TV show or movie doing gay content the straight people who are doing the project always use the most irritating gay stereotypes. And even then, it’s never really accurate. They can’t even get that right.
We’re watching the TV show on Netflix right now titled, “What if,” and Tony is just fast-forwarding the scenes with the gay characters. I don’t mind in the least. I not only find these gay characters annoying, but they are not very realistic at all. So with this TV show, they didn’t even get the gay stereotypes right.
“Neo-noir social thriller explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things,” reads Netflix’s official description.
Here’s a link to more about the series. It’s not a bad series at all, and it’s a shame they ruined the gay characters the way they did. They could have been really great.
Now I’m curious to see what Netflix does with the gay characters in this new RomCom, Single All the Way, coming out this year. I hope it’s halfway decent and not just more gay content from straight people that will make me gag. Whenever straight people try to do gay content, they never get it right.
Netflix’s first gay rom-com is arriving this holiday season and the streaming service just shared the festive first look.
Here’s the link for more. I’m not going to judge it until I see it.
The Straight Pride Parade
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What readers said about “Altered Parts”
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