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Welcome to actually having a future.

It's kinda nice, ain't it?

Bonus: Dennis Kucinich.

I'ma go watch lesbians all night in celebration.

Date: 2008-11-05 06:34 am (UTC)
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That is so great! I saw pictures of Sufjan Stevens standing at that same statue.

Cheers to that lesbian thing. I think I'll do that too.

Speaking of lesbians, have you heard about this Grey's Anatomy stuff? ( If yes, what do you think? If no, read about it and tell me what you think! Personally I think it's a bunch of total hetero normative bullshit and Grey's Anatomy needs to shut the fuck up.

Date: 2008-11-05 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FAKLFJKGDASDS Don't even get me started on that bullshit. I didn't even start watching until my friend was like "BROOKE SMITH IS A REGULAR" and even then I was like, "But maaaaame, that show sucks. And didn't this have, like, that homophobic asshole that they kept on for ages before dropping?" But then I started watching and Brooke was blowing the fucking hospital doors off playing Erica with her bitchery and awesomeness and getting shit done and babysitting the dumbass residents.

And then there was Callie and I was totally down with that but I was worried that it would get glossed over and it would jump from flirting -> alluded sex scene - > U-Haul. But the creator was all "NO NO, I SWEAR. WE ARE DOING THIS DAMN THING, IT WILL BE AWESOME, I BROUGHT IN LESBIANS TO HELP WITH THE COMING OUT. TRUST, THIS WILL PAY OFF. I MEAN, DO YOU SEE THOSE TWO? THEY LOVE THE GAYS, WE LOVE THE GAYS, IT WILL BE SO AWESOME."

So I watched, and started getting really into and excited for this new ground being covered, and then all of a sudden Brooke's gone? And the creator is like "Yeah, so turns out Brooke and SaRa aren't totally smoking hot like we said last week, so she's gone. But we still got a gay girl! Look, SaRa is totes gay, even though we just spent the last three episodes having her come to terms that she's not gay, she's a bisexual whore who FOR SOME REASON IS CHEATING ON HER GIRLFRIEND AFTER HAVING BEEN CHEATED ON BY HER HUSBAND BUT ANYWAY. SO DON'T HATE."

And it gets worse. BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO SUDDEN. I mean, Brooke just uprooted her family to be closer to the show, you know? Like, she's filming this MAGNIFICENT revelation scene, and management comes along and is like "That. Was pimp. Perfect. That was AMAZING. BTW, you're fired. Next episode's your last. THANKS KBAI." And I'm just left feeling AMAZINGLY resentful because they assured us that Callica was going to be fully explored, a whole season even! Lesbians who come out later in life, we are going to be tactful and show the scope of this and it's going to be something never done before. And they are FILTHY FILTHY LIARS WHO LIE LIKE LYING THINGS.

I really don't know wtf the network was thinking, honestly. They've apparently degayed all the other shows. But they've definitely turned me off from Grey's. I'm not going to lie and say I'll boycott, because I am all about Pushing Daisies, but I've sent in letters and signed the petition and I want to, like, send Brooke a flower and some glasses or something to show her that she has fans who love her, that it's not the public that thinks she's not right, it's just some douche-y execs.


Date: 2008-11-05 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...I totally love you. It's so nice to meet someone who cares!!

Yeah I can't imagine what the network thought it was gaining out of dropping her out of the cast. And in such a disgraceful way too... As far as I know the reception to the lesbianism was pretty good. Generally you keep things that are boosting your ratings and this definitely would have/DID boost its ratings.

But it's that same old sweeps week trick, y'know? You have two women on your show have a brief lesbian encounter because it's edgy. People still think of lesbians to be this big taboo, any time it's happens it's HUGE news like zomgyourenotgaydontruinyourlifelikethat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean... they didn't even write her out of the show. She's just not in it any more. That's fucking RIDICULOUS!! Who does that??!?!?! The only reason I can think of to justify your kicking someone off a show so rapidly would be if that actress convicted a felony.


Date: 2008-11-05 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The people who are all "Well, good, I didn't like Erica anyway, she was a bitch" are completely missing the point of this. If they fired her because everyone hated the character, that would be one thing. But everyone who hated her ALWAYS hated her, even before she was a regular. So why the hell would you fire her NOW, right after the big reveal that she is SO VERY VERY GAY? I mean, really. They had to realize how that would look.

The kicker is that instead of ADDING a lesbian for sweeps, they're taking them away! COME ON ABC, THAT'S NOT HOW NOVEMBER SWEEPS WORK.

And SO AGREED that her just disappearing is fucking ridic. Even Michelle Rodriguez got a proper death on Lost, even if it was crap. She didn't just hop into the ocean and not return.

It's just SUCH a slap in the face, especially when you consider that Mary McDonnell's entrance is coinciding with Brooke's departure. I was REALLY looking forward to seeing them together, being cardio badasses. And now it seems like a serious Palin move, like they're trying to tap into the huge lesbian fanbase they know they're losing by bringing in another actress with a huge lesbian following. And, really, I adore Mary. I do. But there's no way in hell I'm watching the show anymore, even for her. I just can't let them taint her like that for me.

Date: 2008-11-24 05:42 pm (UTC)
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AIM express is being lame and not letting me load my buddy list. So here's a link.

Date: 2008-11-24 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Boooooooooored and Rinneyless.


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