New Reality Series "Boy Meets Boy". Damn, That's Too Real.
Bravo has a new reality television program in the works
called "Boy meets Boy"
that matches up single gay men in romantic situations. Here is the
catch, (as if it needed one) in order to draw in a larger audience
than just gay men (straight men in particular) they are planning on
secretly including straight men among the pool of dating prospects.
If in the end the guy the contestant picks is one of the straight
"plants", he will just walk away with just a cash
However, if the love of his life turns out to be a homosexual like
himself, then they will get an all-expense paid vacation wherever
gay people go when they go on vacation.
Damn, just hearing that much was so good it almost made me swallow
No, but seriously here, how is this show supposed to appeal to straight
Does Bravo really think I am going to turn away from "Sports
Center" to see if Brett will finally work up the nerve to ask
Kip if he'd like to go steady?
And how exactly are you supposed to "plant" straight men into a pool of gay men anyway? Haven't you ever heard of Gaydar?
What straight dude would "make out" with a man just so he
could fuck up a real invert's chances at romping across some beach
with the man of his dreams in matching rainbow Speedos for a fucking
In case you didn't know there is a huge difference between "hey,
you do your thing and I'll do mine" and "I'll
make out with him -- but only if its good television".
"Boy meets Boy" will be the first ever dating show that
has promoted gay shit.
Apparently Bravo was encouraged by the ratings that they got while airing a gay-themed programming marathon against the Super Bowl last year.
Talk about hitting your target audience. That was a smart move because
if any identifiable group wasn't going to be watching the Super Bowl
my bet would be that there would be quite a few "bone smugglers"
in the demographic.
"We have created a gay world where
the straight guys are in the closet," gay producer and
reality veteran Douglas Ross of Evolution Film & Tape, Inc. said.
"We really wanted to attract the straight
population," Ross said. "By
adding in this twist, we thought it would bring in a larger audience
and would challenge the notions of all of our viewers - both gay and
But the question is how exactly is adding a bunch of "highly
suspect" straight men who volunteered to enter into a gay dating
pool going to entice straight men to watch?
Again, why would we care?
I mean yeah, we are human and all, but we come in all different flavors.
It might all be ice cream but it sure as hell ain't all vanilla.
Straight men like car crashes, bad kung-fu, and big loud guns. We
like our sex and our violence both gratuitous and senseless.
In fact the more gratuitous and senseless the better.
Straight men and gay men aren't even following the same evolutionary
path when it comes to this type of shit.
I haven't jumped rope in my life. Every four years or so you can pick
up a paper and find a group of Gay men somewhere lobbying to make
it an Olympic event.
We live in different worlds.
If "Boy meets Boy" is successful Bravo will likely give the go ahead on another gay-themed series this summer, "Queer Eye for the Straight
Guy," where five gay designers make over the wardrobe
of a heterosexual man.
Wow. Bravo really knows what straight men want to see. I know can't
wait to see "Queer Eye for the Straight
Guy". I can see myself now sitting at the edge of my seat waiting to see just what kind of shirt Ramone will pick out for MichaŽl to wear with those purple pants and off white shoes.
"The Gay UPS" Doll Taken Off Shelves Lawyers for UPS have made Totem International
the makers of the "Billy Doll" cease producing what UPS
called a ``grotesquely' anatomically" correct homo- doll dressed in the classic UPS uniform and to remove
it from it's collection.