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Posted: 5/14/2004 10:06:38 AM EST
New Fox Reality Show Called Backward Gay Stereotype
May 14, 2004
Michael Christopher Bryan

http://www.gfn.com/news/story.phtml?sid=15651
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=31442

Just when you thought reality TV had hit its lowest points, Fox television unveiled yesterday a new reality show where two heterosexual men will do their best to pass themselves off as gay, with the winner taking home a $50,000 cash prize, reports The Washington Post.

The show will be titled, "Seriously, Dude, I'm Gay!" and will air in a two-hour special June 7.

In the press release, Fox described the notion of a straight man "turning gay overnight" as "a heterosexual male's worst nightmare."

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD quickly dubbed the show's premise a "very backward stereotype."

Two hours after the announcement, Fox issued another press release, apologizing for the wording of the first press release, and deleted references to turning gay a straight man's "worst nightmare."

The premise, however, remains the same.

Fox will move the men into separate West Hollywood apartments with "actual gay roommates to experience what it's like to live life as a gay man."

The straight guys will "immerse themselves in 'the gay lifestyle," and be "trained" by gay coaches, and complete a challenge each day "to test their ability to pass for gay."

During the course of the show they will come out of the closet to their best friends. They will "mix, mingle and dance in gay nightclubs and they'll even go on a romantic blind date with another man."

At the end of their trial period trying to pass off as gay, the two guys will then, in the words of the Fox network, be put before a "jury of their queers."

(The re-released press release also deleted "jury of their queers," and apologized at the ill-conceived attempt at humor.)

The jury, made up of gay men "from all walks of life," will declare which of the two they believe actually is gay.

That lucky little hetero guy will win $50,000.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Steve Macias, GLAAD's entertainment media director, said "The press release speaks to a very backward stereotype that raises red flags for GLAAD." Marcias said the show – which the organization had not yet seen - sounded "tiresome in its premise of yet another straight man pretending to be a gay man."

"This is an old premise - look at 'Three's Company,' for example - show after show of straight men pretending to be gay men so that they can find something for themselves," Marcias said.

"If Fox wanted to do a really interesting reality series in which two heterosexual men experience what it is like to be a gay man in America, noted the Post, they ought to also send them someplace like Laramie, Wyo. Of course, that would not be the 'outrageously satirical' and 'hilarious reality special' that Fox has promised this one will be."
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:12:11 AM EST
yes it is Gay!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:15:35 AM EST
That's pretty funny.

I hate reality TV, but I got a great idea for a show.

It's a spinoff of "Joe Millionaire", but it's called "Who wants to Marry a Shemale???"

50 men will compete for the hand of a beautiful 'woman'. During the last show, the winner will marry the 'woman' on stage. Then they will go straight to their romantic honeymoon, where a hidden camera will capture the ensuing hilarity...
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:22:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:24:36 AM EST
Don't you mean the murder justifiable homicide?
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:41:39 AM EST
This reality TV buisiness it the reason why I dont on a TV. There is nothing on it worth watching anymore.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:42:23 AM EST
"Fox will move the men into separate West Hollywood apartments with "actual gay roommates to experience what it's like to live life as a gay man."

THAT'S GONNA HURT....Honey did ya pack the anal lube, I don't know if my new roomate has my brand!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:46:17 AM EST
Ties are to decided by a F***-off.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:46:38 AM EST
How about a new spin on Survivor, where liberal "contestants" are on an island and hunted by armed-to-the-teeth AR15.com members. AR15.com Members are chosen in a drawing based on who has the most expensive AR. The "contestants" will be broken up into pairs and zipped tied together at the wrist and ankles like in a 3-legged race. The island will be covered in broken glass, and surrounded by sharks (w/ laser beams attached to their heads). The island is 1km long and 100m wide and each group starts at opposing ends. In the center is a sandpaper lined slide/chute that takes a downward descent to the safety of the underground television studio, where they claim their prize: a lifetime membership to the NRA. The object of the game is simple: run to get to slide to safety. The show will only be a half-hour and will have lots of commercials for beer, guns, and porn.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:46:38 AM EST
How about a new spin on Survivor, where liberal "contestants" are on an island and hunted by armed-to-the-teeth AR15.com members. AR15.com Members are chosen in a drawing based on who has the most expensive AR. The "contestants" will be broken up into pairs and zipped tied together at the wrist and ankles like in a 3-legged race. The island will be covered in broken glass, and surrounded by sharks (w/ laser beams attached to their heads). The island is 1km long and 100m wide and each group starts at opposing ends. In the center is a sandpaper lined slide/chute that takes a downward descent to the safety of the underground television studio, where they claim their prize: a lifetime membership to the NRA. The object of the game is simple: run to get to slide to safety. The show will only be a half-hour and will have lots of commercials for beer, guns, and porn.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:49:36 AM EST
The WB is coming out with a new reality show like American Idol, except the judges tell the really bad people that they are great. I dislike reality tv, but it should be funny to watch.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 11:26:55 AM EST
Now some of you Teenage Faggots will have something else to do besides start STUPID threads here!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 11:43:20 AM EST
[sound of toilet flushing]
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:04:04 PM EST
what a lame waste of money, i bet stoner student watches it....
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 7:25:59 PM EST
"It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it
But I feel fine."

Link Posted: 5/14/2004 7:30:43 PM EST
Hey I used that $50,000 to buy gun stuff, So that made it ok right?
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