Tomorrow night is the Drag Queen gala 2014 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It will air in “Nova” and in “televisión autonómica de Canarias”
Looking is TV’s First Authentic Take On Gay Men
What a relief Looking is. There’s been something of a gay renaissance on television lately, as gay characters have stepped out of one-note supporting roles (such as on Will & Grace) and stereotypes (such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and into much more substantial supporting roles, on shows like Glee, Scandal, Happy Endings and more. They occasionally even take the lead (as on Queer as Folk and The L Word). I’ve written before about how great Glee’s Kurt Hummel is for gay kids, and how he is unlike any gay role model that preceded him in media, but I have never seen so authentic an account of gay experience than Looking presents in the central character, Patrick.
Though it is ostensibly an ensemble, there is no question that Looking is Patrick’s story first and foremost. Just look at the sublime “Looking for the Future” for proof of this. The episode takes us through a day in Patrick’s relationship with new boyfriend Richie. It’s a sweet episode, featuring plenty of “getting to know you” moments, and it delivers a lot of insight into Patrick’s idea of gayness, and how it has shaped him as a young adult. It also features frank conversation about anal sex.
lookinghbo: It’s a wedding party. Behind the scenes of last week’s #Looking.
Kristen and Robert Lopez mentions Jonathan Groff in their acceptance speech