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TV shows with realistic representation

Unread postby meerkatmaker » 28 July 2018, 08:32

Does have anyone have any recommendations for a TV series to watch?
Has anyone seen anything with a realistic gay character/storyline rather than a stereotyped one?
Looking for a new series to get into.
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Re: TV shows with realistic representation

Unread postby Derek » 28 July 2018, 15:50

I don't have anything good to recommend, but your avatar reminds of Tom from myspace.
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Unread postby Yeauxleaux » 30 July 2018, 01:56

What are we deeming as "realistic" here?

Most gay characters I've seen on TV are gay men I could conceivably encounter in real life, even the "stereotypical flamer" ones.

I am bored of trite angsty teen "coming of age" gay storylines though. It's not that they're not realistic, it's just that it's oversaturated and we're not perpetually 16 years old dealing with that. We have more to our lives than that phase.
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Unread postby meerkatmaker » 30 July 2018, 16:31

Maybe it's more of their storylines, I think I could classify the typical stories into three groups: Coming of age as above, sleeping with everyone and getting HIV, or being a bitchy gay queen which all the girls love.

Just looking for a story where being gay is not really the headline and just part of their life. Where they get up to normal things but just go home to their boyfriend.
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 30 July 2018, 21:30

Orphan Black. More of a fiction show but the gay guy is the most normal of the group.

I'm kind of sad. I binge watch all the "Queer as Folk" episodes. Both UK and US versions. Now I don't have any more episodes to watch.
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Unread postby Derek » 30 July 2018, 22:27

mxguy01 wrote:I'm kind of sad. I binge watch all the "Queer as Folk" episodes. Both UK and US versions. Now I don't have any more episodes to watch.

I once masturbated to a scene from that show when I was 13.

I really can't imagine watching it under any other circumstances .
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 30 July 2018, 22:35

Derek wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:I'm kind of sad. I binge watch all the "Queer as Folk" episodes. Both UK and US versions. Now I don't have any more episodes to watch.

I once masturbated to a scene from that show when I was 13.

I really can't imagine watching it under any other circumstances .


Try being 13 again. It's pretty fun. Scrap that, old age is suiting you well.
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Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 July 2018, 01:50

Derek wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:I'm kind of sad. I binge watch all the "Queer as Folk" episodes. Both UK and US versions. Now I don't have any more episodes to watch.

I once masturbated to a scene from that show when I was 13.

I really can't imagine watching it under any other circumstances .

Ah, I remember my first fap at 13. It was while watching a scene in which a malevolent octopus violently thrust its tentacles inside the orifices of an innocent japanese female anime cartoon. Her screams taught me much about feminism—about how to be strong and stoic in the face of adversity.
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 31 July 2018, 14:20

Reminds me of the saying "The more things change, the more they remain the same".

Hey PB, Giant Octopus Wrestling use to be a thing in the pacific north west. Perhaps you should look into it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_wrestling

My first flap was with my eyes close, dreaming of a boy my age, cute as hell, kissing me and .... You know, normal.
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Unread postby lightnight » 31 July 2018, 15:52

If our forum's threads were any indication of a realistic gay life, I think realistic gay characters should almost always be trying to get in bed with their unattainable crush who is almost always straight/not interested or trying to work out the mechanics of anal sex.
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Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 July 2018, 16:50

Pfft tell me about it. I’ve been trying to get Bieber to be my wife for years.
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Unread postby Derek » 31 July 2018, 19:23

How hard have you been trying, though? Have you written him letters? Gone backstage at one of his performances?
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 31 July 2018, 20:49

lightnight wrote:If our forum's threads were any indication of a realistic gay life, I think realistic gay characters should almost always be trying to get in bed with their unattainable crush who is almost always straight/not interested or trying to work out the mechanics of anal sex.


Of the two subject I think the latter is far more interesting than the prior.
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Re: TV shows with realistic representation

Unread postby rxxli » 1 August 2018, 20:10

BBCs Class. A sci-fi TV show aimed more at the late teen audience (though with the amount of blood and gore some would probably rethink that classification), but with really awesome gay characters - one of them is an alien prince. Definitely doesn't fall into any of those stereotypical categories. Sadly only one season because it is a spinoff of Doctor Who and fans were pretty much pissed at Doctor Who creators at the time.

Teen Wolf. The show is pretty much gaybait - and they know it. So many gay characters and shirtless guys in one place. It's a light (though it can be quite dark at times) sci-fi (sort off comedy) thing. Definitely a fun thing to watch. Just don't expect a masterpiece.

The Fosters. It follows a lesbian couple and their family. And was probably the first TV show not afraid to show two young boys kissing. This is however a family drama. So only watch it if you actually don't hate that genre.

Merlí. A Spanish/Catalan high school drama thing. Follows the life of a high school Philosophy professor and his students. His son is gay (and a few other characters - no spoilers). It does include the more typical coming of age storyline, but done in a very good way. No surprise since it's not an American production. The show really is superb. The shows main storyline was actually the gay son, but you couldn't really tell that unless you actually searched around.

Derek wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:I'm kind of sad. I binge watch all the "Queer as Folk" episodes. Both UK and US versions. Now I don't have any more episodes to watch.

I once masturbated to a scene from that show when I was 13.

I really can't imagine watching it under any other circumstances .

I was a bit older, but I did that as well. I actually also watched the first few seasons (one or two) of the US version, but it got highly annoying very quickly.
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