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7 comments | Tuesday, February 01, 2011




Gay characters on television are becoming as common as the sitcom itself, but black gay characters are rarely seen in prime-time if at all. Ice Cube's hit TBS comedy 'Are We There Yet' recently tackled a gay storyline involving one of the most non-stereotypical presentations of a black gay character I've seen on TV in quite a while.





In 'The Boy Has Style', Cedric, a well dressed, 6'2, attractive football player is the object of sixteen-year old Lindsey's affection but there's only one problem-he's gay.





Cedric admits that's he's gay and only interested in a platonic relationship when confronted by Lindsey's father played by Terry Crews. There's no drama or attempt on Cedric's part to lie about who he is and his honesty is received with respect.


This episode is a step in the right direction and one can only hope it will serve as a blueprint for other shows such as TV One's Love That Girl which relies heavily on stereotypical gay characters for laughs. The writers of this episode of 'Are We There Yet'? definitely got this one right.


Check out the full episode HERE and tell me your thoughts.


'Are We There Yet'? airs Wednesday at 10/9c on TBS.


Thanks khalid!

7 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

OMG Darian thanks for sharing. I had almost no interest in this show before reading your article.

February 01, 2011 6:20 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Applause!!! Finally. I have not watched the show but it definitely will receive my support now.

February 01, 2011 6:21 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Never heard of this show, but will check this episode out!

February 01, 2011 6:21 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I love it.we'll give him a test. we'll see if he likes E. Lynn Harris or Cher! LOL

February 01, 2011 6:22 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

It's a very charming show! You have made me a fan!

February 01, 2011 6:22 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The idea of this is so lovely. I'm so tired of seeing shows that depict gay men pretending to be straight and dating women merely as a cover. This show looks quite intereting and I applaud you Darian for sharing this.

February 01, 2011 7:25 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Before I watched it I was thinking...same ol same ol...but it seems like people (writers) are actually listening and portraying a used to be stereotype in a new light. I would be great if they would make him a recurring character.

February 03, 2011 8:48 PM

 

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