Oh happy day! We get to finally see more gay and lesbian storylines on TV! Just what we’ve all been waiting for because, after all, there are not many gay and lesbian storylines coming out of Hollywood these days, are there. From Big Hollywood we learn that the hot fall TV trend is . . . . interracial lesbian relationships! I had to laugh at this quote from some guy who, believe it or not, is winning awards for “youth programming”:
Bradley Bredeweg, executive producer of The Fosters (which won the Youth Programming award at this year’s TCA Awards), told the Wrap that the inclusion of more gay and lesbian storylines means “we’re finally able to look at the real world and tell real stories.”
“We’re at a very lucky time where this is the reality, and I think the networks and the studios are finally open to that,” Bredeweg said.
Finally? The challenge in our day is to actually find a program that doesn’t have some kind of gay or lesbian character in it. Well, Mr. Bredeweg, the reality is that gays and lesbians make up less than 2% of the population, but from Hollywood you would think is 30 or 40%. According to a CDC study last year:
Contrary to popular belief, just 1.6 percent of American adults identify as homosexual, compared to 96.6 percent who say they are heterosexual, according to a large-scale, first-of-its-kind government survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In fact, many Americans, especially younger ones think homosexuals make up at least 25% of the population, and why wouldn’t they. They watch TV.