Screen Junkies » the l word Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:02:38 +0000 en hourly 1 A Timeline Of Television’s Same-Sex Weddings Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:01:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson Rick Santorum's TiVo would explode.

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Archie Comics is trying hard to make sure the Life With Archie comic is hella relevant with people who don’t know what the hell it is. Issue #16 features the same-sex marriage of a gay character who was wounded in Iraq.

I have no problems with same-sex marriage, but this just seems a little overdone. This used to be a comic about watching a stoned kid eat a lot of ice cream while the two hottest girls in town fought over a ginger. When did it become Grey’s Anatomy?

At any rate, Archie is blazing new trails in the world of comics by making it okay to explore gay marriage. All eyes will undoubtedly be on She-Hulk now. You’re not fooling anybody. But when it comes to gay marriage, television was years ahead of the curve, at least when compared to Archie. Here’s a look at the timeline of television’s same-sex marriages.

Roc – “Can’t Help Loving That Man”

Airdate: October 20, 1991

Roseanne and Friends get a lot of credit for featuring television’s first same-sex marriage, but it was actually Fox‘s Roc that bravely pushed that envelope first when Roc’s uncle married his partner.

Northern Exposure – “I Feel The Earth Move”

Airdate: May 2, 1994

Cicely, Alaska’s B&B owners Ron and Erick made honest men out of one another when they wed in this fifth season episode.

Roseanne – “December Bride”

Airdate: December 12, 1995

When Roseanne stepped in to help her boss Leon plan his wedding to Fred Willard, it all almost goes to sh*t. However, Roseanne is able to step in at the last minute and save the day. I still find it rude that Christopher Guest wasn’t invited.

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10 TV And Movie Lesbians We Wouldn’t Kick Off A Plane For Kissing Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:00:25 +0000 Penn Collins Gay men can kiss too, but our readership is much more interested in the lesbian thing. It's weird.

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It seems that Southwest Airlines has stepped in it yet again. After kicking Kevin Smith off a flight for being too fat, and booting Billie Joe Armstrong, singer of Green Day, for waring pants that were two baggy, Southwest is once again the talk of the Twittersphere (and possibly other spheres as well) for kicking a woman off her plane for sharing a lesbian kiss with her girlfriend.

That’s the bad news for Southwest. The REALLY bad news is that the girl they deplaned was Leisha Hailey, one of the stars of Showtime’s The L Word, which makes her one of the most famous lesbians in the world (sort of by default). Not a good move for the official airline of GLAAD. Seriously. Southwest is (was?) the official airline of GLAAD.

For shame, SWA. You don’t boot people based on their sexual orientation. The flight attendant said the kissing was gratuitous and that passengers complained, but there has been no confirmation of that assertion as of yet. When Screen Junkies gets its own airline, and it’s just a matter of finalizing some paperwork before we do, we vow to never kick off any couples in love, gay, straight, bi, or Eskimo.

To give you an idea of who we’d allow to kiss on our flight, here’s a rundown of some lesbian characters that we’d allow to at least make out on our routes. We used hot lesbians as the example here because, duh.

10. Kelly Van Ryan – Wild Things

We would let her make out with Neve Campbell on any of our flights, or she could make out with some other hot girl that we don’t know about yet. After all, she’s got a bit of a temper on her, so we wouldn’t want to antagonize her by giving her whatever the female equivalent of blue balls is.

9. and 8. Nina and Lily – Black Swan

Let them pronounce their love from the jetway, says I! While their lesbian encounter may have been the result of that sweet, sweet MDMA coursing through their bloodstream, ScreenJunkies Air would never be so presumptuous as to define another’s love. Is a drunken bisexual hookup not, in fact, love? My girlfriend told me it is.

Further, if the whole affair was just a figment of a troubled girl’s imagination, that’s OK too. We definitely don’t judge people for mental illness and would never ask them to deplane over a sickness. Unless it was contagious.

7. and 6. Jules and Nic – The Kids Are All Right

Are you kidding? Despite the former’s indiscretion with an approachably hunky Mark Ruffalo, these two are in love. We would never let the fact that they happen to be women cloud our appreciation of their ability to raise children and find happiness. I guess that differentiates us from Southwest Airlines, the most profitable airline in the country.

But if profits mean denying a couple’s love, put us in the red.

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