Wednesday, January 31, 2007
More Confusion On "Ugly Betty"
The LA Times talks about "Ugly Betty" and the show's welcoming tone to characters that are different. But just like "Heroes" and their gay teen, it is absurd of the people behind "Ugly Betty" to suggest that the 12 year old brother of Betty isn't clearly depicted as gay. No, he isn't dating, he hasn't come out and he may not even know he's gay himself. But every single scene this boy is in reinforces the idea that he is gay...and that his family is aware he's "different" and loves him. The simple fact is that if they turned around and decided the kid was straight -- like the soon-to-disappear best friend of the cheerleader on "Heroes" -- it would be a betrayal of the fans they won by making him gay in the first place.