Monday, March 10, 2014

BuzzFeed: Why Gay Men Still Love "The Golden Girls"

Via BuzzFeed

The first season of HBO’s Looking came to a close on Sunday night, not with Patrick (Jonathan Groff) embracing Richie (Raúl Castillo), the hairstylist he’d been pursuing on and off since the pilot, nor with Patrick falling into the arms of his partnered boss Kevin (Russell Tovey), although the two finally gave into their palpable sexual tension earlier in the episode.

Instead, Looking ended its first season with Patrick in bed with four women: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia. Watching The Golden Girls on his laptop, Patrick laughed as the screen faded to black and the credits rolled. The familiar music began to play: “Thank you for being a friend, travel down the road and back again…”

Early on, I praised Looking for its honesty and relatability, but I had not seen a clearer snapshot of myself in the series until that final scene.

4 comments:

Tamayn Irraniah said...

I think what's it has been criticized for is its greatest strength. It's slow paced and some people call it boring, but really, most gay men's lives are fairly boring, punctuated with exciting scenes every so many episodes.

And I think Golden Girls was one of the first shows I remember seeing. I've always had a special place for the girls in my life. I even introduced my husband and his mother to them.

JamTheCat said...

Fun show.

Writer said...

LOL, Tamayn. Introduced both the husband and his mother?

Yeah, I agree. My only complaint with the show is how amazingly awkward the show is...but that is on purpose. It isn't the writing just the intersection of all the characters lives. The last episode was nothing but awkward awkward awkward. :)

Writer said...

Kyle, I really enjoy it. And maybe I'm a terrible judge but I feel like it's really well and intelligently written and doesn't depend so much on stereotypes as other gay-centric shows.