Gays of Our Lives: Is He Or Isn’t He?


Hollyoaks (U.K.)

If Ste can’t handle being out in public already maybe he should be back in rehab.

I’ve always liked Amy.  I’m glad she’s back and I hope she doesn’t put up with Ste’s BS.  And I also hope that this story isn’t designed to make Ste look heroic by saving her from her loser boyfriend.  But I would suspect that’s where we’re going with this.  This show is not subtle in it’s writing.

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I still want Harry out of this relationship with Ste.  Never liked them together.  Harry can do so much better.

It’s nice that James has a friend to scheme with.  I’m looking forward to his quest to break up Scott and John Paul.  JP and James are hot together and JP is settling by being with Scott.  Besides, James is such a charming character I want him to get whatever he wants.

The Haves and The Have Nots  (U.S.)

I really liked that scene with Hanna and Jeffery where she told him that she wouldn’t and has no right to judge him for his ‘truth’ in that he’s gay.  Even better was he saying that the God she knows would never think that the homophobic way Veronica has treated Jeffery is right.  Really nicely done.  Frankly, I didn’t expect that kind of compassion from Hanna.  Of course Jeffery is still under Veronica’s thumb, now more than ever.

So is Wyatt going to spend the entire season unconcious?

Shortland Street (New Zealand)

I really don’t like ‘gay guy falls for straight guy’ storylines.  It’s 2016, we should be past this.  And besides, this show has done lots of gay stories over the years.  Why are they falling back on this old cliche?   Jack has already been here anyway, when he fell for his straight pal Kane.

However, Cam is definitely sending mixed signals to Jack, though he’s probably just a nice guy and it’s unintentional.  I know the show is keeping Cam’s sexuality up in the air, but I doubt if he’s gay or bi and he’ll become involved with Jack.  He’s a bit too old for Jack and I just don’t see the show going there.  And to be honest, he has chemistry with Kylie.  Not with Jack.  At all.

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I do wish, however, that they would finally give Jack a boyfriend.  He’s been on this show awhile now and he’s only dated his math tutor for a few weeks and that was a year ago.

This is a dumb story, but I did laugh when Jack said ‘Cam pulled his hand away’ and Curtis asked ‘from where?’

Curtis and Jack really do relate like brothers.  I like their interaction.  It’s even nicer now that Curtis has stopped the homophobic nonsense he used to torment Jack with.


Anthony D. Langford
I watch a lot of television, probably too much. But can you really watch too much TV? I've yet to find out. Anyway, I especially love TV when they give us positive portrayals of gays, something that has gotten better but we're still fighting for. I've written about gays in television for many years first at the much missed After Elton, then New Now Next and now at TV Source. It's kind of a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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