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January 27 2009

Buffy Season 8 nominated for GLAAD Media Award. It goes up against The Alcoholic, Final Crisis: Revelations, Secret Six and Young Avengers Presents in the category of Outstanding Comic Book.

That's pretty cool. :D

It also has SPN, which is nice. Heh. And TW, True Blood and Shelter. I loved Shelter.
So well deserved.
I also loved Shelter.
Good nomination.
I'm assuming this is for Buffy's fling with Satsu?
It didn't say. Just says Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)

But probably, but then it could be also because of Willow and Kennedy, but then who knows. Maybe it's all three.
Buffy needs more gay boys. :-) Please!!
What's Buffy going to do with a gay boy? ;-)
I think we find out in #23. Or well. A sexually ambiguous guy.
Although, on a more serious note, Riker, I agree with you. Male gays are played almost solely for laughs in the Buffyverse. It would be nice to see a gay male character who actually had a sexlife and who wasn't there mostly to elicit comic squirmage from the straight male characters.
I don't think Andrew is there for squirmage. I think he's there for a combination for annoyance, eye rolling ridiculousness, and general hilarity. Most of time. I think there's more to him and we've seen it here and there and it's about to get real in a new way.

But yeah Buffy is lacking a clearly gay guy who brings the capital-D drama on a regular basis.
Andrew doesn't elicit squirmage because he's essentially asexual. I was thinking about Andrew when I said "who actually had a sexlife." To the extent that Andrew is marked as gay (wanting to get his hands on Warren's "balls"; going dreamy-eyed at the mention of various cartoon heroes etc.) it's played as a joke, one that doesn't rise much above a kind of "ha ha--he's, like, gay!"

I always wondered what the deal with with him going out with the two hot chicks at the end of "The Girl in Question." Wouldn't it have been a whole lot cooler to have him being picked up by some gorgeous, suave Italian guy?
I think it's more like ha-ha, he's a total spaz trying so hard to not be a spaz. And being probably gay is a part of it but he handles it like he handles most things. If he'd just own the geekiness, and the gayness, it'd be big progress for him, but he wouldn't be such comic relief, either. Joss explained the Angel scene here.

[ edited by Sunfire on 2009-01-27 23:00 ]
Of course he is owning the geekiness lately. So I guess all bets are off on him owning the gayness, or bisexuality, or whatever it is, too.
Thanks for the Joss link, Sunfire. Somehow I'd never caught up on the fact that it was originally meant to be Dawn in TGIQ--fascinating. And also good to be reminded how much the story in TV-land ends up subject to the vagaries of chance. And, yes, I agree that Andrew's lack of self-awareness is much of what's at stake in those scenes (something that gets paid off well in the "Storyteller" ep).

But, it still would be nice to have a gay man in the 'verse whose love for another man was taken as seriously as Angel's for Buffy's or Wesley's for Fred's.

It's very telling about societal attitudes that it was relatively easy (please note that "relatively") for Joss to work in the romance between Willow and Tara, but would have been pretty much a certain show-killer to have turned, say, Xander gay.
I think at first Xander was supposed to be gay, instead of Willow but then they changed their mind and made Willow gay.

Or am I just saying nonsense? Help, anyone?
At first they threw in a few lines that hinted either character might be gay. Then they decided it was Willow.

But, it still would be nice to have a gay man in the 'verse whose love for another man was taken as seriously as Angel's for Buffy's or Wesley's for Fred's.

I think all of tv has a huge need for exactly this. Hopefully we'll get to see it on Dollhouse.
I'm prepared to believe that they had bull-sessions where they said "hey...maybe we should make Xander be gay?" It would take some pretty compelling evidence to convince me that there was ever anything like serious consideration given to it.
I always wondered what the deal with with him going out with the two hot chicks at the end of "The Girl in Question."

His lesbian friends were taking him out to meet guys.
redeem147: Hmm, yeah, bait, like Lytton Strachey's wife :-).

Too bad Larry had to be sacrificed on the twin altars of "Someone the audience knows and likes needs to die at the graduation" and "Heck, there's nothing else we can do with the character anyhow" because you know what they say about opposites attract.

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