rafi-dangelo:

People magazine tried to delete this real quick, but I just wanted to let y’all know that no matter what, we’ll always be maids to some folks. 

rafi-dangelo:

People magazine tried to delete this real quick, but I just wanted to let y’all know that no matter what, we’ll always be maids to some folks. 

Those kids should’ve called Olivia Pope to FIX that shit

Those kids should’ve called Olivia Pope to FIX that shit

[brothasoapbox]

|#6 • September 24, 2014|

A Fan’s Take On… Emmerdale

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I have never seen a show telegraph the separation of two characters, who are then immediately paired together, but that is the path down which Emmerdale has chosen to walk. 
Before the two even met onscreen, Kate Oates made clear her thought that "it would be a shame to bring Aaron and Finn together," so it remains maddening to me that Emmerdale brought Aaron & Finn together, for sex.

A part of it is that the fling contributes to the narrative that gay men are only about getting off; but I am more bothered that the unnecessary sex now stands as a hurdle in the way of the development of a meaningful friendship. If, as a show producer, you are uninterested in paring two gay men, romantically… why not build a strong friendship between them, that doesn’t include a questionable sexual interlude? 

Might Finn have learned anything from Aaron about his new brother, Adam? Might Aaron have benefited from Finn’s level headedness & strong connection to family? Couldn’t both have shown that Paddy & Marlon are not the only two men capable of building a friendship; that GAY MEN are capable of building a friendship? With Aaron in the equation, the building would not have been easy… but it would have, likely, been interesting to watch.

Instead, Aaron uses a man, who recently thought he was raped, for sex.

And that’s supposed to be, what —

Cute? Pleasing?

I just don’t understand this with Emmerdale, the same way I didn’t understand it with Hollyoaks.  There was a time when that show boasted the largest number of gay characters on a soap; yet it also failed to build a substantial friendship between any within the LGBT set.  

If we are truly meant to be reflected on the same level as straight characters on television, it’s about time that some long term gay friendships were established. It will remain sad that Emmerdale chose to waste the friendship they could have built between Finn & Aaron, on an unfulfilling sexual experience that highlighted Aaron’s immaturity & Finn’s naivety.



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