Neighborhood: Advanced Gay

  • Neighborhood: Advanced Gay
  • Neighborhood: Advanced Gay

    Neighborhood fans that watched last week's episode, \"Advanced Gay,\" likely recognized quickly that it was anything but progressed. The main plotline, that Pierce's family's Hawthorn Wipes brand was a secret hit in the gay area, used every stereotype of gay males conceivable. Both Pierce as well as Shirley confirmed their homophobia, and the show overall didn't do much to counter these protagonists' views.

    It's disappointing. Most of the time the show is especially clever about a number of problems, from gender to race, and also attains that smartness by dabbling stereotypes so well it overturns them. It really did not work with this, as Alyssa Rosenberg pointed out at her ThinkProgress blog: \"Homophobia isn't adorable or excusable. It's not a character characteristic. It matters. And I wish Community would certainly recognize that.\"

    Luckily for us all, Dan Harmon, the program's developer, seems to recognize. He weighed in on the Twitter fight that took place after the program on his blog site, claiming that he sides with the individuals who registered their violation at the episode:

    \" If you weren't angered, don't bother being annoyed by the people being angered. They're refraining from doing anything incorrect. I don't assume anyone that \"whined\" was asking for Area to be censored or for it to come to be a schmaltzy computer pile of spunk. I think they were asking me to stick a post-it note on my brain pertaining to the situation, which I can do without making the show any much less fantastic or funny. It will be all the moreso the more I remain to respect the audience's experience.\"

    I think some anti-political-correctness folks point that individuals that grumble about the biases continuously registered in the media expect every person to expect every possible infraction at all times. That would certainly behave, however difficult. Everybody has blinders. What behaves about Harmon's response is that he understands that, when individuals complain concerning his take on things, he should pay attention. The most significant problems with discussions concerning race, sex, and sexuality is how knee-jerk the reaction is when somebody is charged of being insensitive. It would certainly behave if we could finally obtain past that, and also the spirit with which Harmon looks at these problems is what makes Neighborhood such a satisfaction to see. A lot of the moment.