The Gayest of 2007
By Out.com Editors
Shana: What was the best portrayal of a queer person in media this year?
Matthew: Michael Urie on Ugly Betty. He got a love interest this year. Rebecca Romijn, same show. Plus Lt. Jim Dangle in Reno 911: The Movie.
Shana: Justin on Ugly Betty, who tried making out with girls after his dad died and then realized that kind of thing was just not for him after all.
Aaron: Candis Cayne, surely, for playing a confident transgender character on Dirty Sexy Money, not a stereotype of confusion and pain. And the timing, given our collective failure to get transgendered people recognized in the ENDA bill, couldn't have been better.
Bill: Tila Tequila's portrayal of a lesbian on MTV's A Shot of Love. The MySpace phenom's performance actually convinced executives at MTV and subsequent mouth-breathing, horny viewers that she might possibly be gay and based an entirely too well-received TV show based on that premise.
Aaron: Can I have two goes? Ian McKellen playing himself in the magnificent final episode of Extras (well, sort of final, excluding the upcoming Christmas special). And actually, Ricky Gervais and his awkward performance in a performance (as Extra's Andy Millman playing gay in a stage play directed by McKellen) was pretty brilliant, too.
Shana: Oh, if Aaron gets as many as he wants, I totally forgot Bryan Batt's great scene in Mad Men where he's too scared to take his dinner date up on his offer to go upstairs.
Shana: We haven't talked about movies at all really. Did you all go to any? What was the BEST!
Bruce: Gone Baby Gone was certainly one of the saddest -- and a good reminder that 'creating a baby the old-fashioned way' is no guarantee of being a good parent, or even an adequate one....
Bill: Best movie: What was that movie about abs? 300?