Quickies: Primetime Gays and Gagaian Symbolism
By Jessanne Collins
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> "There’s been a real void in the 90210 universe in terms of gay and bisexual characters," admits executive producer Rebecca Sinclair in Entertainment Weekly. Hence, she promises that a budding romantic plot line involving new character Gia (Rumer Willis, pictured) and Adrianna won't be just a fling. "We’re coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, ‘Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.’ This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting," she says. Adrianna's adolescence has already included some good old-fashioned drug addiction and a full-term pregnancy, so hey, what's a little lesbian love?
> A character on NBC's paramedic drama Trauma came out this week. Then the show got canceled. But! We still have Guillermo Diaz (and bizarro Georgina!) on Mercy, which has been picked up for a full season.
> If you've been feeling like Project Runway is falling flat this season, you're not alone. Viewership has fallen more than 20% since this season's debut in August on its new network, Lifetime. Moreover, the show has done little to refresh Lifetime's midwestern mommish look as it was intended: the network's overall ratings continue to spiral downward.
> Would you like some Freemasonry with that Sanrio? Here's an analysis of obscure symbolism in Gaga's costumes that will just make the afternoon fly right by.
> Also, fruit bats have oral sex!
Previously: Project Runway: Stop Copying Me!