Drop Dead Diva: A MLB Player May Come Out
By Brandon Voss
Drop Dead Diva loves to rip a headline!
Since gay athletes like Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers are all the talk, art will sort of imitate real-life sports this Sunday night on the Lifetime series.
In the episode, "Secret Lives," lawyer Jane’s new client, Scott, a major baseball player, could easily clear his name of murder—if only he’d come out of the closet and use his boyfriend as an alibi. Scandal!
“The greatest accomplishment for me would be to get more people to talk about this issue,” out producer Josh Berman tells Cyd Zeigler of Outsports, who was a story consultant on the episode. “I hope this episode shines a light on the fact that I think some of the fears of closeted athletes are unwarranted and steeped in past prejudices.”
“With this latest episode, Drop Dead Diva continues its strong commitment to telling the stories of the LGBT community,” notes GLAAD. “Drop Dead Diva received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards for the episode 'Prom' in which Jane defends a lesbian couple who want to attend their high school prom together… The series also received nominations at the 22nd and 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for an episode about a trans woman fighting a legal battle to inherit her wife's assets, and another speaking out against the FDA ban on sperm donations by gay and bisexual men.”
Watch a sneak peek of the episode below. Will you tune in to Drop Dead Diva this Sunday?