Femme Gay Guys in Popular Culture
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When Will &M Grace debuted I was glad to hear there was a ‘gay sitcom’ but never thought to watch it. Until I started dating Charles. He was a fan so I watch the show with him. The title characters seemed vapid to me Sean Hayes’ wacky, willfully stereotypical character Jack McFarland won me over. (Though as he took the character to a demented extreme I came to find the show unwatchable.)
I started watching Queer as folk for the same reason. Peter Paige’s performance as Emmett Honeycutt was perfect: manner, Southern accent, attire.
Metrosexuality was more fun than any queer themed programming to come out of the US. What I remember best is the boy whose blue eye shadow matched his blue hair.
My immersion in recent pop culture introduced me to a couple more femme gay guys.
Jonah Blechman’s Nico insures that I’ll watch Another Gay Movie Strikes Back: Gays in Space when the DVD is published.
Is Michael Urie’s role as pleasingly superficial Marc St. James the reason I watch Ugly Betty. He also has one of the most pleasing of femme virtues: frequent changes of clothing.
Nothing of any depth here. Just me and my erotic idée fixe.