The catch? Unbeknownst to the bachelor, his pool of potential matches included both gay men and straight men who were pretending to be gay.
The show revealed this secret toward the end: As icky as that might sound, in a perverse way, you have to give the show some credit. At least it foregrounded a gay man trying to find love, instead of using gay men as humorous accessories—or potential roadblocks in the path of straight contestants. All of the gay men on the show had to pretend to be hetero.
Unlike Boy Meets Boy, there was no chance in this one that a gay contestant could find love unless it was with another contestant. And who could forget Gay, Straight, or Taken?
The format is basically all in the title: Like Playing It Straight, the most a gay man here could walk away with was a prize—not love. All of this is to say that in reality dating shows, gay men have never been allowed to just date. The only downside here? All of the groups under the L.
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Sign up for essential industry and award news from Hollywood. Full Screen Photos: You might think that, by the end of a very busy week-long tour, Kate would be exhausted, unenthused about getting dressed up for the cameras. But, oh no, ever the professional, the Duchess pulled off winning looks down the very end.
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Only Kate Middleton could complete a three-hour hike and look completely non-fatigued afterwards. He then chose a gay suitor in whom he was less interested in order to keep the straight man from winning his prize. Getzlaff and his suitor officially ended their relationship two months after the finale aired. The show received considerable scorn from gay activists and critics who found the twist cruel and duplicitous.
There will be none of that on Finding Prince Charming, which comes at a very different time for the gay community. Now that gay marriage is legal and Lance Bass can have his own gay wedding special on E! Topics US television.
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