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    Exactly, Fluff. I really think the whole "twist" is completely unnecessary. :nono

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    I think the twists on some of these shows are getting a little mean.

    Rob Campos of FLOM was an ass admittedly, but he was mislead for the bulk of that show.

    I know the producers are always looking for a new twist on the datig show formula, but a gay dating show is a twist in itself imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluff
    I'm glad he at least gets something out of it.

    Call me a romantic old fool, but I'd have loved for this to be just a regular romance reality show without the "are they gay or are they straight?" twist.
    Me too Fluff, but it seems that the regular viewing public is not ready for a straight-up (no pun intended) gay TV show....gotta have straights there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluff
    I think the twists on some of these shows are getting a little mean.

    Rob Campos of FLOM was an ass admittedly, but he was mislead for the bulk of that show.

    I know the producers are always looking for a new twist on the datig show formula, but a gay dating show is a twist in itself imo.
    EXACTLY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy Doggy
    Me too Fluff, but it seems that the regular viewing public is not ready for a straight-up (no pun intended) gay TV show....gotta have straights there somewhere.

    Well, they have Andra dang it.

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    Well luckily, this show took place over a week, so his couldn't have been crushed *that* bad... I'm not saying it was right what they did, but it would have been much worse had this taken place over weeks of shooting and he could have really fallen for a guy
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    and seeing as how I am gay and all, I thought I would be able to easily weed out the gay from the straight guys... WOW was I wrong! lol I think I have a pretty good idea on most, like on the first episode I called two of the guys right, but I thought for sure the guy in the navy was straight... oops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo82
    and seeing as how I am gay and all, I thought I would be able to easily weed out the gay from the straight guys... WOW was I wrong! lol I think I have a pretty good idea on most, like on the first episode I called two of the guys right, but I thought for sure the guy in the navy was straight... oops!
    I think they purposely made them as ambiguous as they could....and of course they didn't have any really obvious flamers in the group. But I admit my gaydar has been having a hard time zoning in on the fakers

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    From the boston herald


    ...The series' star single, James Getzlaff, 33, a benefits administrator
    at an L.A. law firm, says he was devastated when he learned the twist.

    ``At that moment, I was angry, angry at the producers, angry that it
    was happening,'' he said in a telephone interview last week. ``I was
    shocked at how or why anyone would want to do something like this. I
    had formed some strong attachments to some of the guys and now I was
    being told that there was no possible way some of these people could
    be liking me (in return).''

    According to ``Boy's'' press materials, the premise ``allows for
    numerous avenues of social exploration that challenge preconceived
    notions of what is considered gay and straight behavior.''

    But what ``Boy'' really teases about every four minutes tonight is the
    potential humiliation waiting around the corner for its unsuspecting
    leading man. If the coming attractions can be believed, one of his
    suitors throws the news into his face over a romantic dinner.

    Getzlaff's first reaction was to quit the show. ``I cried a lot after
    the twist. It was emotional. It was hard to put in perspective, that
    show is so real,'' he said.

    Part of the reason he signed onto ``Boy'' was because the producers
    assured him it would be a classy affair that would help break down
    stereotypes (on Bravo, no less, where ``Queer Eye'' is cementing
    stereotypes).

    ``America needs to see that we are normal people with normal jobs, and
    in dating, romance and love, we look for the same things everyone else
    does,'' he said.

    Ultimately, Getzlaff said, he made the decision to stay, feeling he
    owed it to the other guys who were gay and were serious about dating...

    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...&output=gplain

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