08-30-2003, 01:38 PM #171
Yes I agree. During the "date" in #105 Brian asked James if he was nervous. Here Brian appears somewhat detached from the dating process choosing instead to view the interaction between James, Wes, and Franklin from a more analytic plane -- kind of like he was James' psychiatrist.
08-30-2003, 02:55 PM #172
Stereotyping from the leading man?
I'll probably get in hot water for saying this, but I feel I must:
Originally Posted by Peter7777
James also ignored Franklin's tactile attempts to get closer to him in both episode 4 and 5. He was touching James on the knee and wrist, James did not react at all.
What he was supposedly taking Franklin to the spa for was to see if he would be uncomfortable taking his clothes off. As they were undressing, Franklin is facing James but James has his back to Franklin.
I think our leading man has fallen victim to those all too tempting stereotypes that this show was supposed to help dispel.
Because Franklin is the most masculine he must be the straight one? More than half of the gay men I know are more masculine than most straight men!
08-30-2003, 05:50 PM #173
Just in case I haven't been clear...
Just wanted to reiterate that Franklin is gorgeous I think even James realizes that, he just doesn't trust him. As someone replied to my post about Paul, "he's gay, even if he doesn't know it yet".
08-30-2003, 06:29 PM #174
If James was doing some detective work, I thought he would have faced Franklin, made a lot of eye contact and see what happened. Then I thought, maybe James was more camera shy for that part. He missed a good opportunity to see what Franklin's reaction would have been with them both in their briefs, in close proximity, and eye contact.
Originally Posted by realKen
08-31-2003, 12:57 AM #175
James does rely on stereotypes... in show 5 James said he had reason to suspect Franklin because he was the "most masculine-acting" and then he said "if you're trying to get me to like you wouldn't you wanna be pretty gay." At first I was disappointed in James because of this but then I thought that this was just a roughly tuned "gaydar" and that he would fine tune it later. It's been out of use after all.
Originally Posted by FranFan
The reason I suspect Franklin is because of what he says and does not say (pronouns used, directness of answers, phrases, descriptions, etc.) and the way he acts and does not act (where he touches James, he doesn't kiss a la Darren when he knows it's OK). Also there is something very "canned" about his complements of James.
08-31-2003, 03:53 AM #176
Hi all...you must think that I've been living in a hole or something, but I'm not familiar with all the astrology stuff? Umm, so can someone tell me what sign I am and what its traits are, and who I'm the most compatible with relationship/non-relationship wise? My birthday is February 25th.
Originally Posted by foody
08-31-2003, 04:39 AM #177
Originally Posted by Roddick_Rulez
hey! you're a pisces too...! (I'm on the 28th) For a description, there's tons on the web if you do a quick 'astrology' search.
08-31-2003, 01:34 PM #178
I rewatched episode one for the heck of it last night. In the opening montage of interviews, here are the three clips from Franklin:
1) "and look at the women, and look at the men, say I am --"
2) "I said, you know, am I really?"
Make of that what you will!
09-02-2003, 02:31 PM #179
I say Franklin is young, just came out a few years ago, if not more recently, and has a more vivid memory of the "questioning stage".
Originally Posted by jsciv
I think he's the best of the bunch...with the most potential. He's very young, so maybe he's not right for James. But is a shirtless bartender better for a gentle-but-jealous soul? Or a self-involved-mile-a-minute talker like Wes? Puh-leez!!!
Franklin's got my vote. He won't be the final pick, but he certainly won't be the straight one either.
09-02-2003, 03:03 PM #180
Originally Posted by DNBursky
I am so hoping James picks Franklin and that he turns out to be gay. Mainly because I feel a strong attraction between them both and Franklin seems mature for his age. Also they seem to have had the same upbringing - both seem to have come from wealth and both are comfortable with being gorgeous, rather than letting their beauty corrupt their attitudes towards life. I feel they would have more in common and therefore have a better chance at making it than James would have with the cocky Wes - who seems to be incapable of being intimate with James, no matter how many opportunities he is given.
Also both James in his line of work (HR) and Franklin are people oriented and are in professions that bring joy to their constituencies - something I think they share career-wise.
This time tomorrow we'll know for sure.
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