While playing it safe is good for preventing HIV infection, it is rather boring on TV. I am not sure whose gay lifestyle they are reflective of, but it is not mine, or anyone I know. However, they have the power and own enough gay real estate to ensure that the programs will only be complimented in the press.
Wow, THAT's honest.
As far as HERE, I commend them in bringing in John Waters. That's a major feather in their cap. The common complaint I hear about HERE is that people are confused about whether it is a network or a video-on-demand service. To answer the question, are they giving the viewers what they want; one must ask themselves who they know that watches these networks and what are their thoughts on the programs. I don't take it upon myself to speak for GLBT viewers, as that job has been taken by GLAAD, whose award show can be seen on LOGO.
Ouch, Jack. Are you sure this isn't sour grapes talking?
Maybe a little. ( laughs ) But honestly, I'm fed up with the crap they are putting on TV and calling entertainment. You would think that Brian Graden, who brought us such cool shows as South Park would not let them get away with shoving Priscilla Queen of the Desert down our throats three times a day. You would think that Mr. Graden would say, hey, enough Priscilla, enough vanilla, we are gay men and women and we should not only think outside the box but we should throw the box away and start from scratch. I admire HERE for their openness, even though I am not their cup of tea. I wish I was because I see them with the most potential. They have a great business plan from what I can see. They also have attractive employees, so if you have to go in and be rejected, it is kind of cool having it done by someone attractive, kind of like emotional S & M.
Not that they will after reading this, but if the big boys at Logo called you tomorrow and offered you a show, would you say FU to FUTV?
F no. We are beginning to see the power of the internet. People on this planet, and I have been given permission to speak for them all, are sick of the filters channels like LOGO and MTV impose on their talent. Everyone wants to filter what we see or hear. The filterization of media has become very apparent with this war in Iraq. If broadband internet and the blogosphere would have been as relevant several years ago, we would never have ended up in this war. Bloggers are raw and in your face. They deal in facts and not on-air personalities. There was so much filtering going on with the major news organizations during the build up to the Iraq war that I think they should all be fired—from Wolf Blitzer all the way down to that skanky Elizabeth Vargas who blames Matthew Shepard's death on his drug use. Remember, the water is always freshest from the spout. The less filtered the fruit, the sweeter it tastes. We are all adults; we don't need someone to tell us we are not allowed to hear the word fuck, or ass, or cocksucker. Censorship is by far the most foul word in the dictionary. So to answer your question, the only big boys I like are, in fact, big boys.
FU-TV launches on WorldofWonder.net this fall. For more information on Jack E. Jett, visit his website at www.jackejett.com .