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This is thought to be due to a combination of Male Gaze and assumed Girl-on-Girl Is Hot among male audiences, which has led to lesbianism being turned into a promotional strategy that is expected to viewers rather than repel them, combined with an assumption that the same male target audiences will react negatively to homoerotic scenes between men.
Of course, this is a common source of Unfortunate Implications.
However, there is a bit of a Double Standard regarding gay love portrayals and love scenes and the like. Homosexuality is still a taboo in much of the world, and while some audiences may tolerate a gay character, they may be completely squicked out by shows of affection and sex scenes with gay and lesbian characters, no matter how tame they may be.
Gay characters enjoy increased visibility in media and numerous positive portrayals.
Okay, let's say you're done hiding your lesbians and you don't want to bury any gays. So television shows and other media don't push the envelope too much on gay affection.
You want to feature a gay character on your show or, hell, make him or her the starring character! There may be a hug, or a meaningful handhold, but never a kiss unless it's heavily promoted and advertised (and even then, don't get your hopes up that it will happen as advertised).
So basically, you can have gay people and gay couples but they can't be shown actually behaving like a couple.
This is sometimes a case of Truth in Television, as many gay couples in real life avoid being affectionate in public for fear of unwanted attention (as was the retroactive justification for the page picture).
TV show has been renewed for a second season on Logo.
Lance Bass hosts the new reality dating competition series — the first to feature an all male gay cast. Network’s Breakout Reality Dating Competition Series Will Welcome a New Class of Suitors Vying for Prince Charming and a Chance at Love Season One Finale to Air Thursday, November 3rd Followed by a Reunion on Thursday, November 10th NEW YORK, NY – October 13, 2016 – Logo today announced it has greenlit a second season for “Finding Prince Charming,” a new hit reality dating competition series that premiered in September.
Over the next few months I was hooked into my couch on Saturday nights at 7.30.