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Old 10-01-2012, 00:36
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Love this show....

Does anyone know where i can watch the USA Version, i cant see it anywhere on the net?

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Old 10-01-2012, 16:20
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I know one of the twins so here's a spoiler:

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Old 10-01-2012, 16:27
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Really enjoyed this last night

Not too keen on Alan Carr's narrations, but he'll grow on me. I love the random singing mexicans
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Old 10-01-2012, 21:03
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I remember the original which I really enjoyed. I don't find it offensive. Didn't that guy leave cos he was already seeing someone ay home? I wish they would have got the original singer back he was hilarious...and Junen Pingpong.
I've seen the original bird on an advert recently.... Isn't she presenting Take Me Out?? Ew just had a flashback to the guy breaking his arm on the last series arm wrestling
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Old 13-01-2012, 19:30
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Does any know who Kyle is? Like does he Facebook ha ??
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Old 14-01-2012, 02:44
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Does any know who Kyle is? Like does he Facebook ha ??
This is his twitter
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Old 14-01-2012, 10:59
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Watched this last night! Alan Carr's commentary is just too funny! Had me in stitches throughout most of the show!

It's definitely cheese at it's best!
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Old 14-01-2012, 12:26
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Don't know enough names etc but I'm surprised everyone thinks Sven is gay. The nonsense question about her childhood was straight out of some fast seduction/game book, I think he's a sleazy straight guy.
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Old 14-01-2012, 12:44
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How could anyone not be keen on Alan Carr's narration he's amazing, he's making the show.

If I had to guess myself Andrei, Danny and Sven are probably straight. The rest are gay. I would put money on Ben being gay. Poor girl's gaydar is shit. You'd spot it from space.
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Old 14-01-2012, 17:06
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Can anyone fill me in on the last 10 minutes of the 1st episode - my Sky Plus did its own thing again.
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Old 14-01-2012, 17:27
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Where is the alternate version of this to counter discrimination of gay people?

Where is "Playing it Gay" - A show where straight males pretend to be gay and have to woo and convince a group of gay men that they are gay.

Wouldn't happen would it? Clearly showing that in this "Let's spot the gay" competition it is out and out discrimination of gay people.
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Old 14-01-2012, 17:33
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I remember the original which I really enjoyed. I don't find it offensive. Didn't that guy leave cos he was already seeing someone ay home? I wish they would have got the original singer back he was hilarious...and Junen Pingpong.
I've seen the original bird on an advert recently.... Isn't she presenting Take Me Out?? Ew just had a flashback to the guy breaking his arm on the last series arm wrestling
Why not?

Why is it that gay people have to pretend to be what is seen as the correct sexuality?

It's a game in which they weed out the gay person, only in this version they stop short of putting them in the gas chambers as they did in WWII.
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Old 14-01-2012, 18:10
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Why not?

Why is it that gay people have to pretend to be what is seen as the correct sexuality?

It's a game in which they weed out the gay person, only in this version they stop short of putting them in the gas chambers as they did in WWII.
Oh give over, it's a tongue in cheek show , I don't find it offensive at all. They don't exactly discriminate against gay people. If anything, it's good for showing that gay people don't follow a stereotype of being camp and feminine.
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Old 14-01-2012, 19:49
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Where is the alternate version of this to counter discrimination of gay people?

Where is "Playing it Gay" - A show where straight males pretend to be gay and have to woo and convince a group of gay men that they are gay.

Wouldn't happen would it? Clearly showing that in this "Let's spot the gay" competition it is out and out discrimination of gay people.
Sorry to take the wind out of your sails but there was such a programme it was called "Boy meets Boy", a gay guy had to wade through some straight guys to find the gay man of his dreams.
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Old 14-01-2012, 20:05
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Oh give over, it's a tongue in cheek show , I don't find it offensive at all. They don't exactly discriminate against gay people. If anything, it's good for showing that gay people don't follow a stereotype of being camp and feminine.


Agreed.

On an unrelated point, I think Danny is gorgeous
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Old 14-01-2012, 20:12
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I know one of the twins so here's a spoiler:

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Old 14-01-2012, 20:38
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Oh give over, it's a tongue in cheek show , I don't find it offensive at all. They don't exactly discriminate against gay people. If anything, it's good for showing that gay people don't follow a stereotype of being camp and feminine.
Either a gay man is camp or not as the case may be.

This is pretend you are fully straight as that's the correct way to be.

And it's offensive to men who are camp (whether straight or gay as that is portrayed as wrong)

It's still a "Spot and weed out the gay person" show, a reflection of what happens in real life - If you are out of touch with reality go look on here on every possible forum for the 100s of "Is XXXXX Gay?" Threads where people are obsessed with unearthing the gay, never the straight person.

Object all you like, I have reality on and fact my side whilst you just have a tacky show that you want to defend at any cost to anyone else.
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Old 16-01-2012, 21:45
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I know one of the twins so here's a spoiler:

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She now seems to think that

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Old 17-01-2012, 00:53
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She now seems to think that

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I think Andre is definitely gay...maybe Dean too. The most difficult one for me is Danny...is he just an Essex boy or is he gay?!
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:06
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This is pretend you are fully straight as that's the correct way to be.
No. The show doesn't ask gay people to pretend to be straight because of any false ideas on "correctness", they ask them to pretend to be straight because they happen to be trying to play the game against a straight female. As another poster said on here, there have been shows where the reverse was shown (gay people trying to figure out who is straight).

The show sends a great message in my opinion, that you can't tell who is gay and who isn't based on any pre-conceived ideas about how a gay person might act. As someone who is actually gay myself, I think it's a fun show with a silly but harmless (possibly even helpful!) concept behind it.

It's still a "Spot and weed out the gay person" show, a reflection of what happens in real life - If you are out of touch with reality go look on here on every possible forum for the 100s of "Is XXXXX Gay?" Threads where people are obsessed with unearthing the gay, never the straight person.
1. So what? People wondering about aspects of other people is natural. There is nothing inately wrong with wondering whether a person might be gay. That would be like calling someone racist for harmlessly wondering about another person's heritage. These are harmless questions, it's how people react to the answers that's important, and nothing about this show is sending a negative message with regards to that.

Pointlessly creating a climate of anxiety around topics like these (the "omg you can't ask that!" attitude) is actually a very good way to ensure taboos and misinformation thrive!

The only reason people wonder who is gay rather than wondering who is straight, is because gay people are a minority group. There is nothing wrong with that. If most people in a population are gay, people would wonder who might be straight, instead.

2. Shows like this help to show that speculating on another person's sexuality is a pretty fruitless pastime when it comes down to it, by showing that you cannot tell by observing someone's behaviour whether they are, or are not, gay. That's a helpful message for the gay community in my opinion.
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:13
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I remember the last series about 6 years ago...

I flicked onto the itv2 spin off show for take me out the other night and saw Zoe Harman presenting..it was driving me nuts trying to work out what show I had seen her on..last night the penny dropped..she was the first female on the UK show..too many things on a MOnday night..have been missing this..cant sky+ anything else...
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Old 17-01-2012, 10:26
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To be honest, I'm watching it back as I recorded. I find that more of them seen more gay than straight, much moreso then the old series. It was impossible to guess the last time, but here I genuinely don't know who is straight in this! They all seem gay, bar 1.
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Old 18-01-2012, 09:48
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The vet seems to be the only nice guy in it. I can't tell whether he is gay or not.

They are ALL camp
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Old 20-01-2012, 01:01
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Watched this last night! Alan Carr's commentary is just too funny! Had me in stitches throughout most of the show!

It's definitely cheese at it's best!
This, his commentary has made the show.

Did your last boyfriend buy you shit presents too?
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Old 21-01-2012, 15:40
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Sam & Ben are stunning, as is Danny... Hope all 3 are gay haha
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