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Old 02-01-2013, 10:50
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Before I get beaten down JP has spoken to DS about the fact that the show now has no gay characters since Chryed left.. So clearly JP is recognising this too...
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:54
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Bring in hot new gays he says. Again I ask the question what does their temperature have to do with it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:56
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And you couldn't have added this to one of your other threads because? This just looks like we've jumped into a conversation half way though without hearing the rest
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:27
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Well they only recently left... Give it time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:11
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That's the same interview he gave after Chryed left. They just dressed it up and put it out under a different title. The comments they're quoting are from that older interview though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:44
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That's the same interview he gave after Chryed left. They just dressed it up and put it out under a different title. The comments they're quoting are from that older interview though.
I suspect it to be the case too.

JP once said that he left with Marc Elliott not just to give Chryed a happy ending - such as it was - but because the writing for EE's only gay couple was poor, so I don't think John would want to see new gay characters rushed into the show without proper thought behind it.

The OP should remember that Christian and Syed were badly written for by the producers and shouldn't want to see new gay characters treated the same way.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:03
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I want Danny back
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:15
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vaslav37 why don't you write in and complain about the lack of gay or lesbian representation in the soap, you seem quite pressed with the matter for EE to have some kind of gay character in the show, it doesn't really have much effect on here other then being vetoed.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:17
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Bring in hot new gays he says. Again I ask the question what does their temperature have to do with it.
Keep the rest of the cast warm by hugging them
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:18
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The Interview today is from the Sun
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:36
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Vaslav hot gay thread number 634
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:41
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Oh well, if John Partridge says it then it must be an undeniable truth. It couldn't possibly just be a simple case of more than one person sharing a similar opinion about something. Anybody who disagrees with you must be wrong if John Partridge; one of the greatest minds of the 21st century; is backing you up.

Anyway, if I remember correctly, Partridge said something along the lines of 'bring in some hot new gay guys!!'. How enlightened.
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:25
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Surely what any soap needs are interesting characters. Their sexuality is irrelevant. And why does John Partridge want hot gay characters? What's wrong with normal looking gay characters?
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:27
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Surely what any soap needs are interesting characters. Their sexuality is irrelevant. And why does John Partridge want hot gay characters? What's wrong with normal looking gay characters?
Didn't you know that you can't pass the gay qualification test without being at least a 9 (out of 10) on the hotness scale? Uggo's need not apply


I am of course joking before anyone gets uppity
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:35
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You know it does have to be said that Syed and Christian were completely wasted once Diderick Santer left EastEnders. Christian for his final year in the show may have just been an extra.
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:57
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For goodness sake, they've been gone 5 minutes! EE shouldn't bring in another gay character UNLESS it's the right time. Just bringing in somebody purely to be the token gay guy is a little demeaning to homosexuality, surely??
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:04
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why do the gay characters have to be men??
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:10
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For goodness sake, they've been gone 5 minutes! EE shouldn't bring in another gay character UNLESS it's the right time. Just bringing in somebody purely to be the token gay guy is a little demeaning to homosexuality, surely??
Have you seen the new bbc 'love' trailer?

Its all straight couples. There is minimal to zero representation on the bbc. At the moment even tokenism would be welcome.

I dont think ln is the right producer to do it though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:18
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Have you seen the new bbc 'love' trailer?

Its all straight couples. There is minimal to zero representation on the bbc. At the moment even tokenism would be welcome.

I dont think ln is the right producer to do it though.
That's not the issue here is it. We're talking about EastEnders, not the whole of the BBC. Bring somebody in and if they're homosexual, fair enough but don't bring them in BECAUSE they're homosexual.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:19
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That's not the issue here is it. We're talking about EastEnders, not the whole of the BBC. Bring somebody in and if they're homosexual, fair enough but don't bring them in BECAUSE they're homosexual.
As far as i remember ee is part of the bbc. Its a problem across the channel

As i said i think ln is too interested in tweeny romances to do it properly.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:27
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That's not the issue here is it. We're talking about EastEnders, not the whole of the BBC. Bring somebody in and if they're homosexual, fair enough but don't bring them in BECAUSE they're homosexual.
But the whole point of creating a character is going to be based around their sexuality. They can't just make up a character for a storyline without the sexuality being part of it can they! Every single character that has ever been gay in soap or TV/film and their sexuality plays a large part in the reason they are there.

Soaps have always had most of their storylines based on relationships and families, sexuality therefore plays a major role in that so you can't just cast someone who is homosexual but that wasn't in the planning!
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:28
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Dont worry Im sure there will be some fresh gay males arriving soon on the square. I'll give it until the 1st March.
There are empty boxes that have to be ticked dont you know
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:29
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I'd prefer interesting characters brought in first, not more attractive actors who can't actually act. The soap is overrun with those.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:30
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But the whole point of creating a character is going to be based around their sexuality. They can't just make up a character for a storyline without the sexuality being part of it can they! Every single character that has ever been gay in soap or TV/film and their sexuality plays a large part in the reason they are there.

Soaps have always had most of their storylines based on relationships and families, sexuality therefore plays a major role in that so you can't just cast someone who is homosexual but that wasn't in the planning!
Okay maybe I've worded it wrong. What I meant is why create a homosexual storyline just for the shire publicity? If bringing in a gay character is right at the time then do it...But don't just bring one in purely because there aren't any at the moment.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:34
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If they're gonna be hammy stage school vest wearers then I'd rather they didn't bother.

Where's all the normal, average looking homosexuals? Although having said that, Christian and Syed were hardly the best looking blokes in the world were they? Lol.
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