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Old 02-01-2013, 19:30
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Over the years Hollyoaks has had more than its fair share of gay characters and story lines. I think they have gone OTT, first with the number of gay and lesbian characters and now with the amount of emphasis and screen time given to the gay aspects of the one current gay couple. I can help but think that the scriptwriters are on gay is right pay role, n soon they'll be demonizing heterosexuals
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:58
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Of course not, how silly would it sound if I said,
"Too much screen time on heterosexuality?"
IMO Hollyoaks are portraying it well.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:02
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Hollyoaks portrays it best, as it plays it like it's no different to the straight characters. Which is what all the Soaps should be doing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:03
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Exactly!
If you don't like watching gay people don't watch Hollyoaks- simple!
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:04
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I agree.

I don't mind gay characters. But when you have nothing but a load of gay character's having storylines centre around the fact that they're gay characters then it's tedious.

It's not treating it as normally as the heterosexuals, it's drawing huge focus to the fact that they're gay.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:08
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I agree.

I don't mind gay characters. But when you have nothing but a load of gay character's having storylines centre around the fact that they're gay characters then it's tedious.

It's not treating it as normally as the heterosexuals, it's drawing huge focus to the fact that they're gay.
They only story highlighting it is the Seamus/Brendan story and that's because of their history.

Brendan/Ste/Doug etc is no different to say Mercedes/Riley/Carl etc
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:11
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I was going to make a reasoned post and then thought ah bollocks to the lot of you.

If you don't like it then don't watch it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:11
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They only story highlighting it is the Seamus/Brendan story and that's because of their history.

Brendan/Ste/Doug etc is no different to say Mercedes/Riley/Carl etc
Not really. Both Ste and Doug had to be retconned as gay characters first. So, not really the same.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:14
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Again, don't watch if you're uncomfortable about homosexuals don't watch, how are they not being treated as normal?
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:15
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It just happens to be at the moment, the SL's are focused on three gay characters. The Brendan SL isn't really about Brendan being gay, it's about his dad being an abuser. It was mentioned today to show what a bar steward his dad is, but it is about their history, not Brendan being gay. The JP one is just tying up all the ends to him splitting with Craig and the wonder baby. Again, not at the moment about JP being gay, just about his relationship going to pot. Esther, is all about bullying and not her being a lesbian. So what is the big deal? Next week we'll have Dodger, Texas, Will, Myra and Dirk, Mercy and Browning, so don't fear, the heterosexuals will return and all will be right in OP's world again!
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:18
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Not at all. I like that their storylines sont just resolve around their sexuality (christian and syed anyone) and we dont always have to endure a long drawn out coming out story (aaron) or a ridiculous cringey stereotype (sean)
Hollyoaks is by far the best at portraying characters who are gay and i hope the next time one of the other soaps bring in a gay character they learn a few things from HO.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:23
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Again, don't watch if you're uncomfortable about homosexuals don't watch, how are they not being treated as normal?
Stop being so bloody rude and getting all defensive.

They're not treated as normal because the fact that they are gay is always their storyline. They're just there as the gay character.

And I was talking about Brendan/Doug/Ste not being comparable to a heterosexual triangle because it involved two contrived changes in characterisation by changing two straight characters gay which didn't make an ounce of sense.

And now we've got the return of another "straight one day, gay the next" character in John Paul involved in the same group.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:25
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I'm not being rude or defensive Was only asking a question?!
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:25
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Got to say I would sooner watch Brendan and Ste's relationship play out than the tedious relationship that was Dodger and Texas
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:27
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I'm not being rude or defensive Was only asking a question?!
Saying "Again, don't watch..." is rude and presuming people have a problem with homosexuality .
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:29
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Not assuming, just saying if someone does then don't watch..common sense really
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:29
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Hollyoaks change peoples characters every five minutes.

Random murders happen and are barely mentioned again.

People are madly in love one minute and having multiple affairs the next.

Yeah it isn't ideal to turn characters gay all the time but why is that the bit you are focused on?

And as for gay characters storylines always revolving around their sexuality, it's Hollyoaks, every characters storyline revolves around relationships.

And what kind of comment is I don't mind gay characters?

That's like saying I don't mind straight characters.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:31
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And John Paul was introduced as a gay character, he didn't turn up singing show tunes but he was struggling with his sexual identity from his arrival as a teenager.

I don't see why that makes a difference though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:32
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Not assuming, just saying if someone does then don't watch..common sense really
Well, we don't so your comments are irrelevant.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:33
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They aren't because I was talking about the programme, moving on..
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:33
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Must be the gay illuminati at work. Watch out for Brendan covering one eye with his hand in future episodes. Ste's triangle-pattern bedspread is also tipped to make a cameo. I know that I for one frequently feel the urge to go out in public and scream abuse at heterosexuals after watching Hollyoaks. I mean, I don't mind if straight people want to hold hands or even kiss (no tongues mind), but could they please do it behind closed doors?!

I swear I used to be so much more tolerant of those pesky straights before Hollyoaks educated me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:33
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And what kind of comment is I don't mind gay characters?

That's like saying I don't mind straight characters.
Because I have the Homophobia Brigade accusing me of homophobia perhaps?
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:34
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Because I have the Homophobia Brigade accusing me of homophobia perhaps?
No, it's just a weird comment to make.

ETA And it was made in your first comment before anyone said a word to you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:35
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They aren't because I was talking about the programme, moving on..
They're irrelevant because no one's uncomfortable with homosexuals on the show. Yes, move on...
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:35
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No, it's just a weird comment to make.
When someone's asking me if I'm uncomfortable with homosexual characters in a soap how else do you expect me to word my response?
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