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From the New York Times news section:

L.G.B.T.Q. TV Representation Falls for First Time in 5 Years, Glaad Finds

An annual report found that 9.1 percent of characters scheduled to appear on prime-time broadcast series identified as L.G.B.T.Q. in the 2020-21 season, down from 10.2 percent.

Isn’t that about twice the LGBQTQIQ+ percentage in the population?

By Sarah Bahr
Jan. 14, 2021

For the first time in five years, L.G.B.T.Q. representation on television decreased, an annual report by the L.G.B.T. advocacy organization Glaad has found.

The percentage of regular characters scheduled to appear on prime-time scripted broadcast television who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer decreased to 9.1 percent in the 2020-21 season, from the previous year’s record high of 10.2 percent. The number of recurring L.G.B.T.Q. characters — people who make multiple appearances in a series but are not part of the main cast — is about the same as the previous season (31 this year, compared with 30 in the prior year).

Across those platforms, the 2020-21 season includes 360 L.G.B.T.Q. characters, down from 488 in the 2019-20 season, the report found. …

For the first time, the report found, more than half of L.G.B.T.Q. characters on prime-time scripted cable series were people of color (broadcast had already achieved that figure).

Twofers.

Streaming was the only platform in which white L.G.B.T.Q. characters (51 percent) outnumbered nonwhite ones.

The number of transgender characters across broadcast, cable and streaming decreased to 29 from 38 last season, though the percentage of those played or voiced by transgender actors increased to 90 percent from 82 percent. The portion of L.G.B.T.Q. characters who are bisexual increased slightly, to 28 percent from 26 percent.

Representation of women remained unchanged at 46 percent of series regulars on broadcast television, but they are still underrepresented, as they make up 51 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau.

The percentage of Black characters on broadcast television remained about the same at 22 percent (slightly down from last season’s 23 percent)

So blacks are over-represented by more than 50%.

while the percentage of Latino characters decreased, to 7 percent from 9 percent.

The New York Times doesn’t care enough about Latinos to mention they are now 18.5% of the population.

And the New York Times doesn’t care about Asians enough to mention them at all.

 
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  1. The Gay Black Male character is a tri-fecta for a TV show:

    1. Token black

    2. Token gay

    3. Non-black men watching won’t feel disgusted or leery at having the potential to watch a black male w/ non-black male of their own race.

    And really, the more over-the-top queeny the black gay male is, the better.

  2. Follow up question, what percentage of homosexual and other mentally ill sex obsessives are represented accurately?

    Is it still zero?

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Mike Tre

    That bit of 'liberation' seems to be in the future, still. There's little doubt that the proportion of sexual compulsives is very high among homos, but I don't think the Wokistocracy has yet determined how the issue should be presented, or even if it should. So many priorities!

    Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males? There must be a way. Perhaps by being so very alluring, yet always just out of reach?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Mike Tre

    "what percentage of homosexual and ... mentally ill sex obsessives"

    In the TV/film industry? Below the line 45%. Above the line 88.9%.

    , @R.G. Camara
    @Mike Tre

    It's a negative number. Not only are their foibles and shortcomings not represented accurately, they are inverted. Gay men are constantly shown to come from biological two-parent households and have no drug problems/daddy issues, and who's biggest problem is "accepting themselves" and "fighting homophobia."

  3. I know I’m so sick of bi-racial couples and kids in tv commercials. I’m sick of this being crammed down my throat.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Dan Smith
    @Moemo

    Me too. And in the next five years, average black IQ will continue its slide, black murder rate will climb, black poverty rate won’t change except in acting jobs.

    , @Known Fact
    @Moemo

    I'd like to see the demo numbers for the actors in TV ads rather than scripted series. Ads arguably are more influential and more insidious than any particular series, and harder to avoid.

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @GeneralRipper
    @Moemo

    There's an easy way to remedy that.

    Get rid of your TV.

    You'll be much happier, plus you'll save money.

    , @Charles St. Charles
    @Moemo

    The black guy/White woman thing is the big push, maybe even bigger than the gay push. Whenever it comes up in a movie or show, I’m out, I turn it off. Cartoonist Scott Adam’s has a seemingly arbitrary rule for movies - if at any point the hero is tied to a chair, he turns it off. He claims it saves him from seeing a lot formulaic movies. If I see a black guy/White girl relationship, I’m done.

    I was recently watching Netflix’s “Ava”, nominally a movie about a female assassin who is targeted for elimination by her own shadowy governmental service (CIA?). Right from the top of course we have to suspend reality as this skinny redhead beats the hell out of bigger muscular men also trained as assassins. She decides to hide out in her old hometown and so comes into contact with her sister and old boyfriend, who is now ploughing the sister’s field, so to speak. At some point we see a well groomed black guy whose status is unclear - another assassin? No, of course not - all the bad guys in this are White of course. As soon as I saw him, I thought, he’s the old boyfriend, or course. So this black guy is not only currently ploughing the sister, he also used to plow the heroine.

    I can’t say how things turned out for “Ava”; I bailed.

  4. They obtained all they wanted beyond their wildest dreams, so propaganda of homosexuality can be toned down a bit. Now racism and transgenderism are more important. It’s all so transparent really.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Dumbo

    Paedophilia will be a Big Part in whatever is going to be served going forward.

  5. All the more reason, if you still own a TV, to dig a hole and bury it.

  6. The number of transgender characters across broadcast, cable and streaming decreased to 29 from 38 last season, though the percentage of those played or voiced by transgender actors increased to 90 percent from 82 percent.

    Until quite recently , playing a trans character was a reliable way to get awards attention, set yourself apart as an edgy prestige actor, and loudly extoll your progressive bona fides. It was “brave”, “laudable”, “giving a voice to the marginalized”. Hillary Swank won an Oscar for playing a trans man in 1999. Felicity Huffman broke out of the Desperate Housewives ghetto (earning the seething jealousy of her prettier co-stars) with Transamerica and got an Oscar nomination in 2005. Luckily for the studio, she has a strong jawline so they didn’t have to spend that much on prosthetics. Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for playing a trans woman in The Danish Girl not even 10 years ago. A couple years later Jared Leto upped the ante by playing a trans woman with AIDS and also won an Oscar. Along with Holocaust movies, there didn’t seem to be a surer way of taking home an Academy Award.

    Then something happened in the last 3-4 years. Probably the Orange is the new black TV series had a big impact, which introduced the first mainstream trans actress in Laverne Cox. Remember that Times Magazine cover with “Transgender Rights” on it? That was Laverne. Suddenly all these brave Oscar winners had actually been taking away roles from the marginalized trans actors and actresses. Now you couldn’t pay a famous actor to take on such a role, it’s completely toxic and would result in immediate social media “cancellation”. The result is that Hollywood is no longer touching these stories since it’s pretty hard to find a talented and attractive enough trans who can carry a film to success and also convincingly play before and after. I suppose Elliott Page formerly Ellen Page is a godsend in that regard for the producers out there who still want to make a trans movie.

    • Replies: @Pissedoffalese
    @DextersLabRat

    Try Jaye Davison (?) of Stargate (Underrated imho) and The Crying Game! Both fantastic movies, and Jaye (black, too) was stunningly, weirdly beautiful. Trans was one of the things about The Crying Game, but didn't detract from the movie. In Stargate sex of alien was kind of ambiguous.

    Lately, though, I hate all this tranny/queer/interracial shit being shoved down our throats.

    But do give these movies a shot. Well worth it. Stargate is also family friendly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  7. Television has always been a medium for sloths, the unintelligent, layabouts, the workshy, home bound, sexual perverts and degenerates. That such persons are over-represented in the portrayals on television and its advertisements is hardly surprising.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
    @Trelane

    "Television has always been a medium for sloths, the unintelligent, layabouts, the workshy, home bound, sexual perverts and degenerates. . . ."

    Ninety percent of prime-time television is vapid bullshit. So, yes, "sloths," "the unintelligent, "layabouts," "the workshy" and the like are perfectly suited for it. . . .

  8. The number of scripted shows on primetime broadcast TV has decreased a lot too. I cannot believe how many prime time game shows have been added just over the past three years. For those of us who can’t afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what’s good on TV isn’t available to us. Our prior fallback of old movies on TCM was taken away from us too. It was put in a separate $10 extra package that includes more sports. We don’t watch sports!

    • Replies: @guest007
    @notsaying

    Game shows are cheap to produce, are not on the streaming services and along with talent competitions, a sports-like substitute for women.

    Sports is a way to appeal to younger males who watch little else on TV while talent competitionsgame shows appeal to middle aged and younger women.

    , @Forbes
    @notsaying

    Dump the cable TV package, and internet-stream your video. It's cheaper than Comcast.

    Comcast gives you propaganda as news, overpaid men playing boys games, and entertainment programming filled with ads. Why would you pay to be abused like that...

    , @John Up North
    @notsaying

    I cut the cord 5 years ago and got a digital antenna to watch broadcast stations. I think the antenna was $35. You can watch a lot of old Westerns. A few were good, most were pretty dumb. Maybe conservatives out there can get into over the air broadcasting to get their ideas out.

    , @Stan d Mute
    @notsaying


    For those of us who can’t afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services
     
    Cancel your phone line and cable tv service. A good broadband internet connection with ample bandwidth for streaming can be had for $40/mo or less. Netflix is around $10 and HBOMAX (full WB library) around $15. Prime is included and functionally free if you buy enough crap online and you’re impatient.
  9. Gay Blacks Overrepresented on TV

    A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom!

    Twofers.

    Light-in-the-loafers twofers. Chauffeur, fetch me a gopher!

    Streaming was the only platform in which white L.G.B.T.Q. characters (51 percent) outnumbered nonwhite ones.

    Please donate to Screamers for Streamers. Or vice versa. And don’t leave out Dreamers!

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Chauffeur, fetch me a gopher!"

    Are you sure you didn't mean a gerbil?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  10. The NY Times fails to mention that overall viewership for scripted TV is continuing to decline. While they are going to blame cord cutting, could it be these agenda pushing shows are another factor in the ratings?

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @Nico
    @Barnard

    I don’t think it’s the agenda per se (sadly the numbers of Americans who have formally signed on to one or another element of the stupidity continue to soar) so much as the predictability, but that isn’t limited to woke-ness. Scripted television has been spiraling down into trope hell since the mid/late 1990s if not earlier, and it is increasingly difficult to find anything original which is not merely “gimmicky” (cf, ‘Space Force’) and destined to age badly.

  11. For those of us who can’t afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what’s good on TV isn’t available to us.

    I’m not sure what Comcast package you’re getting but, for most people, one of the streaming services is usually cheaper than any of the TV options provided by Comcast, with the added benefit that they aren’t a royal pain in the ass when you try to cancel.

    • Replies: @My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle
    @Joe Biden's Brain

    There's only one way to terminate your Comcast subscription. Gather up all the equipment from Comcast and head down to the nearest Comcast Service Center and turn it in and tell them to cancel your account. If they want to know why just tell them you're moving to Mexico.

    Replies: @El Dato

  12. Did they forget to count Van Jones? Isn’t he on the Down Low?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @anonymous

    Good point--also Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Shepard Smith, Robin Roberts, etc.

    Replies: @Forbes

  13. Black people and homosexuals are even more over-represented among TV viewers, though. Somebody google the stats for me, please. I’m too occupied with my dinner to do it myself.

    White people are actually the minority among the TV audience, especially when you exclude etnics like Jews and Italians. Watching television is one of the blackest, gayest, most female things you can privately participate in.

    The media caters to its consumers.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @JohnPlywood

    The Tumblr crowd are the power users of Twitter and have total media backing no matter how insane they look or sound.

    It's an input they can see and so it's taken very seriously. Most TV is aimed at young middle class and up women now and so it has come to reflect their religious tastes.

    Emily In Paris depicts a Paris without the great replacement and which fetishizes a particular view of Parisian and French culture and life that is laughably inaccurate. It's made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it's allowed. And it's one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

  14. The New York Times doesn’t care enough about Latinos to mention they are now 18.5% of the population.

    And the New York Times doesn’t care about Asians enough to mention them at all.

    All well and good. The election fraud story is old news, now to talk about something really important, like worrying about gays and transgenders.

  15. So it appears true what I read on Twitter earlier that everything is fake and gay.

  16. Are we really surprised?

  17. I bet straight black men are stoked about the over representation of gay black men on TV.

  18. I’m sorry about the OT, but this link contains some amazing video with sound of the infamous Ruby in Georgia discussing how to manufacture biden votes with Ralph Jones, the election director of Fulton County.

    I think this is where they hatched the plan to say a water main broke and send all election observers home, so that they could pull their boxes of votes out from under the table.

    I can’t embed the video, but it is easy to see at the link.

    https://thedonald.win/p/11S0bp78qW/georgia–ruby-caught-on-video-wi/c/

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @wren

    "This video has been removed for violating our Terms of Service."

    Replies: @wren

  19. @JohnPlywood
    Black people and homosexuals are even more over-represented among TV viewers, though. Somebody google the stats for me, please. I'm too occupied with my dinner to do it myself.


    White people are actually the minority among the TV audience, especially when you exclude etnics like Jews and Italians. Watching television is one of the blackest, gayest, most female things you can privately participate in.

    The media caters to its consumers.

    Replies: @Altai

    The Tumblr crowd are the power users of Twitter and have total media backing no matter how insane they look or sound.

    It’s an input they can see and so it’s taken very seriously. Most TV is aimed at young middle class and up women now and so it has come to reflect their religious tastes.

    Emily In Paris depicts a Paris without the great replacement and which fetishizes a particular view of Parisian and French culture and life that is laughably inaccurate. It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Altai


    It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

     

    This is an astute comment.

    Historical dramas used to be another 'safe space' for 'white' stories -- e.g. the seemingly constant stream of Austen adaptations until just recently -- but that is quickly ending.

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to, but I've seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason. They're just assumed to belong there. This fulfils many contemporary western women's love of the costumes and sets and romance, without the growing sense of dread so many now feel in enjoying anything that's not perfectly 'equitable' and woke.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Lurker, @raga10

  20. @anonymous
    Did they forget to count Van Jones? Isn't he on the Down Low?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Good point–also Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Shepard Smith, Robin Roberts, etc.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Harry Baldwin

    One more reason explaining why my brother calls evening cable the best comedy on TV--it's laughable. I don't bother with it. Who doesn't have better things to do than watch a bunch of flamers acting like performing seals...

  21. Anon[418] • Disclaimer says:

    I think gays are less than 2 or 3 percent for full-blown [sic] male homos. Wikipedia shows a few hundred different surveys internationally, and results really vary. Activists publicize the largest number.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_sexual_orientation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_demographics_of_the_United_States

    It’s pretty easy to see that the way they ask the question really skews things, especially if they include bi and trans and have a younger corpus.

    I remember the gay campus newspaper at UCLA that had the aspirational title Ten Percent during my undergraduate stint. Yeah, right.

    In 1979 UCLA students published the first edition of Ten Percent, which predated Frontiers as a Los Angeles gay newspaper.

    https://www.lgbt.ucla.edu/Our-History

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon

    Well, 99% has been a good mind-virus too. Until we reach the Jodie Foster "Elysium" stage of production that rote signifier is devoid of concrete meaning and functionally gibberish. But everybody loves a 99 whether on a bumper sticker or price tag.

  22. As with universities, there is a market opportunity in for strictly normal healthy Western Civilization oriented, which is missed because the people involved just don’t want to do it.

  23. @Mike Tre
    Follow up question, what percentage of homosexual and other mentally ill sex obsessives are represented accurately?

    Is it still zero?

    Replies: @Polistra, @SunBakedSuburb, @R.G. Camara

    That bit of ‘liberation’ seems to be in the future, still. There’s little doubt that the proportion of sexual compulsives is very high among homos, but I don’t think the Wokistocracy has yet determined how the issue should be presented, or even if it should. So many priorities!

    Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males? There must be a way. Perhaps by being so very alluring, yet always just out of reach?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Polistra

    I've been saying for decades that any condition that if universal would result in the extinction of the species in one generation is not to be celebrated, the question is Should it be tolerated?

    That's usually good for hissy-fitting. I find it amusing, my wife less so. To quote a line Dashiell Hammett gave Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon :" I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble."

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Polistra

    "Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males?"

    Easy. The gay whiner can always say his life dreams were brutally and unjustly derailed the day a straight white guy gave him a good ol' fashioned country ass-whoopin' at a highway rest stop.

    Replies: @Polistra

  24. Blay Gack, his demographic overrepresented, still unsatisfied.

  25. The percentage of Black characters on broadcast television remained about the same at 22 percent (slightly down from last season’s 23 percent)

    Blacks are underrepresented bigtime when you consider how many scripted shows are of the cops and robbers kind. There are a lot of Black cops and even a few Black robbers in real American life. Also where are the stats on pesons of Hebretude portrayed on the tv dramas?

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    @Jack Armstrong

    Speaking of jews, it seems like there are a sprinkling of wise-cracking jews on drama TV show. But no jews are ever in commercials lest their presence alienate jew haters. Lovable black elders prevail out of all proportion to the percentage of American blacks in the population. Sometimes a winsome Hispanic girl or a mullato girl - hard to tell which - and of course an enormous number of interracial couples, the man always a black, the woman usually a blonde. Never a blond man and a black wife, never never never. Asians a few. No Asian white couples - that's a no-no.

    I assume that the advertisements' designers are aiming to please viewers not alienate them. I assume further that showing a black guy driving an expensive car is the advertisers' way of saying 'if a black guy from the 'hood can afford it, you can afford it.'

  26. homosexuals up about 2000% in commercials though, so that makes up for it

  27. @Altai
    @JohnPlywood

    The Tumblr crowd are the power users of Twitter and have total media backing no matter how insane they look or sound.

    It's an input they can see and so it's taken very seriously. Most TV is aimed at young middle class and up women now and so it has come to reflect their religious tastes.

    Emily In Paris depicts a Paris without the great replacement and which fetishizes a particular view of Parisian and French culture and life that is laughably inaccurate. It's made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it's allowed. And it's one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

    This is an astute comment.

    Historical dramas used to be another ‘safe space’ for ‘white’ stories — e.g. the seemingly constant stream of Austen adaptations until just recently — but that is quickly ending.

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven’t watched it, and don’t plan to, but I’ve seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason. They’re just assumed to belong there. This fulfils many contemporary western women’s love of the costumes and sets and romance, without the growing sense of dread so many now feel in enjoying anything that’s not perfectly ‘equitable’ and woke.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I’ll be waiting for the homosexual negro Nazi concentration camp soldiers in the next Clooney/Pitt nazi hunter fantasy fetish.

    It’ll give homosexual Jews an opportunity to root for the oh-so-bad goys for once.

    , @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Mrs Lurker has just started watching something called The Great, it's based on the life of Catherine the Great. Vague recollections of history lessons and a quick check on Wiki highlight numerous historical errors, no surprises there.

    But the real issue, needless to say, is the casting. So far I've seen two black Russian aristocrats, real African black. No attempt to explain their presence in some vaguely plausible way. They're just there.

    A more central character is the Indian guy who, unaccountably, is Count Orloff. It's funny, that sounds like a Russian name.

    Casting is not the only issue. The (white) Russian aristos are depicted as chaotic, corrupt, drunk, inept and fucking & fighting constantly. The black aristocrats are not depicted like this and the Indian guy is a Current Year liberal transplanted to the 1700s (as is Catherine).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_(2020_TV_series)

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @raga10
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven’t watched it, and don’t plan to, but I’ve seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason.
     
    I have watched it, mainly because I found the heroine rather easy to look at... But the number of coloured people hanging around these salons of high society in England circa 1812 was just ridiculous and it continued to ruin the experience for me. The made Queen Charlotte, a real historical character, black for god's sake! In reality there were some rumblings about Charlotte having *some* black blood, but there is not enough evidence to be certain one way or another. Perhaps she did have a fraction, perhaps not... Well, no-one could have any doubt about her as she is portrayed in Bridgerton: The Queen of England is black! Now I understand this was not meant to be a historically accurate document, but there are limits. She might as well travel in a helicopter then!

    Still. Having watched it, I took away at least one thing from this experience: there is absolutely no reason why anyone in England should ever complain about racism, since it's clearly been a perfectly colour-blind society since at least 1812! [/sarcasm]

    Replies: @Rob McX

  28. If you ever go to New Orleans there are a lot pf gay black men & they weirdly work in 2 industries: restaurants and hotels….

    This is just anecdotal but they tend to be a lot less drama prone than white women and weirdly work way harder than most straight blacks I’ve encountered…..

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Neoconned

    What proportion of black male waiters at nice restaurants are gay?

    I don't think the same is true for Mexican restaurants, though. I've had Mexican waiters who could give Pancho Villa a run in machismo department.

    On the other hand, lots of straight black guys work as, say, skycaps at O'Hare Airport and do very well on tips.

    Replies: @Cido, @Neoconned

    , @Dissident
    @Neoconned


    If you ever go to New Orleans...
     

    Now won't you come along with me
    To the Mississippi?
    We'll take a trip to the land of dreams
    Blowing down the river, down to New Orleans

    The band is there to meet us
    Old friends to greet us
    That's where the line and the dark folks meet
    A heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street
     
    Basin Street Blues - Ella "Satchmo" Fitzgerald - 1949
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPxXI_jKz6E
  29. @Neoconned
    If you ever go to New Orleans there are a lot pf gay black men & they weirdly work in 2 industries: restaurants and hotels....

    This is just anecdotal but they tend to be a lot less drama prone than white women and weirdly work way harder than most straight blacks I've encountered.....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dissident

    What proportion of black male waiters at nice restaurants are gay?

    I don’t think the same is true for Mexican restaurants, though. I’ve had Mexican waiters who could give Pancho Villa a run in machismo department.

    On the other hand, lots of straight black guys work as, say, skycaps at O’Hare Airport and do very well on tips.

    • Replies: @Cido
    @Steve Sailer

    The few black graduate students that I see at university are usually women or gays.

    , @Neoconned
    @Steve Sailer

    Waiters? In terms of black male servers they're 50 to 75%.....especially at the regional casinos. They do a lot of the backline stuff. In fast food they do a lot of the cashier positions but also work as cooks, food assembly people amd bussers/dishwashers.

    Weirdly they don't do grill guy work. They may work grill while tje cook is on break but they dont do grill work. Probably too dirty & labor intensive....

  30. Wouldn’t

    L TV
    B TV
    G TV
    T TV
    Q TV
    + TV

    please everyone?

  31. And Jews have no role whatsoever in American Media.

  32. @Polistra
    @Mike Tre

    That bit of 'liberation' seems to be in the future, still. There's little doubt that the proportion of sexual compulsives is very high among homos, but I don't think the Wokistocracy has yet determined how the issue should be presented, or even if it should. So many priorities!

    Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males? There must be a way. Perhaps by being so very alluring, yet always just out of reach?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I’ve been saying for decades that any condition that if universal would result in the extinction of the species in one generation is not to be celebrated, the question is Should it be tolerated?

    That’s usually good for hissy-fitting. I find it amusing, my wife less so. To quote a line Dashiell Hammett gave Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon :” I don’t mind a reasonable amount of trouble.”

  33. @Steve Sailer
    @Neoconned

    What proportion of black male waiters at nice restaurants are gay?

    I don't think the same is true for Mexican restaurants, though. I've had Mexican waiters who could give Pancho Villa a run in machismo department.

    On the other hand, lots of straight black guys work as, say, skycaps at O'Hare Airport and do very well on tips.

    Replies: @Cido, @Neoconned

    The few black graduate students that I see at university are usually women or gays.

  34. @Jack Armstrong

    The percentage of Black characters on broadcast television remained about the same at 22 percent (slightly down from last season’s 23 percent)
     
    Blacks are underrepresented bigtime when you consider how many scripted shows are of the cops and robbers kind. There are a lot of Black cops and even a few Black robbers in real American life. Also where are the stats on pesons of Hebretude portrayed on the tv dramas?

    Replies: @Anonymouse

    Speaking of jews, it seems like there are a sprinkling of wise-cracking jews on drama TV show. But no jews are ever in commercials lest their presence alienate jew haters. Lovable black elders prevail out of all proportion to the percentage of American blacks in the population. Sometimes a winsome Hispanic girl or a mullato girl – hard to tell which – and of course an enormous number of interracial couples, the man always a black, the woman usually a blonde. Never a blond man and a black wife, never never never. Asians a few. No Asian white couples – that’s a no-no.

    I assume that the advertisements’ designers are aiming to please viewers not alienate them. I assume further that showing a black guy driving an expensive car is the advertisers’ way of saying ‘if a black guy from the ‘hood can afford it, you can afford it.’

  35. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Altai


    It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

     

    This is an astute comment.

    Historical dramas used to be another 'safe space' for 'white' stories -- e.g. the seemingly constant stream of Austen adaptations until just recently -- but that is quickly ending.

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to, but I've seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason. They're just assumed to belong there. This fulfils many contemporary western women's love of the costumes and sets and romance, without the growing sense of dread so many now feel in enjoying anything that's not perfectly 'equitable' and woke.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Lurker, @raga10

    I’ll be waiting for the homosexual negro Nazi concentration camp soldiers in the next Clooney/Pitt nazi hunter fantasy fetish.

    It’ll give homosexual Jews an opportunity to root for the oh-so-bad goys for once.

  36. Well, I am sure gays have always been disproportionately involved in acting, so whether the total number is higher or it’s just more open as to who is or is not gay, not so sure.

    However, the rise in black female showrunners probably does mean an increase in gay black men in TV. Congratulations, black America – in 20 years thanks to entertainment, perhaps the archetypical black man in American culture won’t be a saggy-pantsed thug but a shrill and flamboyant Billy Porter type character.

  37. TV is all about preaching now. You get a sermon to the deplorables every episode now. I was watching Prodigal Son the other night and the fat black detective almost gets shot by the bad white cops who respond to his officer down message.

    Season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy same thing. Bad white human traffickers try to kidnap nice black teenagers with great hair. Police arrest black mom instead. Dr. Avery then gives a sermon on Covid infections among blacks being due to systemic racism.

    I guess television is Church for the post Christian Woke.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    How can you continue to watch this stuff? I must be different from everybody else: I can't watch something I'm not enjoying.

    I haven't found ANY enjoyable broadcast television for the past 5 years, including golf. It's sad, because I would likely watch a little every day if there were content available that wouldn't insult me, but it doesn't exist.

  38. Once again, the mental effects of the term “people of color” shows up. The term is meant to confuse issues and the term leaves it to the reader/listerner to determine who is included/excluded when the term is used.

    An intelligent and clever conservative politician will someday figure out to question the use of the term during every interview, political forum, debate, or hearing. If progressives are forced every time to define what they mean by people of color and who is included/excluded then Latinos and Asians will slowly learn that being considered people of color is of little benefit.

  39. @notsaying
    The number of scripted shows on primetime broadcast TV has decreased a lot too. I cannot believe how many prime time game shows have been added just over the past three years. For those of us who can't afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what's good on TV isn't available to us. Our prior fallback of old movies on TCM was taken away from us too. It was put in a separate $10 extra package that includes more sports. We don't watch sports!

    Replies: @guest007, @Forbes, @John Up North, @Stan d Mute

    Game shows are cheap to produce, are not on the streaming services and along with talent competitions, a sports-like substitute for women.

    Sports is a way to appeal to younger males who watch little else on TV while talent competitionsgame shows appeal to middle aged and younger women.

  40. @Moemo
    I know I'm so sick of bi-racial couples and kids in tv commercials. I'm sick of this being crammed down my throat.

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Known Fact, @GeneralRipper, @Charles St. Charles

    Me too. And in the next five years, average black IQ will continue its slide, black murder rate will climb, black poverty rate won’t change except in acting jobs.

  41. It’s not that LGBTQ+ representation is falling. It’s that’s L’s and G’s aren’t interesting anymore, and the new conventional wisdomn denies that B’s exist. But T’s, Q’s, and I’s are trendy. And you’ll never see A’s represented, since you can’t make a love triangle out of A’s.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @njguy73

    I've led a sheltered life - A's?

    Asexuals?

    Replies: @njguy73

  42. @Moemo
    I know I'm so sick of bi-racial couples and kids in tv commercials. I'm sick of this being crammed down my throat.

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Known Fact, @GeneralRipper, @Charles St. Charles

    I’d like to see the demo numbers for the actors in TV ads rather than scripted series. Ads arguably are more influential and more insidious than any particular series, and harder to avoid.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Known Fact

    http://narrativecode.blogspot.com/

    Replies: @Known Fact

  43. One thing I notice about television, and entertainment in general, is that a show today can be as raunchy as possible, and not get into trouble, as long as there is at least an overtone of PC preachiness.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Mike Zwick

    "PC preachiness"

    PC, Woke, social justice, anti-racism, "equity," all revolve around white progressive idol worship of the Black. Sorry brown and yellow peoples: you're an afterthought. As Unz grumblers are fully aware, white progs measure their internal goodness by how much hysteria they can generate towards the well-being of blacks. The rise of the black lady goddess class in the private sector indicate white progs are feeling mighty pleased with themselves.

  44. @Dumbo
    They obtained all they wanted beyond their wildest dreams, so propaganda of homosexuality can be toned down a bit. Now racism and transgenderism are more important. It's all so transparent really.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Paedophilia will be a Big Part in whatever is going to be served going forward.

  45. @wren
    I'm sorry about the OT, but this link contains some amazing video with sound of the infamous Ruby in Georgia discussing how to manufacture biden votes with Ralph Jones, the election director of Fulton County.

    I think this is where they hatched the plan to say a water main broke and send all election observers home, so that they could pull their boxes of votes out from under the table.

    I can't embed the video, but it is easy to see at the link.

    https://thedonald.win/p/11S0bp78qW/georgia--ruby-caught-on-video-wi/c/

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “This video has been removed for violating our Terms of Service.”

    • Replies: @wren
    @YetAnotherAnon

    It was a video of the ballot counters during the infamous water main break talking with their boss with audio. About 50% of what is in the subtitles is audible and accurate, but we have no proof that the other 50% is accurate, so although I'm just as pissed, there is the possibility that it is fake.

    https://rumble.com/vcu9pv-fulton-county-election-fraud-captured-on-video-cleaner-audio..html

  46. @notsaying
    The number of scripted shows on primetime broadcast TV has decreased a lot too. I cannot believe how many prime time game shows have been added just over the past three years. For those of us who can't afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what's good on TV isn't available to us. Our prior fallback of old movies on TCM was taken away from us too. It was put in a separate $10 extra package that includes more sports. We don't watch sports!

    Replies: @guest007, @Forbes, @John Up North, @Stan d Mute

    Dump the cable TV package, and internet-stream your video. It’s cheaper than Comcast.

    Comcast gives you propaganda as news, overpaid men playing boys games, and entertainment programming filled with ads. Why would you pay to be abused like that…

  47. @Harry Baldwin
    @anonymous

    Good point--also Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Shepard Smith, Robin Roberts, etc.

    Replies: @Forbes

    One more reason explaining why my brother calls evening cable the best comedy on TV–it’s laughable. I don’t bother with it. Who doesn’t have better things to do than watch a bunch of flamers acting like performing seals…

  48. @Mike Tre
    Follow up question, what percentage of homosexual and other mentally ill sex obsessives are represented accurately?

    Is it still zero?

    Replies: @Polistra, @SunBakedSuburb, @R.G. Camara

    “what percentage of homosexual and … mentally ill sex obsessives”

    In the TV/film industry? Below the line 45%. Above the line 88.9%.

  49. @Mike Zwick
    One thing I notice about television, and entertainment in general, is that a show today can be as raunchy as possible, and not get into trouble, as long as there is at least an overtone of PC preachiness.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “PC preachiness”

    PC, Woke, social justice, anti-racism, “equity,” all revolve around white progressive idol worship of the Black. Sorry brown and yellow peoples: you’re an afterthought. As Unz grumblers are fully aware, white progs measure their internal goodness by how much hysteria they can generate towards the well-being of blacks. The rise of the black lady goddess class in the private sector indicate white progs are feeling mighty pleased with themselves.

  50. Meshach Taylor was perhaps TV’s prototypical Non-Threatening Black Male, on 1980s sitcom Designing Women. Hetero as they come in real life but he nonetheless became a gay icon for this role even though I don’t recall any specific suggestion the character was gay.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-jan-hooks-delta-burke-dixie-carter-meshach-taylor-judith-ivey-designing-31017309.html

    There were already blacks galore on circa-1970s shows but today it’s amazing to look back on the almost total blackout of gay themes and characters at that time. 5-0 had one episode where a respected banker is being blackmailed — and jumps off a balcony — because he’s into young poolboys. Very typical of that era.

    You could make a case that the first trans character was Captain Kirk, in the infamous 1968 episode where an insane female takes over the captain’s body. William Shatner’s portrayal was not exactly sensitive and empathetic.

  51. @Mike Mike

    “So blacks are over-represented by more than 50%”

    Judging by what I see on the old man’s telly I’d say that number is woefully short. The disappearance of white men from commercials (more of a cultural bellwhether than the shows themselves) is both sad and hilarious.

  52. In other news, the percentage of gay characters appearing on Chinese and Indian television shows did NOT decrease, and is still at 0%.

    • Replies: @Gerard Frederick
    @Escher

    I always knew there was something about Chinese TV that I liked! Thanks!

  53. @Reg Cæsar

    Gay Blacks Overrepresented on TV

     
    A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom!


    https://www.scotsman.com/webimg/RUxNODYzMzAwMDM=.jpg


    Twofers.

     

    Light-in-the-loafers twofers. Chauffeur, fetch me a gopher!

    Streaming was the only platform in which white L.G.B.T.Q. characters (51 percent) outnumbered nonwhite ones.
     
    Please donate to Screamers for Streamers. Or vice versa. And don't leave out Dreamers!

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    “Chauffeur, fetch me a gopher!”

    Are you sure you didn’t mean a gerbil?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jim Bob Lassiter


    Are you sure you didn’t mean a gerbil?

     

    Gerbils are the gateway drug to larger rodents. And gerbil doesn't rhyme with chauffeur.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

  54. @Polistra
    @Mike Tre

    That bit of 'liberation' seems to be in the future, still. There's little doubt that the proportion of sexual compulsives is very high among homos, but I don't think the Wokistocracy has yet determined how the issue should be presented, or even if it should. So many priorities!

    Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males? There must be a way. Perhaps by being so very alluring, yet always just out of reach?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    “Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males?”

    Easy. The gay whiner can always say his life dreams were brutally and unjustly derailed the day a straight white guy gave him a good ol’ fashioned country ass-whoopin’ at a highway rest stop.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Back in the day, I used to visit rest stops, park my car, and go pee in the woods. Safer and cleaner. Vastly cleaner.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

  55. Classic art needs no introduction.

    I am so sick and tired of the degenerate leftist culture filter.

    • Don’t buy tickets to movies, live theatre, baseball, etc.

    • Cancel all entertainment, subscription packages.

    • Cut the cord.

    • If one senses a discussion coalescing around some new pop “artist”, a contract awarded to a hip, young, long-bushy-haired music director from Venezuela, etc, just walk away.

  56. @Skylark Thibedeau
    TV is all about preaching now. You get a sermon to the deplorables every episode now. I was watching Prodigal Son the other night and the fat black detective almost gets shot by the bad white cops who respond to his officer down message.

    Season premiere of Grey's Anatomy same thing. Bad white human traffickers try to kidnap nice black teenagers with great hair. Police arrest black mom instead. Dr. Avery then gives a sermon on Covid infections among blacks being due to systemic racism.

    I guess television is Church for the post Christian Woke.

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    How can you continue to watch this stuff? I must be different from everybody else: I can’t watch something I’m not enjoying.

    I haven’t found ANY enjoyable broadcast television for the past 5 years, including golf. It’s sad, because I would likely watch a little every day if there were content available that wouldn’t insult me, but it doesn’t exist.

    • Agree: Old Prude, HammerJack
  57. Justice for Jussie – we need to get these figures back up.

  58. Calls for fair representation of assorted minorities on-screen are amusing. What are all the unemployed blacks/browns/jews/gays/trannies that would result from such a policy going to do instead?

  59. Representation of women remained unchanged at 46 percent of series regulars on broadcast television, but they are still underrepresented, as they make up 51 percent of the U.S. population.

    This is like some SAT Math word problem:
    What percentage of regular male characters must undergo gender-reassignment surgery in order for TV to equitably reflect women’s actual presence in society?

  60. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Altai


    It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

     

    This is an astute comment.

    Historical dramas used to be another 'safe space' for 'white' stories -- e.g. the seemingly constant stream of Austen adaptations until just recently -- but that is quickly ending.

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to, but I've seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason. They're just assumed to belong there. This fulfils many contemporary western women's love of the costumes and sets and romance, without the growing sense of dread so many now feel in enjoying anything that's not perfectly 'equitable' and woke.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Lurker, @raga10

    Mrs Lurker has just started watching something called The Great, it’s based on the life of Catherine the Great. Vague recollections of history lessons and a quick check on Wiki highlight numerous historical errors, no surprises there.

    But the real issue, needless to say, is the casting. So far I’ve seen two black Russian aristocrats, real African black. No attempt to explain their presence in some vaguely plausible way. They’re just there.

    A more central character is the Indian guy who, unaccountably, is Count Orloff. It’s funny, that sounds like a Russian name.

    Casting is not the only issue. The (white) Russian aristos are depicted as chaotic, corrupt, drunk, inept and fucking & fighting constantly. The black aristocrats are not depicted like this and the Indian guy is a Current Year liberal transplanted to the 1700s (as is Catherine).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_(2020_TV_series)

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Lurker

    Famously, there actually was, historically, one prominent black mandarin in Russia, a man named Abram Petrovuch Gannibal. But he was under the time of Peter the Great, not Catharine:

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal

    He had been taken as a slave from Africa when young, was presented to Peter the Great as a gift, got very close with Peter the Great (who was his godfather), was freed, and went on to marry two white women and have an amazing diplomatic life as a general and military engineer, and was eventually granted nobility.

    He is even the great grandfather of the great Russian poet, Pushkin. Even had some reverse cuckoldry in his life----his first wife cheated on him, and he confirmed this when their child came out white. He divorced her and married another, which proved to be a happier marriage.

    Of course, his ancestry is confirmed to be either Ethiopian or Central African, not the West African troglodytes roaming America's inner cities today.

    It's amazing Hollywood hasn't made several dozen movies depicting him overcoming "hate" and "racism" and introducing "good music" to the Russian nobility and making him smarter and more noble than all the other Russians , and fighting some kind of proto-Nazi-KKK group (likely brought in by a German diplomat).

    Heck, I'd be interested in this kind of fish-out-of-water biography. But, alas, if made today it would be far too woke and fake to enjoy.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Lurker

    How about the black detective inspector in the TV reconstruction of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Murders? She's apparently "a composite of several people who worked on the case".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_%28serial_killer%29

    While in 2020 black police women do exist (in London), I'd wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Rob McX, @Lurker

  61. @Known Fact
    @Moemo

    I'd like to see the demo numbers for the actors in TV ads rather than scripted series. Ads arguably are more influential and more insidious than any particular series, and harder to avoid.

    Replies: @Lurker

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Lurker

    Thanks, that's the critical lens through which you have to view today's advertising and promo materials. Wonder what happened to that blog, looks like it's already come and gone

    Replies: @Lurker

  62. @njguy73
    It's not that LGBTQ+ representation is falling. It's that's L's and G's aren't interesting anymore, and the new conventional wisdomn denies that B's exist. But T's, Q's, and I's are trendy. And you'll never see A's represented, since you can't make a love triangle out of A's.

    Replies: @Lurker

    I’ve led a sheltered life – A’s?

    Asexuals?

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Lurker

    Yes, asexuals. I've also seen two Q's in the abbreviation, one for "queer" and another for "questioning."

    There's a whole spectrum of identities and sexualities, but that's beyond the scope of this post.

  63. @Mike Tre
    Follow up question, what percentage of homosexual and other mentally ill sex obsessives are represented accurately?

    Is it still zero?

    Replies: @Polistra, @SunBakedSuburb, @R.G. Camara

    It’s a negative number. Not only are their foibles and shortcomings not represented accurately, they are inverted. Gay men are constantly shown to come from biological two-parent households and have no drug problems/daddy issues, and who’s biggest problem is “accepting themselves” and “fighting homophobia.”

  64. @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Mrs Lurker has just started watching something called The Great, it's based on the life of Catherine the Great. Vague recollections of history lessons and a quick check on Wiki highlight numerous historical errors, no surprises there.

    But the real issue, needless to say, is the casting. So far I've seen two black Russian aristocrats, real African black. No attempt to explain their presence in some vaguely plausible way. They're just there.

    A more central character is the Indian guy who, unaccountably, is Count Orloff. It's funny, that sounds like a Russian name.

    Casting is not the only issue. The (white) Russian aristos are depicted as chaotic, corrupt, drunk, inept and fucking & fighting constantly. The black aristocrats are not depicted like this and the Indian guy is a Current Year liberal transplanted to the 1700s (as is Catherine).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_(2020_TV_series)

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @YetAnotherAnon

    Famously, there actually was, historically, one prominent black mandarin in Russia, a man named Abram Petrovuch Gannibal. But he was under the time of Peter the Great, not Catharine:

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal

    He had been taken as a slave from Africa when young, was presented to Peter the Great as a gift, got very close with Peter the Great (who was his godfather), was freed, and went on to marry two white women and have an amazing diplomatic life as a general and military engineer, and was eventually granted nobility.

    He is even the great grandfather of the great Russian poet, Pushkin. Even had some reverse cuckoldry in his life—-his first wife cheated on him, and he confirmed this when their child came out white. He divorced her and married another, which proved to be a happier marriage.

    Of course, his ancestry is confirmed to be either Ethiopian or Central African, not the West African troglodytes roaming America’s inner cities today.

    It’s amazing Hollywood hasn’t made several dozen movies depicting him overcoming “hate” and “racism” and introducing “good music” to the Russian nobility and making him smarter and more noble than all the other Russians , and fighting some kind of proto-Nazi-KKK group (likely brought in by a German diplomat).

    Heck, I’d be interested in this kind of fish-out-of-water biography. But, alas, if made today it would be far too woke and fake to enjoy.

  65. I had no idea the Men Of UNZ were such dedicated TV watchers. What does it say about the Men of UNZ that they spend so much time watching Blackett black gay liberal brainwashing TV ? And I always thought the Men of UNZ just worshipped black athletes when they watched TV.

    Now I know where the Men of UNZ get the idea that the country is full of bm Wf couples and their mulatto brats. It’s from Tv. All this TV knowledge also reflects SES. As does the Men of UNZ endless claims that all the White women in their towns are obese and tattooed.

  66. @Lurker
    @Known Fact

    http://narrativecode.blogspot.com/

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Thanks, that’s the critical lens through which you have to view today’s advertising and promo materials. Wonder what happened to that blog, looks like it’s already come and gone

    • Thanks: Lurker
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Known Fact

    I have to admit - it's me.

    It's dormant at the moment, has been for most of the last year. I'm going to start reposting soon. It's not like there is a shortage of a source material.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  67. Next week on your weekly network physician soap opera Dr. Casey Kildare Welby confronts the homophobic father who beat the 33 year old patient who was his 10 year olds boyfriend.

  68. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “A” is great in any political movement because of all the Greek/Latin “a”/”anti” things you can smuggle in that way.

    “T” of course is truly the landmine, and the one that finally defeated my comprehension of this mighty fad 15-20 years ago, parsing someone’s earnest explanation why we dare not lump “T” with “I” (intersex at that time) — but “T” prevailed thanks to so many verbally propagandistic uses of “trans” whatever. T-vestites may abhor t-sexuals, for instance, and naturally they have conflicting interests. This was a weird, nonsensical, drive-by theme in the Amazon “Transparent” series.

    Could “Q” be enticed to split off somehow? I think they are the buffer battleground for G vs. L strife [as Dave Chappelle observed very obviously, B is tactically and conceptually irrelevant]. Q seems to include people who are exclusively heterosexual in practice. Therefore how committed can they possibly be to the rest; and is the letter “Q” kind of in bad odor, lately?

  69. @Moemo
    I know I'm so sick of bi-racial couples and kids in tv commercials. I'm sick of this being crammed down my throat.

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Known Fact, @GeneralRipper, @Charles St. Charles

    There’s an easy way to remedy that.

    Get rid of your TV.

    You’ll be much happier, plus you’ll save money.

  70. @Anon
    I think gays are less than 2 or 3 percent for full-blown [sic] male homos. Wikipedia shows a few hundred different surveys internationally, and results really vary. Activists publicize the largest number.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_sexual_orientation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_demographics_of_the_United_States

    It's pretty easy to see that the way they ask the question really skews things, especially if they include bi and trans and have a younger corpus.

    I remember the gay campus newspaper at UCLA that had the aspirational title Ten Percent during my undergraduate stint. Yeah, right.

    https://d3525k1ryd2155.cloudfront.net/h/132/403/779403132.0.x.jpg

    In 1979 UCLA students published the first edition of Ten Percent, which predated Frontiers as a Los Angeles gay newspaper.

    https://www.lgbt.ucla.edu/Our-History
     

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Well, 99% has been a good mind-virus too. Until we reach the Jodie Foster “Elysium” stage of production that rote signifier is devoid of concrete meaning and functionally gibberish. But everybody loves a 99 whether on a bumper sticker or price tag.

  71. @Steve Sailer
    @Neoconned

    What proportion of black male waiters at nice restaurants are gay?

    I don't think the same is true for Mexican restaurants, though. I've had Mexican waiters who could give Pancho Villa a run in machismo department.

    On the other hand, lots of straight black guys work as, say, skycaps at O'Hare Airport and do very well on tips.

    Replies: @Cido, @Neoconned

    Waiters? In terms of black male servers they’re 50 to 75%…..especially at the regional casinos. They do a lot of the backline stuff. In fast food they do a lot of the cashier positions but also work as cooks, food assembly people amd bussers/dishwashers.

    Weirdly they don’t do grill guy work. They may work grill while tje cook is on break but they dont do grill work. Probably too dirty & labor intensive….

  72. @Joe Biden's Brain

    For those of us who can’t afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what’s good on TV isn’t available to us.
     
    I'm not sure what Comcast package you're getting but, for most people, one of the streaming services is usually cheaper than any of the TV options provided by Comcast, with the added benefit that they aren't a royal pain in the ass when you try to cancel.

    Replies: @My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle

    There’s only one way to terminate your Comcast subscription. Gather up all the equipment from Comcast and head down to the nearest Comcast Service Center and turn it in and tell them to cancel your account. If they want to know why just tell them you’re moving to Mexico.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle

    Ah, the smell of Ma Bell, AT&T and European PTT shoggoths.

  73. They are over represented lots of places. AIDS transmissions, Bellevue admissions, New York Times editions.

  74. @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Mrs Lurker has just started watching something called The Great, it's based on the life of Catherine the Great. Vague recollections of history lessons and a quick check on Wiki highlight numerous historical errors, no surprises there.

    But the real issue, needless to say, is the casting. So far I've seen two black Russian aristocrats, real African black. No attempt to explain their presence in some vaguely plausible way. They're just there.

    A more central character is the Indian guy who, unaccountably, is Count Orloff. It's funny, that sounds like a Russian name.

    Casting is not the only issue. The (white) Russian aristos are depicted as chaotic, corrupt, drunk, inept and fucking & fighting constantly. The black aristocrats are not depicted like this and the Indian guy is a Current Year liberal transplanted to the 1700s (as is Catherine).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_(2020_TV_series)

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @YetAnotherAnon

    How about the black detective inspector in the TV reconstruction of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Murders? She’s apparently “a composite of several people who worked on the case”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_%28serial_killer%29

    While in 2020 black police women do exist (in London), I’d wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @YetAnotherAnon


    I’d wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

     

    Pembroke Jones Herring edited Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again, and other Poitier blaxploitation flicks in the '70s. That should count for something.

    PEMBROKE J. HERRING
    EDITOR


    He's still with us at 90. Who knows, he may be Steve's neighbor.
    , @Rob McX
    @YetAnotherAnon

    This documentary on Cooper has footage of many of the officers who worked on the case. Needless to say, they're all white Welshmen.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/fGDUveLi9nUr/

    , @Lurker
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I saw a trailer. Here we go again - [I thought].

    Last year you may have seen the comedy/drama account, Quiz, of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire scandal. I watched some of it as I vaguely remembered the story. Certain scenes depicted a young black woman in a position of some authority (with the quiz show production). Any alleged factual story that propels black people into roles they usually fulfil only in fiction should be viewed with suspicion. So I looked into it a bit.

    Seraphina Beh who played PR woman Ruth Settle in Quiz:

    https://d3dwwd0h9gl2qw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/19163101/Seraphina-Beh.jpg

    Meanwhile IRL Ruth Settle looks like this:

    https://www.thetvfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ruth-Settle.png


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiz_(TV_series)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10228230/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10

    Replies: @Lurker

  75. Will we finally get an Emmett Till miniseries (life, death, trial, aftermath) on Netflix or Amazon? Michael Brown? Trayvon?

  76. @notsaying
    The number of scripted shows on primetime broadcast TV has decreased a lot too. I cannot believe how many prime time game shows have been added just over the past three years. For those of us who can't afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what's good on TV isn't available to us. Our prior fallback of old movies on TCM was taken away from us too. It was put in a separate $10 extra package that includes more sports. We don't watch sports!

    Replies: @guest007, @Forbes, @John Up North, @Stan d Mute

    I cut the cord 5 years ago and got a digital antenna to watch broadcast stations. I think the antenna was $35. You can watch a lot of old Westerns. A few were good, most were pretty dumb. Maybe conservatives out there can get into over the air broadcasting to get their ideas out.

  77. @My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle
    @Joe Biden's Brain

    There's only one way to terminate your Comcast subscription. Gather up all the equipment from Comcast and head down to the nearest Comcast Service Center and turn it in and tell them to cancel your account. If they want to know why just tell them you're moving to Mexico.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Ah, the smell of Ma Bell, AT&T and European PTT shoggoths.

  78. The success of Bridgerton & Hamilton also shows that white history is far more interesting/marketable than POC history.

    Speaking of the changing demographics in recent commercials, has anyone else noticed the number of commercials for AIDS drugs lately? Exactly what percentage of the American public do ad agencies believe are HIV+?

  79. @Trelane
    Television has always been a medium for sloths, the unintelligent, layabouts, the workshy, home bound, sexual perverts and degenerates. That such persons are over-represented in the portrayals on television and its advertisements is hardly surprising.

    Replies: @Orville H. Larson

    “Television has always been a medium for sloths, the unintelligent, layabouts, the workshy, home bound, sexual perverts and degenerates. . . .”

    Ninety percent of prime-time television is vapid bullshit. So, yes, “sloths,” “the unintelligent, “layabouts,” “the workshy” and the like are perfectly suited for it. . . .

  80. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Chauffeur, fetch me a gopher!"

    Are you sure you didn't mean a gerbil?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Are you sure you didn’t mean a gerbil?

    Gerbils are the gateway drug to larger rodents. And gerbil doesn’t rhyme with chauffeur.

    • LOL: Jim Bob Lassiter
    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Reg Cæsar

    Where does it end? Groundhogs?

  81. @Lurker
    @njguy73

    I've led a sheltered life - A's?

    Asexuals?

    Replies: @njguy73

    Yes, asexuals. I’ve also seen two Q’s in the abbreviation, one for “queer” and another for “questioning.”

    There’s a whole spectrum of identities and sexualities, but that’s beyond the scope of this post.

  82. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Lurker

    How about the black detective inspector in the TV reconstruction of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Murders? She's apparently "a composite of several people who worked on the case".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_%28serial_killer%29

    While in 2020 black police women do exist (in London), I'd wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Rob McX, @Lurker

    I’d wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    Pembroke Jones Herring edited Uptown Saturday Night, Let’s Do It Again, and other Poitier blaxploitation flicks in the ’70s. That should count for something.

    PEMBROKE J. HERRING
    EDITOR

    He’s still with us at 90. Who knows, he may be Steve’s neighbor.

  83. @DextersLabRat

    The number of transgender characters across broadcast, cable and streaming decreased to 29 from 38 last season, though the percentage of those played or voiced by transgender actors increased to 90 percent from 82 percent.
     
    Until quite recently , playing a trans character was a reliable way to get awards attention, set yourself apart as an edgy prestige actor, and loudly extoll your progressive bona fides. It was "brave", "laudable", "giving a voice to the marginalized". Hillary Swank won an Oscar for playing a trans man in 1999. Felicity Huffman broke out of the Desperate Housewives ghetto (earning the seething jealousy of her prettier co-stars) with Transamerica and got an Oscar nomination in 2005. Luckily for the studio, she has a strong jawline so they didn't have to spend that much on prosthetics. Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for playing a trans woman in The Danish Girl not even 10 years ago. A couple years later Jared Leto upped the ante by playing a trans woman with AIDS and also won an Oscar. Along with Holocaust movies, there didn't seem to be a surer way of taking home an Academy Award.

    Then something happened in the last 3-4 years. Probably the Orange is the new black TV series had a big impact, which introduced the first mainstream trans actress in Laverne Cox. Remember that Times Magazine cover with "Transgender Rights" on it? That was Laverne. Suddenly all these brave Oscar winners had actually been taking away roles from the marginalized trans actors and actresses. Now you couldn't pay a famous actor to take on such a role, it's completely toxic and would result in immediate social media "cancellation". The result is that Hollywood is no longer touching these stories since it's pretty hard to find a talented and attractive enough trans who can carry a film to success and also convincingly play before and after. I suppose Elliott Page formerly Ellen Page is a godsend in that regard for the producers out there who still want to make a trans movie.

    Replies: @Pissedoffalese

    Try Jaye Davison (?) of Stargate (Underrated imho) and The Crying Game! Both fantastic movies, and Jaye (black, too) was stunningly, weirdly beautiful. Trans was one of the things about The Crying Game, but didn’t detract from the movie. In Stargate sex of alien was kind of ambiguous.

    Lately, though, I hate all this tranny/queer/interracial shit being shoved down our throats.

    But do give these movies a shot. Well worth it. Stargate is also family friendly.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Pissedoffalese

    In the climactic fight, my son's biology teacher gets decapitated by Kurt Russell and then his head is blown up with a nuclear bomb. "No sequel for Mr. L!" observed my son.

  84. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Polistra

    "Can anyone say how it can be blamed on straight white males?"

    Easy. The gay whiner can always say his life dreams were brutally and unjustly derailed the day a straight white guy gave him a good ol' fashioned country ass-whoopin' at a highway rest stop.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Back in the day, I used to visit rest stops, park my car, and go pee in the woods. Safer and cleaner. Vastly cleaner.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Polistra

    It would be your luck to get busted for public urination/indecent exposure.

  85. @Pissedoffalese
    @DextersLabRat

    Try Jaye Davison (?) of Stargate (Underrated imho) and The Crying Game! Both fantastic movies, and Jaye (black, too) was stunningly, weirdly beautiful. Trans was one of the things about The Crying Game, but didn't detract from the movie. In Stargate sex of alien was kind of ambiguous.

    Lately, though, I hate all this tranny/queer/interracial shit being shoved down our throats.

    But do give these movies a shot. Well worth it. Stargate is also family friendly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    In the climactic fight, my son’s biology teacher gets decapitated by Kurt Russell and then his head is blown up with a nuclear bomb. “No sequel for Mr. L!” observed my son.

  86. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Lurker

    How about the black detective inspector in the TV reconstruction of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Murders? She's apparently "a composite of several people who worked on the case".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_%28serial_killer%29

    While in 2020 black police women do exist (in London), I'd wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Rob McX, @Lurker

    This documentary on Cooper has footage of many of the officers who worked on the case. Needless to say, they’re all white Welshmen.


    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  87. @YetAnotherAnon
    @wren

    "This video has been removed for violating our Terms of Service."

    Replies: @wren

    It was a video of the ballot counters during the infamous water main break talking with their boss with audio. About 50% of what is in the subtitles is audible and accurate, but we have no proof that the other 50% is accurate, so although I’m just as pissed, there is the possibility that it is fake.

    https://rumble.com/vcu9pv-fulton-county-election-fraud-captured-on-video-cleaner-audio..html

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  88. Surely “LGBTQWERTYUIOP” is the irreverent-but-not-hateful we should be using? 🙂

  89. @Barnard
    The NY Times fails to mention that overall viewership for scripted TV is continuing to decline. While they are going to blame cord cutting, could it be these agenda pushing shows are another factor in the ratings?

    Replies: @Nico

    I don’t think it’s the agenda per se (sadly the numbers of Americans who have formally signed on to one or another element of the stupidity continue to soar) so much as the predictability, but that isn’t limited to woke-ness. Scripted television has been spiraling down into trope hell since the mid/late 1990s if not earlier, and it is increasingly difficult to find anything original which is not merely “gimmicky” (cf, ‘Space Force’) and destined to age badly.

  90. @notsaying
    The number of scripted shows on primetime broadcast TV has decreased a lot too. I cannot believe how many prime time game shows have been added just over the past three years. For those of us who can't afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services, it makes for a very frustrating experience to keep spending more for Comcast while so much of what's good on TV isn't available to us. Our prior fallback of old movies on TCM was taken away from us too. It was put in a separate $10 extra package that includes more sports. We don't watch sports!

    Replies: @guest007, @Forbes, @John Up North, @Stan d Mute

    For those of us who can’t afford all the Netflixes, Amazon Primes and other steaming services

    Cancel your phone line and cable tv service. A good broadband internet connection with ample bandwidth for streaming can be had for $40/mo or less. Netflix is around $10 and HBOMAX (full WB library) around $15. Prime is included and functionally free if you buy enough crap online and you’re impatient.

  91. @Known Fact
    @Lurker

    Thanks, that's the critical lens through which you have to view today's advertising and promo materials. Wonder what happened to that blog, looks like it's already come and gone

    Replies: @Lurker

    I have to admit – it’s me.

    It’s dormant at the moment, has been for most of the last year. I’m going to start reposting soon. It’s not like there is a shortage of a source material.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Lurker

    Good work. You're right, no shortage of material. The few shows I stream are mercifully ad-free, but turning on the TV for even an occasional sportsball game unleashes a gusher of PC nonsense pouring out from the tube.

  92. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Altai


    It’s made for middle class white American women. So long as the scene for the whiteness is in a foreign place dealing with a foreign ethnicity it’s allowed. And it’s one of the most profitable series on Netflix.

     

    This is an astute comment.

    Historical dramas used to be another 'safe space' for 'white' stories -- e.g. the seemingly constant stream of Austen adaptations until just recently -- but that is quickly ending.

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven't watched it, and don't plan to, but I've seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason. They're just assumed to belong there. This fulfils many contemporary western women's love of the costumes and sets and romance, without the growing sense of dread so many now feel in enjoying anything that's not perfectly 'equitable' and woke.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Lurker, @raga10

    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven’t watched it, and don’t plan to, but I’ve seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason.

    I have watched it, mainly because I found the heroine rather easy to look at… But the number of coloured people hanging around these salons of high society in England circa 1812 was just ridiculous and it continued to ruin the experience for me. The made Queen Charlotte, a real historical character, black for god’s sake! In reality there were some rumblings about Charlotte having *some* black blood, but there is not enough evidence to be certain one way or another. Perhaps she did have a fraction, perhaps not… Well, no-one could have any doubt about her as she is portrayed in Bridgerton: The Queen of England is black! Now I understand this was not meant to be a historically accurate document, but there are limits. She might as well travel in a helicopter then!

    Still. Having watched it, I took away at least one thing from this experience: there is absolutely no reason why anyone in England should ever complain about racism, since it’s clearly been a perfectly colour-blind society since at least 1812! [/sarcasm]

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @raga10

    The ridiculous claim that Charlotte had black blood was made by "historian" Mario de Valdes y Cocom. From a Guardian article:


    He claims that the queen, though German, was directly descended from a black branch of the Portuguese royal family, related to Margarita de Castro e Souza, a 15th-century Portuguese noblewoman nine generations removed, whose ancestry she traces from the 13th-century ruler Alfonso III and his lover Madragana, whom Valdes takes to have been a Moor and thus a black African. [sic]
     
    So, around 15 generations previously, Charlotte may have had a Moorish ancestor, which would make her 1/16,384 Moor.
  93. @Neoconned
    If you ever go to New Orleans there are a lot pf gay black men & they weirdly work in 2 industries: restaurants and hotels....

    This is just anecdotal but they tend to be a lot less drama prone than white women and weirdly work way harder than most straight blacks I've encountered.....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dissident

    If you ever go to New Orleans…

    Now won’t you come along with me
    To the Mississippi?
    We’ll take a trip to the land of dreams
    Blowing down the river, down to New Orleans

    The band is there to meet us
    Old friends to greet us
    That’s where the line and the dark folks meet
    A heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street

    Basin Street Blues – Ella “Satchmo” Fitzgerald – 1949

    [MORE]

  94. @Lurker
    @Known Fact

    I have to admit - it's me.

    It's dormant at the moment, has been for most of the last year. I'm going to start reposting soon. It's not like there is a shortage of a source material.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Good work. You’re right, no shortage of material. The few shows I stream are mercifully ad-free, but turning on the TV for even an occasional sportsball game unleashes a gusher of PC nonsense pouring out from the tube.

  95. @Moemo
    I know I'm so sick of bi-racial couples and kids in tv commercials. I'm sick of this being crammed down my throat.

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Known Fact, @GeneralRipper, @Charles St. Charles

    The black guy/White woman thing is the big push, maybe even bigger than the gay push. Whenever it comes up in a movie or show, I’m out, I turn it off. Cartoonist Scott Adam’s has a seemingly arbitrary rule for movies – if at any point the hero is tied to a chair, he turns it off. He claims it saves him from seeing a lot formulaic movies. If I see a black guy/White girl relationship, I’m done.

    I was recently watching Netflix’s “Ava”, nominally a movie about a female assassin who is targeted for elimination by her own shadowy governmental service (CIA?). Right from the top of course we have to suspend reality as this skinny redhead beats the hell out of bigger muscular men also trained as assassins. She decides to hide out in her old hometown and so comes into contact with her sister and old boyfriend, who is now ploughing the sister’s field, so to speak. At some point we see a well groomed black guy whose status is unclear – another assassin? No, of course not – all the bad guys in this are White of course. As soon as I saw him, I thought, he’s the old boyfriend, or course. So this black guy is not only currently ploughing the sister, he also used to plow the heroine.

    I can’t say how things turned out for “Ava”; I bailed.

  96. @raga10
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    The success of the series Bridgerton looks to be a turning point. I haven’t watched it, and don’t plan to, but I’ve seen it described as essentially the Regency England so many fans love, but with lots of PoCs in key roles, without explanation or reason.
     
    I have watched it, mainly because I found the heroine rather easy to look at... But the number of coloured people hanging around these salons of high society in England circa 1812 was just ridiculous and it continued to ruin the experience for me. The made Queen Charlotte, a real historical character, black for god's sake! In reality there were some rumblings about Charlotte having *some* black blood, but there is not enough evidence to be certain one way or another. Perhaps she did have a fraction, perhaps not... Well, no-one could have any doubt about her as she is portrayed in Bridgerton: The Queen of England is black! Now I understand this was not meant to be a historically accurate document, but there are limits. She might as well travel in a helicopter then!

    Still. Having watched it, I took away at least one thing from this experience: there is absolutely no reason why anyone in England should ever complain about racism, since it's clearly been a perfectly colour-blind society since at least 1812! [/sarcasm]

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The ridiculous claim that Charlotte had black blood was made by “historian” Mario de Valdes y Cocom. From a Guardian article:

    He claims that the queen, though German, was directly descended from a black branch of the Portuguese royal family, related to Margarita de Castro e Souza, a 15th-century Portuguese noblewoman nine generations removed, whose ancestry she traces from the 13th-century ruler Alfonso III and his lover Madragana, whom Valdes takes to have been a Moor and thus a black African. [sic]

    So, around 15 generations previously, Charlotte may have had a Moorish ancestor, which would make her 1/16,384 Moor.

  97. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jim Bob Lassiter


    Are you sure you didn’t mean a gerbil?

     

    Gerbils are the gateway drug to larger rodents. And gerbil doesn't rhyme with chauffeur.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Where does it end? Groundhogs?

  98. @Polistra
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Back in the day, I used to visit rest stops, park my car, and go pee in the woods. Safer and cleaner. Vastly cleaner.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    It would be your luck to get busted for public urination/indecent exposure.

  99. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Lurker

    How about the black detective inspector in the TV reconstruction of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Murders? She's apparently "a composite of several people who worked on the case".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_%28serial_killer%29

    While in 2020 black police women do exist (in London), I'd wager a fair amount that there were zero black women DIs in the whole of Dyfed-Powys police in the 1980s, let alone one based in Pembroke Dock or Haverfordwest.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Rob McX, @Lurker

    I saw a trailer. Here we go again – [I thought].

    Last year you may have seen the comedy/drama account, Quiz, of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire scandal. I watched some of it as I vaguely remembered the story. Certain scenes depicted a young black woman in a position of some authority (with the quiz show production). Any alleged factual story that propels black people into roles they usually fulfil only in fiction should be viewed with suspicion. So I looked into it a bit.

    Seraphina Beh who played PR woman Ruth Settle in Quiz:

    Meanwhile IRL Ruth Settle looks like this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiz_(TV_series)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10228230/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Lurker

    Mrs Lurker is watching the next episode of The Great. This time we see that Peter has supplied Catherine with a minor Russian aristocrat as a lover. He is half-Indian FFS!

  100. @Lurker
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I saw a trailer. Here we go again - [I thought].

    Last year you may have seen the comedy/drama account, Quiz, of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire scandal. I watched some of it as I vaguely remembered the story. Certain scenes depicted a young black woman in a position of some authority (with the quiz show production). Any alleged factual story that propels black people into roles they usually fulfil only in fiction should be viewed with suspicion. So I looked into it a bit.

    Seraphina Beh who played PR woman Ruth Settle in Quiz:

    https://d3dwwd0h9gl2qw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/19163101/Seraphina-Beh.jpg

    Meanwhile IRL Ruth Settle looks like this:

    https://www.thetvfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ruth-Settle.png


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiz_(TV_series)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10228230/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10

    Replies: @Lurker

    Mrs Lurker is watching the next episode of The Great. This time we see that Peter has supplied Catherine with a minor Russian aristocrat as a lover. He is half-Indian FFS!

  101. @Escher
    In other news, the percentage of gay characters appearing on Chinese and Indian television shows did NOT decrease, and is still at 0%.

    Replies: @Gerard Frederick

    I always knew there was something about Chinese TV that I liked! Thanks!

  102. Isn’t that about twice the LGBQTQIQ+ percentage in the population?

    (9.1 / 90.9) / (2.8 / 97.2)

    =3.5x

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