I’m taking one of my breaks from reading at the moment by watching tv series after tv series until my brain melts down and I have to return to books in self defense. Yeah, it might seem like a simple, albeit a bit odd, way of getting back into reading, but my brain works in mysterious ways. 😉
During my watching, one of the things I’ve noticed is the occasional GLBT topic cropping up in some of these shows. For example, one of the episodes of Kyle XY focused on an alternate dance because the school higher-ups decided not to sell tickets to same sex couples, and an episode of Veronica Mars had her finding a missing Dad who turned out to now be a woman.
What I’m wondering is… are all these things just a coincidence because I’m interested in the issue of promoting GLBT themes at the moment? Is it that dealing with these kinds of issues is more socially acceptable – every now and then anyway – on mainstream tv? Or am I noticing them because I’m becoming more aware of them myself?
What do you think?