If you missed The View last Friday, you missed something remarkable. Judy Gold was the guest co-host, and she and Rosie O’Donnell made it a very gay Friday indeed.
I know that the Rosie hype is already getting a little tiresome, but you must admit: She’s done so much for lesbian visibility. Here are some of the topics Rosie and Judy touched on:
Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck seemed receptive to — not to mention fascinated by — all of it, and were especially interested in the discussion of "fluid" sexuality. I never thought I’d hear a self-professed Republican say that a girl who plays doctor with another girl might have the potential for same-sex lovin’ later in life. Elisabeth said this in an accepting, open-minded way, like, “Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t, and why does it matter one way or the other?" To me, that’s revolutionary. There were no homophobic impulses or remarks the entire time — just thoughtful conversation and (dare I say this about daytime TV?) enlightment.
It’s great to feel even a little bit represented on TV. When Rosie has cracked her last U-haul joke on The View, it will be a loss. Judy Gold herself wants us to pray that ABC asks her to replace Rosie, and that might not be a bad idea. But they might have to saw off the legs of her chair too!