I wouldn’t be a lesbian if I didn’t have some complicated feelings about Ryan Murphy. One the one hand, it’s like, Nip/Tuck and Glee had/have so many gay and lesbian characters and even if their stories aren’t perfect, mainstream queer visibility is a good thing. And on the other hand is a set of brass knuckles I’ve been wearing ever since Finn outed Santana. So when Murphy’s name came attached to NBC’s forthcoming gay dads sitcom The New Normal, I sighed and shook my head — and then watched the trailer and cried like the sentimental little bitch I am. The sitcom, which was co-created with out writer Ali Adler, will be coming to a TV near you this fall after The Voice.
Here, take a look:
How can one comedy trailer ping so many of my buttons? Ellen Barkin zinging: “I feel like I just ate a black and gay stew right before I fell asleep! This is a nightmare!” A committed same-sex couple! A cute little Scout Finch-alike in glasses! A single lady just trying to make her dreams come true! Maybe I’ll regret it, but I’m already sold.
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