Noah Gavin of The Real O'Neals.
Gavin claimed the actor who plays the gay character
Cam on Modern Family was
“playing a caricature … of a stereotype”.
Gavin himself is a caricature of a stereotype.
The Dan Savage Fantasy
No wonder morals are in the toilet if the family life, parish life, and Catholic school portrayed on The Real O'Neals is even close to reality. Obviously it is exaggerated for comedic purposes, but it misses due to the over the top gayness portrayed - and the writing just sucks. It's queer - in the original sense of the word. The fact that it is on TV at all demonstrates network television has hit bottom - the characters in the show are all caricatures of a stereotype. Last night, ABC filled prime time with a mini-marathon/promo, 2 hours of ideological propaganda. I left the TV on, with the sound off, while I worked on a project, glancing up from time to time just to watch how far the show would go.
Same sex dating, dancing, crushes, kissing - all very tween-age fantasy stuff. While every authority figure represented - parents, priest, teacher, nuns, classmates - though flawed themselves, are nonetheless all-approving and accepting and so happy over the joys of young gay life and love. Catholic empty-headedness. If that was Savage's experience growing up no wonder he turned out to be so contemptuous of authentic Catholic teaching.