So here’s a thing, MTV is launching a new series in April that operates on the following premise:
Two unpopular best friends who are mistakenly identified as a lesbian couple by golden gay boy Shane (Michael Willett), but quickly come to embrace the label when it transforms them into their school’’’s most popular girls.
The series showrunner, who volunteered on The Trevor Project Hotline at first said the premise upset him, but later found that callers to the line would genuinely wonder if they were only popular because they were gay.
That seems a bit far-fetched to us, but really - we rely on our readers to confirm or deny suspicions that the makers of Faking It are looking for an easy way to represent LGBTQ without pissing off the fundies.. Oh wait did we say that out loud??
The bigger question is should we be happy that there is representation on mainstream TV or is fake gay still not quite gay enough?