Dallas and the gay audience

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As a bisexual, I dont connect it to anything but compelling television. DYNASTY was fun, most of the time, it mistreated all of its characters eventually. I loved Joan Collins, just for her ability to carry that show. I didn't find any of the males attractive. Joan was the most attractive to me.
DALLAS- loved all the actors and Hagmans shark behavior.
KNOTS- just good storytelling and acting. Joan Van Ark carrying that show.

DALLAS seemed to become contemptuous of its audience after about midway through (Susan Howard called, I believe, the dream explanation, "the audience abused again.")

DYNASTY seemed to become envious of its actors.

KNOTS never seemed to have those problems.

I'm not sure which is gayer.
 

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As a bisexual, I dont connect it to anything but compelling television. DYNASTY was fun, most of the time, it mistreated all of its characters eventually. I loved Joan Collins, just for her ability to carry that show. I didn't find any of the males attractive. Joan was the most attractive to me.
DALLAS- loved all the actors and Hagmans shark behavior.
KNOTS- just good storytelling and acting. Joan Van Ark carrying that show.

I started watching Dynasty when I was 11 ! as a gay boy overwhelmed by testosterone , at that time even Joseph was attractive for me :haha:
 

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Seeing Dallas/Dynasty/Knots Landing in reruns in the early to mid 90s during my pre-teen/early teen years... I was more interested in the visual appeal of a male character vs his acting ability. I've since found a good balance between visual and talent.

For me.. here were who I found visual appealing back in those days:

Dallas: Bobby Ewing.. especially during his speedo wearing era.
Dynasty: A tie between Jeff Colby and Adam Carrington
Knots Landing: Gary Ewing
Falcon Crest:... hmmm maybe Lance?
 

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I was always in a trance when I watched the soaps, therefore I never sexualised any of the characters.
There was a character in HOTEL....but of course that show was boring crap.
 

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As a gay man I loved Dallas because it was Dallas - amazing actors, fantastic characters, gripping plots and edge of your seat cliffhangers. I never watched it with an eye on any of the male male characters, I just relished the drama.

I watched the first season of Dynasty and loved it, but from season 2 onwards, the camper it got the more I turned off, until I stopped watching completely.
 

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Just as an aside on the whole church/gay thing, it astounds me that modern Christians put so much time and energy into demonizing gayness when that didn't even make the top ten lists of sins. Maybe they should take some time to go after the liars and adulterers?

It’s obvious you haven’t been in any church lately if you think they aren’t going after liars and adulterers (which, by the way, would cover your concern about not making it into the top ten. I know you think you were being clever but you weren’t in reality.)
 

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It’s obvious you haven’t been in any church lately if you think they aren’t going after liars and adulterers (which, by the way, would cover your concern about not making it into the top ten. I know you think you were being clever but you weren’t in reality.)
Oh, yes. Because we see protests all the time over liars and adulterers. Oh, and yes, they are banning books from schools featuring characters that are liars and adulterers. And oh yes, they refuse to support candidates that are liars and adulterers.

Please. They are singularly focused homosexuality and sexual identity.

You're the one who doesn't seem to be living in reality.
 

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Please. They are singularly focused homosexuality and sexual identity.

And that has always been the religions strawman/woman argument. Focusing on sex.

For many religious people, the very term "morality/immorality" is immediately interpreted to mean sex...

And why has that always been the case?

Because it's problem displacement --- there's nothing sexier than sex. So if you deflect indignant attention off onto something relatively irrelevant morally as sex, then it helps deflect attention away from the ugly realities about how people treat each other, and, as always, what the rulers are doing with all of the money.
 
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