Дата публикации: 2018-05-27 12:40
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At the time, the primary gay issue was AIDS activism, and same-sex marriage was barely a thought. The fact that they had a commitment ceremony on television, what did you think about that?
One of the notable things about the first episode of The Real World: San Francisco , which I recently rewatched, is that you were the only person who expressed worry about living with someone with AIDS. As the Catholic Republican in the house, you were sort of pitted against Pedro from the beginning.
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RCD: No. No. No. Not interested in that. I m close enough to know that s not what I would be good at. But I m extremely proud of what Sean s doing.
"If we were going to put seven people in a house together, we knew that how we would get our story would be through conflict," said Jonathan Murray, who created the show with the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. "And that conflict would only come if the people living together wouldn t normally live together. They would make mistakes, or they would be uncomfortable, or they d have to figure out how to get along. They d say things that weren t appropriate. They would be struggling to figure out how to co-exist with someone who they re normally not used to co-existing with."
It sounds simple, but for gay people and people of color (and gay people of color!) who were not used to seeing themselves on television especially erudite, good-looking, cool versions of themselves The Real World was life-altering. The LGBT community has Callie and Arizona on Grey s Anatomy and Orange Is the New Black and will also soon have HBO s Looking . And though it s still not enough, it s a million times better than the creeps, killers, and nothingness that came before.
Past members of "The Real World," "Road Rules," "Are You the One?," first time cast members called 'Fresh Meat,' relatives of these members, and past members from other shows compete against each other for the chance to win a cash prize.
"Before he showed up on our show, he had already appeared before a congressional committee," Murray said. "He had protested in front of the White House. He had clearly shown the ability to cross bridges and talk to schoolchildren and others about AIDS education. Yet, at the same time, he was a man who desperately wanted to fall in love and live as much life as he could in what he thought would be a short life. So he wanted to go to San Francisco. That was the city on the hill the place he dreamed of being. I m just so happy he got to do this."
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