Friday 19 October 2018

Gay men can be just as misogynistic as straight guys

Within the gay scene, you still hear degrading remarks about girls under the guise of camp hilarity, writes Sophie Donaldson

Penelope Cruz played Donatella in ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’
Penelope Cruz played Donatella in ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

In a somewhat historic moment, two of the biggest television sensations of the moment are based on real-life experiences of gay men.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is part of a highly addictive dramatised mini-series that, as the title suggests, re-enacts gripping crime stories from recent history. Netflix hit Queer Eye is a spin-off of the 2003 series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, a reality show that sent five fabulous gay men to revamp the life of a hopeless straight man, with plenty of 'lol' moments in between.

Despite being vastly different programmes, the one commonality between the two is the accurate, and often touching, portrayal of gay men.

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