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Monday, March 31, 2008


Gay Gladiators (And We're Not Talking Achilles and Patroclus)

Looks like the testosterone-fueled NBC reality hit American Gladiators is making a play for gay audiences...they're now actively searching for gay contestants in their second season. As if having Militia, the former male porn star, wasn't enough of a draw! (Of course, the biggest obstacle to reaching gay audiences is a little more obvious...the show is tedious, moronic, and brain-dead. But there are glutes and abs aplenty!)

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Blogger Kamikaze Camel said...

See, Gladiators premiered down here last night (er, Australia) and it was just as ridiculous as I remembered, but that's why I like it. I don't ask for much from a show like Gladiators (or It's a Knockout, if America got that show), but it does what it does and does it with finesse.

And I say that as a gay guy who only finds one of our seven male gladiators good looking.

3/31/08, 2:14 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Militia? I don't remember what that joker looks like. HE was the porn star? Figures. It couldn't have been someone superhot, like Titan.

3/31/08, 10:20 AM  
Blogger will g said...

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3/31/08, 4:29 PM  
Blogger will g said...

As antediluvian as the show may be, there's something encouraging in the producer's claim they need contestants "America can root for" and its recruitment of gays. It's a glimmer of enlightenment, anyway.

4/1/08, 2:07 AM  

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