Television May Be Embracing Gay Characters, But Where Is The Same-Sex Intimacy?
While LGBT representation went down slightly in 2013, the bigger problem is how LGBT characters were portrayed. With displays of same-sex affection so invisible, gay characters just aren't on the same footing as their heterosexual counterparts.
Born To Die: Why "Smash" Killed Off A Fan Favorite Character
If the death on the last episode of Smash reminded you of the real-life story behind Rent, that was intentional. I spoke with showrunner Joshua Safran and actor Andy Mientus about the Rent connection, and the decision to end one character's run shortly before Smash reaches its big finish.