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Trevor Donovan: Gay Storyline 'True To Life'

6a00d8341c730253ef0134865dd60a970c-800wi Cynics may see 90210's recent foray into the realm of gay programming as nothing more than a ratings grab. Having watched the show, though, I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with how they're handling it: broken tennis pro Teddy, played by Trevor Donovan, grappling with a gay hook-up, and lashing out at the man he kissed.

Donovan also appreciates the plot line, telling TV Guide, "It's true to real life, it's happening at a pace I think it would actually happen and it's going to unfold very realistically, very heartfelt." And there's more to come: "He's battling with himself. He's creating his own problems and... there's going to be a lot of external struggles from other people mostly caused by his frustration, his anger, his denial and confusion."

Sure, it's easy to dismiss this show as nothing but a soap with bad acting and contrived plot lines, but it's also a guilty pleasure with a conscience. They're also doing an HIV-related story line and, shocker, it doesn't involve the gay man: it involves an black woman who was recently infected.

Watch Teddy blow up at and then beat up his gay love, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. One of his recent tweets...

    @TrevDon Trevor Donovan
    I admire bicycle riders on the freeway not only for their endurance & risking their lives for exercise but for wearing those spandex outfits

    Posted by: Lee | Oct 11, 2010 11:21:44 AM

  2. 90210 is not realistic (well, I don't know about the real life in BH), never has been.
    Still I liked the clip, I've seen worse. I think this could be a good story line and if it gets strong ratings even better. (And it seems already so much better than that horrible Will&Grace - sorry fans.)

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 11, 2010 12:28:22 PM

  3. Detention. Bondage. Whatever.

    Posted by: Philo | Oct 11, 2010 12:48:39 PM

  4. Detention lol? What have these guys been held back a decade or something?

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 11, 2010 1:31:30 PM

  5. Happy 32nd birthday, Trevor!

    Posted by: LTP | Oct 11, 2010 2:06:18 PM

  6. "I only hurt you because I love you. You know that, right?"

    If I had a dollar every time I heard that one...

    Posted by: S. | Oct 11, 2010 6:35:00 PM

  7. how come the TV Guide link takes me to some no-name sight?

    Posted by: slappy | Oct 12, 2010 6:07:42 PM

  8. you can cut detention with a knife in this clip!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Oct 12, 2010 8:50:36 PM

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