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RoadHBO's Looking still looking for an audience: "HBO's Looking is still looking for its audience: Sunday's premiere was seen by just 338,000 viewers at 10:30 p.m., per Nielsen. That's less than half the audience of lead-in Girls (799,000 viewers, down from 1.1 million last week)...

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RoadRep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) grilled by East Texas students: “I’m not homophobic,” he said, noting his gay friends say they should be able to be with whomever they want. “I agree, but if we’re going to continue society, it’s between a man and a woman. ... I still want someone to explain to me how sexual relations between two men helps our species evolve forward.”

RoadTexas Rep. Randy Weber said anti-gay groups approached him to draft State Marriage Defense Act: "On the Concerned Women For America's radio show, Weber confirmed our suspicions, saying that groups like FRC and CWA came to him, not the other way around..."

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RoadMan drowns in Manchester, UK canal after attempted robbery: "Police are now questioning two men in connection with his death that occurred at the Undercroft, an area known for gay cruising and public sex."

RoadOverstock.com reacts to executive vice chairman's remarks that churches must be protected from gays. "Unfortunately, people are going to disagree and they’re going to stand up by not shopping at Overstock and that makes me sad. But there’s one executive who has that PAC and there’s me, and I promise you one thing: we’re very different. At work, religion doesn’t come into our divisions."

RoadTom Daley is looking fit as a fiddle.

RoadWhat's on the agenda for Obama's State of the Union address? "With no explicit federal language in place protecting LGBT workers from job discrimination, advocates are calling on Obama to incorporate as part of his speech a call to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and a pledge to sign an executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors."

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  1. Not surprising that "Looking" isn't doing too well. Maybe a little less bathhouse/grindr, and a little more New Normal/Modern Family.

    Posted by: bernard | Jan 23, 2014 4:18:19 PM


  2. Bathhouse/grindr? Guess you weren't one of the 338,000 @Bernard. And New Normal was cancelled.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 23, 2014 4:29:08 PM


  3. Considering that Liam Neeson took part in eating two slaughtered wolves during the making of that awful film The Grey, he's hardly in a position to speak about the conditions in which any animal is kept.

    Posted by: TheForceIsNotWithLiam | Jan 23, 2014 4:30:48 PM


  4. Gohmert, you are indeed a fool.

    It is hetro relationships which make us in the first place.
    We don't want to replace straight relationships; there should be more of them to make more of us.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 23, 2014 4:36:17 PM


  5. Is what Bill Keller said a crime? That was frightening.

    Posted by: throwslikeagirl | Jan 23, 2014 4:46:57 PM


  6. I am not surprised the numbers for "Looking" are not that great. Its not a very good show.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Jan 23, 2014 5:12:16 PM


  7. I saw "Looking" and was not impressed- compared to "Queer as Folk" which was truly groundbreaking and a lot more sexier.

    Posted by: jarago | Jan 23, 2014 5:51:47 PM


  8. Wrote to Overstock.com to ask them to delete my account: "I would like to have my account deleted. I'm so disturbed that Jonathan Johnson, executive vice chairman of Overstock.com is so ignorant of the US Constitution's separation of church and state (i.e., churches do not need protection from civil marriage laws) I no longer want to be associated with Overstock.com in any way."

    Posted by: DavidR | Jan 23, 2014 6:05:16 PM


  9. Gohmert should understand the huge problem the world faces with overpopulation. The planet simply cannot sustain the huge numbers of births expected in the next decade. Gays are helping fight overpopulation by diverting sperm from vaginas to anuses. He should celebrate that effort!

    Oh, yeah, I was bored watching Looking.

    Posted by: Ken | Jan 23, 2014 6:08:34 PM


  10. I think more than one episode of Looking needs to air before people sound the death knell. It wasn't spectacular but it wasn't bad either and the actors are appealing and attractive. I currently don't have HBO but I caught the premiere episode via a free preview through Xfinity which was very nice of them or of HBO. But hopefully my viewership counted. And maybe there needs to be some noticeable marketing for the show. I've only ever heard of it through this website which is not good.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jan 23, 2014 6:15:21 PM


  11. The leads look like they came straight out of the Kansas City Trucking Company, Jonathan Groff was annoying on "Glee", and the title, for a show who's mission is to show that gays are just like everyone else, is dreadful.

    Other than that, I guess it's watchable.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Jan 23, 2014 6:15:23 PM


  12. Um, yeah. People are going to stop shopping at Overstock.com. Because: Why would we?

    Posted by: chris | Jan 23, 2014 6:35:39 PM


  13. First-episode ratings would have more to do with marketing than with the show's quality. But is it surprising that people who can't stop complaining about "Looking" don't understand that? Not really.

    And for the record, the actual number of viewers was 606,000 with replays. It's a niche show for sure, and I seriously doubt HBO was expecting Game of Thrones ratings.

    It would be a shame if it only lasts one season. Slower paced shows like this need time for the audience to get to know its characters, and it's a far more authentic look at modern gay life than the proselytizing clowns of New Normal or the eunuchs of Modern Family.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 23, 2014 7:02:35 PM


  14. The wrong way to write about trans people? Any way is the wrong way.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 23, 2014 7:39:25 PM


  15. Anytime these anti gay bigots speak it's always about sex. We need to show and tell them often that we have loving relationships. Tell them more and tell them often.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Jan 23, 2014 7:50:08 PM


  16. Completely agree with Jonathan. What kind of example are we setting for gay youth with all this promiscuity in gay culture? It's like saying the only way that you can be accepted in our community is by engaging in all this anonymous, risky sex, and even if you're in a relationship it's good to bring in a third. Is that the kind of gay world we want to introduce to the next generation?

    Posted by: bernard | Jan 23, 2014 7:53:33 PM


  17. Having viewed the premier episode of HBO's "LOOKING" last weekend, my guess is that they'll have less viewers, not more, unless they come up with a more compelling storyline & a more appealing cast.

    If the gay audience isn't impressed, how do they expect to draw in other viewers?

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jan 23, 2014 8:06:18 PM


  18. Bernard,

    Not all of us are heteronormative prudes that feel the need to wag a finger at the sex lives of others. If consenting adults want to have casual sex or (gasp!) a threesome, that's their business. There's nothing wrong with depicting sex on TV, even if you aren't into what's being portrayed.

    Posted by: shawnthesheep | Jan 23, 2014 8:30:43 PM


  19. Shawn, you don't escape a discussion of right and wrong by tossing around terms like heteronormative. It is also heteronormative not to cannibalize one's lovers. That doesn't mean that you should prove how transgressie you are by eating people.

    A culture of loveless promiscuity leads to physical, emotional, and psychological problems in the human beings who participate in it. Over a short period of time, you can escape with little damage. But make it your "norm" for years or decades and you will lead a sicker, sadder and shorter life. Gasp at that, self-described sheep.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 23, 2014 9:24:53 PM


  20. And how do we know the threesome on Looking won't lead to a storyline where that's detrimental to the couples' relationship and the two people in it? It's been One Episode - we have no idea where it's going to go. I hope it gets somewhere in 8 episodes, though - because I think that's all Looking's going to get. With the reaction to the show as it is, the 2nd episode is going to garner even fewer eyeballs than the first.

    And perhaps if the show gave the impression the threesome would lead to conflict, the reaction to the show might have been better. But the show gave off an ennui that did not promise drama of any kind. I'll tune in again, hoping to be proven wrong. And if there's going to be only 8 episodes, I might as well watch them all.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jan 23, 2014 9:38:21 PM


  21. Who knew The Captain and Tennille were A) still alive and B) married? Their last TV appearance was about 1979.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 23, 2014 9:40:01 PM


  22. from hot promiscuous threesomes it's just a quick hop to cannibalism. what's the difference, really?

    Posted by: jaker | Jan 24, 2014 2:35:05 AM


  23. evolve TO? or from? look what marriage and progeny has gotten to ... de-volvement petty homophobic crap....i personally do not see what it has become by his perspective

    Posted by: L G. | Jan 24, 2014 4:33:40 AM


  24. muskrats? really? howzabout dolphin love, penguin love, giraffe love...

    Posted by: Comrade Daniel | Jan 24, 2014 8:48:19 AM


  25. I don't know where it was written in stone that love and sex are always intertwined. Love doesn't have to involve sex, and sex isn't always between people in love. Only people who have decided that one can't exist exclusive of the other are at risk of any kind of damage. I am by no means saying one shouldn't look for long-term companionship, but I am saying that it isn't all there is out there. Why bother fighting for sexual liberty if you're going to be just as conservative about it as everyone else?

    Posted by: Deee! | Jan 24, 2014 9:39:23 AM


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