NBC Says “My Best Friend’s a Lesbo”

Cue ignorant hordes with torches and pitchforks howling about the homosexual agenda:

NBC just announced they’re developing¬† My Best Friend’s a Lesbo a girl buddy comedy about best friends–one straight, one lesbian–

who help one another navigate life, love and dating in Los Angeles.

The semi-autobiographical sitcom comes from longtime friends Randi Barnes and Sascha Rothchild. A seasoned TV writer, Barnes co-write the animated feature Dorothy of Oz, due out next year; Rothchild, who has also worked in television as a producer and creative consultant, has script Who Invited Her in development with Reese Witherspoon attached.

Homosexual agenda? Nope, reality. According a 2010 CBS News poll, 77% of Americans say they

have a close friend, work colleague or relative who is gay or lesbian. Just 22 percent say they do not know anyone at all who falls into that category.

While I’m not crazy about the show’s name, I love the premise, which is true and real. Life, love and dating have the same joys, pitfalls and pratfalls no matter who’s involved.


photo: Creative Commons, Eugene Wei

4 Responses to "NBC Says “My Best Friend’s a Lesbo”"
Teddy Partridge | Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:55 pm 1

I don’t think pop culture can adopt disparaging names for minorities without re-popularizing the nicknames in a way that perpetuates their misuse. “But, moooommmmm, it’s on teevee!” is the excuse we’ll hear from lots of tweens previously taught not to call their best friends’ moms “lesbos.”

Why not a three-man buddy comedy? — Some of My Best Friends are Coons and Spics Yeah, I didn’t think so.

DonWilliams | Thursday September 8, 2011 09:38 am 2

Tell me more about the “homosexula agenda”.

Lisa Derrick | Thursday September 8, 2011 04:27 pm 3
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 1

Teddy I hope the show’s name won’t stick. But I like the premise.

Lisa Derrick | Thursday September 8, 2011 04:32 pm 4
In response to DonWilliams @ 2

Don, I’ll leave that up to your side of the aisle, since the conservatives are the ones who keep bringing it up. I gather they were all present at the meeting/s since they are the ones who seem to know what all it is.

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