Sunday, September 14, 2008
SNT: Queston of the Day, Did Will and Grace Show really Help the Gay Community
* Will Truman (Eric McCormack)
A gay lawyer and longtime best friend of Grace. He has a very neurotic side, especially when it comes to cleaning. Several characters have commented that his relationship with Grace is more like a couple than that of two friends.
What is the stereotype here? A lonely depress gay male who can't get a date no matter what he does. A Clean freak.
* Grace Adler (Debra Messing)
An interior designer with an apparent obsession with food. Grace has been best friends with Will since college. They were a couple in the 1980s until Will realized he was gay after meeting his friend Jack.
What is the stereotype here? The Signal gal who has a crush on her gay best friend, who knows she can never have him and base all her relationship around him.
* Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes)
One of Will's best friends, he is flamboyant and superficial. Jack drifts from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job, including a struggling actor, retail associate and student nurse. Early on in the show he strikes up a close friendship with Karen.
What is the stereotype here? Basically a gay unemployed slut who want to be an actor with no brains.
“It is, perhaps, ironic in an age when, across the country, police cameras capture and ticket red-light-runners, and many traffic stops are videotaped from the dashboard of a squad car. “Well, all of a sudden when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s, ‘Wait, wait, there’s an intrusion of the wiretap act,’” says Paul Hetznecker, a Philadelphia civil rights lawyer.