This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.
[ukrainian accent] hello mtv welcome to my cage
beth, um…*sweats*…I know this is a new thing for you but um…when were you going to tell me you got dreads and started sleeping with blonde french women?
alison hendrix talking to a train: you take my beth away
MTV surprised us all this week when they released the Faking It pilot online for a short—and feverish—48 hours. The new show, slated for the Tuesday night teen crowd, tells the story of best friends Amy and Karma, who pretend to be lesbians in order to reach maximum popularity at their liberal Austin, Texas, high school.
Yeah, I know how that premise sounds, so it’s no wonder the show is stirring up controversy. Most of the Faking It buzz on the web lately has centered around whether the show is doing a service or disservice to the LGBT community.
My opinion? It’s doing us a great service. Read on for my arguments as to why Amy, Karma, and their story are helping visibility and the LGBT cause.
"When we watch Faking It, there will be no waiting around for the two queer/”queer” girls to show up on screen. They will be on screen in every scene. Karma and Amy’s story is not the subplot to a larger story about straight characters. (They are not Glee. They are not Pretty Little Liars.) Karma and Amy are the story. If the Faking It writers handle these characters responsibly—and I’m praying they will—we have a beautiful, heartening journey to look forward to."
Karl Friedrich Schinkel 1816 Stage Designs for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute