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Monday, April 14, 2003

A "BREAKTHROUGH" LESBIAN KISS
hot girl-on-girl action
Apparently, ABC has deemed that the soap-opera crowd is ready to be exposed to lesbianism, and will milk it for all it's worth. In what's sure to be an over-hyped event, the first "daytime television" (that's soap opera, to you and me and the rest of the world) lesbian kiss will be shown on the upcoming April 22nd episode of All My Children.

Whoop-de-frickin'-do.

Considering that this formerly taboo display is firmly in the realm of been-there-done-that, thanks to similar gimmicks on shows ranging from Friends to Howard Stern, it's pretty pathetic of ABC to try to make hay out of this. What's more pathetic is that it'll work, of course. They'll show the kiss, the usual conservative and religious groups will express their outrage, the countering groups will offer their support, and ABC will position itself as some sort of progressive pioneer. And everyone will forget about it in about two months. Like clockwork. Yawn.

And people wonder why I'm so cynical.