#Ohhappygay:Ice Cube’s ‘Are We There Yet’? Created A Black Gay Story Line
TBS’s latest hit sitcom,”Are We There Yet”, recently tackled a storyline that involved a character who was gay and surprisely non stereotypical. Gay characters on television are becoming as common as the sitcom itself, but black gay characters are rarely seen in prime-time if at all.In ‘The Boy Has Style’, Cedric, a well dressed, 6’2, attractive football player is the object of sixteen-year old Lindsey’s affection but there’s only one problem-he’s gay. Cedric admits that’s he’s gay and only interested in a platonic relationship when confronted by Lindsey’s father played by Terry Crews. There’s no drama or attempt on Cedric’s part to lie about who he is and his honesty is received with respect.
I am glad that Ice Cube and the show took a respectful approach to this subject and that many of the other shows *cough* Love That Girl*cough* writers take notes! Get into the episode here