I was practically squeeing when they went true to form (detailing the book, as is proper). Neil Gaiman is one of the producers and I’m glad he’s there to have influence over telling the story according to the source, “American Gods”, which was a spellbinding, if confusing at times, book. Hopefully Starz won’t interfere when the goddamn anti-gay shitheels come a-knocking and complainin’.
They showed the Muslim man getting it on with the Djinn. Accurately. I was so chuffed by this, I can’t tell ya. Sure, I’m a woman, and I’m straight, but in my book, if one man’s good, two are better. I love gay stories, gay porn, and I write it in fanfic because I just love two men (or three) together. So to see it played out accurately on the TV show (admittedly STARZ b/c it couldn’t have been done on frickin’ network TV, even if they shaded the dicks on display) was simply charming.
Now, while I was watching, I’m imagining all the homophobes having conniption fits. Turning it off, covering their eyes, whatever.
Ohhh, boo hoo. Did it ever once occur to you that gay men have been having to endure straight sex onscreen for over 60 years and they’ve been a million times’ better than you at putting up with it? Oh, and just to give you something else to think about, consider this stupidity:
Two men play gay men on the big screen and suddenly, you think they’re gay or they’re worth disparaging. But two gay men play straight men on the big screen and that’s okay? What, are they suddenly straight for doing that? No. How many gay and lesbian actors were on Queer As Folk or The L-Word? Less than half. Does that mean that those straight men went gay? Ask them and you’ll get the same dumbfounded looks of confusion you’d get if you asked a man who played a serial killer if he’s now out there killing people. Actors. Get it? They’re ACTORS.
So, consider that the two actors who played those roles of salesman and Djinn don’t have to be gay or straight to play those roles. They’re ACTORS. And while you’re at it, consider for a moment that if gay porn were “okay” for women to watch, and by okay I mean by the members of porn-watching society, as a whole, then you men wouldn’t get so pissed off about straight women not wanting to watch the lesbian porn that you find so hot just before you have sex. You’d be grateful she wasn’t asking you watch the gay porn.
And WTF does gay porn or straight porn have to do with the minute amount of soft porn we saw in the episode? Sex. It’s all about the sex. Two men. Muslim and Djinn. Wow, how scary. The homophobes and Islamophobes must be having repression porn flashbacks.