neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

mostly soap operas

Reading various blogs and columns on AfterElton, and there were some interesting and/or funny things in the reports.  I like Ed Kennedy's memes.  I don't know if it was the Flying Monkey column of yesterday that also had speculation about the sexual orientation of various celebrities in the comments, or another column -- one column with that in the comments was Gays of Our Lives.  It generally seems to be women saying that this or that celebrity is gay, and the men pointing out that it's just an opinion until the person in question says he is.  Tuesday's speculation centered on Van Hansis, with Mia insisting he was gay, and two or three of the male commenters saying that that was purely speculation.  I thought it could well be the very common (and often wrong) assumption that if a man plays a gay character, he must be gay himself.

Someone came up with photos of Van and a man they insisted was his boyfriend.  I think it helped their case, but didn't prove anything for sure.  Van's played a gay character for several years now, and presumably has had plenty of opportunities to say something.  If he were gay, it would have been nice if he had come out, but perhaps he doesn't want to be typecast, or has other reasons.  Until he says one way or the other, all it is is rumor.

Two cool things along the lines of that assumption that if an actor plays gay, he must be gay.  At some point a few years ago, Jo Weil stopped answering the question of whether he was gay or bisexual himself.  He said that actors never got asked if they were straight when playing a straight role, and that question gave the impression that being gay or bi was abnormal.  I'll look up the exact wording at some point, but I thought that rocked.  Of course, now people assume he's gay.  I put that down to wishful thinking on some people's parts, and that assumption for some.  The other thing I thought was cool: The actor who plays Reid on As the World Turns -- Eric Stevens, I think his name is -- was asked if he'd played a gay role before.  He said he was sure he had at some point.  Apparently, he's done a lot of theater.  I just loved that relaxed attitude about it he had.

Soap operas: (*spoilers*)  Alles Was Zahlt: Deniz was still really sad -- grieving in a way -- and Florian tried to cheer him up.  Florian was also trying to get Deniz to come to the "hockey players auctioning themselves" event.  I don't think Deniz made it.  Keule went for far more than Florian thought he would, with Constanze bidding, then Frau Scholtz putting in the winning bid.  Florian went for a small sum, to Constanze, who said she had lots of furniture for him to assemble, and leaky faucets and other things to fix in her bathroom.  He'd hoped for a movie or dinner.  It sounded like Constanze would get a useful evening from him.  Go, Constanze.  Marian went up on the block, and Jenny bid 1000 Euros for him.  Things between Marian and Jenny are heating up again.  I loved Marian punching Axel when Axel taunted him.  EKP is following the Marian/Jenny storyline, and a good bit of Florian's hockey storyline.  They seem to like having additional Wild in the clips.

Verbotene Liebe: Christian and Olli are finally back.  (Yay!)  They kissed each other a number of times in the episode, which I was happy about and will give Deepdarkmidnight plenty to work with.  Andi's still a little uncomfortable when they kiss in front of him, though he should be used to it by now.  Olli told Rob that he was done working with him, and then when Rob came back to invite Olli to a party, Olli kicked him out of No Limits.  (Yay!)  During that confrontation, Olli said, "The only thing I'm interested in tonight is my bed, with my boyfriend lying beside me."  (Translation by Nanna.)  Rob came back the next day to plant drugs in the bar, and cover for it by apologizing to Olli.  Olli relented and took the apology.  Olli!  Then tomorrow, Rebecca's supposed to see Rob planting the drugs.  Of course, she believes that Rob is a drug dealer, because Christian told her he was.  That just shows how bad that whole storyline was, making Rebecca smarter than Olli.  I'm so glad the whole mess is wrapping up.

In other news, Jessica tried and tried to get the letter Tristan left for Helena.  She'd just gotten it when Helena saw her reading it, and got it from her.  The letter said that he and Jessica had lied, and that Andi was innocent.  It may be too late for Helena to get forgiveness from Andi for not believing him several times.  Jessica may well tell Helena that Tristan's in love with her (Helena).  The actress who plays Jessica plays a trashy, scheming little witch really well.  I'm looking forward to that storyline developing, if Helena really does learn the truth.

I hope Luke and Reid of ATWT are on again soon, and I'm really looking forward to Christian and Olli getting better storylines.  I called D.S., who is back from North Carolina, and she said we could get together in the next couple of weeks.  I said I'd learned a lot more German words, which I have.

Tags: soap opera

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