The American television network has been playing an important role in bringing the ‘different’ into our living rooms. That’s right, getting the audience accustomed to television series inspired by homosexuality has taken the front seat.
‘Will and Grace’, ‘Glee’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ are a few television series that have something in common – the Queer factor. These 5 tele-series made the unusual seem normal.
‘Will & Grace’ in 1998 was the first prime-time sitcom starring homosexual lead characters in New York City.
A decade later, Glee, a musical comedy showcased the plight of a high school student trying to get out of the closet, facing initial resentment from his peers.
In the same year, Modern Family kicked off making Cam and Mitch one of the most admired on-TV gay couples. The show also introduced the idea of a gay couple adopting a kid and being regular parents like any other straight couple.
One year later, making teenagers comfortable with the idea of queer was the teenage drama series ‘Pretty Little Liars’. The series made headlines for displaying one of the lead characters, Emily’s, relationships with her girlfriends Maya and Paige.
One of the most talked about series of 2013 ‘Orange Is The New Black’ sheds light on the post-breakup relationship of two girlfriends who land up in prison. As unexplored as the idea may be, the series conquered the hearts of viewers with its touching portrayal of true emotions.
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