'Looking' Being Canceled Is a Loss for the Gay Community

March 27, 2015 4:56 PM

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I'm going to open this with a confession: I actually enjoyed watching HBO's Looking. THERE, I said it: shame me. I thought the subtlety, the aimlessness (it is called "Looking," people) the sheer "why-the-fuck-is-this-character-doing-that" moments and the moody, dusky cinematography were fantastic, though many others, it seems, disagree.

A). Is about gay men. Notice the italics there. Say what you will about its artistic merits, but Looking was about gay men. Modern Family is not about gay men. Will & Grace was not about gay men. In these (and many more) examples, the gay character, and more importantly, the gay character's queernes...

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