Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Gay 80s

A news report from the 80s about gay life in San Fransisco. It's 30 minutes but worth the watch, it's an interesting view of a certain time. In almost all the interviews the person says repeatedly, being gay isn't any different than being straight, but for some reason the reporter does not appear to believe this, thus he keeps asking the same questions. Oh yeah, did I mention the news team resident "medical doctor" is conducting this series and constantly asks "do you think you're sick?" or "do you think your son is sick?". Ugh. You know in a couple years this won't even be an issue and we'll look back and say, "we sure were stupid back in the day".

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Thanks for posting this. I grew up in SF in the 70s and 80s. FWIW, the impression I got was that the reporter was trying to ask questions that the audience would ask, and honestly trying to educate the public. A lot of the content would still be educational for a great portion of the public today!

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  2. @Jennifer I think you're right... he was asking questions the general public may ask, so I do believe this series is good because I'm sure a lot of people were like, "hey, gay people are just like us." But on the other hand, the general public sucks... I'm just saying... but as Oprah says, "when you know better, you do better."

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