Chastity Bono in Variety.com: "['Ellen'] is so gay it's excluding a large part of our society.... The show is not too gay for me, but we have to be realistic. This is network primetime. When a show treats gay issues over and over again, it becomes 'a gay show,' and the average viewer says, 'Hey, I'm not gay - I'm not going to watch it.'" [Variety.com 3/9/98]
Related Viewer Realizations:
Law & Order: "Hey, I'm not a cop or a lawyer. I'm not going to watch this."
Baywatch: "Hey, I don't have big boobies. I'm not going to watch this."
Ally McBeal: "Hey, I'm not a yuppie with a loud biological clock. I'm not going to watch this."
Vanity Fair: "Hey, I don't own 200 Chanel purses and a 500-square-foot walk-in closet. I'm not going to read this."
Swing: "Hey, I'm not mentally deficient. I'm not going to read this."
Suck: "Hey, I'm not a bitter fuck with too much time on my hands. Screw these people!"
Filler: "Hey, I'm not a disturbed imbecile. But I do like this stuff.*"
*Recent research indicates that three out of four Filler readers are, in fact, disturbed imbeciles.
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