What is it you ask?
Oh I don't know, followed a bunch of Mormon dudes around who went to see Magic Mike on opening night and their wives who are in complete freaking denial.
My Husband is Not Gay is an hour-long special, sure to be turned into TLC's next horrible reality show, that features four straight-identified men from Salt Lake City who are all afflicted with SSA--or Same Sex Attraction.
Now don't you dare get it twisted, these men are not gay. They are straight men with wives, or dating, that are primarily attracted to men.
As one of the wives adamantly explains, her husband is "not gay. [He's] SSA."
Yep. Totally straight. Just want dicks in and around their mouths. Not bi either. Just a group of straight gentlemen who rate other guys on a "danger scale" and spend their time debating with which male body type makes their johnson wiggle the most.
The men decided that while they are attracted to guys, they don't want to identify as gay for religious reasons.
But just because they are
Umm, dude, I'm guessing you haven't seen your wife since you fashioned that paper bag with Ryan Gosling's face on it.
This show is obviously ridiculous, but furthermore it's offensive and completely dangerous to the LGBT community. It's giving legs to the idea that there is a difference between homosexual desire and homosexual behavior. That if someone wants to be straight bad enough, they can make that decision. It's essentially the basis of reparative therapy--which is "therapy" used to "change" one's sexual identification. Reparative therapy has been proven to increase depression and suicide attempts among patients and has been denounced by the American Psychological Association.
And here comes TLC giving this bullshit a platform. A piece of media that bigots can point to and say "See it can be done! Homosexuality is a choice and an abomination, now let me get back to my show about polygamy followed by the show about some broad who spit out like two dozen kids."
I love to write about stupid reality TV because for the most part it's a break from the heaviness that is actual reality, but shows like this bleed into real issues.
This is not toddler beauty pageant contestants or Armenian porn stars, this is a group of men forcing themselves into a category for fear of being ostracized by a religious community. It is self-hatred at it's finest, which is not entertaining. It's heartbreaking.
So sure, your husband may not be gay, but he is a self-loathing closet case, which is worse no matter how you look at it.
Watch the trailer here and let me know what you think. Is it just another crappy reality special from TLC or something a little more sinister?
And thanks to Zane for filling me in on this raggedy ass show in this first place. Good looking out, homie!