NBC Orders Lesbian Sitcom Pilot

01.25.11 7 years ago 15 Comments

NBC has ordered a pilot for a sitcom about a lesbian couple. Good call! Lesbians are known for their free-wheeling senses of humor.

NBC gave the thumbs-up to a half-hour romantic comedy pilot called I Hate That I Love You. It’s from Will and Grace alum Jhoni Marchenko, and the logline is certainly eye-catching: “A straight couple introduces two of its lesbian friends to one another and what results is both instant attraction and a pregnancy.” [Vulture]

Honestly, I think it’s past time that open lesbians got shown on network TV beyond what we get from Ellen Degeneres. And as much as I like the femme-leaning glamorization of “The L Word,” this could be an opportunity to approach and break down stereotypes in a thoughtful manner. For example, there really ARE very nice, funny lesbians out there. The scowling, cargo-short-wearing dyke is just as reductive a stereotype as the hot pants/mesh shirt-wearing gay man. Which is to say: the funniest kind of stereotype! “Hot thtuff, comin’ through!”

[image via the artsy but NSFW Pussy le Queer]

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