Just in time for Valentine’s Day, television network Freeform is here to remind us that media depictions of heterosexuality are so 2019.
Grey’s Anatomy actor Jake Borelli spoke with TV Line about the new made-for-TV “crazy-cute gay Valentine” movie he’s starring in that premieres Saturday Feb. 15. The Thing About Harry is the latest Hollywood attempt at taking the high school rom-com classics and re-inventing them according to the standard of our LGBTQ-obsessed 21st century.
Borelli plays Sam, a « pansexual » college student who develops a romance with another young man named Harry. « Pansexual » meaning « not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity. » Yeah, super progressive, we know.
Recall that 2018’s Love, Simon, a film about a popular high school student who comes out to his friends, family and girlfriend, was hyped to all hell as the triumphant return of the John Hughes-style of teenage flicks.
Still, Borelli insists that the network’s “not trying to be political, but it is,” because of the lingering homophobia present in society or something.
TV Line explained that gay TV content is always political “in this age when the Hallmark Channel would even consider, much less go through with, yanking a commercial featuring lesbian brides.” The actor also added, “Equality is being threatened, the fact that this got made and is being supported by huge companies like Freeform and [its parent] Disney is just massive.”
Sure thing there, Jake. Too bad LGBTQ representation seems pretty good considering how small the actual LGBTQ demographic is. But again, as long as some traditional moms on Facebook maintain that homosexuality is not conducive to family-friendly TV content, people will scream fascism.
Though, it’s no surprise that Freeform prioritizes this kind of content. First of all, it’s owned by Disney, and we all know how moral they are with their constant appeal to diversity, radical pro-abortion laws and not to mention their cushy dealings with communist China in order to maximize profits. Second, Freeform loves radical left ideas, promoting every boilerplate issue like open borders, polyamory and abortion to name a few.
Despite the lefty shtick, Borelli insisted that “this is a movie anyone can relate to. We’re not really talking about the things that a lot of queer content does, like coming out and overcoming shame.” Oh, well, that’s good. We don’t have to be hit over the head with it this time. That’s rare.
He added, “It’s just a story about two young guys trying to fall in love and keep that love once they’ve found it.” How wonderful – we’re promoting the gay agenda like it’s normal to teens now!