Adam Lambert has been photographed holding hands with his boyfriend Drake LaBry, but that’s not enough evidence for some members of the media, who will undoubtedly be shocked when he comes out in Rolling Stone soon. People magazine did two stories in which they refer to Drake–who was frequently in the live audience during American Idol–as Adam’s “pal” and “friend” because straight men in America hold hands with their friends. (Maybe they should, like men do in India, but they don’t.) First, People pathetically reports that Adam “has been stepping out with a friend” and says “LaBry and Lambert have been pals for years,” and then gives five vaguely interesting facts about Drake–yet still refuses to acknowledge once that the only reason any of this is interesting is because Drake’s clearly in a relationship with Adam. In the other, Kris Allen talks about Adam’s boyfriend and the magazine writes, “Allen calls Lambert and LaBry’s friendship a ‘cool combination,’ because they’re so different.”
Review: Married at First Sight
In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.
Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.