GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy, which will reward straight men if selected.
GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy; prize goes to straight men if selected.
Bravo’s upcoming Boy Meets Boy, a sort of Joe Millionaire with gay men and twists of its own, is getting raves from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The organization’s spokesman says “[g]ays do not necessarily have to be protected from reality-dating show twists,” and says the show “is going to blur the boundaries of what is thought to be straight and what is thought to be gay in this country.” With the show’s twist—some of the male suitors will be straight men paid to pretend to be gay—show creator Douglas Ross, who is gay, tells the AP, “We have created a gay world where the straight guys are in the closet.” If the show’s star, James, a 32-year-old HR worker from LA, selects a straight man at the end, “the mate wins more than $20,000. If he’s gay, James gets the cash,” Knight-Ridder reports.