I personally enjoyed it. It’s a relief to watch something that isn’t so deep and convoluted. No demons, no murders, no curses, etc. It’s high school. It’s a lot of exaggeration, but I took that as a bit of parody. It has moments where they actually do stop and discuss things. The girls discuss how offensive and wrong it is to pretend to be gay just to gain popularity. One of the girls is just totally self absorbed and only thinks about herself and her popularity, but the other one isn’t. The other one just wants to support her friend, make her friend happy, and at the end of the episode it’s her who actually realizes that she might be gay after all. So, her story is totally realistic. Lesbians are expected to be totally stereotypical and even the out gay guy thinks that way. It’s like a discussion of ‘hey, this is really how people see lesbians, but it’s not like that at all.’
Personally, I think a hell of a lot of people freaked out over it being an offensive misrepresentation of LGBT youth. I saw all sorts of passionate arguments about why people should boycott the show. Yet NONE of those people doing the arguing had even bothered to watch the pre-release episode. It’s typical of how things are done these days…we see something on the internet or social media and we automatically believe it and get all agitated and offended by it and we want to fight against it, but WE ARE WRONG. All it takes is a moment to do some research first, to read or watch things first, and then (and only then) we should form our own opinion about things.
Go and look in the Faking It tags now. People’s comments were almost 98% in favor of the show. There were still some people who were like ‘I don’t know what to do…I think I should be offended but I’m not. Someone tell me what to think!’ If people can’t even decide what to think about the show after watching it, then how are they justified in hating the show based off of someone else’s opinion??
Anyway, as I said in a previous post…I enjoyed the episode and I will continue to watch it. I’m not a teen in high school, so I have a few more important life issues than being popular and getting invited to parties, but I’m all for watching a young woman work through her sexuality. I find it interesting and I’m sure as hell not gonna hate on a show that’s just trying to do something that gives representation to an underrepresented group. Had I watched something like this when I was in high school, maybe I would have questioned my own sexuality sooner and saved myself some stress!
new video up babes! WHY I’M A….FEMINIST *gasp!!* *shock!!!1* *horror!!!!*
i know, i know. gender equality is a terrifying thing here on the interwebs. here are just a few (err…60) of the reasons i’m a feminist.
nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order
I HATE THIS TEXT POST
IDK IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS WEBSITE YET, BUT I DON’T EVEN CARE IF YOU DO.
CHARAHUB BASICALLY ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE A DIRECTORY OF ALL YOUR OCS.
AND SO (they let you get super detailed)
It lets you store 100 characters (you gain 2 extra slots…
- me: *puts earphones in*
- me: oh right
- me: *plays music*
I’ve been considering making a post about this for a while now. And i’m not gonna go on and on in details why. SO i thought I should make a list instead. I love the show for many reasons! Reasons I haven’t found in a show before and here’s why:
- Because it’s funny! And not funny offensive (at least i dont believe so) but funny in a fresh diff way. Reminds me of Glee season one only without so much drama
- The ‘mean girl’ is the comic relief character. The character who’s the complete opposite of everyone on the show. The cliche popular girl is finally the outcast no one gives a crap about.
- The story IMO is about two friends who don’t realize how much they mean to each other until they are presented with a situation that might test that. And you know what’s so wonderful about it? It’s not about the girl having a best guy friend who’s secretly in love with her and has to pretend not to. But it’s actually TWO GIRLS! And the two of them care for each other so gd much! If you don’t think so you need to watch the pilot and wait for Karma’s speech about Amy. Karma who completely ignores the guy she has a crush on because she can’t stop thinking about Amy and them possibly having a falling out and how that will affect her because Amy is the only person who understands her. I believe they are deff soulmates at heart. And even if you don’t identify with them in a romantic sense you deff identify with them in a friendship level.
- The show doesn’t take itself so seriously. It’s like having all of tumblr in one show.
- NO. THEY DIDN’T FAKE BEING GAY TO GET GUYS. I can’t stress this enough. THEY DIDN’T PRETEND TO BE LESBIANS TO GET GUYS! Karma only likes ONE GUY and she liked him even BEFORE the whole lesbians misunderstanding happened. And her motivation for keeping at it was her need TO FIT IN! NOT TO GET INTO SOME GUYS PANTS! The only reason she makes the comment about straight guys liking lesbians was when Amy was opposed to the idea by saying she wouldn’t be able to be with the guy she wanted if he thought she was a lesbian.
- Amy! That is a reason all in itself. I feel like SO MANY teenagers who watch the show can and WILL identify with Amy. Kids who are struggling with their identities every day. Kids who might have gone through a similar situation and can’t find anyone to identify with unless they watch a ShowTime show like the L Word and Queer as Folk, Glee or any other show that MIGHT have an LGBTQ character as a side character OR those kids who feed off subtext but never get anything beyond that. Because it’s just that. SUBTEXT and the writers won’t make it canon. So you know what’s so wonderful about Faking It? AMY IS THE MAIN CHARACTER! and this is the story of how shes falling for her best friend and has NO IDEA how to deal with this new piece of information.
- And last but not least, the fact that it’s not the constant sad LGBTQ storyline we get in almost every show/movie out there. Because while IT IS still the situation all around the world, sometimes fiction is a place to ESCAPE! To escape reality, to hope and to dream that things will INDEED get better. And sure Amy will probably suffer, and there will be some situations that the show might get into that might push for less comedy and more teen angst, but I honestly feel like it’s going to be a more refreshing take on it.
I’m not trying to make people watch it or agree with me if they don’t want to. But I just feel like so many ppl have the wrong idea about this show and they should just WATCH (if u care at all) and form their own opinions rather than follow what somebody else is saying, or get fooled by PR and advertising for the show. Be informed first! And then if you still think the same way then go ahead. That’s your opinion, but at least you can form a critique based on what you have already SEEN, not what somebody else told you about.
Faking it: A Summary
Do twins have the same sized dick?
now we’re asking the real questions
As a twin, I can say my dick is definitely bigger than my sister’s.
Wat u think of faking it ?