Last night during True Blood there was something that was probably very shocking to some viewers of the show. Lafayette and his mothers male nurse Jesus shared a kiss in his car. Then they went to Lafayette’s house and started to kiss before drug dealers bashed in all the windows of his brand new car that Eric bought for him as a gift.
At first I was giddy because I was happy for Lafayette for finally being able to have a boyfriend but then I started to think, that was a very risky thing for the show to do. It’s one thing to have a gay character but then to have him flaunt it on screen might drive some of the viewers away. I along with the entire gay community who actually watch the show were probably so thrilled to see this happen but I can just imagine all the clicking sounds of the remote control in all the anti-gay homes.
I’m sure the writers knew what they were getting into when they wrote that into the script and I applaud them for that. However, many people out there are still very anti-gay and would probably ban watching the show henceforth.
I personally love that there is not only a gay character but he’s getting action on screen. Good for him, good for True Blood, good for us who care to see that on our tv’s. It shows that if straight people are bold enough to push their sexuality in our gay faces that we should be able to do the same thing and get away with it just as they have gotten away with it since the inception of television.
Unfortunately, when Jesus found out that Lafayette was a drug dealer who dealt not only Crystal Meth but also “V” (vampire blood), the date was over, he wanted to be driven back to Merlotte’s for his car so he can leave. Oh well, it didn’t last very long. Maybe Lafayette will get another love interest in the show in the future.