Rick & Steve: The Complete First Season (review)

They’re the “happiest gay couple in all the world,” and they look like Lego people. This animated sitcom, from the cable network Logo — which caters to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender audience — looks like a kiddie program from PBS, and despite the warning right on the slipcase that the show is “not for children” and the advisory that precedes each of the six episodes that this is intended only for “emotionally and legally mature adults,” there’s not much terribly sophisticated about it. Oh, there’s such nonsense as the phrase “leapin’ labias” tossed about as an exclamation and a plot arcing across the season that revolves around Rick’s fathering of a child for his lesbian friend Kirsten, but that’s mere window dressing. The attempts at humor are obvious, simplistic, and riddled with stereotypes — “dykes” hate men, gays are obsessed with physical appearance, and so on and so, tediously, on. If it’s supposed to be satire, it misses the mark, wildly. Among the bonus material is two making-of featurettes, cast interviews, and “more gay crap.”

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Pedro
Pedro
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 2:58pm

“Dykes” DO hate men. Look at hi5. Gorgeous women in corsets and invariably the phrase “PLEASE NO MEN” next to their explicit e-mail adress.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 4:35pm

I think you’re confusing “not sexually attracted to” with “hate.”

Jurgan
Jurgan
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 5:51pm

I think he might be trying to contrast “lesbian” with “dyke,” like Chris Rock famously did with “black person” and “nigger.” I have no idea what “hi5” is, though, and while google might enlighten me, I’m kind of afraid to find out.

pedro
pedro
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 7:45am

hi5 is a social network like myspace. decent people use it to show pictures of themselves and stuff. weirdo people use it to try and get laid.

and dykes use it to show that they hate men. apparently.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 12:03pm

In what way do “dykes” use this social network to “show” that they “hate men”?