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TV Junkie: An LGBT Parody From Sundance?

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Sundance premieres "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" tonight at 10pm. The promos lead us to believe there is nothing new here, but maybe the promos suck.
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Tonight Sundance will premiere "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" at 10pm. We seem to recall IFC attempting to be the network for alternative sexuality last year and now Sundance seems to be stepping into the breech, fulfilling announcements they made in New York at this spring. What's funny about these efforts is that these networks seem to be forgetting that Logo has been around in its current form since 2005. In terms of this show, I'm not sure what we're supposed to learn from these relationships between gay men and their straight female friends, although I imagine they might educate non-urban viewers who (think they) have no gay friends. From the promos that I've seen, not much has been revealed other than familiar stereotypes, which positions the show to be merely exploitive - a mistake. Then again, what the heck can accurately be presented in a short promo? In terms of similar programming, let's not forget that Logo's "The A-List" and Showtime's "The Real L-Word" were both disappointing and deservedly lambasted on "The Soup" for essentially presenting the viewer with parodies of gay life and relationships. Whether Sundance can buck this trend remains to be seen.