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The Big Gay Walking Dead – After A Long Wait TWD Universe Proves That Gays Can Survive The Zombiepocalypse

Aaron and Andrew Gay Kiss

 

After years of begging, prodding, whining, and screaming, last night on The Walking Dead the newest character of Aaron came out in big way with the introduction of his partner Eric, and TWD’s first gay male kiss.

After finally meeting the group last night and a rather defensive Rick Grimes, Aaron convinces them to come with him to a “safe” community (Alexandria) And the group eventually does so,  hesitantly.   But due to Rick’s paranoia (you should have taken Rte 23 dude) and a herd of zombies which are run over, flare gunned, and generally massacred in a 10 minute melee the group divided into two vehicles gets separated. But thnks to another flare (shot in the sky this time and not into a zombie’e head) the two groups reunite and take shelter inside a store room. There’s a tearful reunion between Maggie and Glenn, and Rick and Carl – and then a third, surprising,  reunion. Aaron runs inside and kneels to the side of a man lying down with a broken ankle. His name is Eric. And as the two men kiss warmly

They tease each other intimately – Eric has brought Aaron another license plate for his collection and Aaron admits he not only lost his license plate collection – he lost the entire car. They embrace. They say they love each other. They joke about getting the blood-stained car back and parking it in front of their house, where the hideous wreck can scare away walkers. At this point Rick is in the shadows watching all of this in the shadows and this, perhaps more than any other display or speech that Aaron has given in the last 24 hours, seems to convince Rick that his guy is also a “person” who maybe, just maybe, can be trusted.

So with that one scene TWD universe finally rounded out its “veritable United Nations of characters” since the show began, and has proven that gay men can survive the Zombie apocalypse (and still stay well groomed. Daryl take note).

I have been brutally hard on TWD over the past few years about its lack of gay diversity, especially after it skipped a major gay storyline in Season 3 at the Prison.  And while Tara was a great addition even her lesbian storyline that lasted 3 episodes was very subtle.

So I would like to publicly thank AMC, Gale Anne Hurd and Scott Gimple for introducing Arron and Eric in such an unflinching, honest and if you pardon my expression “straight forward” way.

Bravo.

My work is done here.

Now….bring on Jesus!

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The Walking Dead’s First Gay Character Finally Arrives: Aaron From The Alexandria Safe Zone Makes The Scene

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After 5 and a half seasons and a lot of pushing from this website, last night The Walking Dead finally introduced it’s first gay male character.  Aaron from the Alexandria Safe Zone.

The Walking Dead over the years have had a veritable United Nations of characters but in the past have shied away from any of the comic’s gay content. (Season 3, Prison) without any explanation and a lot of blowback from this site.  Eventually after many complaints they added the role of the lesbian character Tara (a character not in the original comics and lesbians are more acceptable after all.  But now FINALLY the comics first gay character has arrived.

So last night Aaron shows up in the aftermath of the devastating storm at the end of a rather dull-ish English Patient type episode clean looking well-fed, dry, and inexplicably chipper. He mumbles something about “stranger danger” but assures Maggie and Sasha—both standing ready to shoot his brains out—that he comes as a friend with “good news.” He asks to speak to Rick, whom he (alarmingly!) knows by name.

In the comic Aaron and his partner Eric are recruiters for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, a walled-off community that our survivors have called home for several years now. He scouts potential new groups of survivors, watches them for some time, then invites them back to Alexandria if he deems them worthy.

Other than Aaron’s arrival in last nights episode Rick finally delivers the iconic comic book line, “We are the walking dead,” in an emotional speech about his grandfather, who fought against the Germans in World War II.

“Every day he woke up, told himself, ‘Rest in peace, now get up and go to war,’” Rick explains to his soggy, downtrodden group inside the barn. “Then after a few years of pretending he was dead, he made it out alive. That’s the trick of it, I think. We do what we need to do and then we get to live. But no matter what we find in D.C. I know we’ll be okay. Because this is how we survive. We tell ourselves that we are the walking dead.”

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Ross Marquand Picked To Play Openly Gay Character of “Aaron” On AMC’s The Walking Dead

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(Allegedly) Ross Marquand, who was last seen channeling Paul Newman in a Season 6 episode of Mad Men, will be joining our band of rag-tag sruvivors in the second half of the AMC series The Walking Dead as Aaron, one of the  prominent gay character from Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic series that will FINALLY make it onto the small screen.

Here’s the description of Aaron from Walking Dead Wiki:

Aaron is a character first encountered in Issue 67 of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead and is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, formally working as a recruiter. He worked with Eric, who was his work partner and boyfriend.   Aaron spots Rick Grimes‘ group as they were traveling towards Washington and decided to see if they were worthy of joining the Safe-Zone.

In the 5 seasons so far, The Walking Dead has skipped gay characters and storylines up until this point.  The addition of the lesbian character Tara in the most part was motivated by Back2Stonewall’s previous reporting on how LGBT blighted the television version of the  TWD universe was.

 

*The Walking Dead Skips Season 3 Gay Storyline – Keeps Imperfect ZERO LGBT Character Rating

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#GayGeeks – The Walking Dead Teaser Trailer: Season 5.2 “Surviving Together” – Video

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The second part of Season 5 of The Walking Dead returns on Sun., Feb. 8th at 9/8c on AMC.

And while the first part of season 5 was far better than the both “Governor storyline” and aftermath of Season’s 3 and 4 TWD does have to make up for ending on the weak and unliked note of Beth Greene’s death.

But the good news is that finally we will see a gay male survivor of the Zombie Apocalypse by the end of this season.  Robert Kirkman said a gay character from the comic was coming in Season 5, and that is probably Aaron from the Alexandia Safe Zone storyline although no casting has been announced.  BUT there is the slimmest chance that it might be the kickass gay character of Jesus which is running through the current comic storyline.

All we have to say is that after 3 years of this blog  battling with TWD, Kirkman, and Executive Producer Scott Gimple, its about time.

 

The Walking Dead: Walkers, The Governor and CUDDLING LESBIANS! – It’s about time.

The Walking Dead Season 4 Poster

Finally after four seasons and countless bitchy posts from this website not one but two lesbian characters have surfaced on The Walking Dead officially ending their abysmal zero rating of having any LGBT representation on the AMC hit show.

In last nights episode “Dead Weight” (another snoozefest of a Governor story-line only episode) the only thing that made it worth watching was blocking out David Morrisey’s abysmal performance as the Governor and focusing on the supporting characters of Martinez and the brothers Ken (Dollhouse‘s very hot Enver Gjokaj) and Mitch (Fringe‘s Kirk Acevedo) and the lesbian coupling of  the characters Tara and Alisha.

When we first met Tara Chambler (Alanna Masterson) in Season 4, Episode 6: “Live Bait,” we didn’t know a whole lot about her.  She hinted a little bit at a previous girlfriend, Sam, in “Live Bait,” after the Chambler family car broke down — apparently, they’d taken mushrooms together on a camping trip, and Sam decided it’d be a great time to tell Tara that she’s actually straight. Womp womp.   But on last nights episode a potion of the LGBT community finally got included in the Walking Dead universe when  Tara hooked up with a fellow survivor at the Gov.’s new camp, Alisha (Juliana Harkavy).  

Very subtly done.  Some flirting, a walk in the walker infested woods, and an onscreen cuddle.  Not over the top, your face and not the defining stories of the characters. Which is much appreciated.  Television and movie charcters should nopt be defined by their sexuality.  It should just be there and dealt with no differently than heterosexuality.  I do have to say this though.  As hard as they tried the writes did miss the boat a bit on stereotyping,  Tara is, well was a cop and Alisha a Marine.  Lesbians do have careers other than ones that require shooting guns and being butch (Or so I am told) But hey, I give them an A for trying and finally after 4 seasons showing that a portion of the LGBT community does at least exist in The Walking Dead universe.

Now, TWD. How about Daryl coming out as a closeted gay redneck?  Its really not a far stretch considering his hair color keeps changing and his hair is always stylishly cut.  And it would sure lift the boredom of the Governor’s endlessly insipid story-line.

 

EXCLUSIVE – Walking Dead Exec Producer Scott Gimple Hints LGBT Character To Be Introduced

The Walking Dead Season 4 Poster

As many of you know I am a GayGeek and damn proud of it.  You may also know I have also had a huge bone to pick with AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead for the past 3 seasons of totally ignoring the fact that not only do LGBT people actually exist but they could also survive a the “walker”apocalypse.

There are many reasons that the television series has annoyed me so far.  In the past three seasons they have introduced every type of character imaginable. Young, old, black, white, Korean, Latino,  redneck, God fearing country folk, nerds, prisoners, and even the Irish!  But not one of these character have been LGBT and the only time that our community has been mentioned in the past four seasons is when one character thought another character was a lesbian because she had short hair! .To make matters worse the television series also actually CUT two gay characters and a minor gay storyline out of the Season 3 transition from the comic to television for the  prison arc.

Well now after 4 articles and some old fashioned bitching and tweeting to Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Scott Gimple it FINALLY seems as though there will be an LGBT character introduced in Season Four.

After my latest post Walking Dead Season 4 GAYWATCH: More Deaths, More Threats, But Any Gay Characters? which I sent to Gimple I received the following private Twitter message.

 

Scott Gimble

 

So  it seems that this season a member of the LGBT community will now be represented among the survivors. The next question is which character yet to be introduced will it be?

Some of the possibilities from the roster of upcoming characters in Season’ Four:

Laura or Melody  -According to SpoilerTV, Episode 6 is called “Rise” and it will include two recurring roles, including “a single mother and former nurse named Laura” and “a tough and funny woman named Melody.”

Jack or Erin — According to TVLine, Season 4, Episode 4 is called “Indifference” and will introduce two new survivors named Jack and Erin; both are said to be in their 20s and described as easygoing and “extremely thin.” As for their personalities, TVLine said “Jack’s a bit of a joker, while Erin walks through life with rose-colored glasses.”

Mack or Patrick — According to SpoilerTV, Episode 7 will be titled “Dead Weight” and two brothers around age 30 are coming: “Mack is an aggressive wiseass and Patrick is fair-minded. Mack is recurring and Patrick is a guest role.”  ”

Wayne Kesey — Another recurring role announced at the same time, Wayne is described as “Early 30’s. Very smart and an experienced liar.”

Jordana Barraza — Third recurring character from the same SpoilerTV post, described as “Late 20’s tough, hispanic, and beautiful. Shamed about her past.”

And there is the off chance it might actually be Cesar Martinez (played in the television series by the humpy was meant to be homosexual  in the comic’s but according to TWD creator Robert Kirkman he never got around to writing it. (Shocking).  On the television show Martinez is still alive and well and at the end of last season rode off into the sunset with the Governor.  

Well whoever it is it FINALLY seems that this season there will be some LGBT’ representing when it comes to kicking some Walker ass on The Walking Dead.

And its about damn time.

WATCH – The Walking Dead Sing-Along: The Monster Mash – Happy Halloweenie!

The Walking Dead Singalong

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a Monster Mash sing-along from everyone’s favorite Walking Dead characters. Join in with Rick, Daryl’s biceps Glenn, Maggie and more.

“And his douchebag son” Damn that had me dying LMFAO

HYSTERICAL!

RECAP ZONE: The Walking Dead – Episode 2: INFECTED (The Walking Dead Meets Captain Trips)

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Let’s take stock of last nights 2nd episode “meh” second episode of Season 4 of The Walking Dead:  Infected:

WARNING:  There be SPOILERS below.

 

It is now a little over 6 months from the end of Season 3 which makes it roughly 1 year and 4 months into the Walker Apocalypse. (Because no one says the word “zombie”)

In a nod, or rip off to Stephen King’s The Stand, a Captian Trips like superflu invades the prison and kills a Harry Potter look-a-like throwaway character named Patrick who kills another throwaway character with no name in his sleep and the virus spreads through D Block killing even MORE throwaway characters we didn’t know.  Two annoying little girls watch their dad die, yet another character the audience has no vested interests in and Tyreese’s new girlfriend Karen who we do know from last season gets sick and then torched. (like people don’t know that its probably the whack job from Episode 1 who likes his vino.)  Michonne cries while she holds baby Judith, and worst of all — adorable little piggies being sliced and left as walker-chum. To lead them away from the gates which haven’t been shored up in the 6 months they have been at the prison.

RIP squealing piggies we cared about and knew more about you than the other walker bait characters they offed in this episode.

This and that. 

* Rick and Carl are finally back in the gun shooting game.

* Michonne had a pretty strange response to being stuck with Judith, and it begs the question of whether she had a child before the zombie apocalypse. Still not much is known about her past, and she seemed pretty upset when Beth brought up the point that there’s no word for a parent who has lost a child. Hopefully this is a tease of a bit more of her backstory that will be explored in future episodes it was the most interesting part of last night.

* Daryl (the hottest redneck on television) wants Rick to return as leader, the new Prison survivors (who probably will all die anyway) are looking  to Daryl as a leader and he hasn’t had time to lighten his hair back to the light brown it was in Season 1.

* Carl rats out Carol’s knife teaching class and Rick doesn’t care.

* And STILL no LGBT characters have been introduced as survivors.