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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:19 AM

Reba McEntire's New Show Is Full of Gay Stuff and She Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

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I was amazed at the amount of gay-friendly content in Malibu Country. Do you think that would be different if the show were actually set in Nashville?
No, no, I don’t think so. I’ve got a huge gay following, and they’ve always been very supportive, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there weren’t any difference between Nashville and LA.


Your daughter on the show has a gay friend, Sage, who she makes out with on the first episode, and then a lesbian friend, Lily, who we haven’t seen yet. Will we see more of those kids?
Oh, yeah, they’re definitely in the show.
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http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2012/11/30/new-reba-mcentire-show-full-gay-stuff-and-she-would-not

Well, if she ever had other views, they certainly changed.
When you have Dolly and Reba on your side, you have some MAJOR support.
If she gets flack about this, her response will be interesting.
I'm sure there would be differences in Nashville and LA, but Reba is plugged into country music. Her husband and son are also major players.
She has seen something, and it's probably coming from younger stars like Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. There may be more support from more older stars than we imagine too.

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Reply Reba McEntire's New Show Is Full of Gay Stuff and She Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 OP
whistler162 Nov 2012 #1
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #2
JimGinPA Nov 2012 #3
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #5
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #11
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #14
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #15
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #16
mzteaze Nov 2012 #19
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #21
JimGinPA Nov 2012 #23
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #29
Dawson Leery May 2014 #37
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #35
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #8
Rectangle Nov 2012 #4
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #6
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #7
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #9
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #10
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #12
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #17
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #30
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #18
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #22
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #31
mzteaze Nov 2012 #20
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #24
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #32
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #36
Tikki Nov 2012 #13
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #25
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #34
Ian David Nov 2012 #26
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #27
graham4anything Nov 2012 #28
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #33

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:24 AM

1. Now if she could fill it with maybe some

comedy and make it a little more cohesive it might last.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:48 AM

2. Hopefully the show will begin to improve

as the cast and writers tweak it. They have a stellar cast. It would be a shame to waste that group of people. Lily Tomlin alone could probably hold a show up.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:09 AM

3. Maybe She Should Just "Shut Up And Sing"...

I'll never watch anything she's a part of.

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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:29 AM

5. Could you elaborate?

I've no idea what her background is except she is a C & W singer.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 AM

11. Dixie Chicks were boycotted after lead singer said she was ashamed George W. Bush was from Texas

Country music stations wouldn't play their music, ex fans burned their records and some told them to just shut up and sing. In other words you're just a musician you have no right to have a political opinion. Never mind the thousands of God, country, and military country songs that were on the country music air waves if you had a liberal point of view you were black listed in country music. Their next album Taking the Long Way in my opinion was their best work ever not only because of their political stance but it was just damn beautiful music. "Not Ready to Make Nice" was the main song of protest on the album but "Lubbock or Leave It" was also a great protest song and it was hilarious. There were also a few very personal and beautiful songs the ladies put on the album that was inspired by their personal lives and families.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 AM

14. I knew about the Dixie Chicks

but I was wondering what Reba Mc???? had to do with it.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:28 AM

15. yeah I didn't realize she was part of the backlash against them

That is disappointing.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:29 AM

16. She's been a pretty hardcord Rethug. Bush supporter, Iraq War cheerleader

and was a high profile supporter of the attack on the Dixie Chicks.

Pretty ugly.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:44 AM

19. Oh

I didn't know that. I used to watch her other show.

I loved and support the Dixie Chicks. Knew about Toby Keith and other two I won't bother listening to Charlie Daniels, etc.

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

21. I always found Toby Keith's songs to be anti-woman

"I Want To Talk About Me" and "Who's Your Daddy?" were very offensive in my opinion.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:04 PM

23. In Addition To What liberal_at_heart Said...

Soon after that happened, Reba hosted a country music awards show where she made several disparaging remarks about The Dixie Chicks. She was one of the first to say they should just "shut up and sing".

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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:37 PM

29. I will never forget that

Reba was a coward who jumped on that Bash-the-Dixie-Chicks bandwagon happily and with no remorse.

I have yet to hear her say a word about Hank Williams Jr's very offensive comments about President Obama.

She is a shill, a greedy woman who only cares about herself.

I will never watch ANYTHING she does.....


You SUCK, Reba



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #29)

Thu May 29, 2014, 02:41 PM

37. She was no coward. She is one of them. She is a right wing partisan.

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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:21 PM

35. I saw that live

I turned it off then. Vince Gill let her say it, too.

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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:50 AM

8. Me either, for the same reason

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:09 AM

4. I know Willie and Merle are OK with the Gay. Not so much

from Hank Jr. and Charlie Daniels ect..

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Response to Rectangle (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:42 AM

6. Charlie even recorded a homophobic sequel(with even worse video) to "Uneasy Rider"

(his early Seventies hit about being a hippie who gets trapped in a redneck bar "in Jackson, Mississippi on a Saturday night"-a very funny song about how to talk yourself out of a situation in which your life is very probably in danger simply because you're different), in which Charlie accidentally wanders into, gets freaked out by, and for whatever reason can't figure out how to just walk back out of, a gay bar(the implication being that being a straight man in a room full of gay men is just as potentially lethal as being a hippie trapped in a barroom full of angry, suspicious, George Wallace-voting drunks who'd probably been burying dead civil rights workers under an earthen dam a few years earlier).

Charlie was decent once...I heard that, years ago, he actually gave up his factory job so a black co-worker who had a lot of kids to support wouldn't get laid off...what the hell happened to him? Sad.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:45 AM

7. Interesting that Reba has become gay-friendly.

She was a big Bush the First supporter back in the day.

Until I actually saw part of "Malibu Country" the other night, I couldn't get my head around the notion of Reba and Lily Tomlin sharing in the same universe(and I DON'T mean the same "fictional universe").

I guess anybody can grow, if they let themselves.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:53 AM

9. She was a very public part of the Blacklist

Against the Dixie Chicks, and was VERY pro Iraq and W. I threw away all her CDs when she attacked the Dixie Chcxks, and will NEVER watch anything she's in nor listen to her music again. EVER. If she had publicly apologized, possible.

Did she publicly, or even privately, support Chely Wright? NO.

Give me Tim McGraw or Faith Hill any day. Or Martina, who came out publicly for marriage equality a few years ago.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:56 AM

10. Oh I'll take them first.

However, unless Reba starts singing 2 tunes now I'll take her. Whatever her reasons, her support can't hurt.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:18 AM

12. I didn't realize she was part of the criticism against the Dixie Chicks

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

17. did Chely Wright's career survive her coming out?

I had already stopped listening to country music by the time she came out but did listen to her music years before.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:16 PM

30. No, not really

She does festivals and put out a new CD, but zero airplay. She was a prolific songwriter, but no one is buying her songs.

She said Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Trisha Yearwood (and, by association, Garth Brooks) were the only County stars to stand by here.

Reba can GTH.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:32 AM

18. Yeah--Reba's a bandwagon sort. Whatever she thinks will

help her make $$$ and stay famous. Will never forgive her for bashing the Dixie Chicks.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:59 AM

22. +1

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:17 PM

31. Like Toby Keith

Agreed.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:47 AM

20. Has anyone in Country publicly supported Chely Wright?

The documentary on her coming out and album seemed to indicate that she was NOT supported. Also, she hasn't been invited to perform at the CMA since. Is that true?

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

24. Only a couple did.

LeAnn Rimes and Mary Chapin Carpenter. A few others, Trisha Yearwood, Naomi Judd and Faith Hill did so privately, although it's no longer exactly private: http://tasteofcountry.com/chely-wright-gay-faith-hill-support/

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:18 PM

32. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood

For sure. A couple more. She was a huge songwriter, and that career is also pretty dead now.

Remember, John Rich told her to go kill herself. I loathe him.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:19 PM

36. John Rich also decried the troubles of GM, yet

fully backed the "man" who told GM to die.

Rich is filth.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. There is much talent in this World..and love for mankind..

Nice to be seeing it shared all around. Reba and Dolly get it.



Tikki

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:20 PM

25. When the Dixie Chicks were attacked for the remarks,

very few voices could be heard supporting them. Some of those you name such as Tim and Faith did not step out and help them. They were on their own.

I have never been so disappointed in some people. Not even some of the usual suspects such as Baez or Dylan helped out. It took a while before any voices were heard. The boycott and the threats really got rolling, and they had to take it.

When there was finally some support, they had been battered to a pulp. I have admired them because they didn't back down and put out an album that was great. They were starting families and chose to leave the spotlight finally to get out of the storm.

There have been some such as Tim and Faith who sheepishly began to be more open. I hope if this type of thing ever happens again, there will be a huge groundswell backing free speech. This was a shameful moment.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:19 PM

34. Yes, they did

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:29 PM

26. Bonnie Raitt is also a supporter...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

27. Reba is scum as is the Nashville establishment.

I do not intend to ever forget what Reba and the old world southern filth did to the Dixie Chicks. On top of that, Hank Jr. was given a standing ovation for saying worse than Ms. Maines. That was a revealing moment as to what type of people these are.
I do not waste my time or dollars on that filth.

Merle Haggard ironically stood alone as the sole voice from countrystan who supported Ms. Maines right to free speech.

By the way, where was Reba when Chely Wright came out? Only Mary Chapin Carpenter supported Chely's move to admit her sexuality.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:29 PM

28. In fairness to Reba, in 1994, she released the song "She thinks his name was John"

 

wiki

She Thinks His Name Was John" is a 1994 song from American country music artist Reba McEntire, and was the second single, from her 1994 album Read My Mind. Upon its release, the song gained media attention and controversy for its storyline, regarding a woman who was dying from AIDS.

She Thinks His Name Was John" tells the story of a woman who is dying from AIDS, which she acquired after becoming intoxicated and having a one-night stand with a man whom she did not previously know. The song recounts how, upon learning she had gotten AIDS, her struggles to remember the man with whom she had her affair, her crying herself to sleep over dreams and life's milestones she will never experience (such as marriage and motherhood), and former friends pitying her due to her decisions that led to her illness.

Sandy Knox, one of the song's writers, was inspired to write "She Thinks His Name Was John" after losing her brother to the disease. The song was released as a single after several radio stations began playing it as an album cut.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:19 PM

33. Chely Wright has acted in TV and movies before

Why didn't Reba ask her to be in her sitcom?

Oh yeah.....

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