Television Review: "Real World DC" – Episode 13 Recap & Review

3/29/2010 Posted by Admin

Television Review

Real World DC – Episode 13 Recap & Review

By our guest blogger, Gita Gupte

This week’s "Real World" hit on the tough topic of acceptance as it relates to being out as a gay adult. When Mike’s boyfriend, Tanner, comes to visit him, Mike shows him DC and helps him open up about his sexuality. The two exchange commitment rings and Tanner is inspired to go home to Colorado and tell his parents that he is gay. But this was easier said than done.

Tanner’s close-knit family virtually disowns him when they find out he is seriously dating another man, which lead the roommates to discuss GLBT rights in the current decade. It was sad to see that Tanner’s family was willing to shun him simply for being honest about who he is. At least Mike is a strong support system that can help Tanner through this difficult time.

On a happier note, Josh’s cousin was getting married so Andrew and Ty accompanied him on a road trip to south Philly to attend the wedding. We soon find out that Josh’s mom is a young, attractive woman, who also happens to be bisexual. Everyone enjoys her company and for some (Ty in particular) maybe a little too much. Ty spends the wedding flirting with Josh’s mom, but nothing actually materializes from the interaction.

For me, the best part of this excursion was the scenes from Pat’s Steaks, where some of Josh’s family works and where he used to work when he was younger. Seeing everyone devour a cheesesteak in tuxes really made me nostalgic for Philly. When the crew returns to DC, Josh’s band is lined up with a gig at a local venue. Miraculously, the show doesn’t suck and the roommates all go out to show their support. I am curious to see if Josh’s band will stay together after the show when he moves back home.

This week the roommates also partook in a September 11th memorial day of service, helping to build a playground for under-privileged kids. I was really happy to see them put their energy to good use and do something meaningful in the process.

The house was quieter this week without Erika, but it had a flow of positive energy that seemed to indicate it was all for the better. There are approximately three weeks left in the season and I am starting to get sad that the show is almost over.

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