Monday, June 11, 2012

Entertainment or Advocacy?

I think this one answers itself. A new show from NBC coming soon. Here is the description from NBC:
These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It's 2012 and anything goes.

Bryan and David are a Beverly Hills couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie, an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother, Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke - but also fertile - Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.
Try out the trailer:

Here is what we are being told by this show - The traditional idea of "family" is now passe' and culturally-unacceptable, so the discussion is over. In other words, we (the media/entertainment industry) get to define "family" however we want and you can't. Did we mention morals? Of course not...don't push your morality on me!!!

This is the kind of show that crosses from entertainment into advocacy.

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