09 January 2015

TLC's New Reality Show Heaps Praises

Television network TLC has receive many positive feedback its latest reality project. A couple of weeks ago, the TLC released the first look at ”My Husband’s Not Gay”, a new documentary special that will follow men in the Mormon church who are attracted to men but who cultivate relationships with women.

The show received supportive comments from TV analysts and viewers who posted on the channel’s site to overshadow the small opposition from gay organizations.

The attraction to the show’s format was probably due to how it featured heterosexual relationships favored by majority of the Americans.

Of the men featured in the show who are married, they are shown alongside their wives, who know about their husbands' preferences and try to make their marriages work.

"I was office mates with one of my best friends and I said, 'He told me he’s gay,'" one of the wives, Tanya, told ABC News, of her husband, Jeff. "And she goes, 'I told you that, twice.'"

Jeff explains his orientation by comparing it to one’s preference for a certain type of food.

"You could say I’m oriented towards doughnuts and if I was being true to myself, I would eat doughnuts a lot more than I eat doughnuts," Jeff said. "But am I miserable? Am I lonely? Am I denying myself because I don’t eat doughnuts as I might like to eat doughnuts? I’m not."

A second couple featured on the show, Pret and Megan, met in Sunday School 17 years ago and has been married for nearly nine years.

"Every time I got to the core of who I am, I knew that I wanted to be married to a woman," Pret told ABC News. "I knew that I wanted children and I wanted to be a father and I want to be called 'Daddy' when I come home."

Whether this show stays on the air or not, there's no reason to think that TLC’s advocacy won't continue.