Sure. I think it’s hard to really sum up my thoughts yet since the pilot was just setting up the premise. Obviously once it progresses further into the season I’ll probably change my mind a bit.
But at the moment, I’m less offended about it then I was when I first heard the premise. I do have problems with the fact that they’re depicting sexuality as this trendy thing that you can just switch on and use as a way to be popular. I think it ignores the struggle that so many people going through in figuring out their sexuality.However, I think they’ll be depicting that struggle with the character of Amy who obviously seems quite confused at the end of the episode and in the season promo.
It’s hard to say where I sit completely because I think it’s nice to watch a show where the school is super accepting and it’s not a big deal, but then it’s also making out that your sexuality is the only reason people are being friends with you. Which just seems weird and not just based in reality.
I think the best thing to do is check it out for yourself and just see how it goes. As I said I’m not 100% on board with it, but I’m gonna keep watching because I’m at least intrigued to see how they’re going to maneuver this strange plot.
I’m gonna be honest. I’m still pretty upset about how MTV publicized Faking It. Especially with the stigma around lesbians or any other female within the spectrum. People always think it’s just a phase. I feel like this show it perpetuating that stigma. I also feel like it’s trying to reflect the idea that being an outcast helps you gain popularity. I would be okay with MTV trying to spin it that way if they actually addressed/mentioned/ incorporated the major issues associated with different groups.I really love what their doing with Amy’s role though…
While the whole, “faking being lesbians for popularity,” part of it is extremely far-fetched, and the public outting was really fucking awful, seeing things from Amy’s point of view makes me feel like a confused 16 year old again.
I think that a lot of queer people can trace the beginning of their understanding of their sexuality back to their best friend. At least for me, falling in love with my best friend was my big wake up call that my sexuality wasn’t going away.
The bond between two best friends, be it girl/girl, boy/boy, or girl/boy is extremely intimate, even if not in a sexual way, which is why, at some point or another, most friends develop feelings for the other. It’s the person that you tell your deepest darkest secrets to, the one you call crying in the middle of the night, they help you through break-up, jokingly flirts with you, tell you how good you look. And that is just the emotion side. Best friends often hug, kiss, cuddle, hold hands, share a bed. More likely than not they’ve probably seen you naked, or close to it.
When I was 15/16 I had a best friend named Ally, and we did all of that. We’d kiss each other on the cheek hello and goodbye. We held hands in the hallway. She was always leaning on me, or I was leaning on her, physically and emotionally. I was the one she came to when her heart was broken and we’d cuddle up in bed and fall asleep in each others arms. I was her best friend, but I was in love with her.
And much like Amy, it fucking hurt, but I did nothing to stop it. I would suck it up and push the feelings down even when I saw her with her latest boyfriend, I was jealous and my heart was aching in a way I couldn’t even begin to understand. But I stayed, because if if she wasn’t mine, I still got to hold her and kiss her and be near her. She was the girl that would get drunk and make out with me, and we’d laugh in the morning an blame it on the alcohol. I was who she practiced all her “moves” on. I loved her and I was willing to get hurt if it meant we could keep what we had.
So long story short, I like Faking It because I can relate to Amy, I’ve been her. And I think that this show has a lot of potential and would like to see where it leads.
I feel like a lot of people will love Amy’s story but they will hate Karma’s role in the show
does anyone have a link to watching Faking It? and I don’t want any MTV link i’m not wanted to watch their videos.
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I watched the first episode of Faking It to see how bad it would be. I’m still conflicted over why they had to do the whole “I’ll be lesbian and get popular” thing. It doesn’t even make sense. But the part of the plot line where it explores the blonde’s sexuality/ her falling in love with her best friend and recognizing her sexuality/ her being confused about her sexuality. There are a lot of things that are really wrong about this show, but they could also make it a great show for teens that are confused/still trying to figure out their sexuality…
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