Grey's Anatomy Honored By GLAAD
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Obviously Isaiah Washington's infamous slurs have not tainted Grey's Anatomy in the gay community. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation recognized Grey's Anatomy for the episode 'Where the Boys Are.' Just a few months back the press was on fire with reports of Isaiah Washington's infamous attack on costar Patrick Dempsey, and subsequent anti-gay name calling targeted towards costar T.R. Knight. Knight, who plays George on the hit ABC show, gave opening comments at the ceremony which honored Grey's as well as Ugly Betty and Brothers and Sisters.
The organization recognizes television shows that it deems provide a fair, realistic, and accurate portrayal of the gay and lesbian community. Obviously, in judging Grey's Anatomy it was able to see beyond the nefarious back stage goings ons and focus on the honestly fabulous writing of the show.
The episode 'Where the Boys Are' dealt with a camping trip involving the entire male staff of Seattle Grace. The episode has some memorable moments of machismo colliding with gay culture, and in typical Grey's style handles the material with a rewarding depth that transcends the slap stick.
Isaiah Washington, meanwhile, has made headlines for accepting a role many are seeing as an act of penance. Washington will play a victim of child molestation in the independent flick 'The Least of These'. In the film, Washington plays a Catholic priest returning to teach at the very same school he was abused at as a youth.
After taking the job, Washington's character finds he is replacing a teacher accused of molestation, and that a plot amongst his student victims may be behind his disappearance. As Washington's character becomes drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery, he must balance protecting the institution against doing what is right for the victims.
- Jon lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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