The description of ABC Family’s The Fosters may sound over-the-top, but the show about two bi-racial lesbian foster moms with the last name “Foster” is dear to producer Jennifer Lopez’s blood-pumping organ.
“I had an aunt who was gay,” Lopez said during a chat with ET. “I lived with her and I loved her. She just passed away from cancer. I thought of her often when I was thinking about taking on this project and the prejudices that she faced.”
The show, starring Teri Polo (Meet The Parents) and Sherri Saum, has been criticized by that pesky handful of uptight housewives, One Million Moms, who said “Obviously, ABC has lost their minds,” fearing that the world would burn and collapse into itself as marriages were “redefined.”
Not that anyone without a Showtime subscription would even know that not all [television] lesbians are teenagers. (OMM would love to think that they switch teams on their 20th birthday.)
God love Glee, Skins, Degrassi and Pretty Little Liars, but when was the last time you saw an adult lesbian couple with children on TV? (Excluding The L Word and The Real L Word.)
Is The Fosters the mainstream show that will finally depict non-teenage lesbians as regular people with regular problems the way gay men have (sort of) been shown in The New Normal and Modern Family?
Who knows/I hope so/at least it’s progress. On a side note, what’s going on with DTLA on The Logo Network? Sandra Bernhard and Melanie Griffith? Is it good. Does it exist? Anybody?