Sh*t Girls Say to Gay Guys [Video]
If you’ve ever seen the “Sh*t Girls Say…” videos, you’ll know what I mean when I say they are hilariously true. While this isn’t the first of these videos, it brings up a few interesting issues.
These days it seems like girls hunt down gay guys in hopes of obtaining the “gay best friend” that is depicted in most movies and TV shows like Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, or Glee. We all know the stereotype: a gay best friend gives fashion advice, gabs about the latest celebrity news and basically stands in as a platonic boyfriend. Truthfully, I never really thought about how a guy might feel if a girl befriended him just because he’s gay. I didn’t realize how stereotypical it is of girls to think that all gay guys act the same until I saw the new “Sh*t Girls Say to Gay Guys” video.
While the video is hilarious, it’s also a social commentary on how girls treat and think of gay guys. What makes it okay for us to essentially treat a gay guy like a girl? He may like men but that doesn’t mean he isn’t one. The video also brings up other issues: Why is there a difference between “stupid-gay” and “gay-gay”? And, why do we assume that just because two guys are gay they’re going to like each other?
It’s completely fine to laugh at the video but it’s also important to realize that it’s true. We too often, as girls, treat gay guys differently according to the stereotype created by society, movies and TV shows. The search for the “gay best friend” is on the rise but why does the fact that he’s gay have to be a factor in the friendship?
What do you think?