RE: [Yuricon] Slightly OT: Stereotypes alive and well
>The second is lazy writing at best, IMO. My friend asked me to TiVo anYeah, somehow I missed this episode (I think I was out running errands at
>episode of Law and Order for later viewing. It is the one where
>Elisabeth Rohm's character (ADA Serena Southerlyn) is fired at the end
>of the show, to make way for a new actress, I guess. Anyway, she's
>called into District Attorney Branch's office (Fred Thompson) and is
>fired for being more of a fiery advocate and less of dispassionate
>prosecutor. Her response to being fired is to ask it has anything to do
>with her being a lesbian, to which the D.A. responds absolutely not and
>she takes his word for it. Cue end credits.
the time it was on, and didn't think to have the roommates TiVo it), and
came to find out why it was that she was fired. I proceeded to be the only
one I know NOT shocked. See below:
>My friend has been watching this show religiously and was genuinelySee, they've had a bunch of cases this season that had some sort of
>surprised at the final revelation. According to him, it's been implied
>that every female ADA on the show has had some sort of relationship
>with Sam Waterston's ADA Jack McCoy. (No, I don't know why.) Except,
>for Elisabeth Rohm's character. There had been relatively little
>development of her character's life outside the office, so there
>weren't any hints. So, we think this was just the writer's way of
>explaining why Sam Waterston's character didn't get with her, since
>he's the mack daddy of the show, apparently.
homosexuality angle to them. In handling those cases, A.D.A. Southerlyn
frequently clashed with her superiors over their seeming willingness to
exploit a jury's internalized homophobia to help them get a conviction. I'd
been telling my roommates all along that they were furthering the plot where
she was going to end up coming out as lesbian. And, hey, for one it was
nice to see a pretty blond with long hair as the lesbian, rather than the
Hollywood-stereotype butch with short, dark hair. I think THAT is why so
many people were caught off-guard; they could never imagine such a
classically beautiful woman as being anything other than straight.
But this is getting almost off-topic here, since this isn't about animated
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> Her response to being fired is to ask it has anything to doDIOS: "If you retain your strength and nobility, this ring shall lead
> with her being a lesbian..."
you back to me, and you may save that poor girl from her eternal
suffering... and have sex in the school library."
UTENA: "Is this because I'm a lesbian?"
...yeah, while some pithy lines are funny when thrown out of left
field, others only deserve a *blink blink*
Still, to play sexy devilwoman's advocate, perhaps it was a sly
commentary on how extreme moralistic crusader Republicans (and plain
normal republicans) are gaining power and taking over every single
level of law and government?
I dunno. I'm gonna go watch that GO TO PROM Marimite AMV again. My
head's still reeling from last time.
> It would be like, if someon asked my if where I got mybecause
> shoes/pants/blouse/whatever I replied, "Are you asking me that
> I'm a lesbian?"think
> Although that would be kind of a funny thing to do, now that I
> about it....I can't believe you haven't done it before now ;)
*does a little ericasofunny dance*