Sunday 28th May 2017,
Televisual

Bob and Lee Spring Back to Life on ‘Desperate Housewives’

Wasn’t it great to see a broken gay relationship pieced back together on ABC last Sunday?

No, I don’t mean Kevin and Scotty on Brothers & Sisters. I’m talking about Bob and Lee on Desperate Housewives. That’s right, after an ongoing and mostly neglected storyline, ABC revived Bob and Lee for a rapid resolution to their months-long, surrogacy-provoked split.

Before we got to the good stuff – read: Bob and Lee making out like teenagers at the prom – we first got a lesson in reverse stereotyping courtesy of Bob, the show’s “other gay.”

Throughout the series, swishy Lee has done most of the talking and quipping. Now we get our first real glimpse into boring lawyer Bob through a fun storyline about gay-straight friendships – and seduction!

So why has Bob been so boring? He’s not that gay! To boot, he’s a butch gay with a history of seducing straight guys. Next potential target: Carlos Solis?

Full post at AfterElton.

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