Okay, so tonight's episode of House just ended, featuring the asexual couple, and... I couldn't be more disappointed and downright pissed off with how they handled it.
For those who didn't see it: essentially, an asexual couple gets "debunked" by the guy having a tumour in his pituitary gland causing a lowering in his libido and erectile dysfunction, and the woman was just apparently playing asexual to make her husband happy. And, of course, smartass comments from House about how absurd the notion of asexuality is. Heck, even Wilson didn't seem too convinced about it being an actual orientation. At least not compared to the previews.
I'm just so angry with how asexuality as a whole was discredited and treated like anyone who is asexual has something wrong with them. I'm seriously considering writing an angry email and giving them a piece of my mind (and am probably going to once I go punch a pillow or something.)
I mean, this is one of the first times asexuality was explained and handled on a major TV show, and had so much potential to actually inform people and give some visibility to the asexual community. Instead, they just informed the international audience that there's no such thing as a real asexual... unless there's something wrong with you.
I had so much hope for this, too, and I hate to say it, but I kind of lost a bit of respect for one of my favourite shows.
Anyway, I know I can't be the only one who saw it, so what are your guys' thoughts/feelings/rages? Are you going to be joining me in the angry emails?
(And on a lighter note: this little rant worked me up enough to finally delurk myself after like a year, and actually post something other than the rare comment! :) )
- Tonight's episode of House...