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Same-sex couple for Israeli Dancing With the Stars

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  1. Peter & Michael 21 Oct 2010, 5:05pm

    Well, Suppose Stricly Come Dancing on BBC can include a Same-Sex couple couldn’t it?

  2. I have always considered the unspoken but utterly unchallenged heteronormativity of programmes like this one to be pernicious. Why on earth should pair-dancing require participants to be of opposite genders, ESPECIALLY when there is an obvious sexualised undertone to much of the proceedings. This is a very welcome step indeed, and I hope that it spreads to the UK equivalent of the programme very soon.

  3. It will never happen in the UK. But if it did, the public would vote out the same-sex couple first.

  4. an example to follow!

  5. martyn notman 23 Oct 2010, 4:44pm

    oh god, could you imagine julian clary being paired with anton du beke? it would be funniest thing ever on tv….

  6. An Cat Dubh 24 Oct 2010, 11:37am

    Wow, even I didn’t know about that, and I live in Israel… Well, perhaps it’s because I have no interest in reality TV and hasn’t updated in ages now…
    This isn’t something that new. There have been plenty of same-sex couples on Israeli reality programmes before, one of them even won in one of them. But I think they were all male, so I suppose this is a welcomed change ^^
    And just one last thing: *Ms Shem-Tov, Asaf

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