Alex Blaze

Hulu Sunday: Reba goes lesbian

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 25, 2009 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: coming out of the closet, lesbian, reba, reba mcentire, sitcom, television, tv

In this episode of Reba, Reba pretends to be a lesbian to help her son-in-law score an agent. I love how they pretty awkwardly avoid the word "lesbian" for a while, and then start dropping it right and left. Also too, does anyone else get weirded out when hearing the entire expression "come out of the closet" instead of just "come out"?


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Am I wrong for thinking that episode was really cute? I thought it was pretty funny and I loved it at the end when they became friends.

I don't think you're wrong at all! I love it - a character learned not to make gay jokes and they portrayed the guest lesbian as a full human being instead of as a walking stereotype.

Reba has been known to have the same attitude toward LGBT people as does Dolly Parton. I'm not surprised at this episode.

"How cute!" My first thought after watching this episode. Thanks Alex for sharing it.

A segment of the episode really hit home. Sadie exclaims to Reba about the TV and magazines extolling the gay life - there are lots of other women like herself out there. Only she laments about not having gaydar and feeling so alone. I so remember reading an article at the time of my own “coming out.” Written by Joann Roberts the article was about getting out of one’s box and taking responsibility for one’s life. Now almost seven years later, post-op, and living alone I can identify with Sadie. Too frightened to take steps toward developing relationships, too frightened to being dating. Thankful for the friendship of another like myself with whom I can share time watching movies on TV and homemade chili.

Of course maybe that’s the moral of this episode, try one’s best to live life and accept friendships or relationships as they come into your life. I may never have the courage to date men, but I can have the friendship of another sister.

Reba is one of my favorite country singers and I loved this episode. Come out of the closet is a bit stilted, but it didn't really weird me out.