"Less Than Perfect" star Sara Rue is coming back to television in a new CW series dubbed "Poseurs."
That's assuming the PC police won't prevent the show from airing in the first place.
Rue's project has her playing a down on her luck woman who decides to "marry" her female pal in order to maintain "her swanky New York co-op," according to The Hollywood Reporter
Sounds like "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
" turned on its sitcom head. So far, so good. Gender-based comedies can succeed, witness how the ABC sitcom "Bosom Buddies" launched a young Tom Hanks into the stratosphere.
But the folks behind "Poseurs" better be careful. If one script paints gay marriage in a negative light or tweaks the lesbian lifestyle it could mean another protest from GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).
Just ask the folks over at ABC. The network's upcoming sitcom, "Work It," boasts a rather "Bosom" esque premise - two buds go the cross-dressing route to ensure a gig with a pharmaceutical company.
That set up didn't sit well with GLAAD
, and if you recall the apology tour Tracy Morgan
performed for his cruel anti-gay rant earlier this year you know the kind of impact the organization can have in Hollywood circles.
Come to think of it, could "Bosom Buddies" have even made it on the air had it been pitched in 2011, not during the late 1970s?