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Apr 27 17 5:27 PM

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"All That Glitters" was a 1970s American TV show that had a gender role reversal theme.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_That_Glitters_(TV_series)#External_links.  On the show, women were "the stronger sex," and men were "the weaker sex."  Men stayed at home and were the "objects of desire."

Also, during the 1970s, Sonny and Cher had a gender-bending sketch on their TV show called "Mr. & Ms."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sonny_%26_Cher_Comedy_Hour#Recurring_routines  Cher was a business executive, and Sonny was a house-husband.

I can remember seeing Lance Loud on the Public Television reality show "An American Family."  I thought that my father would figure out that I was gay because I was so interested in Lance.  (Fortunately, he only figured out that I was interested in the show.)

I remember these TV shows today because I was absolutely magnetically drawn to these shows.  I would not miss seeing "All that Glitters" even though my parents did not want me to watch it.  My father told me the show was "dirty" and "weird."

I saw myself in the men on "All That Glitters" and the house-husband on "Mr. & Ms."  These shows were the only times I can remember seeing television characters I could identify with.  On every other show on TV, men were macho, strong, and aggressive. 

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