Ad Age posts a long article asking, "Is gay too mainstream for its own media?" The main focus is Logo TV, the lgbt channel that recently announced it is giving up on gays moving beyond lgbt programming. A corporate mouthpiece named Lisa Sherman explains they're dropping gay-centric shows in order "to grow our gay base...we've always been about focusing on our core [gay] audience. We need to show them programming that speaks to their interests and sensibilities if we're going to stay relevant to them."
Just a few of the new shows they've created for your gay interests, to stay relevant to you:
"Eden Wood's World," a show about a real-life toddler beauty pagent star [above] who now, at age six, is embarking on a singing career.
"Scandalicious," frivilous countdown of the week's trashiest "news" stories.
"Design My Dog," canine makeovers.
"Wiseguys," a straight mafia princess and her husband move to Los Angeles.
The Ad Age essay also discusses the failed social networking site, Fabulis, which attracted only 100,000 users when it was lgbt-centric but soared to 2.5 million users when it reinvented itself as a site for daily design deals. One of the co-founders said, "We could have carried on, trying to make it work, but we're not stupid guys. Gay people just didn't need [Fabulis], because this generation didn't want to live separately."