Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

She's Better off Single

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

She's Better off Single

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Gay, Straight or Taken?

* Mondays at 8 P.M. * Lifetime

Sometimes a television show just needs to die in the pitch stage. For instance: the messy love quadrangle that is Gay, Straight or Taken? Lifetime's new reality series featuring a woman on a date with three guys, each of whom is ... well, you'll figure it out soon enough.

The setup isn't too complicated. In the pilot, swinging-single Jenner meets three guys: Luciano, Mike, and Chris. Over the course of a single day Jenner spends time with each of them individually, searches their cars for "clues," and makes assumptions about them and their sexual orientation. Her profound observations include: "Mike had a lot of clothes, has a clean car, and is a promoter. Maybe he's gay," and "I would have to say that Chris is the gay one, just because of the shorts and the opera."

Taken is so inherently silly and lighthearted that it's entirely innocuous--in many ways a retread of Bravo's Boy Meets Boy. …

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