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Dec 17 2012, 05:38 PM
Dec 17 2012, 05:31 PM
But hasn't Nick given the reason already? I thought when he and Gabi had the discussion when Nick first showed resistance to being around Will and Sonny, Nick said that he just felt being gay was wrong. That was his opinion. Does more really have to be stated? I mean, his grandmother was a nun for quite a while. Religion could have been a big thing in Nick's growing up. If that's the case, I don't think it's that much of a stretch that Nick could possibly still believe the "right" thing is a man and woman. Nothing else.
I don't think you need a reason to be prejudiced, and I think part of the seeking a reason is that Nick was such a sweet and lovely character when he was first on the show, that it's still hard to accept that he has a dark side but the show did take him to a dark place.. But he's clearly got a sinister, controlling side to him - so much that with the help of drugs he murdered someone to control Melanie. It's not a stretch that someone capable of that would not accept that being gay isn't a choice and that it's somehow wrong. Ever since Nick returned, more than one dark impulse has been hinted at, not just his homophobia.
People keep referring to the way the character was written on his first run. I don't think that can be used as a reference. There were no gay characters on the show back then. The subject never needed brought up. So who knows how Hogan Sheffer intended to write Nick when it came to homosexuality and his views on the subject. One thing I'll give Tomlin/Whitesell is that they really had a blank slate when it came to Nick's views on homosexuality. I think they could've gone either way. They chose to have him be against it. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, considering I know a whole bunch of 20something year old men that feel the same way as Nick. They weren't raped in prison. They weren't raised in a hardcore religious family. No reason needs to be given as to why they feel that way. It's just how they feel.
Edited by DrewHamilton, Dec 17 2012, 05:49 PM.
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