Just ask Stephen S. The show hit a major stumbling block when its star, Andy Whitfield, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma last March, forcing a postponement of the series. But Whitfield experienced a recurrence in September, forcing him to drop out of the series altogether, forcing the producers to replace him altogether with Liam McIntyre. DeKnight understands that audiences might greet the switcheroo, necessary as it might have been, with skepticism. Unltimately, DeKnight was encouraged that Whitfield himself gave his blessing to the replacement.
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Source News contributed by Barbara Davies. Brent from the TorchOnline. Sex and Violence on "Spartacus" Will Be Unlike Anything on TV by Brent Hartinger The first episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, a new series starring Lucy Lawless that tells the story of the legendary rebel Roman slave, finished shooting this week in New Zealand, and those involved say it includes graphic sex and violence unlike anything ever seen on television. It's harder than ," he says, referring to Zack Synder's explicit movie adaptation of the graphic novel. Rob also says that the show will have gay characters male and female.
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Heard about the television show "Spartacus" and wonder what all the fuss is about? Let me warn you there will be plenty of mayhem in the upcoming third season of this show to talk about — the primal sort of bedlam that was commonplace in ancient Rome. DeKnight "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Smallville, "Viva Laughlin" and "Dollhouse" took part in a special conference call to discuss the increasingly popular franchise.
While caricaturization still happens in the media today - think Jack in Will and Grace, for example - there has certainly been a significant improvement in the fair and representative portrayal of the LGBT community in television and in films in the 21st century. Laws are rapidly changing to ensure non-discrimination and equal rights for all sexual minorities, and those aforementioned sorts of media have both positively influenced and reflected these changes. The play centered around two women who were 'accused' of a lesbian affair in a boarding school. The play was a success despite the now shocking fact that it was illegal in New York to reference homosexuality in a stage play at the time. One of the first portrayals of a gay character on television was in the sitcom Soap ; Billy Crystal played gay director Jodie Dallas.