Housewives and Nip/Tuck Go Gay

We all know sex sells. But the producers of Desperate Housewives and Nip/Tuck apparently think same-sex sex will sell even more. Both shows are bringing homosexual relationships into main plot points this season.

Don't worry, Nip/Tuck hasn't leaked any info about seeing Rosie O'Donnell engaged in any steamy sex romps with an on-camera girlfriend (though I'm sure Donald Trump would looove that). No, word has it that Ellen Degeneres's real-life lover Portia de Rossi gets Julia McNamara (Joely Richardson) to switch teams. Steamy sex romps ensue. Cue the male audience right about... now.

Over on Wisteria Lane, the first gay couple is moving on in. Tuc Watkins, from One Life to Live, and Kevin Rahm, of Judging Amy, have been cast as new kids on the block Bob and Lee. According to TV Guide, Lee is the bitchy half of the couple. The DH gay twist might work, but I bet ratings would be even higher if Bree (Marcia Cross) turned lesbian on us.

What do you think about these plot twists? Will they deliver the ratings the networks are hoping for? Or is the idea just too played out at this point? Anything you want to say to the producers of these shows?


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