Editor’s note: This article contains profanity and graphic sexual language.
At the same time that NBC is filming an Ellen Degeneres-produced comedy about “a single gay woman who expands her family with the help of her straight best friend,” ABC has it’s own gay sitcom in tow. But unlike the mild DeGeneres, ABC has bizarrely chosen vile sex columnist Dan Savage to be the subject of a sitcom in the Fall 2015 lineup. This is the same man who was promoting his annual pornography film festival “Hump!” (Yes, you read that right) all last year.
That’s not everything you need to know about Savage. Besides hosting a podcast and writing a sex advice column for Portland’s alternative weekly, “The Stranger,” Savage is a militant gay activist who uses the column and Twitter to bully and harass Christians and conservatives. He famously named the byproduct of anal sex “Santorum,” because then-Senator Rick Santorum had made a comment Savage didn’t like. Further, he said he wished he could have “hate sex” with the former Senator: