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24 January 2008

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MDS

it was a kick azz interview. I have another level of respect for Michael after hearing him talk. truly brings the character alive in a way not seen on tv before for a gay character. I was also surprised to hear that he was a dancer and had appeared in several music videos

MDS

it was a kick azz interview. I have another level of respect for Michael after hearing him talk. truly brings the character alive in a way not seen on tv before for a gay character. I was also surprised to hear that he was a dancer and had appeared in several music videos

DFS

i have confusion around him. I think he is great either way, but did he or did he not say on Wendy Williams that he is gay? I had heard that but didnt hear the interview myself. Then other places I read he is not gay.

Blah!

I have never actually watched the Wire because I feel like we all need to be tired of the same old story of Black Americans having to be thugs, drug dealers, and drug addicts. With that being said, I still admire the fact that this man can apparently portray a gay character in such a way that it moves people to view being gay in a different light. I know personally I am a masculine gay man and I feel like with the plethora of "mainstream" characters that people like me are routinely overlooked. So kudos to this guy if he is making people realize that we are men too. I just wish it didn't involve guns and violence. It IS kinda sexy tho ;)

Blah!

I have never actually watched the Wire because I feel like we all need to be tired of the same old story of Black Americans having to be thugs, drug dealers, and drug addicts. With that being said, I still admire the fact that this man can apparently portray a gay character in such a way that it moves people to view being gay in a different light. I know personally I am a masculine gay man and I feel like with the plethora of "mainstream" characters that people like me are routinely overlooked. So kudos to this guy if he is making people realize that we are men too. I just wish it didn't involve guns and violence. It IS kinda sexy tho ;)

DFS

"I have never actually watched the Wire because I feel like we all need to be tired of the same old story of Black Americans having to be thugs, drug dealers, and drug addicts."

That is certainly an oversimplification of what The Wire portrays. It also shows black lawyers, cops, and politicians and how they fit into the system.

I like to see interesting, compelling characters regardless of the space they occupy in the social structure. Yes, it was nice to see a black doctor married to a black lawyer on The Cosby Show, but after a while that show got real boring and real corny.

ATL Kid

>>>I like to see interesting, compelling characters regardless of the space they occupy in the social structure.<<<

Very good observation.

Dluv

God I love Michael K. Williams. That is all.....

Lucas

The Wire is simply the best show on tv. Michael K Williams is simply the best actor on tv.

Jim

Now that was one intense interview. He's one intense dude. And his career path has been truly one of those "only-in-New-York"-type stories.

Thanks for sharing.

j. brotherlove

Thanks for highlighting this interview with Michael K. Williams, Rod. His character, Omar, is groundbreaking and has always been my favorite.

I didn't catch on to The Wire until Season 2 because, like others, I'm tired of only seeing black characters through a drug/gang lens. Boy, did I underestimate the series!

The Wire is much more complex than that. It examines how drugs, people, schools, government, law enforcement and media interplay to create the complex situation that fuels our existence.

It's easy to think that if you don't do drugs or gangbang that you have nothing to do with how "these people" live.

Like life, nearly every action by one character on the show affects others, both knowingly and unknowingly.

It's one of the best written, directed and acted series in television history.

MDS

Got the watch the wire. It truly is one of the best shows on tv. the key is you have to watch it from the beginning. There are a lot of characters and each show builds on them. Its a hard show to watch if you have not watched it from the beginning.

Naymon

MDS, you're right. "The Wire" isn't easy to watch but it's worth it!

mike

I look at the wireall the time it a great show

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