Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Major lesbian characters
Short Take: Stop motion animated television show with Rick and Steve and their gay and lesbian friends.
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Year: 2007
Language: USA, Canada/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Starring: Will Matthews, Peter Paige, Q. Allan Brocka, Wilson Cruz, Alan Cumming, Liza Del Mundo, Taylor M. Dooley, Billy West, Margaret Cho, Emily Brooke Hands, Lori Alan

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Rick and SteveIn the summer of 2007, LOGO premiered a gay and lesbian sitcom that became a huge hit. The stop motion animated world of Rick and Steve and their friends is just plain funny, with some frank humor that they probably couldn’t get away with using real actors.

The show focuses on three couples. Rick’s (Will Matthews) best friend is Kirsten (Emily Brooke Hands), but her butch wife Dana (Taylor M. Dooley) hates Steve (Peter Paige, ‘Queer as Folk’), and the feeling is mutual. When Rick agrees to become a sperm donor so Kirsten can have a baby, the sperm accidentally spills on Dana. She becomes pregnant, and the four must somehow work together to prepare for parenthood while the barbs fly.

Steve’s best friend is Chuck (Alan Cumming, Gray Matters, Bam Bam and Celeste, ‘The L Word’), HIV+ and in a wheelchair. His boyfriend is 19 year old Evan (Wilson Cruz, ‘My So-Called Life,’ ‘Noah’s Arc’), a party boy who is much younger. They are all friends with Condi Ling (Margaret Cho), an ‘alternative lifestyle companion’ as she calls herself (otherwise known as a fag hag).

The plastic dolls are amazing in their representation of gay and lesbian stereotypical appearances, like the mullet on Dana and the short cropped hair on other lesbian characters. Steve’s six pack abs, goatee and spiked hair are just perfect! (AB)