'The L.A. Complex' finale: Should Tariq forgive Kal?


Tariq and Kal's secret relationship on "The L.A. Complex" is complicated enough, considering one of them's a mega-famous musician and the other's a struggling creative type trying to make his way in the industry. But add in the fact that they're both gay men in the notoriously homophobic hip-hop community, and there's a whole other layer of complication that makes it very hard for our two favorite characters to live in their own skin. Before you object, yes -- that is a broad generalization of a culture -- but it's not unfounded, so let's agree that homosexuality is looked down upon in certain circles. Why else would closeted hip-hop stars have their own slang term -- "on the down-low"? "A lot of people have been commenting saying 'Wow, that's not realistic, they should come out and be happy together,' but they can't," Benjamin Charles Watson, who plays Tariq, tells Zap2it. "It doesn't happen in the...



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