Daily Show: Minneapolis is The New Gay [VIDEO]

Jason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.
Jason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.

When The Advocate declared Minneapolis the gayest city in America four months ago, the honor was celebrated locally but it also raised some eyebrows.

Really? Minneapolis? We're always ready to accept another best city award, but are we really gayer than, say, San Francisco?

That's exactly the question the Daily Show set out to ask this week, in a Jason Jones spot contrasting the "old gay" of San Francisco with the "new gay" of Minneapolis.

In the Daily Show take, San Francisco's leather daddies, sex shops, and gay men's choruses have been eclipsed by our city's new brand of gayness, which consists of... eating banana bread and shopping at Target.

So: is the segment a gentle jibe at Minnesota's stereotype of modest blandness, or a trenchant critique of the de-queerification of increasingly mainstreamed gay culture? Or is it just an excuse for Jason Jones to don fetishwear and get strapped to a bondage wheel?

Watch the clip and decide:

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