Weakest Link's Jane Lynch Explains Why Gays Love Game Shows
Weakest Link credited forerunners like Ellen DeGeneres, k.d. lang, and Melissa Etheridge for paving the way for her own success as an out entertainer — allowing, for example, her to helm the NBC revival of the beloved 2000 game show, in which contestants go through rounds of trivia questions and vote out the team member who is the "weakest link."These women, "at the height of their careers, with everything to lose, came out of the closet and took these huge samurai swords and forged the path for the rest of us," Lynch told The Advocate in a recent interview."I've never felt like the weakest link in Hollywood, and nor did I feel that way in theater either — you know, we're just teeming with gays," Lynch said.