Before we get into this weirdness of these videos, it should be stated for the record that I believe even a small amount of support is still support. There are many people who regard these celebrity It Gets Better videos with a certain amount of wariness — and it's true, making a video could be a marketing move to make said celebrity look good. But there was a time, seriously not long ago, when this number of famous people would never speak out like this, so I'm not going to look a gift horse in its perfectly veneered mouth. (And there are much better targets to go after, anyway.)
That being said… if something is worth doing, it's worth doing well, cast of True Blood. Or even just passably? Because the crop of videos Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, and Kristin Bauer just released are rough. Like, crying-in-public rough. Woke-up-at-a-bus-stop rough:
Kristin Bauer mostly gets a pass here, because at least she seems sincere and it's hard to tell a story while crying. Points docked, unfortunately, for comparing her acting career to the plight of LGBT teens. (Everyone thinks you're fabulous, Kristin. Believe it.)
How did this make it through? "Good take, Alex! Strange pauses and word slip-ups are very big this year. And to think — you managed to do that whole thing without a script!"
The singing. The singing! I… I don't know.
Once again: thank you for your support, you guys. But if you really want to put your star power behind a cause, maybe have someone write up a little something to read over first?