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Amber Tamblyn, 'Two And A Half Men Actress,' Discusses Lesbian Role

Actress Amber Tamblyn stopped by "Running Later With Scott Rogowsky" last week discuss her experiences playing a lesbian character on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," a show that has been called "one of the most sex-positive, queer-friendly shows on television."

Prior to Charlie Sheen's exit, "Two And A Half Men" repeatedly landed itself in hot water for being a show geared primarily towards straight men, and excessively putting women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters as the butt of the joke. However, according to Tamblyn, this has all changed.

"It's great to play a lesbian character that is not the butt of jokes and that is actually the one that supplies the jokes and oftentimes is not cast as the villain in a sitcom," she told Rogowsky in the above clip, "or a stereotype or any of those things... I think they've got a lot of young, great writers and it's kind of amazing for a show like that to go through the changes that it has and really come from being a show that was primarily for men and male-based jokes to jokes that, really, a lot of women and a lot of friends of mine who are gay and even transgender love it."

Check out the clip above to hear more about Tamblyn's experiences playing a lesbian role on a primetime sitcom, and catch "Two and a Half Men" on CBS.

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