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Luke and Noah Kiss: Long National Nightmare is Over


As the World Turns' Luke and Noah fans were pleasantly surprised yesterday when their seven-month wait for a kiss between the characters came to an end.

Earlier this month, CBS execs denied their strategy for the characters was homophobic. Said daytime chief Barbara Bloom, "The only thing you're going to get out of me is that the pacing is slower with Luke and Noah than it is with other romances on ATWT. But that's good storytelling. We're in the business of getting people to watch more."

Which makes the lack of promotion for the kiss all the more surprsing. Normally, a scene like this would have been teased relentlessly but producers apparently decided on an ambush this time. Surprise!

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. NIC, I find it ironic that you are telling me to "give it a rest once in a while". Pot meet kettle.

    But let me get this straight. There are websites that have a running clock keeping track, to the second, of how much time has passed since Luke and Noah kissed. The whole gay world breaks into rapturous applause because two men, who have kissed on screen three times befor, kiss again, but it's ME who is being "silly" for pointing out how offensive the storyline that developed in the meantime was; especially in light of what gay people in the real world are going through in order to get the right to do what Noah (a gay man with a boyfriend he claims to love) was able to do with a stranger for every reason in the world BUT love and committment.

    I'm sorry but I don't understand why it's me that is being silly.

    Maybe I take these things more seriously and find it more offensive because of my life experiences but even still, I can't think of anything more SILLY than grown men obsessing over whether they kiss or not, starting petitions to push ABC to have them kiss, and then starting websites dedicated exclusively to discussions on when they'll kiss next and then watching everyone go ga ga when they finally do.


    Posted by: Zeke | Apr 25, 2008 12:18:55 AM

  2. Hi, Kettle, this is Pot. So pleased to make your acquaintance again. heehee.

    Zeke, you know full well that I do not think you are silly. Goodness knows, I have made some silly statements now and again, here and elsewhere. However, impolitic or imprudent statements do not define us. Think of Obama and Hillary.

    You are sincere and circumspect. Most people who post here regularly are, too. However, if we have to constantly handle each other with kid gloves, what good is a quasi-political blog like Towleroad good for? Derrick, Jimmyboyo, and you have regularly questioned my statements, and I theirs, as well as yours.

    The gist of my comment was simply this: once in a while, let it be. Is it possible to over-think things? The sight of two young men kissing on a soap opera is still repugnant to many americans (small 'A'). Yet, it is a very hopeful sign if countless kids and college-age students see and accept (and maybe embrace?) the notion of a same sex couple being affectionate.

    Posted by: nic | Apr 27, 2008 11:38:55 PM

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