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'Days of Our Lives' Gets a Big First Gay Kiss: VIDEO


Today Days of Our Lives had its first same-sex kiss. A storyline I posted about back in November and before that, July, is starting to come into its own.

Get caught up (spoilers), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Breckroy, I agree 100% with everything you said. To put out that quantity of programming 52 weeks a year, without reruns or hiatuses--with apologies to the late James Brown, I think it's the soap folks who are the hardest working people in show business.

    Posted by: Andy G. | Feb 24, 2012 1:52:45 AM

  2. so what's the deal with the timing of a voter referendum in Maryland? Does the law go into effect before that, or is it held in abeyance as is now happening in

    Posted by: Microsoft Office | Feb 24, 2012 2:08:38 AM

  3. so what's the deal with the timing of a voter referendum in Maryland? Does the law go into effect before that, or is it held in abeyance as is now happening

    Read more:

    Posted by: Microsoft Office | Feb 24, 2012 2:11:12 AM

  4. I agree with Jason 2. Disappointing. He kissed the wrong guy, and it was so drunken and... forceful. Almost violent. Yuck.

    Posted by: JC | Feb 24, 2012 2:44:37 AM

  5. somebody needs to tell these guys, and their acting coach, that gay guys do not kiss by grabbing each other on the scruff of the neck like a mother grabbing her pups and crashing into each other like smashup derby cars. i have never kissed anyone like that. the guys are hot but the kiss was stupidly acted.

    Posted by: Keith | Feb 24, 2012 2:59:10 AM

  6. Drunk, check. Akward, check. Picking the wrong guy, check. Totally out of control. Yep, first time alright.

    Posted by: RonTEX | Feb 24, 2012 7:11:00 AM

  7. like

    Posted by: naveen | Feb 24, 2012 7:24:22 AM

  8. @ CHRIS IN SF: Obama is not treating anyone like 2nd class citizen's you can thank the GOP and an election year for this, but I can tell you this. If he loses the race and the likes of Romney or Sanatorium get into office I guarantee that you wont be seeing anything gay on TV or for that matter a big push to reinstate be the judge...
    Besides Im tired of seeing to breeder's kiss on TV anyways its about time its our turn let the F'n parents say something...

    Posted by: x man | Feb 24, 2012 7:37:48 AM

  9. @RONTEX: So true. Which reminds me of the old joke "Yes, I'm a practicing homosexual... and I'm going to keep practicing until I get it right."

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Feb 24, 2012 7:42:59 AM

  10. About time. Soap operas have shirtless guys, but their worlds are very concervative. No place for gays. This is one step to the right direction.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 24, 2012 7:53:36 AM

  11. Can't deny that it's soapy, over-wrought melodrama, but if you actually watch the show, the actor's and some of the writers' choices with regard to the kiss make sense.

    The drunk blond, Will, is an angry teen with family issues and still in full blown denial about his sexuality. He's also shown propensity for violence when emotional.

    Given this characterization, of course Will's first gay kiss happens when he's drunk. There's no "passion" because he's just kissing some stranger that he just met. And the kiss SHOULD look awkward, forced, with almost violent pawing and grabbing, because he's sexually confused. He's letting go, but still fighting himself.

    There's no drama if he doesn't struggle with being gay. The dark haired guy, Sonny, also already fills the role of a confident, openly gay role model.

    Posted by: al | Feb 24, 2012 7:58:22 AM

  12. My God, is Marlena *still* on the show? dang, she still looks good.

    I remember her and Roman first getting together way back in the early 80s when my Mom and I would spend our lunch hour together watching it. In fact, I bought her and my Dad their first VCR so Mom wouldn't ever have to miss her soap.

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Feb 24, 2012 9:30:02 AM

  13. The kiss was a bit awkward. Not a lot of romance but for Will I think it was an explosive release (erh pun). Can't wait to see how it evolves now.

    Posted by: Mario | Feb 24, 2012 11:59:37 AM

  14. Oh, man, wouldn't it be great if most gay men in real life were like the way straight actors portray them in TV shows like this?

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 24, 2012 2:30:57 PM

  15. Would be nice if there were a clear link to when to watch this on the repeat SOAP net channel.

    After 20 mins of frustrating searching, it looks like it will air again tonight (Feb 24th) on SOAPnet cable channel. 8pm and 11pm.

    They don't list episodes by episode number, just "when previously aired." (This was orig broadcast Feb 23).

    No thanks to NBC or Soap net or Cablevision for their lousy web page guidance to newcomers. What shoddy sites! All you get are episode "spoilers" which mention nothing about this storyline.

    But a HUGE Thank You to you, Andy, Towleroad and Days of Our Lives for what looks like a great start!

    I'll be watching tonight.

    Posted by: TomJck | Feb 24, 2012 2:37:17 PM

  16. Btw, this makes me feel like watching the film Longtime Companion again. Who knew it would take 30 years for this to actually happen?

    Posted by: TomJck | Feb 24, 2012 2:38:29 PM

  17. "Oh Mary always so eloquent."

    Well, Stu, look at it this way. The producers of that show were trying to make me more pro-gay. And as you can see, they succeeded. And the funny thing is that I was orignally going to stop watching the show when I found out there was going to be another gay storyline. But it had less than a year left before it ended, so I thought "what the heck?"

    FWIW, if these gay characters had all been angels who were portrayed as victims of homopobic attacks I probably would have stopped watching due to the overt attempt to politicize them. But because all 3 characters were portayed as complex human being who were partly flawed (and not all loyal to each other despite being gay) the story seemed more reality-based and I found the characters sympathetic.

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 24, 2012 7:11:23 PM

  18. WEIRD. So weird. They were tucked away in some cave-like thing and were practically headbutting each other. :\

    Posted by: James | Feb 25, 2012 12:11:41 AM

  19. I've been watching Days for almost 25 years now, and I have never been so impressed or so moved as I was the past two days of this show as Will experienced his first kiss and subsequently came out to his Grandmother. Their acting was phenomenal and honest. As Marlena listened with open ears and compassion, espressed only support and no shock, and I still get tears when I remember how "will" asked "am I gay? WELL DONE!

    Posted by: Malia | Feb 25, 2012 12:15:16 AM

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