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'Days of Our Lives' Star Chandler Massey Wins 2nd Daytime Emmy: VIDEO

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Chandler Massey won the award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys yesterday for his role as Will Horton, a gay character on Days of Our Lives. This is the second year in a row that Massey has won the award.

Watch a romantic scene between Massey and his onscreen lover Freddie Smith,
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Will and Sonny's Steamy Gay Shower Scene on 'Days of Our Lives' : VIDEO

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Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith (Will and Sonny) steamed it up in the shower (and in Will's head) this week on Days of Our Lives. Now there's a wet daydream for you.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'General Hospital' Writer on Its New Gay Character: a Follow-Up

On Friday I wrote this:

SamuelGeneral Hospital debuted a new character this week, a gay nurse played by actor Marc Anthony Samuel. To establish his character as gay, his first scenes involved him pulling out a tube of lipstick and offering to touch up a heterosexual woman. Oy.

In fairness to Ron Carlivati, who created the character, I'm reposting a note he left in the comments of the post, which has sparked a very robust back-and-forth discussion.

To Andy Towle and the readers of this blog: My name is Ron Carlivati and I am the Head Writer of General Hospital. I am also an openly gay man. I created the character of Felix Dubois, the "lipstick-wielding gay male nurse," and I am frankly appalled by the intolerance and internalized homophobia expressed in this post and in the majority of its comments. During my career, I have brought no fewer than six gay characters to daytime television: male, female, Black, White, Hispanic...all shapes and sizes. I have written coming out stories, gay bashing stories, gay marriage stories, gay parenting stories and gay love stories. I wrote the first love scene between two gay men that ever aired on daytime TV. I won a GLADD award for these stories. What exactly is it about this character that is causing such righteous indignation? The fact that he carries a tube of lipstick in his scrubs? SPOILER ALERT: Felix sells cosmetics to put himself through nursing school. This will be revealed on Monday's show. Not because I think gay men love lipstick, and certainly not to "establish" himself as gay. But even if that were the reason, so what? Does this make him too queeny? Not straight-acting enough? Is that the only type of gay character allowed on TV now? As far as I'm concerned, to be offended by this character is what is offensive. And just FYI, the majority of women (our core audience) I have heard from thus far about Felix have expressed to me how much they like him. The only people who seem to have a problem with him are certain gay men who are apparently afraid of a gay character who might be portrayed as a little bit effeminate. Well, I say shame on you, and shame on Andy Towle, too. Oy, indeed.

Mr. Carlivati also includes a few follow-up responses as the comment thread develops, which you can read there.

There's no question in my mind that Mr. Carlivati should be allowed the chance to develop his character more fully before judgment is passed and I regret if my commentary suggested that it should. My expression of "oy" over what I perceived to be a stereotype may have been hasty, but was also informed by having written this site for 9 years and seeing more than a few damaging caricatures in television and movies along the way.

I've also reported very positively on other soap characters written by Mr. Carlivati. I'm looking forward to seeing how his Felix Dubois character develops and thank him for his remarks and reaction.


'General Hospital' Introduces Lipstick-Wielding Gay Male Nurse

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General Hospital debuted a new character this week, a gay nurse played by actor Marc Anthony Samuel. To establish his character as gay, his first scenes involved him pulling out a tube of lipstick and offering to touch up a heterosexual woman. Oy.

UPDATE: A follow-up to this post.


Will And Sonny Finally Consummate Relationship On 'Days:' VIDEO

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Finally, Sonny and Will, the Days of Our Lives gay couple with the slowest moving, most unnecessarily controversial relationship in all of infamously slow-moving daytime television, have consummated their relationship, and though the deed itself happened off camera, the fictional men say it went great.

Will finally feels like he's in the right place in his life, he says in the post-coital pillow talk, but he probably won't be so serene for long, because Gabi, his mom's ex-husband's sister, is pregnant after they had sex during one of the show's most disappointing twists.

Yes, the poor people of Salem lead very complicated lives. I blame the DiMera Family - they're always a good Days of Our Lives scapegoat.

Watch Will and Sonny work their way into bed, and then discuss the ins and outs of their tumultuous relationship, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Steamy 'Days of Our Lives' Gay Kiss Flagged as Possibly 'Inappropriate' by YouTube: VIDEO

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Here's a really hot preview for the upcoming storyline between Will and Sonny on Days of Our Lives which features some steamy kissing and the removal of a shirt, but it's been age-restricted by YouTube.

YouTube commenters are fuming, and rightly so: "If it was a guy and a girl it would never have gotten flagged. There is nothing inappropriate about it."

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