Wednesday, August 22, 2007

ATWT: THE KISS

This past Friday on As the World Turns, it was the kiss heard 'round the world. After weeks of sexual tension and awkwardness around each other, Luke (Van Hansis) and Noah (Jake Silbermann) finally kissed. For me, it was much anticipated and long overdue. For it to be 2007, and soap operas have finally aired a passionate male/male kiss is a bit bittersweet. I am happy it finally happened, but disappointed that it took so long. But, better late than never.

What is even more disappointing to me is all of the negative and disparaging remarks I am reading about it on message boards. Some are just downright mean, and I won't reprint the remarks here.

And some are downright hypocritical, like: "I don't mind people being gay, I just don't want to watch it" and "I have watched for 30 years and do not tune in to see man-on-man kissing. If characters are going to be gay, that is fine. I just don't want to see it."

People need to realize that gays and lesbians make up a portion our population and should be represented. Just as African-Americans, Asians and other minorities have fought for airtime and representation, I think it's high time that the same consideration is given to the homosexual communitiy.

Just like the kiss that got cut from Melrose Place with resident token gay male, Matt Fielding (Doug Savant), some viewers want their gay characters to remain in closet. If not in the closet, at least, let's not talk about it or have to see it. Well, that is unrealistic and demoralizing.

Some people need to wake up and join the new millenia, for crikey's sake! They're here, they're queer, get used to it!

A video of the kiss is posted below:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

They had great chemistry! I wasn't really warming up to Noah until it happened. Van Hansis is such a great actor. I'm rooting for these two.

Cindy Elavsky said...

I am with you. I can't wait to see what the ATWT writers have planned for them!