OLTL’s Robin Strasser’s Dorian is about to get married in key episodes today and on Monday to her female campaign manager to sway the LGBT vote in Llanview her direction! How will it all turn out? How was it for gay-friendly Strasser to play the sexual deception for her character’s own gain? And where was Robin for her benefit in Washington a few weeks back? The answers to some of those questions are answered in a new and revealing interview at OUT.com. Here are some excerpts below!
So you would say this story is plot-driven and not character-driven?
Strasser: No, it’s not that either. It’s totally unexpected Ron Carlivati visioning. It doesn’t fall into a pocket of classic Dorian. Classic usually to me infers this is what has been the trademark of this character in the past, and this is so out of left field. I think people would’ve bet money that Dorian would do just about anything to take the election away from Viki, but to actually stand there and declare herself not just a lesbian, but by the way here is my fiancé. We didn’t make a big deal about it, but she’s [Amelia] also a woman of color. Hello!
You were supposed to be at the LGBT March on Washington, but at the last minute didn’t go. Why?
Strasser: Up until the day before I thought that I would be there, but I am currently under treatment for the panic attacks and claustrophobia that has affected me since early childhood. Sometimes — and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it on — but sometimes when you go into discovery and recovery transitionally, you’re more raw and exposed. The thought of going into a train station —