Officer Oliver Fish and Kyle Lewis have plenty of upheaval and moments that will shift their relationship later this week and next on upcoming episodes of the much talked about and highly touted same-sex wedding-athon on One Life to Live. In this brand new interview with TV Guide Magazine today, it looks like Fish comes out to nearly everyone via TV and shares a kiss for KISH with Kyle. Here is an except from the interview about why there is not more gay content on the soaps.
What’s with the concern about soap viewers and how much gay content they can handle? There seems to be this assumption that the daytime audience is in a bubble, not watching prime time and sheltered from what’s happening in politics.
I read blogs where people say “I don’t need to watch this gay stuff on my television!” I’m like “Are you blind? “ Are you not living in the same world I’m living in? Because gays are all over prime time. They’re all over the news with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the fight for equality. I hate to break it to you Midwest, but there are gay people all over the United States! What’s wild in my life right now is that my uncle, Mike Capuano, is the congressman for the 8th Congressional District in Massachusetts and he’s currently running to fill Ted Kennedy’s vacated seat. He is a huge, huge supporter of gay marriage and equal rights—that’s a big part of his campaign—and a lot of people are coming forward to back him. Barney Frank is his No. 1 booster. I’m going to be working with him over the next few months. It’s crazy how my worlds are colliding. Real life and my TV life are all tying together and that’s really pretty cool!