Since ‘Days of our Lives’ first broadcast in 1965, fans have been glued to their television sets every weekday to find out what their favorite characters are up to as they fall in love, have their hearts broken and plot to ruin the lives of their enemies.
The daytime serial has tackled some fairly difficult topics over the years, but has rarely strayed too far from its main topics, leaving soap operas feeling very outdated and subsequently getting canceled. We have already seen soap opera giants like ‘All My Children’ bite the dust and in an attempt to stop that from happening to ‘Days of our Lives’ the producers have decided to update the series a bit and possibly even bring in a slightly younger audience.
On Thursday’s episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ they will include a gay kiss for the very first time, and while this is not much of a milestone for regular broadcast television, this is a topic that hasn’t really been explored on day time serials. Entertainment Weekly reveals that the kiss will be shared between Will (Chandler Massey) and a stranger named Neil (Jesse Kristofferson) at a party.
While there has been some buzz about the show incorporating the gay story line, the show is bringing back Deidre Hall, which seems to be over-shadowing the first gay kiss.
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