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An Openly Gay Actor In an Openly Gay Kiss

You don’t have to be diligently following One Life to Live to appreciate the on-screen kiss shared between Scott Evans’ character Oliver Fish and Brett Claywell’s Kyle Lewis, who joined the growing phenom of gay soap plotlines. And this one was even about struggling with sexuality! It was also welcome news upon learning Brandon lost So You Think You Can Dance to that tango girl. (via TR)

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On:           Aug 7, 2009
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  • 37 Comments
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      “I have a girlfriend,” lol, Reminds me of comicbook writer Rob Liefeld (?splling) saying he’s no homophobe b/c he’s got gay friends, after he said he couldn’t wait to change Shatterstar straight after the brilliant Peter David made it official that Shatterstar and Rictor were an item.

      “I’m not -blank- I’v got -blank- friends”

      lol

      Aug 7, 2009 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      LOL I wrote “spelling” wrong! HAHAHA! I’m gonna start watching this soap!

      Aug 7, 2009 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      goodness,the writing…anywho yaaayy,progress rules

      Aug 7, 2009 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J-Like
      J-Like

      I like how the cop guy remembers that he should be acting halfway in. You can tell he’s getting poopy pants thinking he’s gonna have to kiss a dude in about 30 seconds.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dk
      dk

      Umm… the “cop guy” is the openly gay one… Scott Evans

      Aug 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      None of them is openly gay. Where did you get that from. They are both straight playing gay. But the cop is tooooo hot!

      Aug 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com
      Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com

      While the now popular meme that ONLY gay actors should play gay characters is so stupid it leaves stains on your couch [should ONLY straight actors play straight characters?], Evans IS both gay AND publicly out, as discussed in this excerpt from his June interview with AfterElton:

      AFTERELTON: You mentioned your brother Chris, and he discussed your coming out when he did an interview with The Advocate. Did he pretty much get what your coming out was like, or did you have a different point-of-view on it? He talked about how you seemed sort of nervous and did it sort of slowly.

      EVANS: It was slow. I graduated high school early because I knew I needed to get to New York City. I moved here and lived with my older sister. She knew first, and then my mother, and then my little sister. It was one by one. It took a lot of courage, and then it was so funny, because there was such a build-up before I would tell each family member, and then their reaction was kind of a letdown. “Okay. Cool.”

      I don’t have any big sad coming out stories. I’m so, so fortunate. I know a lot of people that have bad stories with parents or family members or friends. I can’t even think of one.

      AFTERELTON: I’m sure you’re aware that there are still gay actors in Hollywood who are so concerned about being gay hurting their careers, they remain closeted to some extent. What informed your decision to be an out actor? I’ve interviewed Chad Allen about this, and some other actors, everyone has a slightly different take, so I’m curious about your thought process.

      EVANSA: You know, I have to tell you, I don’t think I ever really had a thought process about being an out actor. I came out when I was 19-years-old, and then I became an actor. I didn’t want to be one of those people who goes back into the closet and tries to hide because I knew it would come out. With the success of my brother, I didn’t feel it was necessary to hide it once I’d come out. I’m an out person, as opposed to an out actor, I suppose.

      http://www.afterelton.com/people/2009/6/scottevans

      [img]http://www.akawilliam.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/scottevans1-300×271.jpg[/img]

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com
      Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com

      While the now popular meme that ONLY gay actors should play gay characters is so stupid it leaves stains on your couch [should ONLY straight actors play straight characters?], Evans IS both gay AND publicly out, as discussed in this excerpt from his June interview with AfterElton:

      AFTERELTON: You mentioned your brother Chris, and he discussed your coming out when he did an interview with The Advocate. Did he pretty much get what your coming out was like, or did you have a different point-of-view on it? He talked about how you seemed sort of nervous and did it sort of slowly.

      EVANS: It was slow. I graduated high school early because I knew I needed to get to New York City. I moved here and lived with my older sister. She knew first, and then my mother, and then my little sister. It was one by one. It took a lot of courage, and then it was so funny, because there was such a build-up before I would tell each family member, and then their reaction was kind of a letdown. “Okay. Cool.”

      I don’t have any big sad coming out stories. I’m so, so fortunate. I know a lot of people that have bad stories with parents or family members or friends. I can’t even think of one.

      AFTERELTON: I’m sure you’re aware that there are still gay actors in Hollywood who are so concerned about being gay hurting their careers, they remain closeted to some extent. What informed your decision to be an out actor? I’ve interviewed Chad Allen about this, and some other actors, everyone has a slightly different take, so I’m curious about your thought process.

      EVANSA: You know, I have to tell you, I don’t think I ever really had a thought process about being an out actor. I came out when I was 19-years-old, and then I became an actor. I didn’t want to be one of those people who goes back into the closet and tries to hide because I knew it would come out. With the success of my brother, I didn’t feel it was necessary to hide it once I’d come out. I’m an out person, as opposed to an out actor, I suppose.

      afterelton.com/people/2009/6/scottevans

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Good for Evans. Love to see brave actors not dealing with that whole “Must be closeted” shit that their publicists tell them.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ioni
      ioni

      OMG, this makes me so hot!

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      I love the cop. He is so calm and collected and hot!!!

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Audrie
      Audrie

      I am straight but I find two hot dudes kissing very very hot.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      @Audrie: That may explain why you are on this site girl.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      @Audrie:

      Whatever our reasons for being here, your input is appreciated.

      We love having straight folks share with us, as long as they don’t come-on like DuttyBarb and youcanthandlethetruth.

      But, I am certain that you have far much class to ever sink to their level. ;o)

      Welcome aboard, Audrie.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Youcanthandlethetruth
      Youcanthandlethetruth

      @schlukitz: I think that this is absolutely disgusting. As DuttyBarb would say, you are all just perverts and can’t acknowledge it. Let me tell you first hand, everytime I see a (in the heterosexual sense) hot looking cop, I put the pedal to the metal, and despite the fact that I have run up 248 speeding tickets in all 50 states, despite the 37 warrants out for my arrest (I’ll get to paying them..I am a Christian, after all), I’ve yet to have a hot officer come-on to me.

      No, it’s true…I’ve gone well over the speed limit in every state wearing cut offs with construction boots, wife beaters (welll, it isn’t what I wear when I beat my wife, but…you know), I’ve dressed like a constsruction worker, a leather man, a fricken American Indian, and even a cop, but all I ever got was an extra citation for impersonating a cop…still not one has made a pass at me..not one…NOT ONE!!!!!….but, of course, that wasn’t the point of the exercise.

      Truth be told, no matter how many laws you have broken, how many states you are wanted in, having a hot cop hit on a nice straight Christian man is like being hit by lightening!

      This is just another gay lie being perpetuated by a bunch of gay perverts, of which I am not one–despite my vast number of Judy Garland memorabilia.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LoveMoby
      LoveMoby

      @Mike: Actually youre very much mistaken. Scott Evans is OUT and has been for a while. And yes he is the brother of Chris Evans who has also spoken of his openly gay brother and how he supports the gay community.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      The kiss we phenomenal. Its even more special because it took Nuke (Luke and Noah As the World Turns) months to get to this point and this kiss came out of nowhere. They seem to be handling Kish (Kyle and Fish One Life to Live) just like any other couple. It probably doesn’t hurt that One Life to Live is the third highest rated soap opera (following behind Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful. Its also ABC’s highest rated soap. I’m hoping that they really do treat Kyle and Fish like any other couple complete with a few half naked romps. OLTL seems to push it to the limits constantly when it comes to day time.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @J-Like: The “cop guy” is Scott Reed who is OPENLY gay. The reason he is upset is because the character can’t handle his own sexuality and is talking to his ex-boyfriend who he hasn’t been with for the last 10 years but is still very much in love with. I thought the scene was beautifully done, and for a soap opera scene (which is pretty all one take acting with multiple scenes a day) its was pretty well played. On the soap opera set you don’t here the director saying cut very often.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @galefan2004: My bad Scott EVANS not Scott Reed I don’t know what I was thinking.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Mike: http://www.afterelton.com/people/2009/6/scottevans

      Not only is he openly gay but his brother is a very famous Hollywood actor who is very gay friendly.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Audrie: I find girls that are turned on by two guys kissing very hot. Now, if they only had the right genitalia I might want to do things with them. *grins*

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @schlukitz: In all fairness, you can’t really group DuttyBarb with youcanthandlemyversionofthe”truth”. DuttyBarb is just misguided. Youcant is pure on horse shit homophobic fucking insane. Its like comparing a typical gay guy to a screaming flaming queen.

      Now, slam me for being homophobic because of that comparison. I can see it coming.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Youcanthandlethetruth: I think that you haven’t figured out that most people read your handle and maybe the first line then don’t really give a fuck what the rest says. I think anyone that is so overly offended by the way someone lives their life is disgusting. Either you are so far in the closet that you can’t handle your own homosexual feelings or you are just way to overly offended. Why don’t you truly do what Jesus would do and preach to the whores and throw hypocritical assholes like you that are trying to profit off of turning religion into politics out of his father’s temple. Next time you want to make an insult or attack just think, “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?”

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Youcanthandlethetruth
      Youcanthandlethetruth

      7 comments in a row, Galefan2004!? Where is your balance in life?

      Aug 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      Scott Evans is a dreamboat. And that voice…. Mmmmmgood.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Is it my imagination or is it soaps that are leading the way for the depiction of the erotic male-male interaction? Kudos to all concerned.

      Aug 8, 2009 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      Who still writes letters these days? I am confused…

      Aug 8, 2009 at 3:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj
      jj

      Oh my how dramatic! hehehe

      Scott Evans is very cute.

      Aug 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joseph
      Joseph

      This whole storyline has been fantastic. Both Scott Evans and Brett Claywell having been giving brilliant performances in this marvelously written tale. In fact, I’d say One Life to Live is not only the best written soap on the air, but with the Kish storyline they’re besting anything we’ve seen even on prime-time TV.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dlpca
      dlpca

      I think Brandon was robbed of the win. Sadly, America is still so color blind it makes me sick. Brandon and Kayla were the top dancers, they were technically and performance quality way above the rest. I wish they would change the voting to the “best Dancer” and not a popularity contest favorite. Talent like Brandon’s is a gift, a true blessing and his stellar weekly performance record was more than enough to grant him the prize.

      BRANDON WAS ROBBED OF THE PRIZE HE RIGHTLY DESERVED!

      Aug 9, 2009 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • epluribusunumjk
      epluribusunumjk

      Fuck that was hot.

      And it’s always uplifting to see a gay actor who isn’t ashamed of his sexuality or tries to hide it.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wry Bred
      Wry Bred

      @galefan2004: “I find girls that are turned on by two guys kissing very hot.”

      Y’all need to check out some of the gay erotic romance being written mostly by women mostly for women. The majority of it is in e-book format from a number of different, and very reputable, publishers. That stuff is NOT tame!

      Aug 10, 2009 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FlyFoy
      FlyFoy

      The kiss didn’t look realistic to me. I thought the emotion seemed truthful, but I thought the way the kiss was staged was peculiar. How many people kiss passionately without tilting their heads? The positioning of the kiss looked more like a kiss between friends or relatives to me.

      Sep 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FlyFoy
      FlyFoy

      I hasten to add that the person I’m actually criticizing is the director. I think the acting, on the part of both actors, is superb.

      Sep 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FlyFoy
      FlyFoy

      @galefan2004:

      Your comment about soap directors not saying “cut” too often is true, unfortunately. There just isn’t time. That’s how so many incorrect line readings and pronunciations slip through the cracks…that and the fact that the actors have so little time to study their scripts. Some of these mistakes must occur in the morning rehearsal, though, and I guess most of the directors are thinking of tech only so they’ll be prepared for camera blocking. In the end, I guess it doesn’t really matter, because it’s only obsessive-compulsive nitpickers like me who even notice such things.

      The funniest mispronunciation I ever heard on a soap happened quite a few years ago. Lauren Holly was on “All My Children” at the time, and her character was describing how she and her mother used to dance around the cupboard (which is odd to begin with). She pronounced “cupboard” as “cup board.” Another funny one (two for one actually) that happened recently was that Cornelius Smith, Jr., who plays DR. Frankie Hubbard, pronounced “diazepam” two different ways on two separate days…both incorrect. The first time it was “dianzepam,” and the second time it was “diazepan.”

      And if Vincent Irizarry and Debbi Morgan (both terrific Emmy-winning actors on “All My Children”) don’t stop pronouncing words that start with “str” as if they start with “shtr” (e.g., shtrong, shtraight, etc.), I’m going to lose my mind.

      Sep 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FlyFoy
      FlyFoy

      Sorry. I have one more thing to add to my rave. Susan Lucci, the queen of daytime, doesn’t know how to emphasize the right adjective in a sentence when there are more than one. Take the following sentence:

      It’s a lovely autumn day.

      Instead of giving equal emphasis to “lovely,” “autumn,” and “day,” Susan will emphasize “autumn” only, as if someone had said that it was the wrong season, e.g., “It’s a lovely summer day.”

      OK. I’m done. I wouldn’t blame you if you said “GOOD.”

      Sep 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FlyFoy
      FlyFoy

      @dlpca:

      1) Are you sure you mean color blind?? Don’t you mean the opposite, i.e., racist?

      Anyway, I disagree with this. Last year’s winner was African American, as was the runner up. And the year before, the winner was multi-racial, as I believe the runner up was as well. I would have chosen Brandon, too, but based on the show’s past history, there’s no way he didn’t win because of his ethnicity. Does racism exist in the world? Definitely. But in this case I think you’re barking up the wrong tree.

      2) Why are we talking about “SYTYCD” here? (Not that I haven’t digressed a bit myself, but not quite this far.)

      Sep 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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