Screaming and shouting. Works of art defaced. Pushing and shoving. Socialites disgraced.
The new “Dynasty” will bear more than a passing resemblance to the steamy high-camp soufflé that was the 80s ‘original, but one thing will be different for sure, you miserable bitch.
During a summer press tour on Wednesday, a journalist asked the team behind the reboot about Blake Carrington’s homophobia in the original show that premiered in ’81.
The new “Dynasty” makes Blake’s son Steven Carrington (James Mackay) openly gay.
“Steven is confidently gay,” says executive producer Josh Schwartz. “He’s not toying with his sexuality. He is gay — Blake accepts him. There’s no rancor over that issue.”
He continued: “We sort of assumed that even in some of the more conservative pockets of the South, where the show takes place, a lot of those dynamics have evolved.”
Grant Show, who’ll be playing Blake in the new version, says the character “can’t be homophobic” in the 2017 redux.
“He fiercely loves his family,” he says, “and he fiercely defends his dynasty.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation released the following prepared statement: