Did everyone catch the big gay kiss on Brothers and Sisters last night? Alas, it was between the gay brother and his new boyfriend, not between Sally Field and Patricia Wettig. But so far, this is shaping up to be one of the better gay male romances we’ve ever seen on TV.
The show also features some of the more interesting and appealing female characters on TV, which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much. Our brother site AfterElton.com did a really interesting interview with the show’s creator, Jon Robin Baitz, in which he said:
“Rachel [Griffiths], Calista and Sally [Field] â€” they’re the anchors of the showâ€¦ I was very interested from the get-go in an evolving feminine perspective and matriarchy. Part of it had [to do with] my rage at white American business and politics,â€ Baitz said, noting that major themes in the show will include what it means to be a feminist and the fate of women who seek power in light of what he refers to as â€œthe smugness of men.â€
Okay, I’ll admit it: he had me at “what it means to be a feminist”. But can he keep this up without devolving into Desperate Housewives theatrics?