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#PRIDE – Gay History – June 18, 1992: Daytime Soap Opera “One Life To Live” Introduces First Gay Teen Character Played by Ryan Phillippe

ABC’s One Life to Live, which debuted in 1968 had many a storylines tackling women’s issues and race, so it seemed the obvious next choice was to run a new storyline exploring homophobia and the difficulties of being a gay teen.

That was only 30 years ago.

Billy Douglas (played by Ryan Phillippe), a newcomer to the town of Lianview was reluctant to tell anyone about his homosexuality, especially his parents. He did, however, confide in the town’s compassionate pastor, Rev. Andrew Carpenter. But a scheming woman named Marty who Carpenter rejected began circulating rumors around town that the pastor had been molesting Billy. In a dramatic scene, the entire town, led by Billy’s parents, confronted Carpenter and demanded that he resign, the pastor delivered a riveting sermon against the evils of prejudice and homophobia. This led Billy to take a public stand in support of Carpenter — and to come out to his parents.

But this was not the first gay character that was introduced on an ABC soap.

Almost 10 years earlier in 1983, All My Children became the first soap opera to tackle homosexuality. Tricia Pursley portrayed the divorced Devon McFadden. After a failed, unhappy marriage, a series of destructive decisions and an affair which led to alcoholism, Devon returned to the show in 1983, after getting help for her drinking problem, as a single mother struggling to make ends meet.

She took a job at Pine Valley Hospital where she met and started dating a fellow single parent, Dr. Cliff Warner. Their happiness did not last long when Cliff found out his ex-wife, Nina Cortlandt, was single again. Cliff tried to let Devon down gently, but she took the break up hard. She was about to take a drink when she met psychologist Lynn Carson.

Lynn (played by Donna Pescow) became Devon’s pillar. When Devon found out that Lynn was gay, Devon was sure the affection she was feeling for her was love. Devon was especially jealous of Lynn’s ex-girlfriend. Devon confessed her feelings to Lynn, but Lynn did not reciprocate. In the end, the storyline concluded with Devon still in love with Cliff, having just displaced those feelings on Lynn.

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WATCH The Cut Shirtless Gay Kiss Scene Between Ryan Phillippe & Breckin Meyer in “54”

54 Gay Kiss

In 1998 the original cut of  “54” the movie about the 1970s epopea Studio 54, a world-famous New York City disco  included a scene of Phillippe’s character briefly kissing co-star Breckin Meyer. But test-audiences reportedly reacted negatively to kiss and fearing a bomb the scene was cut from the movie.

Would this scene make it into the big budget, mainstream Hollywood film was released in 2013?

WOOF! – Ryan Phillippe Bares His Beautiful Bubble Butt On “Damages” (NWSF)

Actor Ryan Phillippe has joined the cast of the show Damages as a this season and BAM right from the start he drops trou and bares his beautiful ass for all to see.

The last time we saw Ryan’s glorious man globes was in butt was in 1999 film Cruel Intentions.

Compare for yourself!  (Although I must say it has held up well.)

Video – Groundbreaking LGBT Inclusive Soap Operas All My Children and One Life To Live CANCELLED

All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will air their final episodes in September 2011 and January 2012,  leaving only “General Hospital” to be ABC’s lone surviving soap opera.

“All My Children” made history by airing daytime TV’s first same-sex kiss between two women as well as its first lesbian wedding and the first coming-out story for a transgender character and One Live to Live”  made national headlines when it introduced a gay teen character (played by Ryan Phillippe) and was later honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for it’s Kyle/Fish gay romance storyline, which OLTL fumbled with in the end and wrote both characters off abruptly because they didn’t know what to do with them after they hooked up.

Gay Robot Falls Hard For Ryan Phillippe on Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time – Wouldn’t You? (Video)

Last night on Nick Swardson’d Prentend Time which debuted on Comedy Central.  Gay Robot played a doorman who carded Ryan Phillppe and fell in love. 

There’s somethjing about hearing Ryan Phillppe say “my balls on your chin” and “my rod in your” that makes ME FALL IN LOVE!

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Ryan Phillippe Supports A Directors Cut Of "54" So Everyone Can See His Gay Kiss

In a recent interview with the Advocate’s Brandon Voss painstakingly beautiful Ryan Phillippe touches on various “gay” moments in his career, from his first acting role on One Life to Live, his altercation with Jay Leno. and Mark Christopher’s “54:”

On “54”, Ryan says the “secret” uncut version does exists: “I don’t know how big of an appetite there is for it, but I would certainly support a DVD release of that version. Breckin [Meyer] and I were a bit sad that nobody got to see us kiss.”

And that version does indeed exist which played at a secret screening at “Outfest” in 2008 and has rarely been seen since.  In the Director’s Cut As shown for Outfest, “54” is just as writer-director Mark Christopher intended: Shane, an eager, naive young man (Ryan Phillippe) from New Jersey, gets a job as a bartender at Studio 54. There he falls in love with both his best friend, Greg (Breckin Meyer), and Greg’s wife, Anita (Salma Hayek), as the three of them struggle to survive the hedonistic, oppotunistic club scene that nearly eats them alive.

In the 45 minutes of new (original, that is) footage assembled by Mark Christopher — using largely uncorrected, rough audio and video that was expertly edited — we see Shane sleep with dozens of men and women, for career advancement or simply pleasure. Phillippe is in nearly every scene, and his performance is strong, sympathetic and seductive. It’s also frequently nude, or barely dressed, and the camera clings to what one character calls his “body by David and face by Botticelli.” And far from being merely a “love triangle,” the slow, simmering sexual attraction among Phillippe, Meyer and Hayek — especially an amazingly intense, evocative kiss between the two men towards the end of the film — is equally as important as the queer family they make for themselves.

If “54” had  been released originally released as screened at Outfest (even with some concessions made for an R rating), it would absolutely have been the New York counterpart to Boogie Nights. It also would have been canonized as one of the best queer films of the ’90s, and a rare one that would have stood the test of time, thanks to its pitch-perfect period details.

SNL’s Will Forte Strips To The Buff In His New Movie "MacGruber"

Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.

Saturday Night Liver’s will Forte stips down and gets buck naked in his upcoming movie based on one of his SNL skit characters, “MacGruber”.

Forte is hot in that “sleazy sex tape” sort of way and he’s an OTTER to boot! Who knew?

Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet

In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber (UBER Hairy chested Forte) has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.