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01/30/2008

Not a 'Pro-Family' Guy

by Jeremy Hooper

11863391219483144540The latest issue of The Advocate features a very entertaining exchange with heterosexual-yet-extremely-gay-friendly "Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Here's but one welcome exchange:

ADVOCATE: What inspired Family Guy’s season 4 gay marriage episode “You May Now Kiss the…Uh…Guy Who Receives,” in which Brian’s flamboyant cousin Jasper visits with his Filipino boyfriend?

MACFARLANE: A couple of years prior I had teamed up to write a pilot with two writers, both of whom were gay. One of them said that when he travels through the Midwest with his partner they have to go through this fucking dog and pony act when they stop at a hotel and the guy behind the counter says, “You want one room or two?” They have this charade where they’ll say to each other, “Is one room OK with you?” “Yeah, I’m cool with that if you are.” “Yeah, no big deal, we’ll just take one.” That was one of many conversations I had with them where I thought to myself, Why is it that Johnny Spaghetti Stain in fucking Georgia can knock a woman up, legally be married to her, and then beat the shit out of her, but these two intelligent, sophisticated writers who have been together for 20 years can’t get married? It’s infuriating and idiotic. I’m incredibly passionate about my support for the gay community and what they’re dealing with at this current point in time. I have arguments with people where I get red in the face, screaming at the top of my lungs.

And this is coming from the guy responsible for one of the most hetero dude-pleasing shows on the most conservative network on TV. His progressive attitude is no small thing!

For much more from Seth, including which character is most likely gay (duh!) and the "rotten to the core" Parents Television Council, visit The Advocate's site:

BGF: Seth MacFarlane [Advocate]
(H/t: Defamer)

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Your thoughts

Our gay home loves Family Guy. We watch it almost every day. (Yes, that means we watch the episodes over and over and over.. )

Posted by: Robguy | Jan 30, 2008 8:17:57 PM

I'm actually going to see Seth at Carnegie Hal tomorrow night. This interview makes me all the more excited.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jan 30, 2008 8:21:38 PM

Watch Family Guy Episodes @ http://www.freetv123.com/index.php/family-guy/

Posted by: akasha | Jul 2, 2008 1:06:59 PM

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