By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com May 02 2001 12:00 AM ET
This years long-awaited boy-boy kiss on Dawsons Creek between restless teens Jack (Kerr Smith) and Tobey (David Monahan) is definitely not going to be like last years hurried peck, says USA Today. Scott Seomin of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says, I timed it. Its like a 5 1/2-second mouth-to-mouth kiss. We havent seen anything like this before on network TV. The gesture promises to provoke a response from the usual quarters. Heather Cirmo of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., states The first kiss was disturbing enough, and she voices a fear that this years smooch will damage impressionable teens who have questions about their sexuality by promoting a myth that homosexuality is something youre born with. Greg Berlanti, executive producer of the show, responds, Its certainly not a myth, and I think a lot of kids out there deserve to see positive images of who and what they are. I watched millions of teenagers kiss on TV growing up, and it didnt make me straight. The episode airs Wednesday night, May 2 (check local listings).