February 18, 2013 at 6:05 am EST | by Staff reports
Gay shower scene on ‘Days’


UPDATE: An earlier version of this story mistakenly implied Will Horton is not a member of the fictional Horton family. We have corrected that error.

NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” which debuted in 1965 and is one of daytime’s longest-running soaps, continues pushing the envelope. Last week it ran a brief but smoldering gay shower scene between Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Sparks have been burning for months between the two. In an episode that aired Nov. 14, they had sex. Both characters are grandchildren of two of the show’s main families.

This week’s scene, though just a dream sequence, is thought to be a first for a daytime soap. Massey won a Daytime Emmy for playing Will last year. The two actors together, neither of whom have said much about their own sexual orientation, also won a GLAAD Award for their work. Watch the shower scene here.

    • it is life get over it and deal with it

  • I loved the article, but really, more needed to be said here. It talks about the story of where they come from, but the one thing that needs to be said is that NBC is doing a great things here, It’s not only showing a love story, it’s about showing love between two souls no matter what sexual orientation they are!!! These actors are amazing and I will be forever thankful to NBC for doing this story line. Btw, this was the best shower scene ever in day time history, But to be called “gay shower scene”? Come on!!! It;s not like we use “straight shower scene” for other couples. This is opening a whole new page to viewers out there who are dealing with issues similar to Wilson. This is one of the reasons I started my own Wilson fan group. I have created a place for people to be who they want to be, no hate and nu rules…

    I also want to thank the author of this article for featuring my fanvid shower scene. This means so much to me you have no idea. Thank you for letting me express my opinion and for sharing this article. All I have to say to end this is Wilson 4 Ever!!!

    • CM

      Hear hear! Couldn’t agree more. These 2 (straight) actors are doing masterful work, committed to their characters and to an accurate and honest portrayal of two gay men. I started watching for their storyline (after a 20 year absence) and I am hooked. Best performances and yes, hot at that!

  • Mark Clymer

    Who ever writes your “Staff Reports” should probably try a little harder to understand their subject matter, since they clearly failed here. The facts about the characters are wrong, and the comment about the actors sexual orientation is unworthy of publication. What IS important about this scene, and the rest of the Will and Sonny storyline, is that DOOL is portraying a couple in love, just like any other couple!

  • Sarah

    So Will Horton is not a Horton ?! lmaooooooo

  • Thanks to all who weighed in — yes, I fully admit this was churned out quickly and though I haven’t personally watched the show in years, now that you mention it, I do recall that Bill Horton (Alice and Tom’s son) turned out to have had an affair with Kate Roberts, thus making Lucas (Will’s father) a Horton after all. You’d think the last name would have reminded me, but I never really thought of Lucas as much of a Horton, though technically he is, because in the years I was watching regularly, this hadn’t been revealed yet. SORRY! Thanks for reading and pointing all this out.

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