Queer Eye for the TV Guide


Saturday, February 19, 2005

This Sunday on The Simpsons, Marge’s sister Patty falls in love and marries a pro golfer. One twist — her new spouse is a woman. This latest pop culture take on the highly charged issue of gay rights comes hot on the heels of the recent controversies over Spongebob Squarepants’ sexuality, and a cartoon rabbit’s visit to a family with two mothers. Kurt Andersen asked the screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Adams’ Family Values, Stepford Wives, Jeffrey) how the portrayal of gays on TV has evolved over the years.


Paul Rudnick

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