I think “Dynasty” takes the cake. What they’ve done with poor Steven Carrington was truly appaling. It would never take a place nowadays and thank God for that. I’m waiting for your take on this topic.
Steven Carrington was just a frustrating case, but that seemed to be the fault of the producers caving into the Network politics of the time. Even when he was still gay, they had him kiss Claudia….it was just annoying.
I don’t think Dynasty was homophobic per say, I think it was just how things were in the 80’s. I truly believe that Aaron Spelling (the producer of Dynasty) and his team meant well with Steven, but that ABC was rightfully fearful of an audience backlash if they went too deeply with the Steven characters sexuality.