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PBS “Vicious” Gay Holiday Event

By Charlotte Robinson, December 23, 2014
PBS announced their holiday themed programming including a holiday special of VICIOUS airing December 25th at 9:30P EST. VICIOUS stars legendary openly gay actors Sir Derek Jacobi & Sir Ian McKellen playing Stuart & Freddie as partners who have lived together in their central London flat for nearly 50 years. In their holiday XMAS special Freddie (Ian McKellen) & Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat. Ash (Iwan Rheon), their young upstairs neighbor, has volunteered to cook the meal, their feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour) is up to her old tricks & a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths & surprises as well. Last summer we interviewed Gary Janetti the writer/producer of VICIOIUS who talked about what he wanted to accomplish with this breakthrough gay sitcom stating, “What I want to accomplish is not only that this is a gay couple, the fact that they were gay was always besides the point, it’s also a couple of a certain age. We don’t see couples in their seventies together not as an archon to the young couple on the show, but as the main focus of the show & their world is also populated by people around the same age as them and they are the people we follow. We’re inside their world & it’s unusual & I don’t think it should be unusual. There was something about that I felt really good about accomplishing, also that they were a gay couple of a certain age & within the gay community."
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