Will & Grace, even in 1999, was breaking new ground in its second season.
Beloved by audiences and gaining critical acclaim, the NBC show felt like it was riding high on approval.
But there was an issue, one that could have easily been brushed under the carpet by the massive studio:
Why, in a series with two gay characters, has there not been a gay kiss?
And so in its 14th episode of the second season, they took this head on.
Jack, portraying the gay audience who wanted to see a kiss on network television, took to NBC to complain about a soap not showing intimacy between a fictional same-sex couple.
Will decides to join him in his campaign. And then, in front of Al Roker, Will kisses Jack.
This was one of the first gay kisses in network television history. While some may deride it as political, rather than romantic, it fits the show. Will & Grace was political, so why not reflect that with its most ground-breaking episode to date?
Lewis, our Video Editor, is back after reacting to the last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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