Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stewie Griffin Is Out!

Any avid watcher (and even most casual watchers) of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy knows who Stewie Griffin is. And since then, there's been speculation that Stewie might possibly be gay. From hitting on Brian to partying with a bunch of guys in leather at a nightclub to being completely terrified at the sight of vaginas, Stewie has always kind of given clues as to what his sexuality might be (or might become since he's still a baby I supposed), but no official statement had been til now. Thanks to German for pointing me to the JoBlo article!

Apparently, Seth MacFarlane was interview by Playboy and he confirmed the years of rumors surrounding Baby Griffin:

"We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination'."

I guess Stewie is just acting out. MacFarlane continues on about the outing of the youngest Griffin, "But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation." So there you have it, your favorite diabolical baby likes other baby dudes. No more hinting."

Kudos to MacFarlane for making the first well-beloved gay baby cartoon! Let's hope he's not the last.

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