Billy Crystal thinks gay sex scenes on TV have crossed the line

2015-01-20 09:26
 



Los Angeles - Billy Crystal thinks graphic scenes of gay sex on TV has gone too far.

The 66-year-old star became one of network television's first gay characters on the comedy Soap in the 1970s, but feels modern-day shows are guilty of "pushing it a little too far".



According to The Wrap, he said: "Sometimes, it's just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I'm not going to reveal to you which ones they are.

"I hope people don't abuse it and shove it in our face ... to the point where it feels like an every day kind of thing."

Billy admitted he encountered lots of cynics when he starred as Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom.

He recalled: "It was very difficult at the time - Jodie was really the first recurring gay character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977.

"So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.

"I did it in front of a live audience and there were times when I would say to Bob, 'I love you,' and the audience would laugh nervously.

"I wanted to stop the taping and go, 'What is your problem?'"

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