Smithers begins a relationship with billionaire fashion designer Michael de Graaf
Wayne Smithers, the assistant of Mr. Burns, has been single for 33 seasons of The Simpsons, but in the next chapter find love. Smithers falls in love and embarks on a relationship with billionaire fashion designer Michael deGraaf.
«I think it is vitally important that these stories are recognized"Says the openly gay actor Victor garber, who gives voice to The count in the episode. «I haven't played many gay characters, but every time I do, it brings back certain feelings that I had when I was a young actor where I couldn't be gay.«.
The sexual orientation of Smither it was an open secret on the show for years. Before his official confirmation in season 27, his total obsession with the Mr. Burns it was represented in elaborate fantasy sequences. Fans came to rate it as burnsexual. Now, Smithers finally find love.
En 2016 He stepped out of the closet and explored a only temporarily reciprocated connection. That episode was written by Rob LaZebnik, who was inspired by his son Johnny, what is gay. Father and son repeat on this occasion and write together the love story of Smithers with The count, a relationship that they want to represent very respectfully and away from easy jokes.
«Very often homosexual romances are a subplot or alluded to or shown in some kind of montage or as a punchline.", He said Johnny. "And what I think really excited me, with this episode, we can see, without spoiling too much, the beginning, the middle, and who knows how a gay relationship ends, of really getting to the heart of the matter. gay people go out, how do they meet, what is it like. It was very special for me to be able to highlight characters who are not jokes, who are fully formed«.
This long-awaited episode will air next November 21th, day of Thanksgiving.