All My Children, who's been all proactive on the not-so-straight characters in the last few years, now is introducing a transgendered character. The name makes me snicker and giggle, though.
"The character, a flamboyant rock star known as Zarf, kisses the lesbian character Bianca and much drama ensues. The storyline begins with Thursday's episode of the daytime drama.
"All My Children" was looking for something new, and knows its
audience is always interested in anything to do with sexuality, said
Julie Hanan Carruthers, the show's executive producer.
"After 36 years, you start rehashing," she said. "It's inevitable. We didn't want to fall back on the baby-switch story again."
Actor Jeffrey Carlson portrays Zarf, an American who nonetheless speaks in an exaggerated British accent.
After Zarf establishes a bond with Bianca that leads to the kiss, an angry Bianca tells him she's a lesbian. It triggers something within Zarf about why it made such sense to be falling in love with a lesbian."