American Horror Story: Freak Show
From the gay couple Chad (Zachary Quinto) and Patrick (Teddy Sears) in season 1 to lesbian journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) in season two, American Horror Story has always included LGBT characters. Although the third season of the franchise didn’t have a queer main character, out actor Leslie Jordan and gay icon Stevie Nicks made appearances, and the story included several nods to LGBT culture.
In the last three seasons, the shows creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk integrated LGBT characters into the storylines. But will the fourth season (American Horror Story: Freak Show) follow suit? Our guess is yes. Gay actors Neil Patrick Harris and Matt Bomer are slated to make appearances, and I hope their characters are G, B, or T. In an interview with The Backlot, Ryan Murphy said, “I never think about [whether] I’m trying to do a straight story or a gay story. I’m just trying to do a story and trying to write characters that are interesting. I mean, I do feel an obligation to have gay, lesbian, transgender roles in the work.”
“The freakier, the better,” Bomer told E! about his hopes for his character on AHS — and for the record, I hope his role is extra freaky. — Levi Chambers