United Kingdom: How long before the superstitionists complain about this? I'm going for
before the programme is even broadcast.
EastEnders is to tackle one of the last taboos left in soap, with a storyline featuring a Muslim character embarking on a gay love affair.
MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal that the plot, which will hit screens in mid-June, will see Syed Masood, a Muslim property developer with a girlfriend who arrived in Albert Square six weeks ago, fall for openly gay Christian Clarke. The pair will share an on-screen kiss.
The BBC has billed the storyline as atraditional love affair, albeit with a modern multicultural twist.
Extra bonus points if the Daily Mail declares this to be
explicit gay sex, or similar.
EastEnders: Muslim character to have gay love affair—The Guardian, 28th May 2009.