The show’s creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg spoke to TheWrap about making TV history with the kiss between Jude (Hayden Byerly) and Connor (Gavin MacIntosh).
Peter shared, “I would say its very easy to balk at or sensationalize the headline, but its hard to deny the truth or the integrity of the whole story… We are here to tell the true stories of what it is to grow up and these are true stories of what it is to grow up as a young, potentially gay person. It’s the truth and that’s all.”
Bradley added about talking with Hayden and Gavin ahead and during the arc, “When we sat down with our two actors, we also brought their parents into the conversation. They were supportive, too, and understood what we are trying to do. Peter and I realized early on that if we were going to go down this road we wanted to stay in constant communication… It was an open dialogue and it was fantastic. Everyone felt very protected and also on the same page… [During the shoot] they were both so charming and professional and excited and ready to finally put this out into the world… They were very proud of it. It was very sweet to be there that day.”
If you missed the kiss, here it is ...
WHAT DID YOU THINK about the Jonnor kiss?