After suspecting it all along, we now have confirmation from Family Guy creator that the show’s breakout character Stewart Gilligan ‘Stewie’ Griffin is gay. MacFarlane, who also voices the diabolical child genius, told Playboy recently that the writers had written a whole script in which Stewie does come out of the closet.
“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,’ said MacFarlane. ‘It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.’ But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a one-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hell-bent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”
Sadly, neither Barbara Walters nor People magazine are planning special ‘Stewie Comes Out’ editions!
The new season of Family Guy will begin on Sunday, September 27 on FOX-TV at 9 p.m, following the premiere of The Cleveland Show at 8:30 p.m.