Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Here is a sneak peek of Life With Archie which showcases Kevin and his future husband Clay.
CA: Does Kevin's storyline deal with the impact of the U.S. Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, either before or after its repeal?
JG: Not directly, but we do have a social point of view. Kevin is injured in the line of duty and meets Clay, his future husband, while in a military hospital recovering from his injuries. It obviously deals with DADT, but it doesn't spell it out for the reader. We wanted to focus on telling the story of how these two characters met and decided to get married, and how that, in turn, tied into the lives the other Archie characters were living in this future timeline. But yes, this story touches upon a number of topical issues, including DADT, gay marriage and really connects with my over-arching message about Riverdale: It's a safe place that is welcoming to everyone, and will always be that.