Family Guy creator Seth
MacFarlane has outed baby Stewie.
In an interview with Playboy,
MacFarlane reveals that a ditched script went beyond hinting at
Stewie Griffin's sexuality.
“We had an episode that went all the
way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” said
“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 1-year-old.”
MacFarlane goes on to talk about the
pivotal role sexuality plays in Stewie's life.
“Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a
very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he's so
hellbent 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.”
In an episode from the animated series'
seventh season, Peter Griffin, Stewie's father, turns gay after
participating in a medical experiment. Although the family is
crushed when Peter leaves Lois for a man, they quickly realize the
most important thing is that Peter is happy.
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