By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman
When Moose came home from work yesterday, he thought he’d have to dump a bucket of cold water over my head. I couldn’t stop yelling, over and over again,”No, they really didn’t do this!” General Hospital had a scene where Carly and Todd flirted/talked, and Todd was bare-chested.
But … but … he’s a rapist!
I’m not making a personal comment on Roger Howarth, who is buff enough (great arms). But to feature the man who infamously gang raped Marty Saybrooke on One Life to Live in 1994 (and “re-raped” her again two years ago when Todd and Marty “made love”) in the semi-nude was just outrageously misogynistic.
Sure, it’s been a tradition on soaps for more than 25 years that boys/men show off their pecs in the summer heat. And I really think Todd and Carly, who are in the beginning of their “‘courtship,” make a great couple. Les miserables deserve each other! But still, do I really have to drag out the “M” word again, as I just did in my prior column and time and again when the same writing–producing team was running OLTL?
Okay, I need to calm down. Even though old GH fans are having trouble coping with it from the show’s past history, I like that Anna and Luke made love. Older people have hormones too! That it was presented as a natural outcome of physical attraction was actually nifty writing. This is soaps — we know it’s really love, or will lead to it! And Tracy discovering Anna in Luke’s bed was boffo. I celebrate the inevitably superbly acted new triangle of Anna-Luke-Tracy, as played by those delicious old masters, Finola Hughes, Tony Geary and Jane Elliot. What made me laugh was Geary’s tone and look, as he told Access Hollywood in a promo spot, “Well, I am the oldest person on the show!” Cheers!