'Two And A Half Men' Leads Headed For A Gay Wedding
It looks like the two leads, portrayed by Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, are headed for their own gay wedding. Or at least a proposal.
Did we mention that they're both straight??
In its farewell run (premiering Oct. 30), the long-running sitcom will find Walden (played by Ashton Kutcher) proposing marriage to Alan (Jon Cryer) — if not in the name of love, for a greater good.
“Walden is going to have a major health scare and it is going to give him a bit of an existential crisis,” CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour. “He wants to find a way to add more meaning to his life, so he decides he wants to adopt a child. And in doing so, he starts the process and he realizes that it’s very difficult to adopt a child as a single, straight man.”
Cue the popping of a Q! “So once and for all, he decides, ‘I’m going to propose to Alan,’” Tassler shared. “‘We’re going to get married and adopt a child as a gay couple.’”
Hmm...Two and a Half Men isn't exactly known for its tasteful portrayals of, well, anything. Is the CBS chairman concerned about backlash from the gay community?
“I think it’s a very positive statement,” the network boss counters. “[Walden believes he is] going to adopt a child as a gay couple, and the reality is he can do that. In a universe where at one point you couldn’t do that, and now you can, I think that’s a much more positive statement that he’s making.”
What do you think, Instincters? Will this plot twist from Two and a Half Men go over well?