As you know, Donovan has been keeping us up-to-date on all the homo happenings going on over at Days of our Lives. If you’ve missed out, let me give you a quick catch-up session. So far, the show has two gay characters. Sonny, played by Freddie Smith and Will played by Chandler Massey.
Joining the cast for January 12’s episode is Emmy-award winning, Jai Rodriguez. He will play the role of Matteo, an old friend of Sonny who together, present healthy gay role models for Will and help to make him comfortable in his own skin. In this episode, Will talks with Sonny’s mom and dad, Justin & Adrienne, who say they love Sonny unconditionally and wouldn’t change a thing about him, which affects Will.
Will connects with Matteo over music, but catches himself and awkwardly leaves. Sonny tells Matteo that Will “just isn’t there yet.” Will’s coming out process will take place in episodes airing in late Feb and March, and is a progression. Sonny acts more as a confidante and mentor to Will rather than a love interest for the time being, and is very supportive in both giving advice and also not pressuring him.
Aside from working on Days, Jai is actively the co-creator and executive producer for LOGO’s new series Bad Sex. Bad Sex will offer a frank and shocking behind-the-scenes look at the process of healing severe sexual disorders from both inside and outside the therapy room. The 10-episode series airs on Fridays, at 9PM ET/PT.