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CSI, but not g-a-y.

OUT ACTOR GERALD MCCULLOUCH (right) was pleased as pathologist punch when he was told by his produce is at CSI: crime Scene Investigation that his recurring character, ballistics whiz Bobby Dawson, was going to be revealed to be gay. "It's beautiful when I have the opportunity to explore those type of realities in my characters," says McCullouch, "especially on the number 1 show bin the world." But when the episode aired in December, the scene where Bobby discusses his lover and adopted daughter with series star Marg Helgenberger had been trimmed to omit all references to Bobby's personal life.

So What happened? "The producers said that because the show never really delves into the personal lives of any of the characters, the moment came across like a misleading story line," explains McCullouch, who used some of his earnings from CSI to direct the gay-themed short film The Moment After. "It made it seem like my daughter was Going to be kidnapped or something crime-oriented. It stuck out."
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Title Annotation:the Buzz; crime Scene Investigation
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 3, 2004
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