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We Asked, They Told

A random survey of 100 (self-identified) gay men on the eve of Will & Grace’s final episode.

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Do you watch Will & Grace?
Yes . . . 59
No . . . 22
Only if I stumble across it while channel-surfing . . . 19

Did you ever watch Will & Grace?
Yes . . . 79
No . . . 7
Only if I stumbled across it while channel-surfing . . . 14

Do you think the show had a positive impact for gay characters on TV?
Yes . . . 79
No . . . 13
Not sure . . . 8

Whom do you relate to the most?
Will . . . 36
Jack . . . 7
Karen . . . 34
Grace . . . 9
None of the above . . . 14

Whom would you rather sleep with?
Will . . . 72 (“Hello . . . Lawyer!”)
Jack . . . 11
Neither . . . 12
Both . . . 2
Karen . . . 1
“Grace’s husband, Harry Connick Jr.” . . . 1
“I wish Grace had a penis.” . . . 1

If you were writing the end of the show, what would it be?
“Grace ends up being gay.” “Will finds true love.” “Get Will and Jack together.”
“Grace is a man!” “Give a character HIV.” “It’s all been a dream Heath Ledger had while filming
Brokeback Mountain.” “Not a gay marriage.”

Who’s your favorite gay man on TV?
Vito from The Sopranos . . . 4
Jodie (Billy Crystal) from Soap . . . 5
Pedro from The Real World . . . 6
David from Six Feet Under . . . 15
Samantha from Sex and the City . . . 20

Is there a gay character on TV whom you’ve found particularly inspiring?
“The women on The L Word.” “The blonde girl who left Law & Order.” “Xena.” “Ellen.” “Frasier.” “Jay from Project Runway.” “Uncle Arthur from Bewitched.

Could America trust a gay newscaster?
Yes . . . 44 (“Only if he’s doing the weather.”)
No . . . 17
Um, don’t we already have one? . . . 39


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