VIDEO: Gays Of Our Lives - Luke's Storyline on CBS' "As the World Turns"
Van Hansis stars in a groundbreaking storyline on CBS' daytime soap "As the World Turns" as a gay teenager Luke Snyder who struggles with coming out to his parents and his feelings for homophobic friend Kevin he has a crush on. If you happened to miss out on the storyline there's about 90 minutes worth of pink suds after the jump. UPDATE: 2 videos added, including the steamy "towel scene."
Despite soap opera cliches like falling down the stairs, coma and abrupt personality change, the storyline gives a compelling insight into some of the real-life issues many gay teens have to cope with - such as coming to terms with feelings for friends they can never have a relationship with.
For lovers of campy over-the-top drama, there's also a fun-yet-scary part with a creepy guy who recruits teens for his brainwashing "straightening-out" camp. Finally, after all the heartache there's a promise of love: Luke meets Noah. But is the cute boy gay or is Luke setting himself up for another heartbreak?