I AM WHO I AM
Eden Riegel (Heather, Y&R; ex-Bianca, AMC) had this to say to Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments about All My Children's 2000 coming out story:
Audiences already loved and were invested in Erica and her daughter, and went on the journey with Erica as their surrogate. Over time they began to embrace Bianca along with Erica. And soon Bianca was one of the most popular characters on All My Children, even among housewives in middle America who never even met a gay person before. This story is proof positive that soaps have great power not only to tell dramatic, engaging stories, but also to help change hearts and minds.
Read more from Eden when Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments is released this September.
In the meantime, watch the clip below, and please share your memories of this scene, this story, and how it affected you in either the Comments section, or by e-mailing me at AlinaAdams@gmail.com.
Other moments still needing comments:
OLTL: Marty's rape
DARK SHADOWS: Barnabas/Maggie/Josette
PC: Kevin mourns Eve
AMC: Laura's death
OLTL: Bo and Nora's wedding
DOOL: "Roman" sees a presumed dead Marlena alive on the pier
Y&R: David's KILLER plastic surgery, the masquerade ball and death by garbage chute
DOOL: Eileen Davidson plays five different roles - and lives to tell about it!
GL: Olivia and Natalia's romance
Y&R: Dru/Neil/Malcolm and Lily's paternity reveal
EON: Draper's Great Train Escape