Seth MacFarlane finally spills the secrets of “Family Guy” — including the fact that, yes, baby Stewie is gay!
“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” revealed MacFarlane, the show’s creator, in an interview in September’s issue of Playboy magazine. “It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.”
“But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”
The show kicks off its eighth season September 27 on Fox television.
Read the Playboy interview here.