Friday, April 21, 2006

Bewitched 1st "Non-traditional couple"?


"Local gay activist Robert Murch, who has helped lead the battle for marriage equality in the Bay State, has launched a website,, as an innovative way for gays and lesbians living in Salem to be recognised as a contributing factor to the culture of the city.

As a wink and a nod to Salem's kitschy witch identity, the site is inspired by the television show Bewitched, a series that filmed in Salem in the late 1960's that depicted its own non-traditional couple in the form of a Witch married to a mortal man.

Salem's association with the show was recently commemorated with a bronze statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens. Bewitched was a favourite among gays and featured a number of gay actors and suggestively gay characters."
Not quite sure I agree with that last line, as the only "suggestively gay character," that comes to mind is Paul Lynde's over-the-top depiction of Uncle Arthur, of course, although who knows? Maybe Mrs. Kravitz was getting something of the love that cannot be named on the side after being ignored by Abner all those years.

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