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Original 'Dynasty' star comes out, really hates reboot

Gordon Thompson as Adam Carrington in "Dynasty."

As the classic 80’s nighttime soap “Dynasty” prepares for a modern reboot, one of the stars from the original has come out about his sexuality and his disdain for the upcoming CW reimagining. 

Gordon Thompson played Adam Carrington in the original but is no fan of the upcoming remake using expletives during a Daily Beast interview to describe it.

Adding, “Why call it Dynasty? It’s nothing to do with Dynasty at all. It’s insulting.” the 72-year-old actor says. “If the afterlife exists—it doesn’t, but if it did—Aaron [Spelling] would be having major fits in his grave. And the audience the CW is aiming for is going to think it’s shit because it is such shit that a cretinous 6-year-old would not be interested. It’s abominable.”

Also in that interview, Thomson talks perhaps for the first time publicly about being gay and working in a homophobic environment. 

“It was not until I was nearly 30 that [homosexuality] stopped being classified as a mental illness in the U.S. So you’re dealing with that. And the shame, the breathtaking lack of self-esteem, has only just begun to seep out of my soul.”

Now in his 70’s Thompson says Hollywood has opened the closet door a little more over the years, but “leading men” are still not allowed to come out.

He is also not pleased with the way the Aaron Spelling-produced original handled his gay on-screen brother Steven; a role made famous by Al Corley and Jack Coleman.   Some say it was groundbreaking at the time,

Thompson says they could have done so much more with it. 

“It was appallingly handled,” says Thomson. “They opened a can of worms and weren’t true to it, and they could have been. They had good actors playing the parts. It was a big shame. I’m very sorry.”