Gordon Thomson Comes Out as Gay, and Thinks New 'Dynasty' is Appalling

Golden Globe and Indie Series Award nominee Gordon Thomson is not happy with the 2017 CW reboot of Dynasty, the smash 1980s soap opera on which he starred as Adam Carrington. In an interview with The Daily Beast, the actor trashed the remake, calling it "utter s—t."

"I have had a look at the new Dynasty and I am appalled," Thomson says in the interview. "What the f—k is the CW doing? It’s utter s—t."

He also takes aim at original Dynasty creators Richard and Esther Shapiro, who are executive producers on The CW show.

"The acting is dreadful, truly dreadful. The writing is appalling. I don’t know what possessed the Shapiros to bother," he says, before claiming the reboot would not have the approval of original EP Aaron Spelling. "Why call it Dynasty? It’s nothing to do with Dynasty at all. It's insulting. If the afterlife exists — it doesn’t, but if it did — Aaron would be having major fits in his grave. And the audience the CW is aiming for is going to think it’s s–t because it is such s–t that a cretinous 6-year-old would not be interested. It's abominable."

Thomson also took the opportunity to officially come out as gay. “It’s not something I’ve ever announced,” the actor admits. “I’m assuming that people know, and now that I’m my age that’s fine. I don’t go out of my way because it’s my generation, I think. I’m probably as homophobic as any gay man alive because of my background.”

Thomson has most recently starred in Ladies of the Lake, Winterthorne and Dynasty.

Dynasty premieres at 9 p.m. ET October 11 on The CW. Watch the trailer below.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (September 25-29, 2017)

What's happening on General Hospital during the week of September 25-29, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, September 25
Franco is asked to keep a secret; Griffin grows frustrated with Valentin; Nelle finds Michael's gesture unnerving.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (September 25-29, 2017)

What will happen on Days of our Lives during the week of September 25-29, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, September 25
Sonny has a painfully honest discussion with Paul about Will; Hope and Rafe learn they both expressed interest in the commissioner job; Eli runs into someone from his past; Bonnie tries to seduce Victor.

Soap of the Week Poll (September 18-22, 2017)

It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In last week's poll, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 36th consecutive week. For the 25th week in a row, General Hospital's Roger Howarth (Franco) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress, and GH's Franco & Elizabeth were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Wednesday, September 27 at 4 p.m. ET.

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- Barbara Bloom Writing for 'General Hospital'
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- Robert Scott Wilson Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Ben
- Pierson Fodé Leaving 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as Thomas Forrester
- 'Days of our Lives' Annual 'Day of Days' Event Set for November 11
- Victoria Konefal Joining 'Days of our Lives' as Ciara Brady
- Lisa Rinna Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Billie Reed in Early 2018

Today in Soap Opera History (September 24)

1951: Love of Life premiered on CBS.
1979: As the World Turns' Doug and Annie declared their love.
1981: General Hospital's Alan proposed to Susan.
1986: Another World's Mitch met his son, Matthew.
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1951: Daytime soap opera Love of Life, created by Roy Winsor, premiered on CBS, three weeks after Search for Tomorrow debuted on the network. Both shows started as 15-minute serials but Love of Life would expand to 30 minutes in 1958, and remain a half hour until its final episode on February 1, 1980. None of the original actors stayed from beginning to end but director Larry Auerbach did. He went on to direct several other New York soaps before retiring the late 1990s. He was among those interviewed by Dustin Hoffman for the soap opera comedy, Tootsie.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (September 25-29, 2017)

What's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of September 25-29, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, September 25
Victor receives a special delivery; Nikki stands her ground; Ashley challenges Graham.