Emerson alumnus, trustee, and benefactor Max Mutchnick ’87 was recently interviewed on CBS This Morning about the role that the hit series he co-created, Will and Grace, played in changing public perceptions of gay and lesbian relationships.
In the interview, Mutchnick said that while he and his creative partner are glad if the show had an impact on society, that was not their intent. “We were not activists,” Mutchnick said. “It was a happy accident if it had a social impact. Our job was to make people laugh and to entertain.”