The CW’s Gossip Girl premiered ten years ago on Tuesday (September 19), and the show’s creator, Joshua Safran, has shared his reflections on its initial run.
Spanning six seasons, the hit teen show revolved around the fictional lives of several upper-class young adults living in Manhattan.
Now, in an interview with Vulture, Safran reveals he regrets not featuring more LGBT+ diversity in the show.
“When I look back on Gossip Girl, the only things I regret were not as much representation for people of colour and gay story lines.
“Those are two things I think we probably could have delved into more deeply.”
While the lack of gay characters story lines may be one of Safran’s regrets, the show did feature several minor ones, with one involving Serena’s little brother Eric messing around with Jenny’s new boyfriend. Sadly, Connor Paolo, who played Eric, turned down the chance to become a series regular.
Another episode featured Chuck, played by Ed Westwick, kissing Josh, Neal Bledsoe, but it was revealed to be a revenge scheme against Blair.
The show’s creator also touched upon some deleted scenes he wishes hadn’t been cut, including one in which Chuck fingers Blair under a table and another that involved Serena getting a big box of dildos from a rival.