Roswell, New Mexico is an American drama series that began airing last year. The series is known for its LGBTQ+ representation. The series focused on the relationship between soldier Alex Manes and alien drifter Michael Vlamis.
In an interview the writer of the show, Carina Adly MacKenzie told that they had to remove the same-sex kissing scene from their pilot episode. She said, “There was only one time when there was a little bit of pushback. our pilot was really long. One of the suggestions that came through was: ‘OK, well, maybe we cut Michael and Alex’s kiss, and we put it in the next episode?’ And I said no. Because I felt like it really needed to be very clear in the very first episode who these men are, and what they are to each other.”
She said that people used to ask her why did the series have the kiss scene as the couple on the posters were straight and that she wanted to make sure that it was clear that the series was emphasizing on the importance of same-sex love stories. Carina in the interview also said that the show introduced a lot of LGBTQ+ characters but faced difficulty. She said, “I’m always raring to see more queer characters on TV. But I was seeing things that reflected a reality that I don’t know — a reality that I think is a little bit idealistic, as far as what the world looks like right now. I think a lot of people look at Gen Z as this post-homophobia generation, and I don’t know if that is realistic, especially in small towns in the middle of the country.”
She also said that the series wanted to portray a lot of stories exploring sexualities and that the story of Alex will not be the only one to tell. Roswell, New Mexico currently airs on the CW in the United States, and the first season will begin airing in the United Kingdom from today at 08:00 p.m.