Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 26 – ‘Royal Marriage’

“Royal Marriage” is historically significant television. When this episode debuted in 1979, it offered one of prime time’s first positive depictions of a gay character: Kit Mainwaring, the closeted oil-and-cattle heir who becomes Lucy’s fiancée. “Dallas” goes out of its way not to scorn Kit. This was a mark of progress in the ’70s, when […]