There was a single moment in the life of Waylon Smithers, the long-suffering gopher to Mr. Burns on The Simpsons, that changed everything: when the sight of one man made him realize he was gay and then sent him on a decades-long journey of unrequited love.
Smithers, who identifies as a "Senior Executive Vice-President of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer" and uses the pronouns SEVP and CCO, spoke about that sexually-charged moment in an exclusive interview with Attitude.
"Well, I remember watching A Streetcar Named Desire and being unbelievably attracted to the hunk on screen who had such powerful, raw sexual energy -- Karl Malden, who plays Stanley's friend," Smithers revealed when asked of the first moment he realized he was gay. "I've had a poster of him in my bedroom ever since."
"I've been on all the apps - the U.S. Male Service, Coffee Meets Naegle, Scruffman, Lard Dads, No Strings-Field, and Krusty Burger Presents Tasty Gay Hookups," Smithers said. "I've met a lot of my best friends on KBPTGH, actually."