Which Superstar Gave TV's First Same-sex Kiss?
Be prepared to be shaken and stirred, it was 007 himself, Sean Connery. In the 1960 BBC production of Jean Anouilh’s play Colombe the future James Bond plants one on actor Richard Pasco, making it the first ever male-to-male kiss aired on television. It would take the BBC another twenty-seven years to show two men kissing on-screen again, in an episode of the UK soap opera EastEnders.
While Connery's kiss was a television first, the kissing couple were brothers, not lovers. Connery’s character Julien believes his brother Paul (Pasco) is having an affair with his wife, so he puckers up for Pasco to find out what makes him such a great ladies man.