“When you take the sex out of it,” says Messing, “there is a freedom.”
(By Stacey D'Erasmo | This article originally appeared in the December 1998 issue of OUT.) - Sitting in the frigid dark of the soundstage watching a blocking rehearsal of Will & Grace, NBC’s new sitcom about the enduring friendship between a gay man and a straight woman, I know I should be watching the action onstage. But instead my attention is drawn to an unremarkable spot on the back wall of Will’s New York apartment, where I spy a tasteful, black-and-white frame image of two tapering columns—are they buildings? Asparagus?— that seems awfully... Is it possible? I squint. Probably not.