Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The sitcom Will and Grace – which starred Eric McCormack and Debra Messing – worked its way into the public consciousness as one of the first American shows to represent gay people positively. It aired during an era where homophobia was still rampant, but became a massive success anyway. However, one of its main stars passed away in 2019, and Messing decided to write out a tribute to her.

Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Will & Grace was originally created by Max Mutchnick – who is himself a homosexual – and his pal David Kohan. They based the show on Mutchnick’s actual relationship with Janet Eisenberg, the woman who brought Mutchnick and Kohan together in the first place. In essence, Mutchnick and Eisenberg were the real-life Will Truman and Grace Adler.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT