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Thom Bierdz Sings Video Letter To Y&R's EP Jill Farren Phelps: "Why Can't The Gay Chancellor Have a Date?"

In the “we-thought-we-have-seen-everything” category, The Young and the Restless artistically creative Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) posted an open letter video-style to Y&R’s new executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps!

In it, Bierdz sings to Phelps a little ditty he wrote with lines like:  “There is no gay love on the number one soap.”  And, “Why can’t the Gay Chancellor have a date?”  Bierdz is apparently asking Phelps to create a gay romance for Phillip and bring him back to the top rated CBS soap, where thus far there has still never been a telling of a gay love story.

So in his plea for the series to put some focus on gay love, Bierdz prepared this video complete with some retrospective clips from old soap magazines and television clips surrounding Phillip’s past and being gay, just in case Phelps is not aware, or to spike Phelps interest!

Watch Bierdz presentation and hear his tune and after the jump, let us know what you thought of it?

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jenny
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jenny

Jill listen up and bring him back and sure give Phillip a gay date or love interest!

steve
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steve

YES! WE NEED SAME SEX YOUNG COUPLES ON Y&R! SEVERAL

Monica
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Monica

I agree! Bierdz’s last stint on YR was too brief. All the hype when he came back a few years ago and then he was gone shortly after. I would love to see him back on and with a storyline that doesn’t shy away from his character’s sexuality.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I hope JFP responds to Bierdz at least one to one. I thought it was insane to bring back PC3 only to dispense with him. (This was so typical of MAB’s manipulation and destruction of characters and histories to advance plots.) It was a game-changer that surprised and then left us with nothing except a mess. MAB had the satisfaction of her plot and then had nothing of interest for anyone to do. Now where are the Chancellors? This is another legacy family that needs to be strengthened as Katherine and Jeanne Coooper are not going to live forever. Please,… Read more »

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Oh my. I must visit LA soon. Just no singing. hahaha.

Christine
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Christine

I love Thom Bierdz and I have heard it all about his lack of acting ability, but I do not agree. However, that little “ditty,” if you will, was kind of (dare I say) pathetic. I respect what he is trying to do, but I had a hard time getting through it. He almost sounds like he is drunk or high or something. No offense to Thom, honesty. It is just not a good representation of him. He is quite the artist, so maybe he should have painted something instead. That being said, unless Philip was brought back like his… Read more »

steve
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steve

CHRISTINE< I think YES they should have to have same sex young couples on the show! I disagree with you on mostly everything! I see a lot of your comments on Michaels pages and I love Sharon and Nick should be with Sharon! I hate Victor and Nikki they are so over and Chelsea sucks and bores me! Chelsea is so fake! We disagree on everything. I think Phyllis should go to jail for life!

Christine
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Christine

steve, I think you misread what I said, which I did not say anything about NO same sex couples. I could care less either way. You must have me confused with someone else. What I said about Thom Bierdz is that there is not much for HIM given the way the show is headed not to mention (no offense to Thom Bierdz) but there are so many people who believe his acting is “wooden.” That is not to say that they could not explore same sex couples with younger actors. I love Sharon and Nick too. I think they are… Read more »

Chrissy
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Chrissy

WE NEED SAME SEX COUPLES ON Y&R! SEVERAL MEN AND WOMEN!

Jay
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Jay

Isn’t it sad that this is what you have to resort to in order to be seen on your show. Jill, wake up and smell the coffee. Give us a good gay storyline. We do exist…you see us everyday in real life. We are your florists, interior decorators and flight attendants. All we ask is for a little same sex kiss now and then on screen. We’re not even asking for the horizontal mombo….yet!

Christine
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Christine

Jay I think you should represent Thom Bierdz. You summed it up better than he did. 🙂

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

I am. Let’s dance. lol

Jeff
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Jeff

LOL singing is obviously not one of Thom’s talents!!! He looks great though:)

BTripp
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BTripp

I always liked Thom but this was kinda strange to me. He looks handsome with that beard!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

GH fans when she JFP was EP over there did she not do away with the gay storyline with Lucas? In other words it never got off the ground or am I wrong.

su0000
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su0000

Jill could suggest a gay on Y&R but in the end it would be up to Sony, and HR etc..
It would not fully be JP to bring gay to Y&R ..

It has been said- Sony is active in the new direction of Y&R..

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I almost peed myself…This is great Thank you for posting this..I have tweeted it out to twitter ville

Jeffrey Patrick Olson
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Jeffrey Patrick Olson

Thom – simply awesome! It NEEDS to be done.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I don’t have an opinion on having a gay character on Y&R. I’m not for it and I’m not against it. However, based on his most recent appearances, it doesn’t seem to me that Bierdz is a very good actor. The failure to give Phillip III much to do may have to do more with Bierdz’s weakness than an actor rather than his sexual orientation. This video really is odd and seems kinda desperate. The sound was bad and the singing was on the same level. If Bierdz really wanted to reach the producers to make his point, this video… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I can only add that the poor man has had a lot of tragedy in his life, maybe that is the problem.

Peaches
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Peaches

Why do you have to have a gay person? Just because it is a hit show does not justify that gays just have to be on the show. Gays do not make the show. Just leave it alone and move forward in doing what you are doing.

ashlee
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ashlee

I am not trying to be rude, but this man cannot act. He couldn’t act in 1986 when he was hired, and he could not act when he was absurdly, ridiculously brought back a few years ago. The suspension of disbelief they have asked us to accept with that storyline is way beyond even soap opera. The show has us logically supposed to believe that Cain could have passed for someone in the same age range as Philip. That would mean Cain would have to be old enough to be Chance’s father. I don’t know what the writers were smoking… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Totally agree that was Louise Marie Latham’s idea then MAB just puonded on more. This show has it’s work cut out for it on all levels.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

It really was a bad idea. I think the writers quickly realized their mistake after Bierdz filmed about 2 scenes and it was obvious that this guy couldn’t act. There was no “pay off” from it probably because they realized Bierdz’s wooden acting couldn’t do it. The really bad thing about it was how it impacted viable characters: Jill, Kay, and Nina had a legitimate sense of loss when Phillip III was “dead.” This allowed for scenes where they could discuss Phillip and his loss meant something. By rewriting it so Phillip III was alive and living in Australia, a… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Barbara from Atlanta – not to mention the lack of story with Philip and Nina’s son, Chance. Speaking of which, they will probably have to recast if they ever want to explore that again because I heard the actor has enlisted in the service.

Nikki
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Nikki

Does anyone else think that Thom has completely lost his marbles? If you watch some of his other videos, he just seems very… off. I understand him wanting a storyline, which I think a lot of people would like as well, but this really is not a professional or sane way to accomplish it.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Yes, I feel the same way that you do. If I were Phelps, I wouldn’t bring Bierdz back after seeing this video.

bc
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bc

How about some actor sings why can’t there be any Asian Americans on soap operas? daytime soaps have been whittled down to 4 and yet up to now not a single daytime soap can boast having an Asian American core family that has lasted on their soaps. How the heck can there even be any Asian american core characters when there are no supporting ones? It’s bec of racism. Asian american males can’t be portrayed as romantic leading men by racist hollywood while soaps are pretty much romance based. People would scream homophobia if this were abt a lack of… Read more »

ben
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ben

Thom, put down the crack pipe and go on with your life. It aint gonna happen

Sheila
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Sheila

Y&r does not need a gay storyline.. I don’t care to watch one and it would cause me to tune out..

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