What a letdown to learn that all the hot sexual sparks on Roseanne weren't real. When the little scruffy mannish daughter would kiss her sexually ambiguous looking boyfriend, I thought I felt something. But I guess it was just the cosmic sting of lies and deceit as Sara Gilbert now says she never liked kissing boys at all.
I thought he was super cute and had a total crush on him and we started dating and he would come over and we would make out and then I would start to get depressed,But not so depressed that she didn't formulate a plan to use Johnny as a beard during the course of the show so she could regularly scissor kiss a girlfriend twice her age. She said Johnny was totally okay with it, or at least couldn't hear his protests with her worn boxer shorts stuffed into his mouth.
Gilbert felt horrible about keeping her gay secret, but worried about the repercussions on her career in Hollywood given the fact that nobody ever in her lifetime was hurt by being gay in Hollywood. So, basically, she didn't want her folks to know.