'The Carrie Diaries' EP Amy B. Harris: How the mid-'80s NYC AIDS crisis will affect Walt and Bennet

Spoiler alert: You probably guessed it on your own, but the mid-'80s NYC AIDS epidemic doesn't mean anything good for young Walt (Brendan Dooling) and Bennett's (Jake Robinson) fledgling but adorable relationship on "The Carrie Diaries."In Friday (Jan. 10) night's episode, "Date Expectations," Walt has his first brush with the situation that gay men were facing in New York at the time when one of Bennett's ex-boyfriends tests positive for AIDS and is dying in the hospital. It's equal parts scary, heartbreaking, and life-changing."The Carrie Diaries" executive producer Amy B. Harris tells Zap2it that this is only the beginning of the story for Walt and Bennett. "We felt a huge responsibility having the show set in the '80s in New York, in a world that has a very present gay community, that we [would] explore what that would mean," Harris says. "We really felt like Walt has grown so much. It took him most of...



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