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"Thrilled" with its 15 Emmy nods, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry promises "more surprises, twists and turns" in the series' sophomore season. "We're going darker with some of the story lines, and Alfre Woodard's [new] character is just up to no good on that street," Cherry revealed at the 23rd Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, where Housewives merited fabulous buzz. "Any time you get four or five strong women doing dastardly things, gay people get a big kick out of it," noted Cherry, who is gay. "The moment you put a woman in an evening gown mowing the lawn, it's just gay." And dangerous, too, when paired with strappy heels.

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"Thrilled" with its 15 Emmy nods, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry promises "more surprises, twists and turns" in the series' sophomore season. "We're going darker with some of the story lines, and Alfre Woodard's [new] character is just up to no good on that street," Cherry revealed at the 23rd Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, where Housewives merited fabulous buzz. "Any time you get four or five strong women doing dastardly things, gay people get a big kick out of it," noted Cherry, who is gay. "The moment you put a woman in an evening gown mowing the lawn, it's just gay." And dangerous, too, when paired with strappy heels.