"The Kids are Alright" is a 1966 song by The Who, about a guy who is leaving his girlfriend in the care of his friends because "Sometimes I feel I gotta get away, and I know if I don't, I'll go out of my mind." But it's ok, they won't try anything: "The kids are alright."
It's used on the soundtrack of practically every movie and tv show set in the 1970s, and in this case in the title of a 2018-2019 nostalgia tv show, The Kids are Alright, about an Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s. With 8 sons. It's like a gender-reversed Loud Family, or a double Malcolm in the Middle.
Kids aired on ABC, the worst of the big four networks for gay representation, it was cancelled after just 23 episodes, too soon for the traditional Season 2 introduction of gay characters, and nostalgia tv is usually gay-free. So I'm not even going to look for representation. But...8 sons. If they're teenagers or young adults, that might make for some major beefcake.
Mom and Dad are played by: Mary MacCormack and Michael Cuditz (top photo). The 8 sons are, in order:
1. Lawrence (Sam Straley). The liberal, socially-conscious one, who left seminary to "save the world." While preparing for his first date, he asks Eddie (#2, below) to go on a practice run with him, and when Eddie is drafted, he wants to go to Viet Nam too, to protect him. Maybe a gay-subtext brother-brother thing going on?
2. Eddie (Caleb Foote). The jock. In his only centric, he and his girlfriend play mind games with Mom to keep her from finding out that they were drinking alcohol in his room.
3. Frank (Sawyer Barth). The goody-goody "I'm telling Mom!" one. According to TV Tropes, he "lacks social skills" and doesn't like being touched. But he's heterosexual: after seeing Catwoman on Batman, he takes an extra long time in the shower.
4. Joey (Christopher Paul Richards. left). The absurdly hetero-horny one: he schemes to see Barbara Eden flash a boob on a Bob Hope tv special, and builds a tree house so he can watch the lady next door undress.
5. Timmy (Jack Gore, left), the focus character who narrates as an adult. A ventriloquist's dummy is his constant companion, and he has various show business-related centrics, which paint him as somewhat deviant. But no one thinks that he's gay: when Mom and Dad discover glue splashed on a woman's clothing catalog, they assume that he has been masturbating (actually he is making puppets). \
6. William (Andy Walken). The 12-year old bookworm of the family. Only one centric: he loses interest in Catholicism, so his mom tries to trick him into regaining his faith.
7-8. Pat, a little kid, and Andy, a baby.