Mar 29, · But in its original run, the actress fought ABC over the March 1, episode called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” in which Mariel Hemingway guest-starred as Sharon, a lesbian who plants a three-second kiss on Roseanne in a . Mariel Hemingway, whose character instigated the romantic gesture, talks with THR about one of the show's most controversial episodes (so far). Twenty-four years after ABC's Roseanne ignited a political firestorm with an episode depicting a same-sex kiss, actress Mariel Hemingway still can't get. Dec 13, · Marty (Mike Binder) and Laura Barnes (Mariel Hemingway) have a wonderful life-- the house, the yard, the cars, and a successful construction business. Life is good. But Marty wants to try something different-- shake up the marriage and add a little spice to their sex life. Reluctantly, Laura agrees and what do you know she loves it!