Why do u let AoS off the hook. Jeff has failed miserably (truly terrible) at lgbt rep but at least he tried. Marvel has 10+ story threads, a hundred characters, and yet queer ppl do not exist in any incarnation (u didn't even know Vic was gay) as if we don't exist AT ALL. I'd rather Teen a Wolf's attempt and train wreck failure than marvel who won't even bother (DC Gothan has bi/lesbian, Sara was bi, Flash will have a gay couple. It can be done) demonise TW, but at least they tried
No, Teen Wolf didn’t try. They sat here and lied to us, telling us that Teen Wolf would have queer representation. They told us that Teen Wolf would be a world without homophobia, but what’s the point when gays basically don’t exist in that universe?
Stiles was hinted at being bisexual, not because Jeff wanted there to be proper bisexual representation in television, but because he knew fans wanted it and he knew he could keep us watching and getting him views.
Jeff sat there and told us that it was possible for Stiles and Derek to get together in a romantic relationship. He lead us on, making us believe that we could see two prominent male series regulars in a romantic relationship.
But how did it play out?
- Jeff has erased Danny.
- He refused to show Dethan with actual relationship development.
- He has refused to let Danny be a series regular.
- He has denied Stiles being canonically bisexual.
- He has placed Stiles with Malia to “no homo” his character.
- He has placed Braeden with Derek to “no homo” his character.
- He has erased anything even remotely Sterek.
- He refuses to have queer characters in the show that aren’t tokens. He refuses to show queer couples as equally as he shows heterosexual pairings.
Teen Wolf didn’t try. They lied. They played on our desperate want to see ourselves reflected in television and then spit in our faces. As far as I know, Agents of Shield hasn’t done that.
Sure, they don’t have queer rep. It’s shitty as fuck. But at least they didn’t promise that they would, pretend like they actually cared, and then refused to actually deliver.
I’m not denying that Marvel has a serious problem. It does. There’s no excuse for keeping all the big time superheroes heterosexual. However, Marvel is the one that’s trying. Not Teen Wolf.
Marvel isn’t doing as much as they could, but they’re taking bigger and bigger steps, pushing against their borders. At least they’re not standing around, pretending like they’ve accomplished something while stepping on all the people that had hope.