Many of you probably ask why I care so much about Coleneti and why I am so adamant that they are together, to the point of probably burning a lot of bridges.
Answer me this. Name one. I’m only asking for one out gay celebrity boy that does not fall into the “flamboyant” or “stereotypical” category. Someone under the age of…27 who is in the public eye who you don’t see has a limp wrist or diva moves or whatever.
Did you even come up with one name? I didn’t think so.
Only recently have we even got that in characters, but look closely. All the actors are straight, and not only are they straight but you can find at least one interview with each of them where they talk about how hard it was to play gay or how they watched gay movies to get in character. WHAT? It’s just a fucking love story. Why do you think you deserve special praise for being able to act like you are in love with someone?
Tyler Young and James Paxton: Eyewitness, straight actors.
Cameron Monaghan and Noel Fisher: Shameless, straight actors.
Henrik Holm and Tarjei Sandvik Moe: SKAM, straight actors.
Hayden Byerly (He’s actually the worst with this) and Gavin MacIntosh: The Fosters, straight actors.
David Solans and Carlos Cuevas: Merlí, straight actors.
I could keep going, but you get the idea. And no, for all I know they are all gay, but so far, it seems like they are all straight.
But then take a look at the other side.
Darren Criss and Chris Colfer: Glee. Chris is out, Kurt was flamboyant.
Eric Osborne and Lyle Lettau: Degrassi. Lyle is gay and Tristan is flamboyant.
See a pattern?
This is the second time I’m bringing up the study, but a study done this year found that less than 50% of people between the ages of 15 and 25 identify as straight. So is it MORE likely that half of the entire Riverdale cast is queer than not.
Most people live by the rule straight until proven gay. I go by the mind, especially in this age group, queer until you tell me otherwise. Queer does not mean gay. Queer means if you look close and act romantic and there is a lot of evidence to that fact, I’m going to think you are together regardless of the gender. And based on studies like that one, this mindset makes more sense than straight until proven gay.
Do I think that Cole and KJ are dating, absolutely.
Hell honestly I’m starting to see a lot of things that could make me believe Lili and Debby are too, and admit it, that would make a lot more things make sense, but she could also be with Nick.
Do I think Stephanie and Casey are together, 100%. Do I think Casey is straight…not so much.
Who is dating who in my eyes has nothing to do with a boy and girl who have chemistry, oh they must be together.
I’ve worked in this industry too long to believe that.
Am I making this too much of a big deal. Yes. and I know that. I know that KJ and Cole are not my friends, that worrying about if they are together or not is not really my place, but that little boy in a football uniform in middle school who has the crush on the linebacker (he’s the quarterback by the way), needs to know it’s okay. Needs to know he’s not alone, and you see that kid who used to play rugby and works out a lot? He’s gay too and you’re not alone.
Until THAT happens (fill in KJ’s story with anyone else, the point stays the same) I’m going to be here fighting for people to see that two boys who don’t fit the normal stereotype might actually love each other as more than a bromance (I hate that word).
Until that 13-year-old Disney actor can walk outside with his boyfriend hand in hand and I’m going to still be doing this.
Until that gay boy who plays rugby can play a gay character who doesn’t have a limp wrist and say “Hayyy Gurlll” I’m going to keep doing this.
So I’m sorry if I offend you or if my posts bother you, but this is really important to me.
And no, this post was not about Coleneti, so please, for the love of god do not comment about how Cole is really with Lili cause if that’s all you got out of this…well, block me, please.
this season was amazing. they’ve covered so many topics that needed to be covered. The acting was flawless, especially with Eric, Olivia, Lyle and Amanda. Most of the episodes had me in tears, especially the last one. truly amazing.