Doesn't it get a little boring and repetitive to make every single character in every single musical gay for each other? Jeremy literally sings a whole song about how much he wants to date Christine, joins the drama club to get close to Christine, and gets a squid JUST so he could learn how to be cool so Christine would like him. I don't know but making characters that are canonically straight gay is weird to me??
alright, so i initially was just going to delete this ask or just block the person who sent it as i normally do whenever i get messages with underlying homophobia, but i’ve had a rough start today and it wouldn’t sit right with me if i didn’t say anything about this.
let me start off by saying that, no. it doesn’t get boring and repetitive. at all. and regardless of your intent behind the question (asking out of curiosity or to needle in), i’m offended by that question. as a queer person, hearing someone word it in a way that suggests that my life and the way i experience/feel things and that reflecting that onto a character is boring is genuinely one of the most hurtful things i’ve had said to me. the lack of queer representation in media is what’s boring and repetitive - it’s for that exact reason that we (queer content creators) have to make our own queer representation for ourselves. it’s both exhausting and comforting, because a degree of control there.
straight erasure is not a thing. you have hundreds, thousands, millions of straight characters to pick and choose from - LGBT people only have a specific window of characters to relate to, and even then, a large majority of them are either tossed under the bus, written with their identity as comic relief, killed, or just plain terribly written (that being said, rich canonically being bi did genuinely make me tear up because i was so ecstatic over it). we don’t have a huge pool to choose from like straight people do, and a lot of us come from places where our identities are a source of conflict in our environment, and many of us find comfort in normalizing what we feel through characters.
you can headcanon a straight character’s sexuality as being gay. or bi. or lesbian, pan, demi, etc, etc - literally anything other than straight, because we don’t have a lot to choose from. you absolutely cannot, however, headcanon a queer character as straight, because that’s queer erasure - you’re erasing a subtype that already has next to nothing for it, and it’s homophobic. it’s a terrible thing to do. we’re not hurting anyone with our headcanons or content in the slightest. what we’re doing is enjoying ourselves freely and tossing in our own views and experiences, and it’s incredibly comforting to be a part of a community that’s so overly positive with it all.
as an addition to that - i feel like you’re misinterpreting this. you are aware that there are sexualities other than straight and gay, right? this is a part of the problem, too - people insisting that a character can’t be queer because of canonical attraction someone of the opposite gender. you can be attracted to members of more than one gender. being queer is a spectrum, and people land all over the place on it.
that being said, part of what bugs me the most is your reaction to this. the cast and creators of B/M/C themselves have responded no less than wildly enthusiastic about the feeling and views people put behind the characters- and have stated as such. you have an issue with this while they don’t, and that makes me uncomfortable.
because the issue that you have right here? people headcanoning a character as queer and making content that’s harming literally no one, and you being hung-up on that because it messes with you viewing the character as straight?
that’s called homophobia, my guy. don’t know how else to break it to you.