A Short Rant on Queer-baiting and Subtext.
So, today I was watching videos about subtext, queer-baiting, etc., and it got me thinking. I feel awful for Fandoms with a pairing that is hinted at and played with but never consummated (i.e. Destiel, Johnlock, and MANY more.). And to put more lemon in that paper cut, creators, writers, cast, and other staff usually brush it off, ignoring the clear tension between them or being downright rude about it. That’s why I love Hannibal. It seems to be the only one stepping largely in the right direction. The cast and Bryan Fuller fully acknowledge the evident love between Will and Hannibal. Heck, they are supporters of it (Hannigram) themselves. Although Bryan Fuller has said that their relationship isn’t sexual and more an intellectual, he has stated that they are in fact, in love. The show even says so (well at least Hannibal is, but we all know Will was feelin’ it too.). They are in love with each other. This is why I only want to stick with this pairing/show. Even from just seeing a few gifs and videos of different series guilty of queer-baiting, I know it would be EXHAUSTING waiting for an otp to become canon, even though the writers have no intention to make it so. I might get into these shows if they quit ignoring the obvious chemistry and go through with it already. In my opinion, they need to take a page out of Hannibal’s book. There’s plenty more I can say on the matter, and why Hannibal is revolutionary, but i dont want to be here all day. Okay, rant over.