I have weird thoughts at four in the morning.
So you know how everyone says that legitimate gay relationships between characters don’t exist on Network TV shows, at least not with the main characters…
And of course that’s correct. Our mainstream television can easily back that up.
However, I think we’re forgetting Heroes. You know, that awesome show on NBC featuring people with abilities and whatnot….
And y'all remember Claire right? The indestructible cheerleader? And I know I’m right in assuming that she started off the first three season of the show as a character who was portrayed as “straight”, right?
However, when we get to the fourth season, we see Claire branching out, we see her interact with another girl, and we see her fall for her. We get to see the lead up, the eventual romance, and all the feels in between and NBC did that.
They gave us a gay relationship, with a main character, who was originally portrayed as heterosexual.
I think that’s really cool, and it makes me sad to think that Heroes is the only show that decided to cross that line.