Don't Straight-Wash John Constantine aka Hellblazer #BiBlazer
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NBC producers of Constantine are making a bisexual character straight. Speaking to reportersat the Television Critics Association's press tour, executive producer Daniel Cerone said Constantine's sexuality isn't an important part of his character and downplayed the character's bisexual history as archived in 30 years of comic books.
"In those comic books, John Constantine aged in real time," Cerone said. "Within this time of three decades [of comics] there might have been one or two issues where he’s seen getting out of bed with a man. So [maybe] 20 years from now? But there are no immediate plans."
In the comic books, Constantine alludes to past relationships with both women and men and is periodically depicted leaving the bed of male lovers. But NBC's Constatine, played by Matt Ryan, doesn't have any same-sex dates on his dance card at the moment, it seems.
And while Cerone is right in noting a few instances where Constantine was seen getting out of bed with a man, it was more than just "one or two issues." Thoroughout the comic, Constantine alludes to more than just a few sexual encounters with someone of the same sex.
It's bad enough networks don't create bisexual characters let alone when they straight wash one. Make your voice heard!
Tweet using the hashtag #BiBlazer (A combination of bisexual and hellblazer) and direct your tweets to @JohnConWriters and @NBCConstantine.
Read more about it here on The Advocate.
An op-ed on this by bi writer Eliel Cruz.
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