Cause of True Death: AP hide caption. The repercussions of these seemingly insignificant plot choices go deep, because the LGBTQ community has very few positive, complex role models in pop culture whose roles go beyond their sexual orientation or gender identity. Share On facebook Share On facebook Share. Moral of the story: This show is one of the very few shows that doesn't queer-bait its audience either. Despite advances over the past decade, the LGBTQ community is still underrepresented in modern media — namely television.
We need to see these characters in more central roles more often, not just at the margins.
If anything, Murphy says, Glee has had to deal with a kind of opposite controversy — fans complaining vociferously about gay characters not being affectionate enough with each other. It would be different if a character were created solely to be killed off in short order. Was murdered in by druglord henchman while his boyfriend was restrained and force to watch him die. Interesting article!
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