Season 3 of The Walking Dead has taken off like a shot, but the queer blog Back2Stonewall is ticked that the series has yet to incorporate any gay characters, even though some appear in the comic book it’s based on.
Considering the veritable United Nations of characters that have been seen on The Walking Dead over the past three seasons it’s becoming a glaring omission and sad fact there has not been one LGBT character on this show up till now.
Invisibility on television is a major problem for the LGBT Community and both TV and movies need to learn that a characters sexuality is an aside, a trait like being left-handed or having blue eyes and should be presented and treated as such and not som ething to fear presenting.
LGBT viewers of The Walking Dead and television in general deserve much better. Better characters, better representation, and better advocating for such by concerned individuals and organizations.”
While the character of Andrew, a prison inmate, has appeared in the first two episodes of Season Three, his lover Dexter is nowhere to be seen.
Pop-culture blogger NerdReactor, says that it’s not homophobia at work, just time constraints:
“The show literally blows right pass 95 pages in the comic in one episode, nixing many other storylines… As owner of a few Walking Dead hardbacks, I know the prison story starts in Book 2 and ends after Book 4. The entire first two seasons take place in Book 1 alone. That’s a lot of story.”
What do you think? And don’t say “Braaaaains!”