Looks like Jackson really came into his own while in London.
During the first two season’s of MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” the character — played by Colton Haynes — clearly had a lot weighing on his mind. Turns out there was a reason for all that surliness: He was in the closet.
As portrayed by Colton Haynes, Jackson’s now living with his boyfriend Ethan, played by Charlie Carver. In fact, in this newly revealed clip from “Teen Wolf” Season 6, the two are about to celebrate an anniversary.
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“We’re an odd couple,” Carver tells Entertainment Weekly. “His character’s always been kind of an arrogant prick, so I’m the one who tones him down.”
“They complement each other perfectly,” Haynes says. “They have a really beautiful relationship.”
The following clip includes some swashbuckling antics involving werewolf hunters, followed by a long kiss between Ethan and Jackson. Let’s have an ogle, eh?
I’ve only seen a couple episodes of this show throughout the years despite the array of man candy in the cast. But I’m pretty certain Haynes hasn’t been on the show in years and his character’s sexuality was never even hinted to be anything other than hetero. And they have to make the two open actors a couple in a probably completely random, underdeveloped relationship in the final season? Talk about half-assed pandering.
I’ve been watching the show since the beginning and you are correct. That character hasn’t been in the show in years and there was no hint that he was gay at the time so this relationship is undeveloped and feels tacked on. There *was* a question of Stiles sexuality early on which would have the far more interesting character arc, but in the next season the show made an excruciating point that Stiles was unquestionably straight. I wonder if that had anything to do with Dylan O’Brien’s action movie career?
I think the director is trying to make up for that very noticeable concession but it falls flat.
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Because in real life young gay men never date women or struggle with their identity before coming out to themselves or to anyone else?
Holy sh** Donston, then just don’t watch the show. If a TV show “pandering” to gay people is one of the biggest issues that bother you as a gay man these days then consider yourself f**king fortunate that you didn’t have to deal with what it was like to be gay in earlier decades or currently in other countries or even certain areas in the USA.
Back when I was a teen in the 90s I would have LOVED for TV shows to “pander” to me this way. Two gorgeous openly gay actors who’s characters are now in love on the show? F**king unheard of until fairly recently in the grand scheme of things.
The 90’s! You should have grown up in the 60’s. No matter how arbitrary the plot is (and we’re talking about Teen Wolf, let’s face it) the fact there are two gay characters at all is remarkable. That they kiss is a miracle. It might mean that the target audience for a show like this will grow up thinking it’s normal and then groups like white supremacists will fade away from lack of interest.
A show has a responsibility to its story and its characters first. I’m just saying the development doesn’t make much sense for show or its characters. Also, pandering doesn’t represent as much progress as you think. Fleshed-out, intriguing lgbt characters, arcs and relationships is progress. And don’t no one want to hear, “But in the 90’s….”. I prefer to compare things to ten years ago. And pandering is something that goes back many decades in entertainment. It’s had many forms and shapes. I find it to be more condescending than anything else.
However, as I mentioned, it’s a silly show, and it’s two hot dudes.
“A show has a responsibility to its story and its characters first. I’m just saying the development doesn’t make much sense for show or its characters.”
Why not? I am so sick of people saying “so and so would never be gay or bi, that’s not who they are”. That is a refrain I have certainly heard a lot more often than I have said “back in the 90s…”.
“Also, pandering doesn’t represent as much progress as you think.”
Trust me…it does.
“Fleshed-out, intriguing lgbt characters, arcs and relationships is progress.”
These characters aren’t fleshed out? Well..ok. Like I said, I never watched the show. Perhaps the show didn’t flesh out Colton Haynes’ character much in the seasons he was present.
“And pandering is something that goes back many decades in entertainment. It’s had many forms and shapes. I find it to be more condescending than anything else.”
Like I said, then don’t watch the show. Nobody wants to hear “blah blah blah pandering to gays”.
Donston was actually doing what many of us should be doing, and that’s making their sexuality secondary and looking at the plot overall. I’m sorry that there wasn’t much available in your heyday, but your low expectations of LGBT visibility doesn’t remove the lack of consistency and lazy writing on the part of Teen Wolf. It’s really telling that someone gives a valid criticism and the first thing you do is get combative.
Teen Wolf has been my favorite gay soft porn since it started. Donston apparently did not watch carefully – Jackson had one hetero relationship in the series during the two seasons he was in the show. But he was always portrayed as having issues of some sort which were tormenting him. Of course being a supernatural creature was a part of that. As the interviews about this plot twist have discussed, the writers and producers were toying with this plot line since the beginning of the Jackson story line. They could not decide if Jackson was bi or gay but deep in denial.
I always understood his issues to be more related to anger control.
“Toying with the idea” is not the same thing as developing the idea. Either way, having the character pop back up in the last season as out of the closet and indulging a likely rushed relationship with another main character does indeed read as pandering. But the fans and horn-bots will probably love it. So, who cares?
I really wish I liked Haynes enough to watch.
I’ve watched every episode of Teen Wolf since it’s premiere and I find it to be nothing more than a guilty pleasure with lots of incredible male scenery. Does this relationship make sense? Sure if we conjecture all the plot that must have taken place off camera during the seasons Colton and Charlie have been missing from the show. Last time we saw Colton/Jackson, he was a young, prissy High School student with a gay best friend. The idea that now several years later he has come out is not the most unlikely scenario. This show has never made a lick of sense, plot lines are dropped, characters/actors illogically disappear (failed contract negotiations) and major mythology revelations and “rules” will be ignored in subsequent episodes. The show has always featured plotholes as one of it’s major ingredients. So “Ethan” and formerly straight “Jackson” being a couple now is hardly the least credible thing this show has done. Again, guilty pleasure to be enjoyed like a small chocolate truffle, not a fine gourmet meal. Colton and Charlie are beautiful men, both out and proud actors now, as a gay man I’m not going to complain about watching them lock lips.
Thank you. Do I, or do I not, want to see Colton and Charlie kiss? I do.
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Adorable scene – and A+ use of Once Upon a dream as the background music.
And here I thought it was Tchaikovsky.
One of my fave shows if all time, it really did go off the trails with too many all over the board situations that didn’t really make sense. So much so I lost interest later on. But I was one of those that was totally flipped that Haynes left after season two, so seeing him again in the final season is a great rush. This is one of those shows where I find one can turn off the volume and be just as entertained. Remember Colton wasn’t out in public life in season one and two.
Looking forward to this season, I’ll actually watch it now knowing Haynes is bulleting the scenery with his high intensity magnetism.
And here I thought people would get on them for the cliche’d use of the “Werewolf in London” theme! 🙂
Young gays who take these scenes for granted should know that in the 20th century a homosexual scene like this was strictly and absolutely verboten on television.
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So very true. Had that scene been from an earlier decade…
’50s – ’60s – It would have been heavily implied that the two werewolves were in a secret off-screen gay relationship, they would have been horrible villains and suspected of wanting to do untoward things to a male lead.
’70s – There would only be one gay werewolf whose sexuality would never be outright confirmed. He would have been the butt of everyone’s jokes and half the audience would never understand what they were talking about.
’80s – There would be a single tragic gay werewolf who would be victimized at all times for his sexuality though we would never see him profess an interest in anyone.
’90s – There would be a single recurring gay werewolf who was quirky and helpful and his difficult coming out would have been his main plot arc. He would occasionally have an interest in one-off gay werewolves but they wouldn’t last more than one episode.
Maybe it will turn out that one has a magic spell on him and he always thought he was dating a woman. His pov shots will see the other guy as buffy.
Yeah, so much has changed. Those responsible for actually debunking that never get enough credit. Roseanne on her Roseanne show was one of the first to start weaving gay characters onto a #1 television show. She had even included a “gay kiss” which the media called it. It was met with so much controversy, threats to pull her show off the air, threats to pull the episode off the air. In the end it aired. And then Madonna not long after that showing gay people and gay kissing in a blockbuster film “Truth or Dare”, which was also met with controversy. Today it’s not that big of a deal, but back then this was unheard of. You just didn’t do that. So it was really Roseanne and Madonna that used their being #1 status to bring it to light.
In my headcanon Sterek is the real relationship of the show, whatever the concessions made to Dylan O’Brien’s (who remains adorable and seemingly a decent guy, though who knows) career. Stiles should have been gay, damn it.
Very hot also. Not sure if Stereks are part of the last season. Or who will be appearing beside Posey and these guys. Hopefully O’Brian, who is permanently adorable, and Hoeclin, who is permanently on everyone’s please f**k me now list.
My reaction was “why the heck are you giving away the secret of your boyfriend’s immunity? Let them wonder while you kick their ass, because unless you kill them, next time they will know better.”
Probably overall the most beautiful male cast in media history.
Agreed! The list of male hotness over this show’s 6 seasons is incredibly long and in my opinion too unparalleled! And every season there are more new hotties to stare at. So glad Colton, Charlie, Tyler and adorably sexy Dylan will all be back to finish things off! Speaking of finishing things off, if I had to pick just one my heart belongs to Ryan Kelley. Loved him in “Prayers for Bobby” and boy did he grow up fine! Woof!!!
Wow I had to think about that for a minute, the buffet is that good. Ryan is totally doable. After much thought, I’d pick Tyler Hoeclin, tied up in that barn scene, t’was so hot!
Well I’m pretty happy there are gay characters on the air at all. Even better one that is actually gay.
As much as i enjoy Drag Race exposure of gay male characters rather than drag characters is a great thing. Being an Australian where we still don’t have marriage equality i approve of this post.
I’m looking forward to watching this kissing scene.
For those who never saw any indication of Colton’s character being gay or bi, there was one scene that I never forgot featuring Jackson (Colton’s character) and Danny (one of the gay characters). Jackson began videotaping himself in his bedroom at night because he suspected that he was sleepwalking. For some reason, he asked Danny to watch the video for him.
Danny: What’s on it?
Jackson: It’s just me, in my room, in bed.
Danny: I’m supposed to watch you in bed? Remember all those times I told you you’re not my type?
Jackson: Just do it. Oh, and FYI, I’m everyone’s type.
So that scene implied that Jackson made passes at Danny a few times in the past.
I distinctly remember that line “I’m everyone’s type.”. I thought yup, you got that right.
I totally agree with you Donston
To those who disagree : tell me how would you react to a gay character becoming straight ? You would be pissed, i’d pissed too, it’s normal.
Well, since i am a logical man, i’m pissed when a straight character is becoming gay and when it doesn’t have any sense or usefulness in the show.
Never in the show there was any hint of Colton homosexuality, he was even the straightest character of the show. There is already gay characters in the show, maybe it would be a good idea to spend more time focus on them…
Personnaly, i’m watching the show because i like the plots, not just because there is gay character in it. Of course having gay characters is important, but it doesn’t make the whole show. I watch and like some show where there’s no gay character because thanks god, i’m not narcissistic like many old gays.
TV was different some decades ago and we should be happy and not complain ? Good, stay in the past please and stop giving lessons to people when you never ever watched the show.
Maybe you might let the season play and see where it goes B4 you call it? It may just fit nice and tight. Eh?
Old gays are narcissistic? Dude you really need to get a firmer grip on reality. I know this is a late, very late response but the narcissism is almost pathetically a young persons dilemma. Just look at someone 18-35 and their profiles in any of the dating sites. You can’t find anything more narcissistic than that. My favorite is to see someone 19-22 that only wants someone younger, how young do they want, I have to assume they know that 18 is the legal age. Yeah, there are ages of consent but most normal people, even us gays want someone legal, legally. Preferably someone that can have a drink with you if you choose. So stop saying it’s “old” people before you look in the mirror.
I know this show is very gay inclusive – But this ‘new info’ character development SEEMS to be saying if the actor is known to be gay then their character should be as well.
That seems very limiting and narrow-minded.
I know there are straight actors playing gay characters on this show — But does it have any openly gay actors playing straight characters?
Of course I’m thankful for positive and interesting and normal representation on tv shows – but it seems odd to have a character revealed, almost out-of-nowhere, to be gay after the actor came out himself.
This is why I like the soap opera Hollyoaks? Beacoup gay and lesbian actors and actresses on that show, and while some play gay, others play straight and it just makes sense. It has nothing to do with Teen Wolf, but hey, Queerty, maybe show some love to some of those actors (like you have with Andrew Hayden Smith)
Does it really matter if the story line to this sub-sub-plot is fully developed or if it even makes any sense? Hot boys kissing. At some point; except for Stiles, hot boys take of shirts and get wet or sweaty. Give me more, and lots of it.
MTV’s Teen Wolf is awesome. I can almost forgive you MTV for doing away with music videos.
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