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!”
The Real Mike in Asheville
Well, another stupid post: zombies are not sexual, you do know that, don’t you?
With the exception of extremely limited cortex activity that keeps zombies able to walk and feed off the living, zombies have ZERO brain activity for desires NOR any physical ability to perform.
Now, for the still living characters, sure seems like running every moment of every day to stay alive, sex isn’t much of a top priority.
@The Real Mike in Asheville:
Mike, the headline was a missrepresentation of that actual story. The actual story is saying that in the comic, there are main non-zombie characters that are gay.
No surprise Queerty minimized it though. I mean they posted the obviously fake story about the gay GOP guy who claimed to have gotten attacked, but never bothered to call police, just GOProud, without any fact checking. Why shouldn’t they alter this story as well.
Remember, at first Queerty was all about defending Modering family for not having the characters kiss until it became obvious that the readers did not share that opinion.
Seriously?!!? Well I guess it’s time for a another it gets better video so all preen and teen LGBT youth will understand and appreciate that there will be something to live for after the Apocalypse, besides the constant struggle to avoid getting eaten by Zombies.
The Real Mike in Asheville
Of course, Cam, you are right and I did know the difference — but what would be the point of checking Queerty if not for the joke they think of themselves relative to the promotion of the “gay agenda” they espouse?
So, its my bit of guilty pleasure to ridicule the ridiculous — you know, like seeking peaks at the National Inquirer awaiting your turn at a checkout counter.
New Queerty and old alike, the many upon many requests from many upon many readers for an editor remains unanswered, so, making fun of them is a bit of a sport.
they do realize that there’s a lot of stuff in a book (novel or comic) that never ends up on TV or Movies exactly then and there or in the way everyone expects right?
There are plenty of idiot “Obama Zombies” out there, easily obtained!
I don’t see what this article has to do with Obama.
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