NBC is straight-washing Constantine
I’m not normally one to be a rabble-rouser, particularly on the internet.
But I really think the fandom forces of tumblr should collectively spam NBC about Constantine, and recent disclosure that they are straight-washing his character. (He’s canonically bisexual in the comics)
If there is one thing fandom can collectively agree upon, there aren’t enough queer people in mainstream media. NBC is making an adaptation with an ALREADY QUEER CHARACTER, and making him straight. Bisexual men are a particularly under-represented demographic, and this is frankly the height of fucked up.
The good thing is, fandom can perhaps nip this problem in the bud. Although the show has been officially picked up by NBC, it is still very much in development. If we — the active fans of the world — collectively threaten to boycott before the show airs in October, we might have a good chance of forcing a creative shift.
So get in touch with NBC and make a complaint.
Twitter: @NBC || @NBCConstantine
Email Message: http://www.nbc.com/contact/general (under “Questions not found on FAQ page about NBC Entertainment”)
And please reblog this post. Spread the word. If anything is worthy of fandoms collective ire and criticism, it is this.
Welp. Also WOW read the link because that is a ridiculously offensive rationale. “Maybe in 20 years or so?”
Also do you like how character’s sexualities are magically never that important to the character when the character happens to be queer
JFC I was looking forward to this show and now I am just fucking done. Done, done, done, beyoooooond done.
'Also do you like how character’s sexualities are magically never that important to the character when the character happens to be queer’
Yep, that’s exactly what pisses me off most.
Hey there, big showrunner, if his sexuality doesn’t matter, then why do you have to change it? If it doesn’t matter, why not take some canonically straight characters and make them bi or gay or ace? Oh, because it’s not right to change someone’s sexuality like that? UH. HUH.
What you have here is an assumption that het is normal, and when it’s anything other than het, there has to be a reason. It has to “serve the story.”
What they really meant was not “sexuality doesn’t matter” but “being straight is normal and accepted and we didn’t have a reason to do something abnormal.”
They just called everyone who isn’t straight an abnormality that needs justification. Raise hell tumblr.