Gay-For-Play? Oy Vey!

So what’s up with these straight characters pretending to be gay, anyway?

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Nick Jonas as Boone Clemens and Tate Ellington as Simon Asher (property of FOX and ABC, respectively)

It’s a disappointing reality that overt queerness doesn’t come very often in mainstream fiction. As a demographic starving for better representation —outside of niche spaces, anyway— we’re fairly critical about the times we finally get to see ourselves in the stuff we like, and while queer representation has been steadily improving in recent years, there’s infinite room for improvement.

So call me a cynic for saying this, but I don’t think this recent trend of “gay-for-play” characters on shows like Quantico and Scream Queens is doing much good for the queer community.