But Ross tosses out the information casually, like any other fact about himself, suggesting to the audience that this knowledge isn’t a great revelation—not because Ross is the most dapper man in the Hamptons, but because bisexuality is not a big deal.
That kind of message is especially necessary right now, because despite some improvements in quantity and quality of bisexual male characters on TV, it still seems far more shocking for a man to be bisexual than for a man to be gay.
Why? In 2013, a straight male audience is more likely to understand that gay men don’t choose to be gay, but still can’t seem to grapple with why a bisexual man would choose to sleep with another man rather than a woman.
Additionally, as Eidelson theorized, some male viewers may be more threatened by the concept of bisexual men than homosexual men because it essentially defies heteronormativity in a different way than homosexuality does.
Yes, yes, yes! Thank you
Challenges a lot of heteronormative assertions about sexual attraction being essential, too. (via thecarapherneliacrisis)
BLOGGING THIS AGAIN
NOLAN ROSS 4LIFE
But Nolan is not dapper didn’t we decide that his outfits were a joke?
I <3 Nolan.
I still want Nolan and Emily to be together in the end, but I hear he just got with that blond guy who was the Arrow on Smallville and Wade’s brother in Hart of Dixie. (Yes, I watch too much telly.)
(He’s definitely mocking everyone with that outfit. But he can also work it, evidently.)
… I should catch up on Revenge.