Our Homophobic Straight Allies and Bridgerton’s Queer Baiting Tactics
I see this mainly happening on Twitter all the time. Quasi enlightened straights who call themselves LGBTQ allies that are constantly pulling homophobic stunts without even knowing they are doing this. It’s a special kind of cluelessness that comes from having straight white privilege all your life. In this particular case, I’m talking about how all the enlightened straights are raving about the Netflix series, Bridgerton, and they don’t even know about this homophobia yet.
There are no queer characters in any of the main storylines, and the featured gay sex scene involves a barely secondary character, thus adding little to the show. Bridgerton‘s inclusion of gay characters ends up feeling performative, disappointing and truly like queerbaiting.
Here you go. I saw Bridgerton and I wholeheartedly agree with this. In fact, some of the actors might even be more believable if they were playing gay characters. But I could be wrong about that.
I’m simply pointing out how this happens time and again by our so-called disingenuous straight allies and we are always so willing to forgive them for it. And I think that’s because we know, deep down, they simply cannot help themselves.
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