In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week and Bi Visibility Day, today I would like to talk about my favorite canon bi characters. Unfortunately, bi characters are so difficult to find, and even when you do, most of them fall under the same harmful stereotypes, not to mention that the word bisexual isn’t even used in the vast majority of cases, making it harder for people find and identify or identify with the characters. So, with that in mind, I also want to share some of my dreams for better bi representation.
Constantine is the much anticipated television adaptation of the Hellblazer comic book series. I will readily admit to being one of those supernatural drama fans who has never once read an issue of Hellblazer; my prior knowledge of John Constantine comes from the 2005 film Constantine and some Wikipedia research after said film came out. I was pumped for this show, as I’m a fan of horror and fantasy and quite liked the film, and I was even more excited when I saw the first images of Matt Ryan in the title role. What a hunk, and he actually looked quite a bit like the comic book pictures I’d seen. Well, the show finally premiered Friday night and it was… okay? Spoilers ahead, friends.
So it’s 2014. Same-sex marriage is legal in nineteen states, and twelve more are working on it. We’re learning how to 3-D print human organs for transplant, and scientists have just invented a color that is literally darker than black.
But having a bisexual protagonist on a TV show is apparently way too futuristic for some people. Continue reading