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Bi Baiting in Doctor Who?

We have heard a lot in recent years about ‘queerbaiting’. The careful construction by TV show producers of characters in TV shows so as to suggest that otherwise heterosexual characters might be bisexual or gay. Programme producers have to play the innocent while the fan base hypothesise what might be going on beyond the ‘canon’ of the show’s scripts, and […]

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BiMediaWatch special: Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp, created by Emily Andras and based on the comics of the same name by Beau Smith, follows the adventures and misadventures of Wyatt Earp’s present day descendant, played by Melanie Scrofano. Her family is cursed with sending Wyatt’s 77 kills, who have come back as revenants, back to Hell. If the “heir” dies before succeeding in sending the […]

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The Fall returns

We’re delighted to see that BBC drama The Fall returns to the airwaves on BBC2 at 9pm tonight. The central character of the show is Stella Gibson; a part written for and played by Gillian Anderson (still best known for playing Scully in The X-Files). Stella is a superintendent in the Metropolitan Police, out as bisexual, though her sexual orientation […]

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BiMediaWatch: Sense8, Person Of Interest, OITNB & more

Sense8 is a science fiction series made for Netflix by the Wachowski siblings (who brought us The Matrix) along with BAFTA-nominated screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski (who created Babylon 5 and wrote The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series), which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series this year. The series focuses on a group of eight characters from different […]

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BiMediaWatch: Properly BiTV

Our BiMediaWatch column is often wading through television to find the hint of bisexuality and wonder whether the word will actually get used (hello Orange is the New Black). So it was a pleasant change when Mentorn got in touch about making a short for digital TV station BBC Three about bisexuality, which came out this spring.  A programme about […]

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BBC unveils its Versailles

After lots of teasing publicity, tonight BBC2 starts showing Versailles, a French-produced drama telling stories of the court of King Louis XIV. We will meet “historical and fictional characters – flamboyant nobles, beautiful courtesans and humble servants – guide us through this intoxicating world of secrets, betrayals, love and war.” Beyond which we’re promised cross-dressing and people having “gay sex”, […]

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BiMediaWatch: Teentastic TV

Success!  Last issue’s BiMediaWatch column’s grumbled about how BCN cover star Alex Kingston’s Doctor Who character River Song was bisexual according to the show’s writer’s twitter account yet this was never canon within the show itself. On the Christmas Day special we were treated to a proud aside in her reflections on her life about “my second wife”.  A properly […]

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