Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey: 'we emphasize the gay storyline'....Wait! What?
TW keeps the queer characters, at BEST, on the periphery. And at worst, they queer-bait the idea that Stiles might be bi. And you can argue all you want that they’ve never done this, but you don’t release videos of the actors cuddling each other on a boat and hinting maybe maybe in interviews if you aren’t trying to tease. They teased and teased because they saw fans were interested, and then did an about face to try to pretend that it never happened and also the fans should be ashamed for watching the show wrong.
Pulling out now, pretending that you never hinted that Stiles might be bi, or refusing to give ANY queer character equal focus means you get shit for credit in my view.
I’m not in the fandom, but fuck this, tbh. And fuck you, Jeff Davis. Youd on’t get credit for this bullshit. Write better and consider all of your characters equally human and valuable.
Yep. Before I would have conceded the point that there was no queerbaiting IN the show itself but only it its surroundings (the boat video, Jeff’s “I might be persuaded” stuff, the many times PR reached out directly to Sterek shippers and called them vote on polls and awards, etc.), but then we had the infamous scene between Stiles and Caitlin in the rave. To my way of thinking, the writers really painted themselves into a corner with that one. Because either they readdress the issue and have Stiles openly and seriously come out as bi, or it was all just a joke, hah-hah, no homo. Which is classical queerbaiting.
Agree with both of those statements ^!!!!