NBC's Constantine Won't Be Bisexual
Why is NBC making DC Comics character John Constantine, better known as Hellblazer, straight?
"Speaking to reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, executive producer Daniel Cerone said Constantine’s sexuality isn’t an important part of his character and downplayed the character’s bisexual history as archived in 30 years of comic books, reports Entertainment Weekly.
"In those comic books, John Constantine aged in real time," Cerone said. "Within this time of three decades [of comics] there might have been one or two issues where he’s seen getting out of bed with a man. So [maybe] 20 years from now? But there are no immediate plans."
Because we live in a world where bisexuality doesn’t count if you aren’t sleeping with someone same gender as often as you sleep with someone other gender. And since only seven comics in thirty years (Hellblazer 51, 170-174, and Zatanna Vertigo Special) have dealt with it explicitly (Not counting AUs like the depiction of a female John and Chas in Books of Magic:Life During Wartime) maybe, just maybe they’ll throw us a bone in twenty years.
Maybe, just maybe we won’t be watching their stupid television show.
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