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BBC dramatises Thorpe saga

A Very English Scandal - still c BBC and Blueprint Television Ltd

The story of Jeremy Thorpe, a bisexual man who became leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976, will be told in a three-part BBC drama later this month. Thorpe had relationships with both men and women – but at a time of much wider social homophobia and biphobia, and with his early experiences of sex with men coming […]

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No More Upon A Time

TV show Once Upon A Time is coming to an end after seven seasons. There are a dozen episodes left for viewers, with Netflix normally adding them for the UK audience a few days after they are broadcast in the US. The show has been thin on queer characters. While bisexual Mulan’s kiss drew our attention a couple of years […]

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Riverdale’s Bi Blossom

Another Riverdale character has come out. Well, after a fashion… Last year Toni Topaz came out as bi – landing actress Vanessa Morgan as a BCN coverbi. Yesterday Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom, outed Cheryl on her YouTube channel. “She doesn’t understand feelings very well, and I think she’s mucking up a friendship with romantic feelings, because she’s never […]

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BiMediaWatch Feb 2018: Dirk Gently, The Good Place & more

Last time BiMediaWatch was full of TV soap suds, so let’s start this month with bis in the (printed) press. Over in the Indian Express, Ranveer Singh talked about pushing boundaries in his recent role in the Bollywood film Padmaavat. Asked how he felt about showing the bisexual relationship between Sultan Alauddin Khilji and Malik Kafur (Jim Sarbh), he told […]

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BiMediaWatch October 2017: Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale & Thor

Thor-ny Question The relentless run of comics being turned into films continues, and Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok (out October 27) is bisexual – though it feels a bit like when J K Rowling declared Dumbledore was gay after the last Harry Potter book was long since published. We only know about Valkyrie thanks to a tweet from the actress involved: […]

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