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BiMediaWatch: Summer 2017

In May Holby City gave us a classic bisexual “love triangle”. Well, more of a love vee. Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern (Lee Mead) crossed over to Holby from Casualty earlier this year, and like all good soap characters there’s past waiting to catch up. A patient turns up on the ward in whose recovery he shows a little too much interest […]

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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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What’s in a label?

News of the new Doctor Who companion has the internet a-flutter, with Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie, dropping her sexuality into her second line of dialogue in when we meet her in two weeks’ time, the BBC reports. She will be, we are told, the Doctor’s “first openly gay companion”. The BBC report continues, “It shouldn’t be a big […]

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