First, in Scooby-Doo (2002), Velma, performed by Linda Cardellini, was “explicitly homosexual” within the original script by author James Gunn. In 2020, he revealed that Warner Bros. stored “watering it down” till her sexuality was very ambiguous whereas they filmed. Nonetheless, within the launched model, there was nothing express, after which, they gave her a boyfriend within the sequel.
Additionally in Scooby-Doo, the unique script made it clear that Fred was both homosexual or “excited by each events,” in response to Sarah Michelle Gellar. She explained, “There was an important line, too, that I am going to always remember. Daphne and Fred had been having a combat, and I yell at him, ‘That ascot makes you look homosexual!’ I slam the door. They lower that, too. I feel that was the rationale I signed onto the film.”
Within the Pitch Good films, followers couldn’t assist however discover the chemistry between Beca and Chloe. Whereas nothing ever occurred on display — and the studio used the duo to queerbait followers within the marketing for the third film — Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow reportedly did movie a Beca and Chloe kiss that was scrapped.
Succession author Georgia Pritchett said there have been conversations about making Cousin Greg homosexual on the hit TV collection. Whereas talking on a podcast, she mentioned, “I had form of advocated for Greg to be homosexual; till final season, he hadn’t actually performed something with anybody.”
In The Coloration Purple e-book by Alice Walker, Shug Avery and Celie’s sexual relationship is extra express, nevertheless when director Steven Spielberg tailored the e-book in 1985, he felt including the connection would make it so the film would not get a PG-13 score, so he “softened” these scenes. Notably, they solely share a kiss.
In Felony Minds, Spencer Reid was initially going to be bisexual. Nonetheless, the present’s creator Jeff Davis said that plans to make him bisexual ended after he bought “push again from the powers that be.”
Whereas filming A League of Their Personal (1992), Rosie O’Donnell all the time thought her character, Doris, was homosexual. Specifically, throughout the scene on the bus when Doris talks about feeling like a “unusual woman.” Nonetheless, whereas filming the scene, director Penny Marshall informed her to not “do it so homosexual.”
In Now and Then (1995), Roberta, who was performed by Christina Ricci and Rosie O’Donnell, was homosexual within the unique script. Author I. Marlene King said, “The script was written, after which we shot [the movie] with the intention of Roberta being homosexual.” Nonetheless, after it was screened for a take a look at viewers, individuals reportedly “freaked out” when Roberta was Chrissy’s gynecologist.
There was a dialog about making Chandler homosexual in Mates in the event that they casted an overtly LGBTQ+ actor. Reportedly, co-creator David Crane told the Advocate in 1996, “We didn’t go into this decided that Chandler can be straight. If we had solid a unique actor — who was homosexual — there was the choice that we’d have taken the character in that course.”
In Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes on the Whistle Cease Cafe by Fannie Flagg, the connection between Idgie and Ruth is extra outstanding and their love for one another is clearly acknowledged within the narration. When the e-book was tailored as Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes in 1991, director Jon Avnet said, “I had little interest in going into the bed room.”
Whereas engaged on The Proud Household, government producer Ralph Farquhar said they needed to “use code to speak about if Michael was homosexual,” which clearly modified some storylines the place they wished to explicitly talk about sexuality.
Within the Archie comics, it is revealed that Jughead is asexual, nevertheless that facet of Jughead’s character was by no means explicitly showcased on Riverdale. Over the course of the present’s run, Jughead has notably been in relationships with Betty and Tabitha.
Within the DC comics, John Constantine is bisexual. Nonetheless, when NBC introduced the character to life in Constantine, producer Daniel Cerone said that his sexuality was not a vital facet to the character, so it was omitted within the adaptation.
In Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Tessa Thompson filmed a scene the place a girl walks out of Valkyrie’s bed room with a view to explicitly present her in a relationship with a girl and trace at her bisexuality. Director and author Taika Waititi reportedly “stored it within the movie so long as he might” earlier than it was lower “as a result of it distracted from the scene’s very important exposition.”
And eventually, Andrew Garfield advised to producers that his model of Peter Parker/Spider-Man be bisexual within the third, however finally canceled, Wonderful Spider-Man. Nonetheless, after he made these feedback, he said he was “put beneath lots of stress to retract that and apologize.”