I normally wouldn’t post this on my art blog, but I am outraged. I had big hopes for NBC’s Constantine. Like make room on the drawing table because I need to draw 100 more trenchcoats hopes. Supernatural-themed shows, movies, and comics are my absolute passion. I am an [insert show of your choice] fan because I am a Hellblazer fan.
But more than that, I am a queer fan. And John Constantine is a queer character. It’s one thing to grow up without seeing LGBTQIA characters in my favorite shows and movies, let alone see them represented with dignity and respect. But it’s quite another thing to find that a canonically queer character you love has been straightwashed, and that is what NBC is doing with Constantine.
There is no justification good enough for why this character can’t be bisexual. We need to tell NBC that we want John Constantine’s bisexuality to be recognized.
NBC, please DO NOT take this queer character away from us.