Steven Moffat reveals Doctor Who Character Is Bisexual
- Steven Moffat reveals Doctor Who Character Is Bisexual
Published on May 15 2012 // Cult & Sci-Fi
Steven Moffat has revealed a character on *Doctor Who* is bisexual.
During a *Twitter* conversation with fans last week *Doctor Who*
show-runner Steven Moffat revealed that a character on the BBC sci-fi
series was bisexual. Moffat revealed one of the characters was bisexual
when he was asked how the Doctor would respond to gay marriage -- an
issue getting attention at home and abroad of late especially given
President Barack Obama's declaration of support for same-sex marriage.
Moffat's response to the question was/ "You'd have to explain gay to him
first"/. Obviously fans were quick to point out that Captain Jack
Harkness (John Barrowman) was pansexual and routinely flirted with men
-- as well as women and even the Doctor himself. Then there's River Song
who not only flirted with the Doctor but married him in the season six
finale -- though technically that time-line never happened but that's
time though for you.
As one fan wrote /"but he met jack harkness!!! and he was with river!!!
how could he not know gay vs. straight?!"./ Moffat's reply outted River
Song as bisexual. "/Both of whom are happily bi. He comes from a world
where such narrow views seem so ridiculous they're hard to remember"/
So River Song [Alex Kingston] is bisexual but given she comes from the
same century as Captain Jack (the 51st century) it's not all that
surprising. After all it was stated in Jack's introduction story [*The
Empty Child/The Doctor Dances]* that by the 51st century society had
changed in regards to sexuality and no one identified themselves as
"gay" or "straight".
/A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though
he knows that you are slightly cracked. /Robert Meltzer
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