OUAT is such a rude and homophobic fandom, man.
Srly America is a really weird country. I’m from Spain and actually we have a okey representation of lgbt community in public television and you know what? Nobody gives a crap.
I mean, i just normal. Because that is what it is.
I’m talking in general and from my perspective, of course (You know, very religious people and stuff) but I never lived these things when I use to watch series from my country.
Anecdotally, many years ago (Well not so many years but I’m 24 now) when I was starting in high school (12 years old) there were two very popular shows in Spain:
"Aquí no hay quien viva" (Humour) and "Los serrano" (Drama/Humour)
Both shows where for all public. Focused on the family watched it together.
The first one have since the pilot a gay couple, Fernando and Mauri. It was a choral series and Mauri always was important (I think this show was 10 years on our public tv or more)
When Fernando and Mauri broke up for a while a lesbian friend starts living with Mauri.
Bea fell in love with Ana, a heterosexual neighbor *insert Bea panicking for her crush and many doubts and drama and Mauri help me*.
After a night of drunk passion the hetero one spends a few episodes saying “It was one night thing and not gay blablaba i love dicks blablabla” but finally she falls in love too (The actress who played Ana was the showrunner’s wife btw xD)
Mauri lives something like that with a married man but this guy yes recognize himself life bisexual. They don’t end together
Other (gay) important information about this show is:
- Bea decides to be a single mother (before she met Ana) and Mauri is her spem donor. Ana and Bea takes care of the baby later but Mauri is always important in their lives.
- In some point Mauri (a super gay guy) have douts about his sexuality bc he has strong feelings for Bea (i thing this was when she asked him to be is sperm donar). I’ve finally realizes that only loves her as a friend and does not want sex with her and stuff but they share a kiss (They were a really cute friendship <3 actually i now people who ship them)
- Bea dated a full lesbian before Ana.
- Bea brother’s was a priest and Bea never tell him or her parents that she like girls. Mauri and her do it together (Bea’s family thought Mauri and her daughter very living together like a couple) and all it’s okey and funny and normal.
And i telling you this about a show i wath YEARS ago so i’m sure that were many more remarkable things about this subject.
ACTUALLY this was NOT the point of this post but I excited talking about the series or something. Sorry xD
"Los Serrano" was a familiar show too. I’ll be explaining this show fast promise xD
A widower and a woman recently divorced marry. Both have kids. So we are talking about step-brothers and step-sisters. Do you imagine how this is going right?
The two older fall in love right away. Eva and Marcos. Aw, men, they were really cute xD and of course there was a lot of drama between them because * they could not be together * and drama and tears and ust and me dying and Marcos was a singer so #fangirling. And triple drama when the family found out. Both actors left the show (not for almost incest xD) but man INTENSE. (I think the come back in some point and get married but maybe i’m just drunk)
And in later episodes the middle ones fall in love too. Tete and Guille. They start hating each other and fight so you can imagine how much i fangirl for them too xD
Man, spanish tv is creppyawesome.
So, FINALLY, my point is when i was in high shool were two popular tv shows in my country and in the recess ans stuff we spend the time talking about the almost-incest couple ones without yes that is something abnormal and draws attention not gay couples. All we talk about ANHQV was the funny they were and the character we like most bc gay couples was just something not… remarkable.
(This post is idiot and too too long but i start writing and just can’t stop :()