It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st Century. It's about time isn't it? That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show. It's important to say people are gay, people are black - there are also aliens in the world as well so watch out for them. I remember watching TV as a young mixed race girl not seeing many people who looked like me, so I think being able to visually recognise yourself on screen is important. [Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character - it's something that's part of her and something that she's very happy and very comfortable with.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Bill Potts Is Gay
Actress Pearl Mackie has revealed that the Doctor's newest companion, Bill Potts, is a lesbian. She joins a history of LBGT+ characters on the show, including Jack, River, Ianto, and if certain fan theories are to be believed, the Doctor and Clara. She is, however, the first full-time companion who is gay.