New (fictional) bis

Bis On Film

Bis on film!It’s been a good week for bi visibility in fiction. 

Comic book hero Catwoman came out in the latest edition (which adds another canonically queer character to current TV show Gotham) leading to plenty of bi-positive reporting across the press.

Meanwhile sci-fi show The 100 had its first same-sex kiss, leading to a tweet from the show’s producer confirming lead female character Clarke to be bi and suggesting the door is open to other bi characters too.

Notable though that – for all Catwoman may technically be 75 now – they fit a “most acceptable bi” mould of being young, lithe, sexually charged white cisgender women. It’s been a good week, but the breadth of bi representation on television is still not quite there.