I think it’s really progressive; this isn’t a puff piece for me to show how good I am at bending over backwards to make sure gay people feel good about themselves. Gay people are assholes, sometimes, just like the rest of us. That said, I’m really happy they’re including a gay character, because it’s a sure sign that as time goes by, gays and lesbians are gradually being integrated into the community, whether overzealous religious freaks and conservative assholes, like it or not. Sorry, they happen to be human beings, and they have every right to enjoy life like we do. Which makes me wonder how Victoria Jackson will respond to even more gay situations on TV, –and if she’ll finally be silenced by gay snipers… with pink guns. Will the gay hottie on MTV’s Teen Wolf get a chance to become a werewolf?! Now -that- would be badass.
AfterElton.com has more details:
“We’re still more than two months from the launch of MTV’s reboot of Teen Wolf, a much more serious take on the frequently remade movie (think Vampire Diaries, Buffy, and, well, much of the current TV lineup), but I’d heard months ago that the show would feature a gay character and now AfterElton.com can confirm that exclusively.
Meet Danny played by Keahu Kahuanui!
I don’t have a ton of details just yet, but I can tell you that Danny is the best friend of Jackson (Colton Haynes) who is at least initially rivals with the show’s hero Scott McCall (Tyler Posey). Danny is out (yay!) and both he and Jackson play on the school’s lacrosse team.
We first meet Danny in the second episode, he appears in half of the twelve episodes and even has a boyfriend. I’ll keep scouting for more info on the character like whether or not Danny has any supernatural aspects, so stay tuned.
Oh, and kudos to Jeff Davis, the show’s out writer, for including a gay character in the show. It’s yet another example of how having gay folks in the writer’s room can make a huge difference.
And to tide you over until the show debuts Sunday June 5, right after the MTV Movie Awards, here are some pics of the very pretty cast.”
The out gay guy, boyfriend included, is definitely going to piss some people off, but seriously, I very much doubt MTV cares, –they have more money than God. And according to AfterElton’s post, it seems like there might be something supernatural about Danny. I think he should be a werewolf, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he turned out to be a vampire… or a Wiccan or something like that. Even though vampires are the -enemy-. Altogether, I have to say, I think it’s going to turn out great, and I hope the rest of the cast will be as diverse, –hopefully, they’ll toss a lesbian in there, and a few ethnicities to even things out.