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    Gay When Convenient

    August 23, 2009 by Dragonclaws

    South of Nowhere is one of the most progressive mainstream shows I’ve seen for its treatment of homosexuality. One of its primary storylines involves the female protagonist Spencer’s realization of her homosexuality and subsequent same-sex romance with love-interest Ashley. However, the treatment of bisexuality, while not outright negative, is rather sketchy with both good and bad portrayals of the sexual orientation.

    When the show first starts with episode Secret Truths, we are introduced to the girl-liking Ashley who Aiden “turned gay” according to locker room gossip Glen overhears. As Ashley puts it, she did the guy thing for a while before she moved on, likening her time going out with boys to a period of immaturity. At the end of the epi…

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