- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:21
- Written by Lara Landis
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Glee will start its new season soon. Although the show regularly features gender and sexual minorities in a positive light, neither it nor Fox have treated Asexuals well. The Sexy episode in one of the previous seasons said that people who do not want sex are naïve.
Anyone who has followed the events surrounding Fox and the Asexual community knows that the network does not have a good track record. Glee's “Sexy” episode made a minor faux pas, House's “Better Half” made a major error, and Red Eye on Fox News spent four minutes ridiculing Asexuals. If the network wants to atone for its sins against Aces, it has an excellent opportunity to do so.
The producers of the popular musical comedy-drama just need to add an Asexual character to the cast. Having Hugh Laurie play the Asexual character would be ideal. Such an event is not likely to occur, despite its inherent justice.
An Asexual character may or may not improve the show. It would, however, give the writers and producers a chance to learn about Asexuality. They could incorporate the struggles of an Asexual teenager into the plot. Why not add a teenager who starts the series waiting for the eureka moment before figuring out that it will not come for him or her?