Is “Heteroflexible” the New Gay?
What does it mean that there are three new entertainment projects where straight men are sexually involved with other men?
Britain’s Torchwood first broke gay ground with its leading bisexual character (in a genre show, no less). Now with the show’s third season (a five-part miniseries) running on BBC America for five days starting [Monday night], that leading character, Captain Jack Harkness, is still involved with his male co-worker Ianto.
But this time around, we learn that Ianto is not gay or bisexual; he’s actually straight, but just happens to respond emotionally and sexually to Jack. Confusing? It shouldn’t be. Such emotions and relationships have always been part of the human spectrum.