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5th Nov '16 7:21:00 AM alliterator
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* Thankfully, this is completely and utterly {{averted}} in ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', where Darryl, Rebecca's boss, becomes attracted to a guy (White Josh) and temporarily panics (Darryl has an ex-wife and daughter). After an enlightening yoga session however (where he looks at both male and female butts), he realizes that he is a "both-sexual." Then, because ''Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'' is a musical, he sings a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e7844P77Is "Getting Bi"]] which actually addresses bisexual erasure.
31st Oct '16 1:28:30 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/Dynasty'': Depending on what season and how it was written, Steven (who openly admitted he was gay in the show's first season) may or may not have had some genuine attraction to Claudia and Sammy Jo. Not that it ever lasted. By the reunion mini-series he had settled down permanently with Bart Fallmont, a love interest from a previous season.

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* ''Series/Dynasty'': On ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', Steven. Depending on what season and how it was written, Steven (who openly admitted he was gay in the show's first season) may or may not have had some genuine attraction to Claudia and Sammy Jo. Not that it ever lasted. By the reunion mini-series he had settled down permanently with Bart Fallmont, a love interest from a previous season. Never was the word "bisexual" ever brought up.
31st Oct '16 1:25:41 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/Dynasty'': Depending on what season and how it was written, Steven (who openly admitted he was gay in the show's first season) may or may not have had some genuine attraction to Claudia and Sammy Jo. Not that it ever lasted. By the reunion mini-series he had settled down permanently with Bart Fallmont, a love interest from a previous season.
20th Oct '16 7:25:06 PM foreverrhapsody
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* ''Series/{{Emmerdale}}'' seems to be taking this to almost psychotic extremes with Robert Sugden. During his previous stints on the show, he had numerous sexual relationships with females and clearly enjoyed them. On his return, he marries a woman and, while it was probably for money rather than love, there was no suggestion that he didn't enjoy sleeping with her. Yet every single character that finds out he cheated on her with Aaron seems to take it as read that he's a closeted gay who only got married because he's in denial. On the rare occasion that "bisexual" is suggested, it tends to be sarcastic or derogatory, with most conversations consisting of "You're gay"/"I'm not gay" arguments.
6th Oct '16 6:58:33 PM TimberRidge
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* There are several main characters in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series who are bisexual. ''This'' trope appears only InUniverse when Edmond, early on (he is swiftly educated out of his view), who is himself gay and in a lasting relationship with the pansexual Teddy, dismisses one of his friends' assertion of bisexuality as mere pretense: "HP. The never-never. 'Bi now, gay later' really, there's no such thing [as bisexuality]." It doesn't go over well, and he apologizes and reforms his views.
1st Oct '16 8:51:30 PM Kotomikun
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* This is the controversy among the fandom which the title character of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' faces regarding her sexuality, even though she is clearly attracted to both Mikuru and Kyon, and actually spells it out in the first episode:
-->'''Haruhi:''' I don't care if it's a boy or a girl!

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* This is the controversy among the fandom which the The title character of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' faces much controversy in the fandom regarding her sexuality, even though she is clearly attracted to both Mikuru and Kyon, and actually spells it out in the first episode:
-->'''Haruhi:''' I
episode: "I don't care if it's a boy or a girl!girl!" Being [[CloudCuckoolander Haruhi]], her main point was that she doesn't care about gender because she's a [[InterspeciesRomance space-aliens-and-supernatural-beings-sexual]]. Kyon is [[EpilepticTrees probably]] a normal human, and Mikuru [[TimeTravel is not]], but as far as Haruhi knows they're both {{muggle}}s; yet she behaves like a {{tsundere}} towards Kyon and a ClingyJealousGirl towards Mikuru. It's a confusing situation.
11th Aug '16 9:03:14 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")
1st Aug '16 5:10:49 PM Richie_Adler
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** For most of his appearances, Andrew is portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay and his obliviousness about it is often played for laughs. He is implied to have a crush on Warren, shares a bed with Jonathan, fantasizes about actors Scott Bakula, Patrick Swayze and Viggo Mortensen, and sings along to Music/LadyGaga's ''Born This Way''. On the other hand, he gets upset when Warren refuses to make him a robot copy of Christina Ricci, says Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles'' "wants [him] so bad", and lectures both Spike and Angel about dating and women before leaving with two attractive women (which Joss Whedon later stated was intended to be a mixed-gender group). However, after kissing a man in season 10 he almost immediately comes out as gay, with various characters commenting on how completely obvious it always was. Bisexualy seems to be a non-existing concept in the Buffyverse.

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** For most of his appearances, Andrew is portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay and his obliviousness about it is often played for laughs. He is implied to have a crush on Warren, shares a bed with Jonathan, fantasizes about actors Scott Bakula, Patrick Swayze and Viggo Mortensen, and sings along to Music/LadyGaga's ''Born This Way''. On the other hand, he gets upset when Warren refuses to make him a robot copy of Christina Ricci, says Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles'' "wants [him] so bad", and lectures both Spike and Angel about dating and women before leaving with two attractive women (which Joss Whedon later stated was intended to be a mixed-gender group). However, after kissing a man in season 10 he almost immediately comes out as gay, with various characters commenting on how completely obvious it always was. Bisexualy Bisexuality seems to be a non-existing concept in the Buffyverse.
28th Jul '16 3:46:04 PM maxwellsilver
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Almost any character in a same-gender relationship or professing a same-gender attraction is assumed by the others to be either gay or joking. If the existence of bisexuals is acknowledged, they're usually depicted as [[AnythingThatMoves very promiscuous and totally defined by sex]], [[DepravedBisexual and sometimes even as predatory]] (mirroring prejudices leveled against real life bisexuals). A few characters do manage to use a version of AmbiguouslyGay to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar avoid scrutiny]] (see HideYourLesbians). A function of this is when a character who has been seemingly heterosexual until this point falls for a member of their own gender, they jump the fence and become ''only'' interested in their own gender from that moment on; the possibility that they might be bisexual is never even brought up.

The trope especially purports that there are no bisexual '''''men''''', particularly in Western productions. Some female characters, due to the GirlOnGirlIsHot and SweepsWeekLesbianKiss rules, can explore all sides of their sexuality as much as they want, especially if they're identified as [[ReallyGetsAround promiscuous]] or plain [[DepravedBisexual evil]]. However, such characters will rarely call themselves bisexual; they may insist they're straight, or just leave it up in the air. Meanwhile, since male characters often act as the AudienceSurrogate, their sexuality has to be strictly heterosexual, lest the show be forced into the MinorityShowGhetto.

This trope is, of course, [[TVNeverLies not Truth in Television]] in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- and homosexuals alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].

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Almost any character in a same-gender relationship or professing a same-gender attraction is assumed by the others to be either gay or joking. If the existence of bisexuals is acknowledged, they're usually depicted as [[AnythingThatMoves very promiscuous and totally defined by sex]], [[DepravedBisexual sex, and sometimes even as predatory]] predatory (mirroring prejudices leveled against real life bisexuals). A few characters do manage to use a version of AmbiguouslyGay to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar avoid scrutiny]] scrutiny (see HideYourLesbians). A function of this is when a character who has been seemingly heterosexual until this point falls for a member of their own gender, they jump the fence and become ''only'' interested in their own gender from that moment on; the possibility that they might be bisexual is never even brought up.

The trope especially purports that there are no bisexual '''''men''''', particularly in Western productions. Some female characters, due to the GirlOnGirlIsHot and SweepsWeekLesbianKiss rules, can explore all sides of their sexuality as much as they want, especially if they're identified as [[ReallyGetsAround promiscuous]] promiscuous or plain [[DepravedBisexual evil]].evil. However, such characters will rarely call themselves bisexual; they may insist they're straight, or just leave it up in the air. Meanwhile, since male characters often act as the AudienceSurrogate, their sexuality has to be strictly heterosexual, lest the show be forced into the MinorityShowGhetto.

This trope is, of course, [[TVNeverLies not Truth in Television]] Television in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- and homosexuals alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].
28th Jul '16 3:41:49 PM maxwellsilver
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[[caption-width-right:300:Not just [[PlayedForLaughs inaccurate]], ''[[JustifiedTrope it doesn't work, either]].'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Not just [[PlayedForLaughs inaccurate]], ''[[JustifiedTrope it inaccurate, ''it doesn't work, either]].either.'']]
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