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11th Apr '18 3:05:07 AM Cifer
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** At the end of season 1 Jenny (who earlier in the season was torn between her long-time boyfriend/husband and the first woman she was attracted to) is involved at the same time with both a man and a woman. Both of them are aware of the other and it seems to be shaping up into an interesting poly relationship. However the writers seem to have decided not to pursue the the possibilities of this storyline and Season 2 begins with the guy breaking up with her because she's clearly more interested in women. (Later on, Jenny's sexuality gets complex again when she is dating a {{Transsexual}} man in the process of transitioning.)

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** At the end of season 1 Jenny (who earlier in the season was torn between her long-time boyfriend/husband and the first woman she was attracted to) is involved at the same time with both a man and a woman. Both of them are aware of the other and it seems to be shaping up into an interesting poly relationship. However the writers seem to have decided not to pursue the the possibilities of this storyline and Season 2 begins with the guy breaking up with her because she's clearly more interested in women. (Later on, Jenny's sexuality gets complex again when she is dating a {{Transsexual}} {{Transgender}} man in the process of transitioning.)
21st Mar '18 8:55:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', a big scandal involves Angela marrying a state senator who Oscar thinks is actually gay, based on looks he gives other men. The possibility that the senator is actually bisexual never comes up, despite him being introduced in the series as having been married to a woman already and having a son (who is promptly forgotten in later episodes). The bisexuality issue aside, the writers of ''TheOffice'' also seemed to think that being gay meant a man couldn't possibly have sex with a woman - when Angela becomes pregnant, one of Oscar's reasons to suspect she actually had an affair is that her husband is gay.

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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', a big scandal involves Angela marrying a state senator who Oscar thinks is actually gay, based on looks he gives other men. The possibility that the senator is actually bisexual never comes up, despite him being introduced in the series as having been married to a woman already and having a son (who is promptly forgotten in later episodes). The bisexuality issue aside, the writers of ''TheOffice'' ''The Office'' also seemed to think that being gay meant a man couldn't possibly have sex with a woman - when Angela becomes pregnant, one of Oscar's reasons to suspect she actually had an affair is that her husband is gay.
21st Mar '18 8:55:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/TheOffice'' (the American version), a big scandal involves Angela marrying a state senator who Oscar thinks is actually gay, based on looks he gives other men. The possibility that the senator is actually bisexual never comes up, despite him being introduced in the series as having been married to a woman already and having a son (who is promptly forgotten in later episodes). The bisexuality issue asside, the writers of ''Series/TheOffice'' also seemed to think that being gay meant a man couldn't possibly have sex with a woman - when Angela becomes pregant, one of Oscar's reasons to suspect she actually had an affair is that her husband is gay.

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* In ''Series/TheOffice'' (the American version), ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', a big scandal involves Angela marrying a state senator who Oscar thinks is actually gay, based on looks he gives other men. The possibility that the senator is actually bisexual never comes up, despite him being introduced in the series as having been married to a woman already and having a son (who is promptly forgotten in later episodes). The bisexuality issue asside, aside, the writers of ''Series/TheOffice'' ''TheOffice'' also seemed to think that being gay meant a man couldn't possibly have sex with a woman - when Angela becomes pregant, pregnant, one of Oscar's reasons to suspect she actually had an affair is that her husband is gay.
17th Mar '18 11:16:28 PM honeybrown1976
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* In "Film/LoveSimon", Leah, the main character's best friend is bisexual in the original book adaptation; however, in the film, she's not only straight, but she's in love with him.
12th Mar '18 1:30:59 PM Krendall
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', one of Rebecca's ex-boyfriends comes to the bar, and she's thinking of taking him back. When, with Rebecca absent, an off-hand mention of an ex-boyfriend of his own makes Sam realize that winning him back is impossible (which, of course, it turns out to be), and starting off a plot of [[CannotSpitItOut wondering whether to tell her]]. Note that he doesn't say he's gay until near the end of the episode (when Rebecca's trying to seduce him).

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', one of Rebecca's ex-boyfriends comes to the bar, and she's thinking of taking him back. When, with Rebecca absent, an off-hand mention of an ex-boyfriend of his own makes Sam realize that winning him back is impossible (which, of course, it turns out to be), and starting off a plot of [[CannotSpitItOut wondering whether to tell her]]. Note that he doesn't say he's gay until near the end of the episode (when Rebecca's trying to seduce him). It should also be noted that said ex-boyfriend admits that Rebecca was the only woman he ever found attractive and it was "confusing" time in his life.
28th Feb '18 10:44:04 PM ZSF
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** In another episode, Andy starts to question his sexuality after Michael starts a (deliberately false) rumor that he's gay. Despite Andy's clearly-depicted interest in women throughout the previous seasons (and the fact that the only "evidence" he provides for his possible homosexuality is a pretty mild fantasy about kissing Brad Pitt), the possibility that he might be bi rather than gay apparently never occurs to him. At one point he even asks the [[TokenMinority Token Gay]] Oscar for advice, but Oscar simply dismisses the matter with a remark about "insecure straight guys."

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** In another episode, Andy starts to question his sexuality after Michael starts a (deliberately false) rumor that he's gay. Despite Andy's clearly-depicted interest in women throughout the previous seasons (and the fact that the only "evidence" he provides for his possible homosexuality is a pretty mild fantasy about kissing Brad Pitt), the possibility that he might be bi rather than gay apparently never occurs to him. At one point he even asks the [[TokenMinority Token Gay]] Oscar for advice, but only for Oscar simply dismisses to dismiss the matter with a remark about "insecure straight guys."
28th Feb '18 10:42:56 PM ZSF
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** In another episode, Andy starts to question his sexuality after Michael starts a (deliberately false) rumor that he's gay. Despite Andy's clearly-depicted interest in women throughout the previous seasons (and the fact that the only "evidence" he provides for his possible homosexuality is a pretty mild fantasy about kissing Brad Pitt), the possibility that he might be bi rather than gay apparently never occurs to him. At one point he even asks the [[TokenMinority Token Gay]] Oscar for advice, but Oscar simply dismisses the matter with a remark about "insecure straight guys."
21st Feb '18 2:57:57 PM nanakiro
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* In ''Manga/BokuGirl'', Mizuki is shown to struggle with his feelings for Yumeko and his growing feelings for Takeru among the things going on with his genderbending problem. Come series' end, [[spoiler:around the same time he chooses to stay as a girl as well as come to terms with his love for Takeru, he realizes that he never truly loved Yumeko, and only merely admired her femininity.]] Why Mizuki couldn't have just fallen out of love with [[spoiler:Yumeko]] without having to make it so he never loved [[spoiler:her]] in the first place is anyone's guess.

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* In ''Manga/BokuGirl'', Mizuki is shown to struggle with his feelings for Yumeko and his growing feelings for Takeru among the things going on with his genderbending problem. Come series' end, [[spoiler:around the same time he chooses to stay as a girl as well as come to terms with his love for Takeru, he realizes that he never truly loved Yumeko, and only merely admired her femininity.]] Why Mizuki couldn't have just fallen out of love with [[spoiler:Yumeko]] without having to make it so he never loved [[spoiler:her]] in the first place is anyone's guess. Loki even enforces it; [[spoiler: when Mizuki is made to permanently be a girl, Loki tells her she can switch at any time if she ends up loving the gender opposite to her body, meaning even if she ''was'' bisexual she'd be functionally straight either way.]]
4th Feb '18 10:54:37 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* This trope was really nicely averted and even sort of [[{{Lampshade}} lampshaded]] in the ''Hotel'' season of Series/AmericanHorrorStory: Tristan keeps insisting that he's [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday "not gay"]], when he's clearly practiced at seducing men, was introduced kissing a woman and then trying to kiss a guy while high, and eventually [[spoiler: falls deeply in love with Liz, despite the fact that she's not even on hormone treatment nevermind getting gender affirmation surgery.]] It becomes especially clear that this is supposed to come across as a tragic psychological problem when the show starts contrasting him with Will, who starts by identyfing as gay, but then falls in love with the Countess and isn't conflicetd about it at all. Will gets a scene in which he says that his romantic attraction to her (and his having tried having sex with women a few times before, because he does find them very aesthetically attractive) is not invalued by the fact that his dick unfortunately won't react to her touch like he wants it to.[[note]]Which would actually make him homosexual and bi-romantic, but... eh... baby steps. Very few people outside the asexual community are familiar with that distinction.[[/note]] And then later, he outright explains to his confused young son[[note]]We are never told how the son was conceived or if he's adopted.[[/note]] that he really is bisexual and only outwardly identified as "gay" before because society has a lot of negative stereotypes about bisexual people. (He's a fashion designer, so him being out as gay wasn't a problem.)

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* This trope was really nicely averted and even sort of [[{{Lampshade}} lampshaded]] in the ''Hotel'' season of Series/AmericanHorrorStory: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'': Tristan keeps insisting that he's [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday "not gay"]], when he's clearly practiced at seducing men, was introduced kissing a woman and then trying to kiss a guy while high, and eventually [[spoiler: falls deeply in love with Liz, despite the fact that she's not even on hormone treatment nevermind getting gender affirmation surgery.]] It becomes especially clear that this is supposed to come across as a tragic psychological problem when the show starts contrasting him with Will, who starts by identyfing as gay, but then falls in love with the Countess and isn't conflicetd about it at all. Will gets a scene in which he says that his romantic attraction to her (and his having tried having sex with women a few times before, because he does find them very aesthetically attractive) is not invalued by the fact that his dick unfortunately won't react to her touch like he wants it to.[[note]]Which would actually make him homosexual and bi-romantic, but... eh... baby steps. Very few people outside the asexual community are familiar with that distinction.[[/note]] And then later, he outright explains to his confused young son[[note]]We are never told how the son was conceived or if he's adopted.[[/note]] that he really is bisexual and only outwardly identified as "gay" before because society has a lot of negative stereotypes about bisexual people. (He's a fashion designer, so him being out as gay wasn't a problem.)



** It's PlayedForLaughs, and we're never given any real cause to believe that he's anything other than heterosexual, but John's response every time someone implies that he and his best friend Sherlock are a couple is: "I'm not gay!" Considering that creator Creator/MarkGatiss once said, "I think a lot of people who say they are bisexual aren't," this is likely intentional.

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** It's PlayedForLaughs, and we're never given any real cause to believe that he's anything other than heterosexual, but John's response every time someone implies that he and his best friend Sherlock are a couple is: "I'm not gay!" Considering that creator Creator/MarkGatiss once said, "I think a lot of people who say they are bisexual aren't," aren't", this is likely intentional.



* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': though there are a number of bisexual characters that make appearances throughout the show, this trope is brought in dialogue a few times. Will at one point says "Pansexual? Isn't that just a rest stop on the highway to homo?". In the first season, Will and Grace are both attracted to a new tenant in their apartment building, who seems to be potentially interested in them both. They argue over whether he's straight or gay; the possibility of his being bi is never raised. In the second season, the produce guy gives Grace his number, and everyone assumes that this means he never sleeps with guys.

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* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': though Though there are a number of bisexual characters that make appearances throughout the show, this trope is brought in dialogue a few times. Will at one point says "Pansexual? Isn't that just a rest stop on the highway to homo?". In the first season, Will and Grace are both attracted to a new tenant in their apartment building, who seems to be potentially interested in them both. They argue over whether he's straight or gay; the possibility of his being bi is never raised. In the second season, the produce guy gives Grace his number, and everyone assumes that this means he never sleeps with guys.



* John Constantine is at least nominally bisexual in the source comics. The television adaptation gave no indication of the source bisexuality, with executive producer Daniel Cerone suggesting that the series might deal with Constantine's bisexuality in season 20 of the series. Executive producer David S. Goyer, when asked if Constantine would be bisexual, laughed and wondered why he was always asked that question about his series. Goyer was the creator of ''Da Vinci's Demons'', which also straightwashed its protagonist.

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* John Constantine ComicBook/JohnConstantine is at least nominally bisexual in the source comics. [[Series/{{Constantine}} The television adaptation adaptation]] gave no indication of the source bisexuality, with executive producer Daniel Cerone suggesting that the series might deal with Constantine's bisexuality in season 20 of the series. Executive producer David S. Goyer, when asked if Constantine would be bisexual, laughed and wondered why he was always asked that question about his series. Goyer was the creator of ''Da Vinci's Demons'', which also straightwashed its protagonist.
1st Feb '18 3:02:33 PM KeyaS
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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Series/ArrowVerse. On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.

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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Series/ArrowVerse. On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women. Eventually averted when she is explicitly referred to as bisexual.
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