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Let them kiss! Gays share their fave queer-coded characters “forced into” hetero relationships

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Top Gun‘s volleyball scene, anyone?), or trying to tune into Logo late at night when your parents were asleep.Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.show me characters the writers forced into a heterosexual relationshipThat being said, we’ve always had LGBTQ+ characters… even before groundbreaking gay-centered flicks like Love, Simon, Bros, and Moonlight.Amongst a cast of straights, gay people could find relatable characters and romances.

But only if they were well-versed enough in the ancient art of queer coded-ness. It’s a skill that’s resonated amongst the media-obsessed gays on Twitter X, where @TheCinesthetic invited users to spill on all our favorite obviously queer characters… whom “the writers forced into a heterosexual relationship,” a.k.a. “straightwashing.”https://t.co/RYIASEvOGN pic.twitter.com/5Ue2yOEoGWFrom the forced chemistry between Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter, to the odd hookup between the canonically queer butler and housekeeper in The Parent Trap, the prompt struck a nerve.The post received 7.5 million views and over 1,800 quote replies, allowing us to recognize how these gay-leaning characters made us feel seen.

And also complain about the fact that they were forced into a hetero Hollywood happy ending!Let the people boink!Here are five of our favorite “heterosexual” characters whom we’ve canonically accepted as members of the LGBTQ+ community. these two fruits https://t.co/RiIgsfwT9P pic.twitter.com/stwBFS31soA flamboyant, fedora-wearing, musical theater-loving twink and a quiet, mousy girl who’s more comfortable working in the wings?!

Anyone who’s spent time in a high-school drama department could tell you this should’ve been a no-brainer. But letting High School Musical‘s Ryan Evans (Lucas Grabeel) and Kelsi Nielsen (Olesya Rulin) go full homo wasn’t an option for Disney Channel, who maintained a squeaky-clean rep in the early aughts. (But how did that.

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