Here is Marcus off-of Coronation Street. He is a gay, both withinside of Britain’s favourite soap and in that crazy reality show they call life. Except, in what is quite an insult to homosexuals of the gay variety, he’s about to have a fling (in the soap) with a woman. Of the female variety. And get her knocked right up into the family way. Because gays aren’t really gay. They have a fluid sexuality that can ebb and flow, into a vagina and then out into a male anus. They’re like that. They kind of can’t make up their minds.
As gays who are never tempted to get straight women pregnant – not even when very drunk, which is like three quarters of the time – we find it rude to posit (like that word? Learn it. Use it in a sentence), to posit that gay men are just waiting for the right woman – even if the simpering ditz that is Maria could ever be thought of as the right woman – to come along.
We racked our brains – even after two glasses of champagne down at London’s Sanderson Hotel – and couldn’t think of a single straight character (and there have been many) in the show’s 50 year history who has ever taken a random walk on the gay side.
We’ve had it out on Twitter with the Marcus character guy and we are prepared to wait to see how events unfold, especially with the laudable Beautiful Thing writer Jonathan Harvey all over the storyline, but suffice to say at this juncture we are none best pleased.
Prove us wrong, Coronation Street. Prove us wrong.
Now we love our Corrie, but how insulting to the gays is this?,