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And speaking of the UK, seven of the top 50 characters originate from shows produced in that country.
Seven of the top 50 were men of color, including Nasir.
He’s also a Buddhist and gay, though we’ve rarely seen him practicing either.
There’s just more for gay men to relate to on television these days.
Soap operas might be a dying format, but they still had a surprisingly strong showing on this list, with nine characters coming from serial dramas; five from US daytime and four from as far away as the UK and Germany.
The enlightened treatment Thomas receives from his employers and most of his fellow servants seems farfetched for the early 20th century, but we’ll forgive ends next year after an abbreviated six episode fifth season, and it’s such a shame because we were just starting to get to know Agent Steve Jinks.
A few weeks ago we asked readers to name their favorite gay or bisexual male characters of all time.
(As usual, we left the female characters to our sisters over at After Ellen.) Now, after sorting through the thirty thousand plus write-in votes, we have the results, and one thing leaps out at us: you guys certainly have a soft spot for the bad boys!
When it comes to television, “gay” and “anti-hero” must to go well together because this list is filled with wily schemers, heartless cads, domestic abusers, street thugs, high school bullies and yes, even a couple stone cold killers.
Oh well, at least the guy who ranks #1 is an honest to goodness sweetheart. Almost every single character in the top 50 came from a show that ran in the current century. ’s Jodie Dallas who left the airwaves 32 years ago in 1981. A part of it is probably “out of sight, out of mind,” but it is also true that television overall has just vastly improved in quality since the proliferation of cable, and with that has come an explosion of a multidimensional LGBT characters.
Actor: Robert James Collier 2010-present Previous Rank: N/A He’s Thomas the footman.And no, he’s not proudly letting his freak flag fly with that title. He’s risen in the ranks to underbutler at Downton, a position he fought hard and deviously for. Poor guy was dumped by his titled boyfriend in season 1. (Resourceful Thomas had to sacrifice part of his hand in order to survive and get shipped home.) In season 3 he fell in love with another butler, a handsome cad who rejected him violently, promptly outed him to everyone at Downton and then called the police on him. It’s true that much of the trouble Thomas faces he brings on himself. But audiences still have a soft spot for him, probably because he helps us imagine how awful it would have been to be homosexual basically time post classical Greece and pre-Stonewall.