Lord Revan wrote:]That much is obvious. Problem there is that entertainment industry as a whole is rather conservative in some issues (ok lazy might be a better word then conservative) so those views about bisexuals take time to die off as much as we'd like to see them gone now. Essentially I'm not saying a well writen monogamous Bisexual character isn't needed they sure are, but rather changing a established character's sexuality to bisexual would probably seen as a cheap trick and not "real" by signifigant enough portion of the public that it's simpler (or at least it's seen by the writers as being simpler) to change the character from straight to gay then from straight to bi.
I think its laziness and fanserviness for bisexuality (and even homosexuality in some cases) but also leaves room open for more possibilities. In some cases making a character gay or bi is done because of an absence of character, the character is their sexuality. It becomes a significant part of who they are rather then just another trait. Its not a character who is gay or bi but a bi or gay character. Its a crutch writers can use to change up a character for whatever reason without actually putting any work in it. Making a character gay or bi in a believable would take some work especially if they were already established as straight. Actually have to show the transition, the accepting themselves and all. For already gay or bi character they actually have to show them as, for lack of a better term, normal and not some bi or gay stereotype.
Being bi means the writer can have the character flirt with either sex, be with either sex, is not constrained in making relations even the small amount of restraint having a gay or straight character would have. I look at some instances of Poison Ivy as an example of this. She can flirt with Bats (once you go green your peen will sting?) to titillate 12 year olds who want to bone a plant lady (I guess I can't blame them, redheads are my kryptonite) and then give those same 12 year old more thrills chills and spills (if you get my meaning) when she acts like more then friends with Harley Quinn.
Personally my main problem with making a character gay or bi has always been the laziness. A character that has really bothered me recently is Sara Lance from Arrowverse. Starting out her characterization after she became bi was not bad. She was shagging the boss's daughter but it was a committed relationship. She still had feelings for Oliver, even sexual ones because dem pecs. She was bi but not done to titillate or give fan service.
Move to Legends of Tomorrow and she is now apparently completely gay, which to be fair maybe she always was but just her emotional connection to Oliver made her attracted to him or something, but being gay is pretty much one of her main character traits. She goes around history sleeping with women even in times when that would be deadly. It seems to be done to titillate, to have the audience get some James Wood to see her with some hot chick. It seems to be done rather then exploring her character. More recently they've been focusing more on her character and she hasn't been chasing every pretty nurse or Salem housewife.
It just seems really freaking disrespectful to gay women to show them as massive horndogs always chasing tail. Its really disrespectful to the character that much of the time she is reduced to "horny lesbian".
But her being written so poorly is just a problem with the show, all the characters tend to be written to varying degrees of shit. Poor Mick Rory has been completely shat on, reduced back to a dumb thug despite the growth he showed as a person emotionally and mentally after being Chronos. I honestly thought he'd be leading the team or contributing more because of his Time Lord......I mean Time Master training but nope, dumb thug who don't know shit about time travel.