Teen Wolf

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Title Teen Wolf
Network MTV
Premiere June 5, 2011
IMDB IMDB
Purchase Available on Amazon

Teen Wolf is a television show based loosely on the classic 1985 film of the same name.

LGBT Representation

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Showrunner Jeff Davis has stated:

I'm trying to create a world where there's no racism, there's no sexism, there's no homophobia. And I know it's not real life, but I kind of don't care. I'd like to create a world where none of that matters: you have the supernatural creatures for that to work as an analogy. In my mind, if you can create a world like that on TV, maybe life starts to imitate it.

Many of the cast members have expressed pride in the LGBT representation on the show[1].

Several recurring characters on Teen Wolf have been LGBT, including tech whiz Danny Mahealani (played by Keahu Kahuanui). In season three, Danny began a relationship with alpha werewolf Ethan Steiner (Charlie Carver). However, it ended when Ethan left town at the end of the season after the death of his twin brother.

Season 4 introduced Mason (Khylin Rambo), another gay character of color. Other LGBT characters include Caitlin, Brett Talbot, Corey, and Lucas.

In season 6, it is revealed that Ethan and Jackson Whittemore (Colton Haynes) are in a romantic relationship and have been living together in London. Jackson had previously dated Lydia Martin (Holland Roden).

Sexuality of Stiles Stilinski

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The show has repeatedly implied that fan favorite character Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O'Brian) might be bisexual. Although Stiles had an unrequited crush on Lydia Martin (Holland Roden) early in the show and later starts a romantic relationship with Malia (Shelley Henning), he's also oddly obsessed with how attractive he may or may not be to gay men. The frequency of these moments has contributed to accusations of queerbaiting by some fans.

LGBT Cast and Crew

The cast and crew includes several members of the LGBT community. Showrunner Jeff Davis is openly gay, as are actors Charlie Carver, who played Ethan and came out as gay on Instagram in January 2016[2], and Colton Haynes, who played Jackson Whittemore and came out as gay in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May 2016[3].

Fandom

The Teen Wolf fandom is overwhelmingly dominated by the non-canon slash ship Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski (commonly known as "Sterek" by fans), which has more than 42,000 works tagged with the pairing on the fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own. (For comparison's sake, the second most popular ship in the fandom, canon het ship Scott McCall/Allison Argent, has about 6400 works tagged.)

Related Links

References

  1. http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2014/09/08/teen-wolf-cast-weighs-lgbt-inclusion
  2. http://www.mtv.com/news/2727018/teen-wolf-charlie-carver-gay/
  3. http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/05/colton-haynes-interview


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