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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Slams "Pathetic" Bisexual 'Loki' Reveal

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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Slams "Pathetic" Bisexual 'Loki' Reveal

It's A Sin creator and former Doctor Who showrunner Russel T. Davies has slammed Disney Plus' Loki for its "pathetic" bisexual reveal.

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During episode three of recent Marvel series, Loki has a brief heart-to-heart with his female variant Sylvie on the subject of past lovers in which he admits that he's enjoyed the company of both "princesses" and "princes" in his time.

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"How about you?" Sylvie asks Loki. "You're a prince. Must have been would-be-princesses. Or perhaps another prince."

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"A bit of both," he responds with a smile. "I suspect the same as you."

This admittedly small moment won a lot of praise and adoration from Marvel fans who were pleased to see the confirmed inclusion of an LGBTQ character in the MCU.

"From the moment I joined [Loki] it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual," the show's director Kate Herron wrote. "It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I'm happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in the MCU."

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Thor: The Dark World / Credit: Marvel
Thor: The Dark World / Credit: Marvel

Davies evidently doesn't share the same opinion of the scene. During a recent panel on queer representation in TV (thanks, IndieWire), the writer made it clear he believes Marvel and Disney could - and should - be doing more.

"I think huge, clanging warning bells are ringing as the giants rise up with Netflix and Disney Plus especially," he said. "I think that's a very great worry. Loki makes one reference to being bisexual once, and everyone's like, 'Oh my god, it's like a pansexual show.' It's like one word. He said the word 'prince,' and we're meant to go, 'Thank you, Disney! Aren't you marvelous?'

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"It's pathetic. It's a ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture towards the vital politics and the stories that should be told."

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Disney, News, Marvel

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