Bisexual Bonanza: Catwoman and The 100

By Ashley R. Lierman

It’s a good week for bisexual representation in media. A same-sex kiss on the CW’s apocalyptic drama The 100 led to confirmation by the show’s creators that its main character is, in fact, bisexual (via the Advocate):

the-100-clarke-lexaScreenwriter Jason Rothenberg graciously answered fans’ questions over Twitter, confirming the character is in fact bisexual.

‘In #The100, they don’t label themselves. If Clarke’s attracted to someone, gender isn’t a factor. Some things improve post-apocalypse.’

‘Clarke is a bisexual character. Remember that in this society, no one’s worried about it. They’re worried about spears to the chest. #The100

Meanwhile, at DC comics, another same-sex kiss in issue 39 of the Catwoman confirmed what’s had a long history of hints and speculation: that Selina Kyle is also bisexual. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

Writer Genevieve Valentine, who took over the series in October, wrote on her blog that establishing Selina Kyle as “canon bisexual” was an “indispensable” beat she always had intended to hit in the series.

“She’s flirted around it — often quite literally — for years now,” wrote Valentine. “For me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation.”


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