Am I right in thinking that the only confirmed gay characters in all of Charmed's eight seasons were Brenda and Carly, the two lesbians from Charrrmed!? I've always wondered why exactly we were never given a gay character, especially as the show is set in San Francisco, which is essentially the gay capital of the world. Obviously, not every show needs a gay character, but it would have been nice to see at least a couple of guest characters that were homosexual.
I recently read on the Television Without Pity forums some quotes from former writer Krista Vernoff, who said "This was Spelling Entertainment, so there was not a lot of support in the room for putting the gays back in San Francisco". Is that really surprising? Aaron Spelling comes from that generation where most people were either moderately homophobic or moderately racist, but, still, I would have thought such prejudices would be left out of the writers room, am I right?
It may have just been accidental, but I find it bad, even embarassing, that the show only had one episode featuring a gay person. Also taking into consideration that it would be a push to find many straight male adults who would even tune into the show on a regular basis, I've always found it strange.
Does anybody agree that homosexuality should have been referenced more in the Charmed universe? Or pin-point any episodes I may have forgotten that had a gay character?
Also, I had to space out the letters in the topic title since it's a censored word on the forums... for some wacky reason. So, please could any mods ignore the fact that I didn't block the whole word out as it's not in any way an abusive, derogatory discussion. Thanks.