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“Buffy” Vs. “Torchwood”: Which Did a Better Job Killing Its Gay Character?

"And for the record, as one of the fans upset by Ianto Jones death to the extent that I can't see myself watching again, even if there is another series, I took great personal offence at some of Davies comments - especially the interview with the "go watch Supernatural, those boys are beautiful" one. I did not watch Torchwood or like Ianto Jones because I wanted to get into his pants. I wanted to get into his head. Because he was bi like me, learning to love someone of his own gender and such a genuinely identifiable character that I could empathise with. That is why I was so angry at his death.

And why I will miss him so very much. Or will I?

Because this is sci fi. And anything is possible."

This. This is from one of the comments over at the After Elton website. And this is precisely why RTD is a twat. He just doesn't understand. Or pretends he doesn't understand, which is even worse. He had a precious gem and he threw it away.

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Date: 2009-07-27 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I like this comment and also comments by 'psionycx' at However, there are some trolly people over there who keep blabbing about how RTD doesn't 'owe anything to the gays' and seriously we should all chill out, etc. Quite disappointing to see that at a GAY website, of all places.

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Date: 2009-07-28 12:38 pm (UTC)
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I saw that. Trolly people, yes, but that's inevitable as anyone can comment on public sites, After Elton included.

But, what do I know? I'm just a stupid fangirl who was there only to watch pretty boys!

Strange then that the gay community isn't very happy with what CoE turned out to be.

Russell should really stop thinking he is "the only gay in the village". He doesn't have the exclusive monopoly at being gay.

You don't need to be gay or straight to see things as they really are. It's so evident what CoE did - no more same sex relationship. I really don't know how thay can deny it wasn't done on purpose.

Now Torchwood is doomed, because either Jack is coming back with a female love interest (Gwen, anyone?) and that would be the confirmation that Ianto was eliminated to go mainstream without the "too-much-to-stomach" gay element or Jack will have another male lover, a Ianto.2, and that would be even worse.


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