'Archie' Comics to Introduce Gay Character

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  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/books/04/23/archie.gay/index.html?hpt=C2

    Funny, I always thought that Ethel was gonna come out :D.
     
  2. Veronika

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    But they already have Jughead?!? ;) Mostly kidding, but he does hate girls.
     
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  3. Rex

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    Why, it's Veronika of all people ;).
    (You know Veronica is a character from the strip).

    I think Jughead and Ethel are the same person. But that is a whole other issue.
     
  4. antmanb

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    This thread brought to mind the scene in Chasing Amy about Archie being a "sister" :rofl:

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  5. Veronika

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    My username partly comes from Archie...but I look a lot more like Betty IRL. :)
     
  6. Rex

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    And see, Betty was my fave 'cause she was so nice, but always such a victim. Like the way I used to be.

    But OT, I want to see if they will give him a romance, or is he gonna be the token gay character with no sex life, only there to provide wisecracks or help Betty and Veronica with their love lives and shopping and stuff.
     
  7. olympic

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    I'd read that the creator of 'Archie' was rather religious, so I find this very interesting
     
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    There are many people who are pro-gay and religious.
     
  9. olympic

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    Agreed.

    I just recalled as a kid back in the 1970s that 'Archie' comics were featured prominently at these Jesus Fairs [religious Woodstocks, if you will] that my parents used to attend and the Archie comic-book author was pretty 'out' and resolute in his religious beliefs at a time when gays carried a big 'ick' factor. I guess in my mind that is why I found it quite interesting he is featuring a gay character, and in my mind I probably wrongly linked his religiosity to an anti-gay position.