Season 8 - The Long Way Home: Part 3 May 9, 2007 0:02:47 GMT -5
Post by Girl Power on May 9, 2007 0:02:47 GMT -5
colonelforbin said:I definately think there are some issues inside Andrews head! I just don't necessarily think he is gay. Why would they tip toe around it so much? Willow and Tara were strong powerful women and great lesbian role models, don't you think they "gay jokes" with Andrew would taint that???
He's weird, plain and simple. He's a Star Wars fanboy and not exactly smooth with the ladies. The whole thing is very tounge-in-cheek. I think if he were gay, they would have come out and made it obvious. Who knows? The consensus is definately gay, but I think that's way too simple. Asexual is kinda what I'm thinking. But he could be bi-curious? Whatever the truth it has made for some funny awkward moments! He could just be very secure with his heterosexuality and see nothing wrong with saying Spike is So cool, damn I persoanlly think Spike is cool for hooking up with Anya!
(backs away all jealous like....)
Well, just because they have healthy lesbian role models on the show, doesn't mean they don't also make some jokes about Andrew's secret sexual preference. When he was with Jonathon and Warren, it wouldn't have been acceptable for him to be out.
In the example I gave about him saying Spike was "SO cool" he didn't say it in a way suggesting he was secure with his heterosexuality. In fact, it was the opposite. He said it, then looked scared and glanced furtively at Warren and Jonathon, then clearly tried to cover it up by saying that "the girl's hot too" really casually. It was definitely a joke about Andrew being more into watching Spike than watching Anya.
But there are other examples, like in Storyteller where he memorized Anya's speech to Xander and kept replaying the tape, letting Xander say his part on the tape, and then Andrew mouthed the words to only Anya's part, like he was playing the scene and he was Anya.
That coupled with how he ignored Willow and Kennedy making out in the same episode, but instead panned to Xander's handiwork doesn't show that he's oblivious to all sexual or romantic interaction, only to that with just women. But the stereotype of heterosexual guys is being into the girl-on-girl action. I think that most people saw the many examples of this kind of thing as a definite statement of Andrew's sexuality, whether or not he was willing to admit it to himself or anyone else.