As 90210 fans know by now, Adrianna is going gay.
Opinions on this storyline seem mixed in our forum and across our site. Do you think it's a good idea?
To those that have doubts, showrunner Rebecca Sinclair says the series is aware of other failed PR stunts that have gone this route. In a new interview, she tells Michael Ausiello that things will be different between Gia and Adrianna...
On driving force behind this storyline: There’s been a real void in the 90210 universe in terms of gay and bisexual characters, so it was always my intention to find the right way to tell a modern story about being a non-straight — or non-entirely straight — teenager. It’s crazy that we don’t have any stories about that.
On showing respect for the relationship: This isn’t a fling. We’re coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, ‘Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.’ This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting.
On Adrianna: Adrianna is, by nature, a dramatic person whose identity is not completely solid. She’s still very much in the process of figuring out show she is.
On the reaction of Adrianna's friends: Naomi, predictably, has some outrageous opinions. She thinks the best thing about fooling around with another girl is how much guys would love it. And Silver, being more sophisticated, is like, “What’s the big deal? If you like somebody and you feel attracted to them, what is holding you back?”
Might other characters explore their homosexual side? There has been some internal debate about this. I feel like as we dig into the show and hopefully make it more specific and unique and interesting, we would get into the real stuff that goes on from both the guys’ and girls’ perspective.