More Gay Characters to Come on 90210?

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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.

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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.

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Are we done exploring more races (hispanic, blacks,...) characters on the show? I think this should be done before anything else. There is still a big percentage of the teen population that can't relate to 90210 based on the race represented.

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what are you talking about? i have nothing against gays but why ruin such a great character i hate when writers take a character who you really like as they are and change them to gay or lesbian because their story lines are getting dull

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I think it is a very good idea. People of our generation are more comfortable with being gay/lesbian/bisexual etc. Its a good way to show that young teenagers can be open. Plus its a great storyline

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hurray the gays need to be represnted come on glees already all over this.

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Jessica Lowndes Rock she's awesome

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4my its good idea.
jessica lowndes (adrianna) is very sexy and very good actres.
good 4 her