Continuing with the gay comic theme – and on my way to making this the gayest day of blog posting ever (while I’m at it, I might as well alert you to SameSame’s recent list of the gayest songs of all time, including its unfortunate omissions of Rufus Wainwright, Scissor Sisters, The Smiths… not all gays are about disco and Madonna, SameSame), – The New York Times ran an article about the ongoing Buffy The Vampire Slayer comics (which I do not read.. though I was a huge fan of the show) and the new revelation that Ms. Summers experiments with lady-on-lady sex in the latest issue.
Says the Times:
In a new issue of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” comic book series, being released Wednesday, Buffy sleeps with a fellow slayer. And, oh yeah, she’s a woman.
It’s an unusual development for a lead character of a series, whether on television or in comic books.
The story line “evolved naturally,” said Joss Whedon, who created Buffy for the 1992 film and the 1997 television show, which ran for seven seasons. Mr. Whedon is also executive producer of the comic book, published by Dark Horse Comics and promoted as “Season Eight.”
He has written several stories for it, including an opening arc that introduces Satsu (pronounced SOUGHT-sue), one of nearly 2,000 slayers activated in the television show’s finale. One of Buffy’s prized disciples, she ends up sharing her bed.