Telenovela sitcom, Jane the Virgin, is making waves for its casual inclusion of a bisexual character.
In the recent episode, entitled ‘Jane the Heteronormative,’ Jane discovers that her new partner Adam has dated men in the past. Jane, played by Gina Rodriguez, spends a lot of the episode coming to terms with Adam’s sexuality.
Rodriguez recently said that she is ‘more bisexual’ than the character she plays, saying that she loves people for their hearts.
Jane the Virgin showrunner, Jennie Snyder Urman spoke to Variety about including a bisexual character: “I feel like you see a lot of bisexual women on TV because men think it’s sexy when women make out. We felt like we hadn’t had a romantic hero who’s also bisexual.”
She continued: “[Jane] had to confront what that meant and ask questions — and feel safe enough to ask questions because sometimes you feel like your questions are silly and you should know better, but ask them!”
Adam is played by former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey, who made headlines last year for pretending to come out as gay on Snapchat.
Many people have said that bisexual representation and visibility is one of the most important struggles that the LGBT+ community faces in the 21st century.
Watch the moment Jane realises Adam is bisexual below: