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monsieurxander t1_je1okvz wrote

It's crazy how far we've come in a very short period of time. When this show started ~60% of Americans opposed same-sex marriage, and now ~70% support it.


MulciberTenebras t1_je0qj1z wrote

>During the show's five-year run, audiences saw Gomez's character have several male love interests, including werewolf Mason (Gregg Sulkin) and bad boy Dean Moriarty (Daniel Samonas).

>However, according to showrunner Peter Murrieta, things could have potentially turned romantic with another female wizard Stevie Nichols, played by Hayley Kiyoko.

>Speaking on Monday's episode of rewatch podcast "Wizards of Waverly Pod," Murrieta, who served as head writer and executive producer during the first three seasons, was asked by hosts and former "WoWP" stars Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise if there was a storyline he wanted to explore but never got the chance to.

>"Easy, easy, easy," he replied. "I wished we could have played more with what was quite obvious to a lot of us was the relationship between Stevie and Alex."

>DeLuise, who portrayed Russo family patriarch Jerry Russo, asked, "Nowadays that could happen, right?"

>"I mean, they did it. Disney Channel has had characters, and they did it," Murrieta said, referencing the animated series "The Owl House"


NerdyGerdy t1_je8b8ac wrote

Revisionist history to sound woke.


mrgreyeyes t1_je0yg0x wrote

How brave saying that years after the fact. /s

I don't know, but I get a bit pissed about the whole plausible deniability of it all.


SpookyTupperware t1_je1n7av wrote

It's not about being brave but expose how hipocrite Disney and others networks are when they show support about LGBT themes but when it comes to their shows that can't put it in any form.


monsieurxander t1_je1u6x6 wrote

It's not the creatives' fault. To this day Disney actively suppresses queer content that writers want to include.

>We at Pixar have personally witnessed beautiful stories, full of diverse characters, come back from Disney corporate reviews shaved down to crumbs of what they once were. Nearly every moment of overtly gay affection is cut at Disney’s behest, regardless of when there is protest from both the creative teams and executive leadership at Pixar.


SaluteYourChase t1_je2628p wrote

I get that, but I want to say that the arc with Stevie feels like they should be a couple. There's this weird whirlwind romance type feel to it