'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Just Gave Us a Refreshingly Honest Take On Male Bisexuality
When's the last time you saw an openly bisexual man sing a 1980s-inspired pop jingle all about his widely misunderstood sexual orientation? Never, you say? Well then, check this out!
On a March 8 episode of the CW's dramedy-cum-musical Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the character of Darryl came out as bi and addressed the myriad stereotypes and double standards facing bi men at the same time.
And he did so melodically, to a zippy, sax-infused pop groove.
If there were such a thing as the Annual Sexual Orientation Awards, male bisexuality would likely be nominated for "most misunderstood" literally every year. From the theory that all bi guys are just slutty or confused to the belief that they're all just hanging out in Bi Town before making the inevitable move to Gay City, some people can't seem to wrap their heads around the idea that a dude could be equally attracted to both sexes.
And while LGBT representation has drastically improved over the past few years, bisexual people still struggle with erasure and stigma, which is why some people feel that this cheeky little jingle is actually kind of a big step towards validating male bisexuality in society.
"There's never been anything like this on television," Samantha Allen wrote for the Daily Beast earlier this week. "It's exactly the sort of bisexual visibility that's been sorely lacking as the medium grows more diverse."
Did we mention there is a delightful saxophone solo at the end? We need more saxophone solos when discussing matters of sexual orientation, TBH.
Watch the full video for "Getting Bi" below.