The 100

The 100: Clarke Griffin’s Positive Bisexual Representation

Comments (5)
  1. Pat says:

    Please stop talking about bi representation if you don’t know what you’re talking about. A great character who is bi does not equal great bi representation. You’re harming an entire community by silencing them in a thinly veiled attempt to protect your heterosexual ship from the criticism of the queer community.

  2. Dani says:

    Great article I feel like some people forget that no matter who a person is with, their bisexuality doesn’t go away. Nor does it ever define who a person is or what they’re capable of. As someone who’s always felt ostracized from the LGBT+ community bc of my sexuality, the things people say about Clarke in regards to her worth and how she only really matters if she’s with a woman is very upsetting. Thank you taking the time to explain why Clarke and the rep she brings to the table are so important.

  3. Suzie says:

    As a bi girl, I feel this is a wonderful expression of praise for a bi lead character on t.v and i agree that we should be lifting up Clarke Griffin as an amazing character no matter who she is with or whether she is even with anyone. She is way more than WHO she is with. Thank you!

  4. Maree says:

    As a bi woman I appreciate this article. I loved Clexa but appreciate Clarke on her own and her sexuality no matter who she is with, if anyone. I’m sick of people dismissing her representation because they don’t agree with her characters decisions or because she isn’t with who they want her to be with.

    She’s such a strong character and deserves alot of praise. If other bi people don’t view her as representation that’s fine but it’s when they present her as bad rep like it’s fact and not just opinion, that’s when it gets hurtful to those who do view her as their rep because by claiming she is bad rep it’s dismissing those people. By saying Clarke and her rep doesn’t matter is like telling those people who identify with her that they don’t matter.

  5. Karen says:

    Clarke is a great character. If she is (like many other women on this show) not once again thrown under the bus to prop up some of the show’s ridiculous “bad boy” males and their respective “redemption” arcs for murdering hundreds or whatever terrible thing they’ve done this time around. That doesn’t automatically mean LGBT viewers should praise this show for how it is portraying and handling LGBT characters and stories. Rep isn’t automatically great just because it exists at all. We should be long past this. I expect more, we should all expect more from tv these days. Writers should be capable of avoiding lazy writing and outdated clichés and tropes. It is at the very least very much debatable whether or not The 100 succeeds at that. Clarke and the writing for her aren’t imune to criticism simply because she was declared bisexual at some point throughout the story.

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