‘Jane the Virgin’ Introduces Bisexual Latinx Love Interest

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Tyler Posey, who plays bisexual character Adam on The CW's "Jane the Virgin." Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Being a 20-something virgin, Jane has a lot to learn about dating. In a recent episode of The CW's “Jane the Virgin,” she struggled to come to terms with dating a bisexual partner with her own conservative upbringing.

The telenovela sitcom released recent episode “Jane the Heteronormative” in which the namesake protagonist (played by Gina Rodriguez) discovers her partner Adam (Tyler Posey) had relationships with men in his past. During the episode she raises questions and struggles to come to terms with his bisexuality.

“I feel like you see a lot of bisexual women on TV because men think it’s sexy when women make out ... and we felt like we hadn’t had a romantic hero who’s also bisexual,” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman told Variety. “And also, it felt like an interesting place to explore because Jane would think she’s very progressive and Jane would think she’d have no issue with it — that would be the place she wants to come into the story with, but then she has to unpack a lot of stuff. ”

She continued: “It was more about Jane realizing that even though on paper she should be totally fine, there’s no issue, she had to accept the fact that things did not go down as smoothly as she wished it did. She 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!”

In reality the actress who plays Jane, Gina Rodriguez, claims she is “more bisexual than Jane the Virgin.”

“Many fans ask me if Jane is bisexual,” she told BUST Magazine in August. “Jane is the furthest from bisexual — maybe Gina’s a little closer than Jane is!”

Giving more information on her sexuality, she took to Twitter in 2016:

“I don't need anyone to define their sexuality to me nor do I feel the need to either,” she tweeted. “I love hearts. Period.”

Posey, who plays Adam, pretended to come out as gay on Snapchat last year according to PinkNews. He said, “I am this, and this is me. I’ve never felt more alive!… I’m gay!”

Later on Twitter, he denied that he was actually gay and apologized for people he offended by pretending to come out.

“Although I’m not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that,” he tweeted. In another, “And everyone, I am truly sorry to the people I’ve offended or lessened how big coming out is. I just want to spread love in this world.” 


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