Loki won praise in June when it confirmed via a short scene that Tom Hiddleston's character was bisexual. But former Doctor Who showrunner Davies, who created Queer as Folk and It's a Sin, isn't impressed with the Marvel series' brief attempt at LGBTQ inclusion. “It’s like one word," Davies said at a virtual Pride month panel for Swansea University, according to Pink News. "He said the word ‘prince’, and we’re meant to go, ‘Thank you, Disney! Aren’t you marvelous?’ It’s a ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture towards the vital politics and the stories that should be told." Davies added that he's concerned that streaming shows will “damn us” with “their condescension in the end” when it comes to LGBTQ+ stories. Former Loki director Kate Herron, who is bisexual, said it was her goal to have Loki acknowledge his bisexuality on screen. "From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too," she tweeted in June. "I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu." Herron later told Collider she hoped Loki's bisexuality will be further explored in future seasons. "I don't know plans for the future with Loki — I'm so focused on this story," she said. "But I would say that part of my thinking was, well, if it's canon and it's acknowledged, then yeah I hope there's obviously more road to travel with that aspect of his personality. And I hope it has opened the door to more stories, definitely."
TOPICS: Loki, Disney+, Kate Herron, Russell T Davies, Tom Hiddleston, LGBTQ, Marvel