Must read from lizlet.
Aw, thanks Jay! I was pretty happy with this interview. Lisco was a really engaged guy, and we had a pretty honest conversation about a fair number of things, including – unexpectedly – the concept of “fluid sexuality” vs. “bi-erasure”:
Friends of mine are bisexual, identify very prominently as bi, and get frustrated by the idea of “fluid sexuality.” It’s a concept they refer to as “bi-erasure,” the elimination of bisexuality as a sexual identity. Is that a criticism you’ve heard?
It’s not a criticism I’ve heard, but I think it’s a totally valid one. Although I would just say that it sort of cuts against the grain of what we’re attempting to achieve. I would say to them, with great respect, that the whole point of creating a character like this is to explode categories and labels. It doesn’t disappoint me, but it’s of great interest to me that they find that it’s actually hurting their categorization. I think because they’ve had to fight for that categorization and the respect that’s attendant to it — which, people in this business and from the general populous, they may have a strong opinion about that, which I greatly respect.
But our view is not to obliterate categories, but to make the statement that those categories are not as essential as we may think.