While Kit Connor offered the caveat that fellow Netflix series “Sex Education” prominently features a bisexual male character, the performer still emphasized the importance of having this experience be the central focus of “Heartstopper.” “You know, this show is very much focused around that,” he said. “Like, one of the biggest storylines is Nick exploring his sexuality.”
Though female bisexuality has been commonly portrayed in popular media, male bisexuality is far more underseen. With this in mind, it’s easy to see where Connor is coming from with his assertion, though he acknowledged that not even a show like “Heartstopper” can necessarily make everyone feel included. “I suppose one of the challenges of a show like this is it’s never a ‘one size fits all’ kind of thing,” he said.
“We really have tried our best to be as inclusive and representative as possible … but at the same time, everyone’s experience in life is different,” Connor went on. “We very much tried our best to portray that and create a safe space for the queer community in particular.”
Being that “Heartstopper” has already been renewed by Netflix for a second season, fans can no doubt look forward to even more positive queer representation when the show makes its return. Hopefully, this time around, the streamer won’t torment the cast with more water-based milkshakes.