October 23, 2006

Rainmaker returns

If you don't know the history of the GEN¹³ comic book and its bisexual Apache superheroine, read all about it in Rainmaker Returns.


Rob said...

I can't vouch for what people write in Wikipedia. You're free to edit their comments if you think they're wrong.

But aren't there a continuum of sexual identities from heterosexual to bisexual to homosexual? Don't the experts say that no one is completely one or the other?

I imagine writer Campbell conceived Rainmaker as a lesbian, but decided it would be more dramatic if she slipped into bisexuality. If her drunken making out wasn't a one-time mistake, it implied she wasn't sure whether she was gay or not.

Anyway, I presume that's why Wikipedia variously identifies her as a lesbian and a bisexual. Campbell confused the issue by modifying her in midstream.

If Anne Heche can go from being a committed lesbian to a married mom, I don't find that too strange. As Wikipedia noted:

Anne said she does not give a label to her own sexual orientation and said "I have been very clear to everybody that just because I'm getting married does not mean I call myself a straight."

Rob said...

I've never heard of that experiment. Interesting.

It seems to reinforce the claims of the museum exhibit noted in this blog. Humans may need darkness to reduce their sexual inhibitions, but animals don't. They apparently perform homosexual and bisexual acts naturally.