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The Beat - "Queerness In Comics: Jughead"

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https://www.comicsbeat.com/queerness-in-comics-jughead/

 

27 June 2019

 

The website is a column about queer representation in comics (hence the name). This one focuses on Jughead. 

 

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When Jughead was relaunched, it received attention for its decision to confirm that Jughead was asexual. The explicit statement comes in issue 4, when Kevin Keller remarks that Jughead doesn’t understand the trials and tribulations of the limited dating pool available to him as a gay student at Riverdale High. Jughead confirms the statement by telling Kevin that the fact that he isn’t “hobbled by these hormonal impulses” like the rest of his classmates simply affords him clarity of vision, since he isn’t constantly distracted by the prospect of sex.

 

With the confirmation of Jughead’s sexuality out of the way, however, there isn’t much further discussion on the matter in the first six issues – although the ongoing story arc, in which Jughead finds himself suspicious of the new school administration even while everyone surrounding him assures him that everything’s fine, is sure to resonate with queer readers. In large part, this is because officially confirming Jughead as asexual is hardly a departure for the character.

 

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KrystalLost

And then in a movie they completely threw away his asexuality.

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thylacine
4 hours ago, KrystalLost said:

And then in a movie they completely threw away his asexuality.

I freakin' hate that, man.

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