14 Queer Characters Who Got "Straightwashed" Into Heteronormativity By Hollywood
Riverdale features aliens and organ-stealing cults, but somehow Jughead's asexuality was a bridge too far.
Have you ever watched a TV show or movie and thought to yourself, "This would be better if it was gayer"? If so, you may be picking up on an unfortunate practice known as "straightwashing."
Straightwashing is the "practice of portraying non-straight people or characters as straight." Similarly, "ciswashing" refers to portraying people who are canonically trans or non-binary as cisgender.