File this under “things that make you go… oy.”
Contact Music is reporting that Hayden Panettiere, or Claire from Heroes, is “preparing for girl-on-girl love scenes in the next series of HEROES.” According to them, she will be sharing a kiss with her college roommate.
But wait — we’re not at the “oy” yet. Here’s where it gets exploitative and just plain weird:
A source tells British newspaper the Daily Star, “It’s just girlie fun at first. But it might progress into something more serious. It depends on how viewers respond.”
Um. Urm… are they suggesting a call-in poll? Because we all know how well that worked out for Jason Todd. All in all, this feels less benign and more exploitative, less of an appeal to the LGBT community and more of the cheerleader fantasy crowd. Valerie D’Orazio, who I picked this link up from, has a nice takedown of the whole process. All I can say is: if this is true, who thought this was a good idea?