After last season’s widely perceived mishandling of Adrianna’s (Jessica Lowndes) short-lived lesbian storyline, “90210’s” producers are being sure to stress that the upcoming gay storyline will really be, well, gay.
After Zap2it was the first to report that Trevor Donovan’s character, Teddy Montgomery, is the mystery male coming out in Season 3, the actor is using Twitter to respond to his many fans who have reacted to our article.
“I read all your tweets and know you are all curious about the ‘gay’ character this season,” he writes. “Let me say, gay or straight, relationships are relationships. Everyone goes through the same kind of troubles and joys.”
While The CW tells us that there are no plans to bring back Ryan O’Neal, who played Teddy’s father, Spence Montgomery, last season, Donovan mentions family as one of the things the character will have to deal with.
“A gay storyline will have an added issue of dealing with judgment from others,” Donovan, 31, says. “Acceptance, by family, friends, society and self is just one of the concerns the character will be going through. It is a part of life, and it should be portrayed.”
And if you were one of the many who were disappointed when Adrianna’s lesbian plotline fizzled within a few episodes, Donovan seemingly addresses those concerns, as well.
“I was told, and am confident the storyline will be written very well and the change in the character will be organic, NOT overnight,” says Donovan. “It’s going to be a great Season 3. I look forward to chatting with you all as we progress.”
The CW declined to comment for this article.
It seems like Trevor Donovan is really embracing the role. Did his statements make you confident in how “90210” will handle Teddy’s gay storyline?
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