James Adomain is a NY comic, who performs with UCB, and who was on Last Comic Standing.
This video has his bit about gay villains. Or villains that aren’t out but are suggested to be gay.
I know I read an article about this but I can’t find it. Anyway, the point is that often times, television and movies make the villain gay or make the gay person the villain. Maybe they are trying to meet a quota? Diversity?
“We need one black, gay, female villain!”
Than the rest of the cast can be straight white men and a few beautiful background girls for them to have sex with.
Off the top of my head:
- The Simpsons – Mr. Burns
- Downton Abbey – Thomas
- The 300 – King Xerxes
- Glee – Karofsky
- The Lion King – Scar
- True Blood – Queen Sophie-Anne
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Nicole Wallace
- Desperate Housewives – Andrew Van De Kamp
- Sons of Anarchy – Agent June Stahl