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Actors say EastEnders needs more gay and mixed-race characters

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  1. “”EastEnders is set in London and there are a lot of black people, Asian families and other cultures there and it doesn’t show that.”

    If Eastenders was anything like the real place, nobody would watch it. Because it would be in Bengali/Urdu/Polish.

  2. Here we go again!

    Since when was EastEnders supposed to be realistic? With a murder rate like they have in East Enders, the place would have been demolished years ago. The idea that scripts should be tailored to titillate the egos of every single minority group is just preposterous. It is like complaining that heterosexuals were under-represented in Queer As Folk.

  3. Charlie Clements is not the name of the character played by the actress, it’s the name of the actor who plays Bradley Branning.

  4. Brian Burton 1 Oct 2009, 5:21pm

    Mark,
    I would subscribe to that analogy sunshine. Soap actors actually talk to the ‘Turn-coat’ Sun to relate their fiction for public consumption. Just as though it was real-life stuff…thats sick!

  5. Jean-Paul Bentham 1 Oct 2009, 8:23pm

    Sounds to me like the Eastenders has a lot of potential, especially with all the publicity it’s getting on Pink.

    It’s like Oscar Wilde said:

    “It doesn’t matter what they are saying about me, as long as they are talking about me.”

  6. The mixed race actress is saying that there’s not enough mixed race characters and the gay actor is saying there’s not enough gay characters. You can’t please everyone. What’ll be next, Fat Pat and Hever complaining that everyone else is too skinny.

  7. Breaking News – Patsy Palmer wants more gingers in Eastenders!

  8. Simon Murphy 2 Oct 2009, 11:32am

    Max Branning, Bradley Branning and Tiffany agree with Bianca.

    RIIICCCCKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAY on he other hand…

  9. The idea that individual programmes, rather than the overall output of a channel, should be manipulated to reflect the exact composition of society is, quite frankly, nothing short of ludicrous.

    The fact that there are programmes with minimal, or even no, representation should not in itself be a problem. Trying to manipulate them in that way will just alienate viewers (which in the case of East Enders may not actually be such a bad thing. Far better to ensure that the overall output fairly represents as many minorities as possible as being productive and contributing members of society.

  10. Jean-Paul Bentham 2 Oct 2009, 11:55pm

    “So I think ‘Bring it on – the more kissing the better!'”

    Oh yea!!! Let’s not all talk at the same time, eh.

    OH, AND AVIAD: Isn’t there a song that goes:

    “Who do you think you’re foolin’?”

    Why not just make an effort to stabilze your stable of personalities and just sign MONKEYCHOPS, the ex-gay alcoholic schizophrenic who occasionally forgets to take “its” medications and amuses “itself” by disrupting the PinkNews threads, honey?

    And thank you again for speaking for “all the viewing T.V. audiences in the world’, aka, ‘the general public’ to back up your absurd ignorance and to feed your addiction to the spotlight.

    “So I think ‘Bring it on – the more kissing the better!'”

    m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-X-X-X, right to ya!!!

  11. Give your sad trolling a rest Jean-Paul Bentham. Repeating the same old drivel on every single thread – without actually making any contribution about the subject matter – makes a very convincing case for you being the disruptive troll and this ‘monkeychops’ character.

  12. Far better to ensure that the overall output fairly represents as many minorities as possible as being productive and contributing members of society.

    Exactly!

  13. Jean-Paul Bentham 3 Oct 2009, 10:30am

    Aviadmark:

    So I think ‘Bring it on – the more kissing the better!'”

    Oh yea!!! Let’s not all talk at the same time, eh.

    OH, AND AVIADMARK: Isn’t there a song that goes:

    “Who do you think you’re foolin’?”

    Why not just make an effort to stabilze your stable of personalities and just sign MONKEYCHOPS, the ex-gay alcoholic schizophrenic cybersapce shapeshifter who occasionally forgets to take “its” medications and amuses “itself” by disrupting the PinkNews threads, honey?

    And thank you again for speaking for “all the viewing T.V. audiences in the world’, aka, ‘the general public’ to back up your absurd ignorance and to feed your addiction to the spotlight.

    “So I think ‘Bring it on – the more kissing the better!'”

    m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-X-X-X, right to ya!!!

    Do you have anything relevant to say about this story or don’t ya??

    Now, please don’t take this the wrong way.

  14. Jean-Paul Bentham 3 Oct 2009, 10:32am

    Oh, look at the time! I’ll be late for my Mambo lesson again. Ta! Yawn.

  15. Jean-Paul, you really are the most tragically sad little man.

  16. Jean-Paul Bentham 3 Oct 2009, 10:56am

    You don’t even know me, you bigot.

  17. Jean-Paul Bentham is a good mate of mine, and he’s an ok bloke.

  18. Brian Burton 3 Oct 2009, 5:01pm

    Jean-Paul,
    A Guy walked into a Bar and went OOOOOAAAHHH!! It was an Iron bar!
    Written on the wall of a Pub Toilet: “My Mother made me a Homosexual!” Written underneath it was: “If I buy the Wool, will she make me one?”
    London Soho Gay Bar, written on the tiolet wall: “Everyone in this place is so…..Gay!

  19. jpdugast@yahoo.ca 4 Oct 2009, 11:58pm

    AVIAD:

    Isn’t there a song that goes:

    “Who do you think you’re foolin’?”

    Why not just make an effort to stabilze your stable of personalities and just sign MONKEYCHOPS, the ex-gay, homophobic, alcoholic, schizophrenic, cyberspace shapeshifter who occasionally forgets to take “its” medications and amuses “itself” by disrupting the PinkNews threads, honey?

    And thank you again for speaking for “all the viewing T.V. audiences in the world’, aka, ‘the general public’ to back up your absurd ignorance and to feed your addiction to the spotlight.

    “So I think ‘Bring it on – the more kissing the better!'”

    m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-X-X-X, right to ya!!!

  20. Brian Burton 5 Oct 2009, 7:35am

    Jean-Paul, Surley you can’t expect MONKEYFACECHOPS to be Honest?

  21. suzan borrice 19 May 2011, 2:37pm

    eastenders isnt real.

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