- I do not watch Sherlock just to see Benedict Cumberbatch
- I am not going to see Star Trek Into Darkness for the same reason
- I do not watch Doctor Who just to see David Tennant
- I do not watch The Avengers movies just to see Tom Hiddleston
- I do not watch the Iron Man movies just to see RDJ
- I do not watch anything just for hot guys
- I can still appreciate that they are really hot
People keep forgetting that technically Cas has no gender!! Castiel is an angle of the motherfucking lord! Angles don’t have gender people! They come down from heaven find a vessel and use them.
It seems that people are forgetting that Cas is just possessing the body of the late Jimmy Novak. And that he also possessed Claire Novak in “The Rapture”.
So since Cas has no real gender all this fuss over whether or not Dean is bisexual or straight and whatnot is utter bullshit! If you are a true fan then you know Cas has no gender and thus that means as long as Dean cares about Cas on a personal level it shouldn’t matter. There doesn’t need to be any sexual tension between them. If they love each other it should be on a personal level and not on a sexual one.
We all know Cas has no experience with anything sexual at all, as we all saw when Dean took him to a brothel and they got kicked out because of Cas. The only time we have seen Cas have any sexual reaction to anything at all is when he is watching porn before they go infiltrate Crowley’s base. And then of course later him hotly kissing Meg and starting their little forbidden romance.(“Caged Heat”)
Now i am sure someone will come across this post and get their panties in a bunch over me saying that Cas and Meg had a thing, but they did. Meg even admits it in her last episode, “Goodbye Stranger”, that she was falling for Cas.
Dean and Cas’s relationship is different than the relationships either has had with other characters. Cas can be anything he wants as long as they have a vessel linage, but as long as Dean cares about Cas for who he is whether he is in Jimmy Novak’s body or some other vessel, that is where the ship should stand.
Not on whether their relationship is gay or some other crap, but on how Dean feels about Cas, whether or not Cas is male or female. Because in reality Cas is neither male nor female.
My interpretation is that Cas does have a gender. He identifies himself as male, the other characters (including other angels) identify him as male, etc. He may not have a sex, but gender is socially constructed, and he has one. The angels use set male and female pronouns when dealing with each other regardless of vessel (look at Raphael and Lucifer). I don’t think of angels as genderless and I don’t think they do either. Sexless and “junkless” yeah, but they have society and they have gender.
And the thing is, Dean’s sexuality is important outside his connection to Cas. People want to see Dean accept himself as bisexual because a) it would help them come to terms with their own sexuality, b) it’s nice to see Dean figure out who he wants to be after so many years under John’s thumb, and c) bisexuality is grossly underrepresented in media. And media representation is important.
So it does matter. It matters a lot. Media has a HUGE influence on the way we understand and communicate with the world around us.
Let me explain it this way. When I was in elementary school I was the shortest kid in my school and I was horribly self-conscious about it. I felt dismissed and ignored and unimportant. But then I read The Hobbit, and I found myself: someone little and proper and jumpy who was still capable of great things. Bilbo Baggins changed my life. He made it better.
That’s what representation is about. Being able to find yourself in stories. Using a character to understand a deeper truth about who you are. And there are real people out there who would benefit from Dean coming out as bisexual. That’s why the debate is so charged, and so personal.
Hope this helps make sense of things for you.