Is ‘Wednesday’ Queer? Unclear. Creators Open to Future Lesbian Relationship
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!
After several recent Netflix posts and watching the series, fans believed Wednesday Addams (played by Jenny Ortega) is queer. While there is nothing explicitly stated or shown in the show, creators say they are open to the idea of a future lesbian relationship.
“Wednesday',” produced by Tim Burton and created by Al Gough and Miles Millar on Netflix was released in November and was highly anticipated. It is not a retelling of Addams Family stories of the past but pushes the story slightly into the future.
Gough and Millar told The Hollywood Reporter during a Dec. 23 interview that they have an open mind about Wednesday and other characters’ journeys.
Millar said: “We’re not gonna discount anything, and, obviously, sometimes characters reveal themselves, which is the fun thing we love about television, that it’s an organic journey. We have a roadmap, and we’d like to have routes along that map that take you in unexpected directions. So, we’re open to everything. We wanna explore that friendship in every way, but we’re not gonna be, this is where you sometimes get misdirected by fans and things like that, so it’s just being really open to see how those characters develop and that friendship. As Al said, that friendship is key to our sort of vision of the show.”
In the newest series, the viewer follows Wednesday at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for outcasts, where she has to find a way to pave her own path. The problem? Nevermore is her parents’ alma mater and there’s a slew of mysterious murders happening around the local town.
An exciting addition to this series is Christina Ricci, who played the 1990 Wednesday, as Morticia Addams.
Fans, however, don’t buy it and have turned to social media to discuss the subtle hints of queerness in the show. Those who believe that Wednesday is queer argue that she gives off “goth gay girl energy.” Even before the 2022 show, queers have deemed Wednesday a goth queer icon.
Others argue that Wednesday isn’t queer because she has rarely seemed interested in relationships in past TV shows and movies, which means that there isn’t enough evidence to determine one way or another.
Fans have argued that the way Netflix promoted the TV show before its release suggested the relationship between Wednesday and Enid was more than just friendship.
Enid, is a new character to the Addams Family world. She is Wednesday’s assigned roommate and later becomes Wednesday’s best friend. Enid is truly the opposite of the goth sleuth. She dresses in bright colors, has shiny items and has a bubbly personality— everything Wednesday is not. It was the perfect setup for the opposites attract queer romance storyline.
Netflix has been accused of queerbaiting in the past, so anything is possible.