The CW's 90210 has announced that either Teddy (Trevor Donovan), Navid (Michael Steger) or Liam (Matt Lanter) will come out of the closet as gay early into the new season. In my attempt to find out who, I asked each actor to offer evidence as to why their character may or may not be gay. Judging by the way they answered, I'm placing all my bets on Teddy getting a GLAAD Award. What do you think?
Evidence Navid is straight: "Well, he's been in love with Adrianna since he was a kid and he's still head over heels for her. He's proposed to her. He's dealt with her drug addiction and her cheating on him."
Evidence Navid is gay: "Maybe he feels he's not appreciated, so he goes in a different direction."
Evidence Liam is straight: "Well, Liam and Naomi had a lot of passionate sex last season. He broke up with her and he's going for Annie now, so for him to come out would be a little unusual because he's right in the middle of a couple of girls."
Evidence Liam is gay: "Well, Naomi was not a girlfriend, so maybe he'll turn to men because his luck with women was not happening."
Evidence Teddy is straight: "His entire upbringing and approach to life doesn't fall into the stereotype. With that said, the intention of the network is to really address and eliminate that stereotype."
Evidence Teddy is gay: "Teddy could have been overcompensating by being with so many women but never settling down. Maybe he never wanted that. I would be flattered to portray a story that from what I've heard is going to address the struggle of this transition. He's going through such inner turmoil before realizing self-acceptance and peer acceptance. It's going to be a long powerful story line."