We asked and you voted… right! Are you hoping Teddy is 90210‘s newly gay character?
When we first told you that one of the three main male characters on 90210 was going to come out this season, you guessed which one it was RIGHT AWAY! Though it still hasn’t been confirmed by The CW, website After Elton claims to have a spoiler that proves tennis star Teddy (31-year-old high school student Trevor Donovan) will be West Beverly High’s newest gay student.
The site got its hands on a side from 90210 (sides are excerpts from the show’s script that actors read from to audition) that involves a conversation between an openly gay student named Ian and a very closeted character whose name has been changed to “Caleb” for the sake of protecting the show’s formerly coveted secret.
For a laundry list of reasons, the site deduces that “Caleb” must be Teddy, and I’m inclined to agree. Besides the obvious cards stacked against the other characters — Liam (Matt Lanter) is too deep into the Annie-Naomi triangle to go gay now, and Navid (Michael Steger) is super awkward and painfully heterosexual — Teddy just makes the most sense.
At the risk of perpetuating stereotypes, even though that’s pretty much what TV does, Teddy’s got the daddy issues AND the collective high expectations of everyone around him to make for an intense gay storyline. Plus, he’s the supposed ladies’ man, which would give his outing even more shock value.
Of course, it’s all speculation until the episode airs. What do YOU think of this possibility, HollywoodLifers?