Jason Tseng

Chuck Bass Outed, A Million Teenage Girls Weep, while Slash Fangirls Squee!

Filed By Jason Tseng | October 20, 2009 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Chuck and Blaire, chuck bass, Gossip Girl, outing, Slash, soap opera

I admit it. I watch Gossip Girl. It's a terribly cheesy, melodramatic, poorly written soapchuckbass.jpg opera. But it's so pretty! That, and the show's tone is so borderline camp it's hard to look away. It's my guilty pleasure, but I draw the line at the CW's new 90210 or Melrose Place remakes. I may be a trashy TV viewer, but that's plain skankerific.

Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl's resident lothario, has been heating up the tv screens of America with his unbridled sexual appetite and smoldering stares into the camera. Speculation around Chuck's sexuality has been circulating the interwebs for quite a while. The source material casts Chuck as very decisively bisexual, with his closest romantic relationship with another boy, Greg (who also evidently dated Dan for a while too... /dirty thoughts). While Chuck's endless fan base of tween girl might be opposed to this, the dangling carrot of a Gossip Boy three way has been one of the reasons I keep coming back.

Last night's episode of Gossip Girl featured Chuck and Blaire up to their usual antics. The couple play a game where Chuck hits on an unsuspecting girl and Blaire plays the scorned girlfriend. This episode we saw Blaire set Chuck up with NYU administrator, Joe Ellis. Blaire wants to deliver the highly coveted freshman dinner speech and Joe wants to go all smackaroo with Chuck Bass for some kind of bizarre New York scavenger hunt. While I expected Chuck to be all flirty to play Blaire's game, I didn't expect the big reveal afterward!

Blaire inquires on why Chuck is upset at her for being late to intervene in the heavy petting between Joe and Chuck, implying it was because he ended up kissing another boy. Chuck responds "Do you really think that I've never kissed a boy before?"

And with that a reality altering wave swept through the universe causing all tween fangirls to have their squee genes deactivated, causing them all to become rabid slash fanfic writers. That is... if Chuck Bass was Scarlet Witch that is. I'm hoping we'll see more same-sex smoochies from Chuck in the future. Meanwhile, I'll go dust off that Chuck/Dan/Eric/Nate/Scott/Tripp/Rufus/Bart/Russian Doorman slashfic that's been sitting somewhere in my hard drive. Catch the video below.

Crossposted on Scarlet Betch

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I have to admit, I've never seen one episode of Gossip Girl, but everyone keeps asking me if I'm watching.

Soap writers have a record of jerking characters around. ie: Gay one season, straight the next & even bi the next. It seems soap viewers do not require consistent character lines. In the 1980’s “Dynasty” introduced a blue-eyed blond hunk, Steven, who just couldn’t make up his mind. Other story lines were also unstable and the series eventually folded.

I’ve never watched Gossip Girl but when seeing the tease I must admit I’d like to make Chuck Bass sweat and I’d really like to mess up his too perfect hair.

Paige Listerud | October 21, 2009 3:48 PM

Thank God/dess! Finally, they put some royal bi-ness into Chuck Bass's TV persona.

But it is up to us to keep the fluid queer momentum going. I call upon the bisexual/pansexual/fluid sexuality queer community to rally and KEEP CHUCK BASS BI all through the season. Put pressure on CW. Demand that Chuck Bass engage in a lot of homosex on camera to balance out the straight side he's been restricted to till now. Don't just passively accept the pussyfooting around with fluid sexuality that the network will be content to pull.

Let them feel your bisexual/pansexual fury!