'Teen Wolf': Tyler Posey Talks Sterek Gay Romance
Tyler Posey of ‘Teen Wolf’ talks Sterek, the Derek and Stiles gay romance rumor. Also, Holland Roden and Tyler Hoechlin drop spoilers and preview their romances for season 3.
“anyone who pays more attention to Sterek than the show isn’t watching the show for the right reasons”
TYLER POSEY IS A GODDAMN HERO
things I am upset about in this video: Holland and the interviewer, ffs. jfc seriously: “Are you also becoming a real man?” “Yeah, I’m growing facial hair, yep, yeah, this is covering all facets of LGBT, uhm with transgender Lydia.”
…I don’t know, “upset” might be the wrong word for what I want to say here? But like. The “real man” nonsense, the equation of masculinity and manhood to outside signifiers like facial hair and linking a trans guy being a “real man” to transitioning, and treating the idea of trans guy Lydia as a joke? There’s a bad taste in my mouth here, really. And of course we’re not going to hear anything about this because, judging from the reblogs, people are too busy pouncing on Tyler Posey for saying what he said about Sterek, which leads me to…
Things that I am NOT upset about in this video: Tyler Posey’s comments about Sterek. Like, hey, I feel for the Sterek fandom kind of here just because I’ve been here before with Dean/Castiel in the SPN fandom and I know how much it sucks to have to realize that you’re being queerbaited and played like a fucking fiddle. (Which the Sterek fandom IS, let’s be honest. Like, most of the TEXTUAL, IN SHOW queerbaiting is for Scott/Stiles, Scott/Isaac, Stiles/Danny, Scott/Danny, Allison/Lydia, and bi!Stiles regardless of ship… but in the paratexts surrounding the show, Jeff queerbaits Sterek so hard and I don’t even ship Sterek but it pisses me off on an ideological level because how about fuck you no.)
But I still completely agree with Posey here. Like, him calling Sterek, “bizarre and twisted” is on the ish side because given the context of him following it up by commenting on the people who really only watch the show for Sterek? I’m pretty sure he’s specifically talking about the fans who completely distort canon, if not outright fabricate things that never happened and then pretend that they’re canon, all in the name of their ship. I’m pretty sure the, “bizarre and twisted” thing is meant as, “what show are these people even watching if they think things like, ‘Scott and Stiles hate each other and don’t care about each other at all.’”
But even given the fact that Posey has been really supportive and eager about the idea of Scott being queer in canon, and even though he’s gotten behind Scott/Stiles and Scott/Isaac a few times each, the context of Sterek being a slash ship that does legit mean a lot to various queer fans is important here too. I think that the people in the reblogs who are dancing around calling Posey homophobic are completely fuck off wrong, but I can also get why, regardless of his intention or his what actual meaning was, the whole “bizarre and twisted” comment could be hurtful for some queer fans who love Sterek.
So why do I still completely agree with him, given that? Well, let’s examine the most important part of what he said here: “anyone who pays more attention to Sterek than the show isn’t watching the show for the right reasons” MORE ATTENTION TO STEREK THAN THE SHOW. THAT IS THE OPERATIVE CLAUSE HERE.
let’s be clear on what this means: TYLER POSEY IS NOT SLAMMING ANYONE WHO SHIPS STEREK PERIOD. HE IS SLAMMING THE SPECIFIC STEREK FANS WHO TURN EVERY SINGLE SCENE INTO STEREK AT THE EXPENSE OF ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS.
In this interview, Tyler Posey is slamming the Sterek fans who took the big Skittles scene in Motel California and turned it into gifsets about Sterek losing a shipping poll to Dean/Castiel. He is slamming the Sterek fans who took the “fronto-temporal dementia” “if you have it, we’ll do something. I’ll do something” Skittles scene from “Riddled” and made gifsets wholesale putting Derek into Scott’s place and putting Scott’s lines into Derek’s mouth. He is slamming the fans who took Derek’s, “Are you willing to die for him?” line about SCOTT and turned it into Sterek.
He is slamming the Sterek fans who reblog Danny/Ethan gifsets with tags like, “UGH THAT’S NOT THE REUNION SCENE WE WANTED JEFF” and who try to prove why Danny/Ethan is a stepping stone to canon Sterek. He is slamming the fans who try to prove why ships like Derek/Jennifer and Stiles/Lydia and Cora/Stiles are stepping stones to canon Sterek and proof that Sterek is real when, according to the text, it’s not. He is slamming the fans who write Cora off as “basically a female version of Derek” and who write Kira off as “just a female Stiles” and who write Lydia off as “just a phase Stiles was going through” and who write Scott off as a bad friend and more abusive and evil than Peter, Kate, Deucalion, and Jennifer combined. He is slamming the Sterek fans who gleefully trend twitter hashtags like #KillDanny and #DieAllisonDie.
IF NONE OF THESE THINGS APPLY TO YOU AS A STEREK SHIPPER THEN TYLER POSEY IS NOT SLAMMING YOU. HE IS SLAMMING THE JACKASSES IN YOUR CORNER OF THE FANDOM WHO GIVE YOU ALL A BAD NAME AMONG THE REST OF US AND THE CAST. HE IS CRITICIZING PEOPLE WHO DESERVE TO BE CRITICIZED BECAUSE THE WAY THAT THEY TREAT PEOPLE IS REALLY SHITTY AND GROSS, AND YOU KNOW WHAT? GIVEN HOW THEY’VE TREATED HIM SINCE SEASON FREAKING ONE? HE IS MORE THAN RIGHT AND ENTITLED TO DO THAT.
either way… oh my god, Tyler, you beautiful sun-kissed prince. You’ve given me the best birthday present ever.
The guy in the sleeping bag wiggling around
The two people in the front wearing one shirt.
Are we really not going to talk about the guy in the back who is attached to another guy’s back while spinning?
WHAT ABOUT THE GUY THAT FALLS OUT OF THE WINDOW
WHY IS IT BACK
no you guys don’t understand, not only is this the first harlem shake out there… these guys aren’t normal military. This is “Telemarkbataljonen”. They’re pretty much the Norwegian equivalent of the fucking black ops. My brother knows a guy in this battalion, and when asked what they do there, he looked my brother dead in the eye and said “That is strictly confidential”. These guys are hard as shit, which makes this even more hilarious
At least we know that they have a sense of humor. A really good sense of humor.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out one thing. This is an example of a male-targeted, vaguely ‘sexist’ commercial campaign that is genuinely funny, and clever enough for women to “get the joke”. These commercials, despite claiming Old Spice was a product for “men” and not ladies, were met with mutual appreciation from men and women, because it is:
A: Not stupid or flat in its humor or message
B: Not degrading to women
C: Genuinely funny
On top of that, these commercials featured a man that was trying to, above all else, make women happy. He wasn’t trying to be a man because “ew being girly is dumb lol,” he was trying to be a man because “oh ladies I would love to impress you.” And even though both of those messages are somewhat traditional ways of viewing and reinforcing gender standards and expectations, that fine line between them makes a world of difference. Many of these pro-men campaigns are too insulting, or too small-minded, or simply not clever enough to make us “get the joke”. But this campaign has humor that appeals to both men and women at the same time, by neither degrading nor bashing either of them. Men can want to be like this man, and woman get to appreciate a man that is like this man. But at the same time, this campaign is too light-hearted and whimsical to hurt anyone’s feelings, so you can easily take it for the hilarious joke it is.
This campaign is not only funny, it’s clever, highly creative, intentionally over the top, and entertaining. Everything that Dr. Pepper’s agonizing “Why don’t women get the joke about our manly soda?” campaign is not.
you know what constantly blew my mind as a child
in movies when a character is looking straight into their reflection in a mirror
how does the camera not show up in the mirror
actually never mind about the whole “as a child” business i still haven’t figured this shit out
what if harry had been sorted into slytherin though
- sarcastic bastard and no need to pretend otherwise
- learning the names of people outside your immediate circle of friends??? please
- usually overdramatic, sometimes morally grey
- sirius having to deal with the fact that his…