I read an article over the article this weekend that Captain Kirk is now being seen as bi-sexual, which, honestly I don’t care that much about. But cool for that character. However, William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk said that it’s simply not true.
I get why people would want the actor who “made” that character too agree with them. Here’s the thing though, they’re an actor playing a part. It’s the problem I had with Dumbledore (from HP) Dumbledore became “gay” after a popular fan theory. There was actually no indication that Dumbledore was gay. Then in FB, there was apparently two lines that confirmed he was gay. That was it.
What Rowling did, was what is called “performative ally-ship”. Dumbledore can be gay if you want him to be gay. That’s what’s called imagination. It’s also fine if Dumbledore is not gay. It’s fine if Dumbledore is gay, straight, trans, of colour, religious, atheist. Just don’t make him gay, straight, trans, of colour, religious, atheist, to make a buck.
It’s it also fine that Shatner doesn’t want Capt Kirk to be bi. Capt Kirk can be bi-sexual for you though.
Do you all see where I’m getting at?
If Chris Pine wants to play a more bi-sexual Kirk, that is also fine. I have no idea about Pine’s views on Kirk. But again, Kirk is a fictional character.