Peggy goes bi on Marvel’s “Agent Carter”



In the second season of “Agent Carter,” the popular character, Peggy is getting into an even higher hero status with fans. She kisses a girl. She’s already had a fling with Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, and now she’s exploring bisexuality.

“Agent Carter” is kind of a retro spy show and it has a fairly progressive plot. There are gadgets, classic cars and lots of story twists. Peggy has some trouble getting accepted as a decent agent. Now, the ABC show is letting her explore her girl-girl attraction.

She travels from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, discovering new friends and lovers. She has a new hot female roommate, and they look like they’re becoming more than friends.

In the first season, she had a deep kiss with her friend Dottie, the cute dancer who lives next door. That shocked and teased audiences. The actress who plays Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell, is fine with the twist, and she doesn’t think that it matters that there is speculation over her character’s bisexuality.agent

Actress Atwell actually says she likes the idea of her character being bisexual. As she tells it, “There’s a lot of people on Twitter who loved Peggy and Angie, saying ‘Are they going to get together?’ and I think that would be amazing. It would be so forward-thinking to make Peggy bisexual.”

Angie Martinelli is played by Lyndsy Fonseca. The show’s producers teased audiences that they will be surprised by Angie’s romances this year. She has a handsome new boss, Daniel Sousa, played by Enver Gjokaj in the second season. James D’Arcy as Jarvis will be there with a new assignment and Dominic Cooper will play Howard Stark who is about to open his own movie studio.

AgentCarterExecutive producer Chris Dingess told fans that Peggy falls in love with Steve before he becomes the hunk of Captain America and he wants her to find someone who is as compelling a love interest. Now it can be a woman.  Another executive producer, Tara Butters, said the team wanted to make sure that the new love interest in Peggy’s life is someone different too. “It’s not like she’s going to fall for the same guy all the time,” Butters said to TV Line. “So it’s fun to sort of think about who would that be.”

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” Season 2 premieres in 2016 on ABC.


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Mike Szymanski

Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.”

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