Words: Steve Brown
Courtney Act says a gay Love Island would be ‘detrimental to the gay narrative’.
Since the ITV2 show became one of the most loved reality TV shows on our screens each and every summer, fans have called for a gay version or at least some LGBTQ representation.
This year, the only taste of same-sex ‘action’ we have had so far was a bromance kiss between Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury but it was nothing more than a peck.
And now, the Celebrity Big Brother winner and host of The Bi Life, Courtney Act, has discussed whether there could be a gay version of the show and says it would be ‘detrimental’ to the gay narrative.
She told the Metro: “I have thought about it and I can’t work out the model to be all inclusive.
“This is the problem: Imagine, in a completely hypothetical world, Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury have a pash on the day bed.
“I think the world would explode and the fact that it would be such a big deal is testament to the fact of how far we’ve got to go.
“If two lads had some sort of sexual interaction with each other that would be so scandalous and that tells us that although queer culture is popular and visible, I don’t think society – the UK is a lot further along than Australia or the US – but society is still not at a healthy place when it comes to sexuality and masculinity.
“If you could cast a few bi guys and girls it would spice it up a little, but I think gay Love Island would be detrimental to the gay narrative.”