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Re: Couples
« on: October 13, 2013, 05:35:32 am »
Yeah...I could see Francine "playing for the home team" when she gets older as being a real possibility, and it almost seems as if she's designed to be that way.
Although she seems to have a crush on Arthur in a few early episodes, it's noteworthy that she's later completely repulsed at the idea of being attracted to him (Arthur's Square Dance).
There's a lot of speculation over her orientation.  Aside from having traditionally male personality traits and being into "guy" sports, some other signs include:

1.  The fact that her father refers to her by the commonly male nickname, "Franky."
2.  She gender-swaps and appears as a fully-bearded male Greek God in D.W.s Odyssey tale.
3.  She gender-swaps again when she plays Thomas Edison in "Francine Frensky, Superstar."
4.  She often wears men's suits and costumes at formal events ("Elwood City Turns 100" for instance).

I can definitely see this becoming a real obstacle to their friendship when she and Muffy finally get old enough to figure things out.   :'(

By the same token, Binky/Shelley is clearly in the closet.  Ballet, having a commonly female real name, playing with dolls, using fine skin care products, having a keen understanding of modern art...big time wrestling...

« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 06:04:10 am by November »

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