Bojack Horseman brings first out asexual character to Netflix

Critically acclaimed animated series Bojack Horseman has brought the A in LGBTQIA to the television screen as one of the shows leading characters reveals they are asexual in the brand new season.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, it follows the life of the titular Bojack (Will Arnett) as he comes to terms with his fading fame in an alternate version of Hollywood (later, Hollywoo – someone stole the D!) – along with his rival Retriever Mr Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins), his biographer Diane (Alison Brie), his ex-girlfriend/cat Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) and the human Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) who once lived on his couch.

Though anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans in this fictional California, there is much overlap with the real world, and the writers take every opportunity to make animal-themed word play… as can be seen in this poster for a crustacean version of Will & Grace.

The show deals with a range of issues in a surprisingly powerful way; including addiction, sexuality, mental health, celebrity culture and family.

Now in its fourth season, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has brought one of television’s first asexual characters to the screen. (Spoilers ahead!)

At the end of season three, the ever-lovable Todd realises he may not be interested in sex, leaving him in an uncomfortable situation with his new girlfriend.

As season four begins, Todd is coming to terms with his new found identity, joining a supportive club where he learns the difference between asexual and aromantic and makes some new Ace friends.

The show’s fourth season also features an extra-fabulous cameo from the one-and-only RuPaul as Queen Antonia; a literal ant-queen who is concerned about the gentrification of her colony and the interruption of her imminent orgy.

Catch all four seasons of Bojack Horseman on Netflix now.

OIP Staff

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