Bisexual Tease Promoted Between 2 Guys on ‘The Bachelorette’

A major promotion for the next Bachelorette episode is taking a surprising bisexual turn, but it may all be a publicity stunt.

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 10.23.14 AMTwo of the show’s hunks, J.J. Lane and Clint Arlis, are competing with each other on the dating show to win a rose from bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. But, then the big promo that is filled with double entendres.

The guys talk about never imagining that they could fall for each other, and on Twitter they’ve even been called  , They talk about getting closer together in the shower. The promo then teases about a new kind of romance that will “BLOW (pause) your (pause) MIND!”

It’s nice that there’s openness to the two straight guys getting together in a mainstream show, but according to TMZ, nothing gay ever happened—not even in the shower.Screen-shot-2015-05-28-at-9.29.57-AM-360x266

They “think it’s funny” according to sources, and Clint compared himself to “Brokeback”star Heath Ledger. Clint, a 27-year-old architectural engineer from Illinois says in the promo,  “It’s absolutely insane, falling in love with a man never crossed my mind.” He is talking about J.J., the 30-year-old investment banker from Colorado. Then, he says that he and  J.J. have “grown very close to each other in the shower.”

TMZ quickly got to the bottom of the story, saying that the guys are purely hetero with a major bromance. The provocative new teaser clip for the ABC reality series doesn’t have a negative stereotype, but comes across very matter-of-fact as Clint says, “I love J.J., so I need the rose tonight.”

The Bachelorette airs on Mondays on ABC and you can also watch episodes online.

Click here to see a comprehensive story on about bisexuals on the first real reality show, The Real World.


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.” Write him at [email protected]