Why is Enola gay?

Quite a few people have asked me this question (or a question similar to that one)…

No, I’m not talking about the plane…


The question I’ve been asked a few times is “why did you make Enola a lesbian?” The question is easy to answer, but not so easy to explain, and you need to know who Enola is.

The answer is easy. She’s not straight because “the story demands it.” If she was straight, the story would not work.

But here’s the why…

To answer the question you need to know who Enola is… and don’t worry, this blog post does not contain spoilers. Even if she’s the titular character, Enola is actually a secondary character, so her “raison d’être” (I dig french better than english… deal with it…) depends on what Angelica needs.

Basically, Angelica needs to be loved by someone, and for different reasons she will never enter a relationship with a man. So, a love interest for Angelica can only come in the form of a girl.

So, basically, Enola exists to love Angelica. However, that doesn’t mean Enola is a shallow character. She has a personality, backstory, things that she likes, and spiritual and intellectual struggles.

By the way, it is *implied* but not declared that Enola is lesbian, so she could very well be bisexual as well. The reason that’s not explored is because it’s not important for THIS story.

So, there it is. When I say “she’s like that because the story demands it” there’s a explanation behind that.

See you next week, and feel free to visit my other blog!

~ by nemirc on June 3, 2014.

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