Throughout its first two seasons, Netflix's Bridgerton was full of bee scenes, “I burn for you’s” and NSFW bedroom moments, but there was always one thing that was missing: an LGBTQ+ storyline at the forefront.
Diehard fans might remember one particular moment from season one, when Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) attends a party hosted by his friend, Sir Henry Granville (Julian Ovenden), and sees him having sex with a man. Later in the season, Sir Granville pulls Benedict aside and explains that he is married to a woman but he is in love with a fellow named Lord Wetherby. But amongst all the drama of Bridgerton, this is a quick moment that many viewers might have already forgotten, and it's an auxiliary storyline to the romances at the center. Not to mention, it doesn't even blip on Lady Whistledown's radar.
Now, things are totally different. In the new prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (which is a phenomenal addition to the Bridgerton universe), there is finally a gay couple that is a focus of the show, rather than a blink-and-miss-it moment.