Any movies or books with ace characters in them? Do you have a fav?

Q: Any movies or books with ace characters in them? Do you have a fav?

There are several lists floating around, of varying completeness and accuracy.  Here’s one.  And another.  And another. [ht Siggy]

I would very much like to see a website dedicated to making a comprehensive list of asexual people (Fictional and notable real people), which applies consistent standards when classifying them as asexual or not (Or “Demisexual”, “Gray-Asexual”, “Likely asexual” or “Probably not”, etc.), and lays out the evidence (“On page 32, Character A explicitly comes out.  [excerpt]” or “Celebrity B claimed to be asexual in an interview, but has since taken it back, and it’s clear that she was just trying to be controversial with the reporter in the original interview, so she’s not.”).  I’ve seen far too many “Asexual People” lists that are full of headcanon, baseless speculation, and inaccurate information.

Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time or energy to try to run a third website…  It doesn’t look like anyone else is going to do it, though, so maybe I need to get it started, then hand it off to someone else.

In any case, I’d have to say that my favorite unconfirmed, but likely fictional asexual would be Sherlock Holmes.

2 thoughts on “Any movies or books with ace characters in them? Do you have a fav?

  1. On TV, The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper is a classic Asexual. He finds the idea of sexual intercourse messy and unsanitary. He loves his girlfriend Amy, but only as a companion. They have been together over 3 years and he has never tried to have sex with her.

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