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Degrassi’s gay and trans characters continue in new episodes

Homophobic real world too bizarre for actors

Annie Clark plays Fiona on Degrassi. Credit: Xtra Files

The gay-friendly series Degrassi deals with real-life issues like sex, drugs and bullying. But the real world can sometimes be a bit too bizarre to believe, even for the actors who play the show’s queer characters.

“That is kind of unfathomable,” says Annie Clark, who plays Fiona, when asked what she thinks of Ontario Catholic schools ban on gay-straight alliances. 

The second half of Degrassi‘s 11th season begins Feb 24, airing at 9pm on MuchMusic. The new episodes include Fiona, the lipstick lesbian, and Adam, the first trans character to make his way onto mainstream TV.

The Canadian production was recently nominated for a GLAAD award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Below is an Xtra video interview with actors Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey on the Degrassi set.

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