So, how are the girls and queers who grew up with Ms. Alex Russo feeling right now?
In the latest episode of the ‘Wizards of Waverly Pod’ podcast hosted by Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise, ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place” creator Peter Murrieta revealed that Alex Russo (played by Selena Gomez) and Stevie Nichols (played by Hayley Kiyoko) were supposed to be something more in the popular Disney sitcom.
Jennifer Stone, who had played Harper Finkle in the show, asked Murrieta the question, “What is a storyline you would have liked to have explored?” Murrieta answered it quickly by saying that he wished they could have played more with “what was quite obvious to a lot of us, which was the relationship between Stevie and Alex,” to which both Stone and DeLuise immediately agreed to.
The three also agreed that the show wasn’t at the time where LGBTQ+ characters were quite explored yet, and lamented on the fact that the dynamic between Stevie and Alex could have made for a great plot line for the show.
Fans of the show were ecstatic (to say the least) that this long-standing theory is finally canon and confirmed by one of the original showrunners and had a lot of feelings to unpack—from sheer happiness, to finally being seen and validated all those years ago.
the lesbianism oozed out of stevie… WE KNEW
— viviana (fan) (@repmiIas) March 27, 2023
alex russo lives in my mind rent free pic.twitter.com/p2yzc8CCdy
— THE NOSTALCHICK (@thewitchlola) March 27, 2023
This hits different now
— cami (@womensfilms) March 27, 2023
alex russo, canonically bisexual pic.twitter.com/JNyhE7DzWa
— sapphics like (@sapphicslike) March 27, 2023
alex russo being confirmed as canonically bisexual feels so right pic.twitter.com/xJwbaup90T
— ً (@letsmegetme) March 27, 2023
alex russo from wizards of waverly place (canon bisexual) pic.twitter.com/05QckNlQNP
— for bisexuals (@_forbisexuals) March 27, 2023
alex russo confirmed bisexual wasn't on my 2023 bingo card pic.twitter.com/tAPHsBO48p
— bea (@zwanheda) March 28, 2023
alex russo being confirmed as bisexual means so much to me considering she was my FIRST ever fictional crush like the little girl inside me just feels so valid right now pic.twitter.com/LdGWD2LiMO
— huma (@rinamidnights) March 27, 2023
Alex Russo after meeting Stevie: pic.twitter.com/uDJZGKsbHj
— mandy | TLM Era🧜♀️ (@BattinsonMarvel) March 27, 2023
oh my god could you imagine the implications if the writers of wizards of waverly place actually had the courage to make alex and stevie a couple?? THEY COULD HAVE SAVED MILLIONS OF LITTLE GAY CHILDRENS LIVES pic.twitter.com/8OeuVDHKup
— susie (@filmsbygays) March 28, 2023
No wonder they outright villainized Stevie so out of left field & kiIIed her off so brutally. Disney caught wind of gay vibes & pulled a bury your gays.
Hope if they ever do another wizards of waverly place revival they rectify what was done to her. https://t.co/tIzfB3qSz3
— 💚Al🏮-Tired-DemiDude (@GreenHalover) March 27, 2023
the fact that this show & Alex Russo/Selena Gomez was my bisexual awakening 😭 https://t.co/plU532TPBP
— -ˋˏ Leanne ˎˊ- (@seraphjade) March 28, 2023
💙💖 would’ve been huge for Younger Me to have seen that on tv, we were robbed!!!! https://t.co/q3RzpOimQX
— BRENNAN CLOST (@brennanclost) March 28, 2023
I've been robbed? In broad daylight?? https://t.co/C5vvdTMAll
— Ashley Talks Comics! (@ComicGirlAshley) March 28, 2023
Hayley kiyoko is always at the scene of the wlw crime im crying https://t.co/qTo0pImbo6
— Travis is Nxde (@itscockroachbb) March 28, 2023
Let every queer’s response be: WHAT WE COULD’VE HAD.
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