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Warner Bros have begun casting for a new Australian same-sex dating show

Warner Bros have begun casting for a new Australian same-sex dating show

A photograph of Cheryl Maitland, who has been approached to be on the dating show, sipping a cocktail on a wooden table

Warner Bros have begun casting for a new same-sex dating show set to air on Australian television.

The network emailed potential cast members earlier this week.

‘We are on the hunt for lesbian or bi sexual [sic] females to take part in this unique match making experience,’ the email read.

‘Sign me up’

Former Married At First Sight star Cheryl Maitland was one of the first approached.

Maitland posted a screenshot of the email from a Warner Bros casting producer on a since expired Instagram story.

A screenshot of an email from Warner Bros approaching stars to appear on a same-sex dating show
Picture: Instagram (@hotlikeasunrise)

She captioned the post: ‘Sign me up.’

However, the star is believed to only be joking.

She is currently in a long-term relationship with former police officer Dean Gribbs.

It is unclear who else Warner Bros have approached.

Though the production company are also behind The Bachelor franchise.

Former Bachelor stars Alex Nation, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon have all come out as bisexual.

All three participated on the show, which sees the women pursue a relationship with a heterosexual male.

Details of the new dating show remain unconfirmed.

Bi-erasure in the media

Bi-erasure in the media continues but progress is in sight.

In fact, a survey by GLAAD found the number of bisexual+ male characters on TV soared from 18 in 2017 to 33 in 2018.

The media monitoring organization uses ‘bisexual+’ to include attraction to genders besides men and women.

The report also noted bi+ women’s stories are shifting from negative tropes to more nuanced tellings.

Netflix was labelled as the best streaming platform for diverse LGBTI representation.

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