Corrie: Soo, what do we think of the Maria Connor & Marcus Dent romance?

by Lynn Connolly

As we reported last week, Coronation Street BFFs Maria Connor and Marcus Dent are about to become an item when they bond over the fact that Maria (Samia Ghadie) has a cancer scare…

The storyline kicks off next week when Maria finds a lump in her breast, and immediately panics, and turns to Marcus (Charlie Condou) for advice.

He of course does the right thing and gets her to see her GP immediately, who then refers a scared Maria to a specialist at the hospital…

But while all that’s going on, Marcus and Maria – who are keeping her cancer scare to themselves until they know more – become even closer than before, and when a cuddle takes a turn for the passionate, they end up kissing!

Now of course, the big hoohar is that Marcus is gay, and up until now, there’s never been any question that that’s his sexual orientation. Maria however has harboured feelings for Marcus for months, even though she is of course currently dating Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas).

Recently, Samia said of Maria and Marcus’s romance, “It is going to affect Jason heavily.

“The whole street turns against them.

“They are happy initially, but long term, I am not so sure.”

Samia also said that she’d been “shocked” when she first learned about the plot twist, and she added that she hadn’t felt entirely “comfortable” about it…

And understandably since I’m guessing there are going to be a very lot of irate viewers who perhaps think that having Marcus ‘turn’ is propagating the myth that a gay man is merely a man who just hasn’t found the right woman yet.

Of course, the outcome of this new romance hasn’t been revealed, and may not even have been written yet, but do you think there’s going to be a lot of complaints about it?

And if so, are you one of viewers who think it’s a storyline that could be deemed as detrimental to homosexuals?

Let us know!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.

1 Comment

  1. Josie on September 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Not necessarily detrimental, but it is just nor realistic. Unless I have missed an episode, I don’t think Marcus either directly on indirectly indicated he was bi-sexual. So this plot seems way off the mark.

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