Aaron Paul, like his fans, will have a hard time saying goodbye to BoJack Horseman. The sixth and final season premieres on Netflix this Friday, October 25. "It's sad to say goodbye, but we know that we're a part of something incredibly special. And Netflix gave us a beautiful home for six years," Paul tells BuzzFeed News. "People love what we're doing."
The actor also spoke to the show's asexual fans. His character, Todd Chavez, built an asexual community for himself on the show, and his fans did the same in real life. He tells BuzzFeed News that fans also say his character helped them come out as asexual. "I was so proud to represent that community," he says, "So many people came up to me, or have been coming up to me, since that come out, saying, 'I didn't know what I was. You have given me a community that I didn't even know existed,' which is just so heartbreaking, but also so beautiful, you know?"
Asexuality is widely misunderstood, so proper and compassionate representation on a Netflix show is crucial.
His character came out as asexual in the fourth season. An asexual, or "ace" for short, is someone who has little to no sexual desire. It is a spectrum and represents a wide range of sexualities, including "gray" asexuals who may experience some sexual desire.
Asexuals still may enjoy romantic relationships with any gender, someone who is not interested in romantic relationships is called "aromantic." Asexuality is widely misunderstood, so proper and compassionate representation on a Netflix show is crucial. "I think it's so nice to have a character on TV — especially on a show so powerful like BoJack — that represents a community that should be represented," Paul tells BuzzFeed News.
BoJack Horseman may be over, but fans can watch old episodes on Netflix and also catch Paul revive his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman on the recently released Netflix film El Camino.
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