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Is House of Cards’ Frank Underwood gay?

Series creator Beau Willimon shares his thoughts on the matter

“People have asked me straight up, is Frank Underwood bisexual? Is he gay?”


Beau Willimon, creator and showrunner of Netflix’s House of Cards, speaking with the Huffington Post about the character portrayed by Kevin Spacey. The show has hinted at various aspects of Underwood’s sexuality, but never confirmed a specific label. “I don’t think Frank Underwood really puts much stock in those sort of labels,” says Willimon, adding, “He’s a man with a large appetite, he’s a man who does not allow himself to be placed in any sort of milieu or with one definition. I think he’s incredibly guarded with who he lets get close to him, whether that’s platonic or whether that’s sexual. And when he does, it’s not necessarily a gender or preference, it really has to do with trust.”

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