Sexuality and the Geek Week: No Sex Please, We’re Mulder & Scully

Mulder & Scully: No Contact Here

Mulder & Scully: No Contact Here

If you wanted to define a chaste relationship, you could do far worse than The X-Files‘ lead characters, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. For nine seasons and two feature films they have exemplified emotional control and chastity in a way that makes Edward Cullen looks like a sex-crazed maniac.

Almost anyone who watched the show knows that Mulder and Scully clearly fell in love very early on in its history, even if they didn’t realise it. Even by the beginning of season two Mulder is barely able to function without the stabilizing effect of his partner, as we see through his almost complete breakdown when she is abducted for several weeks. By the time the show came to an end in 2002, the pair were as deeply entwined in each other’s lives as any long-married couple. However despite whatever affection they may have felt, practically nothing ever transferred itself to outward displays whether in public or in sight of the viewers. This is the show that made its fans wait until season seven for the chastest of midnight kisses on Millennium Eve.

[Read the rest of X-Files fan Sophie Brown’s post over at GeekMom, as part of Sexuality and the Geek Week.]

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