The relationships on Brooklyn Nine-Nine are often platonic, which I applaud and appreciate, but it's always fun to peek into the private lives of the precinct.
Rosa, a character whose emotional walls are fortified with ammunition and toe shoes, was last in a relationship with a man who casually faked his own death. In an interview with Bustle, Stephanie Beatriz suggests that Rosa date a woman on Brooklyn Nine-Nine — though Rosa's romantic fate is currently up in the air.
I personally think it would be really fun to see her date a girl. It's been dropped quite a few times in the series that she is attracted to girls.
It's not a problem for her. One of the best things about Brooklyn Nine-Nine is that it has a sort of casual progressiveness to it, both in casting and storytelling. Representation is not something that everyone always thinks deeply about, especially when it is not a problem for you to see yourself on screen.
What color is my skin? What's my ethnicity?
Am I an immigrant? Am I gay, straight?
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Where do I come from? Can I see myself on TV? Then think about the people who don't share your experiences, whether or not they are on TV — and if so, what kind of roles are they in?
It's all a matter of perspective. Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes representation and conversations about race and sexuality look easy, and they're never the butt of a joke.
When it comes to Rosa's romantic life specifically, I feel like I should remind everyone that Beatriz is not a Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer or producer. Beatriz's ability to dictate story also extends to who gets to come and play with the Nine-Nine, but for the record, her one guest star wish is Dolly Parton.
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So now I either need to see Rosa revealing that she's equally obsessed with the country music queen, or Beatriz — who has a background in theatre — in a revival of 9 To 5 on Broadway. Whichever comes first is fine by me, but I'm not in charge either! It's rare that we see Rosa outside of work on the show.
Both of her ificant relationships have been with guest actors, first Nick Cannon and then Jason Mantzoukas as the aforementioned Adrien Pimento.
She might just be in love with him forever. Personally, I'm a fan of Rosa and Pimento's relationship mostly thanks to Mantzoukas as a performer, but I'm definitely open to anything. I think Brooklyn Nine-Nine might be too.
There is still work to be done, but Beatriz declares that she is extremely fortunate to be on a show like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and that it is "it's flabbergasting and wonderful" what strides in representation — possibly including a girlfriend for Rosa Diaz — are being made on her sitcom today. By Leah Marilla Thomas.