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The Real Reason
Desire From
Sandman Is
On Netflix’s “Sandman,” Desire is unique among the Endless in that they are genderfluid; that is to say, they are not exclusively one gender. How did the series choose to honor this part of Desire's character, and why was the original decision made?
Gaiman said of the character, “I started with the idea of someone who was attractive to you, whoever you are, and whatever sort of person you liked.” To honor this, for the Netflix series, Mason Alexander Park was cast as Desire of the Endless, which is conscientious casting because Park is an openly non-binary performer. 
It is far more likely for someone who identifies as non-binary to understand gender fluidity than for a person who's comfortable on the binary spectrum. Also, representation matters, and we love seeing musical theatre stars make it to the screen.