Pop Culture Fix: Prime Video Really Went For It By Cancelling Three Queer Shows In One Day

Prime Video Cancels Three More Queer Shows

Isis King looking at her phone with friends

“With Love” (Kevin Estrada / Prime Video)

Prime Video is continuing its cancellation spree with a few shows we’re familiar with around here because a lot of the shows they cancel are gay! The service has chosen to axe The Horror of Dolores Roach, With Love, and Harlan Coben’s Shelter.

Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) starred as a “chaotic bisexual cannibal” in The Horror of Dolores Roach. It was produced by Blumhouse Television, Spotify, Amazon Studios and also Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at a Time) ‘s production studio Glonation.

Glonation was also behind With Love, a series for which Calderón Kellett served as showrunner. With Love followed the Diaz family across various holidays throughout the year as they looked for love. Trans actress Isis King starred as Sol Perez, the Diaz siblings’ cousin and a trans non-binary oncologist. Her boyfriend Miles had a nonbinary child, Charlie, played by Birdie Silverstein. Charlie’s mother was  played by SIlverstein’s real-life actual mother, Busy Phillips. There was also a gay male couple in the Diaz family. It was a vey gay show!

Harlan Coben’s Shelter, which was a very compelling watch while also being sort of objectively bad, was also cancelled. Shelter was notable to me personally for having queer rep in two separate storylines — both Mickey Bolitar (Jaden Michael)’s aunt (Constance Zimmer) and one of his new best friends (played by queer actor Abby Corrigan ) were queer.

It is once again a sad day for gay people who like television. (me)

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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