Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
News breaking last week that queer fan favorites One Day at a Time and Wynonna Earp were facing an uphill battle getting another season made has caused our TV team to: a) wail and gnash our teeth, and b) reflect on some of the shows we’ve actually mourned losing.
“Play to everyone’s culinary strengths, know your nemeses, and make sure all your guests are familiar with poison-free alternatives to food with poison in them.”
How about a little Valentine’s Day inspiration from your favorite fictional couples?
It’s our last TV list of 2018!
These are the television shows of 2018 that stand out for their artistry and innovation AND also feature lesbian, bisexual, queer or trans women characters.
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
Korrasami walked so Bubbline could run.
Adventure Time’s hour-long finale, “Come Along With Me,” was everything I hoped for (and more) — it was weird and sad and silly and funny and harrowing and so quietly profound I’ll be thinking about it probably forever.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — like Hollywood itself, and mainstream TV criticism — continues to be dominated by a voting block of mostly straight white men. So, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to host our own Autostraddle TV awards to coincide with the Emmys.
Fan service and character development and sex sex sex, oh my!
Before we bid Ooo adieu, let’s look back and celebrate Princess Bubblegum and Marceline’s journey from subtext to maintext to happily ever after.
I like to power up my spirit by swooning at the TV. Maybe you do too?
We’ve got Tegan and Sara, of course, but also Hayley Kiyoko, Demi Lovato, Lauren Jauregui, Kehlani, Kesha Halsey, Mary Lambert, Babeo Baggins and more! This is great! We’re taking over the industry, the future is queer!
There were songs and bike races and hot air balloon rides and promises of forever and allusions to some of the most romantic tropes and movies of all times.
As long as queer kids are taking their own lives, as long as young lesbians are told that their crushes on other girls are just fleeting feelings that all straight girls have and as long as trans girls as young as age 6 are treated as sexual deviants who shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom, we’re going to need representation in all-ages media.
Adventure Time’s first mini-series, Stakes, colors in Marceline’s past and brings her into the coming of age conversation that makes this show so great.
All comics are Girl Comics, but the ones on these list are some of the best ones.
Up until now, the assumption had been that Garnet was a single Gem like Pearl and Amethyst. However, the truth is much more romantic.
Ooey gooey romantic fluff with a sprinkle of smut on top.