So many gays in superhero suits and space!
I promised myself I wouldn’t spend this entire recap yelling, “BLACK WOMEN THOUGH!!” but in this scene (and another later), we get three Black women sharing screentime, and two of them are queer main characters on a network superhero drama. I didn’t know I was allowed to want this when Black Lightning entered my life, and for it to be happening again? Teenage Nic is screaming right now.
Everyone in Gotham City goes to Coryana to look for Kate Kane and everyone almost dies because of it, which is ironic because of who’s actually alive back in Gotham City.
Ryan and Alice confront their pasts, Mary DRIVES THE BATMOBILE, and Sophie’s arms got something to say about it.
Angelique and Ryan get closer, Sophie gets a new nickname, and Ryan’s Kryptonite wound is OUT OF CONTROL.
Sophie and Ryan go toe-to-toe in “Do Not Resuscitate.”
Ryan reconnects with her ex-girlfriend who we do not trust but want to trust but it’s hard! Also, All Crows Are Bastards, there’s a new non-binary character in town, and Alice is missing memories!
Ryan’s ex is back in town, and Alice and Sophie are getting AWFULLY CLOSE.
Y’all, the scream I let out when BATWOMAN flies down, sticks the landing, and power poses in a wig that Beyoncé would be proud of. And yes, I said Batwoman. Because Ryan finally moved from putting on the suit to wearing the suit. Do you see her now?
Have I mentioned how much I love Ryan Wilder? I have? Okay cool, just checking.
It’s early, but it’s pretty safe to say that I will lay down my life for Ryan Wilder.
As Ryan Wilder, Javicia Leslie makes it clear — superheroes shine brightest when they are made for their moment.
A new lesbian comedy from a Harley Quinn writer, Amber Ruffin stans Mary J. Blige in her first late night monologue, Ellen DeGeneres’ many chances, and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is a go.
“Like many people of color and queer people, I’ve found ways to relate to a character that is nothing like me. As a poor, fat, Black queer woman I had seemingly nothing in common with a rich orphaned straight white man.”
I texted Autostraddle Deputy Editor Carmen Phillips as soon as I saw the news and she said, “Here’s your official quote: LET’S FUCKING GO!!!!!!”
Plus updates on: Harley Quinn, In the Dark, S.W.A.T., The Good Fight, and Vagrant Queen.
Ruby Rose has departed as the title role of The CW’s Batwoman following the series’ first season. Warner Bros. TV has announced that the role will be recast.
Sophie and Julia finally smooch on the lips, and Parker’s back with some teenage lesbian love advice.
I can’t believe these heroes and villains have brought all their lesbian drama to bear on the resolution of the biggest arc of the season; I’ve been waiting to see this on TV my entire life!
“I”m not asking you to be a hero; I’m just asking you to keep going.”
A tangled web of exes who still love you and also have chemistry with each other is truly the gayest possible thing.