We lost a lot of queer Jewish characters this year, and we’ve never needed them more.
Here’s what we loved this year and what we didn’t like very much at all. We’d love to hear your opinions too, obviously!
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!
“Often we need the possibility of more not in order to reach it, but in order to stop just short of it, which is still far beyond where we would’ve landed had it not been there at all.”
There’s nothing like a good old, grown up coming out story! You have 48 hours to vote for your favorites!
Young M.A is making me sweat! Plus, a victory for LGBTQ+ parents in Michigan, 40 queer women under 40, rural queers, the lesbian Kid Governor of CT, The Prom: The Musical, and more!
It also feels worth mentioning that Abbi dates a woman ONCE and is already wearing a denim dress with pockets? I guess we’re just diving right on in to the queer lifestyle!
Plus: Margaret Cho on an extra queer episode of High Maintenance, Clea DuVall on Broad City, Mel Vera is back on her bullshit on Charmed, S.W.A.T. gets real gay, a sapphic Mermaid triple spoon on Siren, a peek at Ellen Page in Umbrella Academy, and more!
All the premiere dates and sneak peeks at new and returning television shows with lesbian, bisexual or queer women characters coming January, February and March 2019 to a shiny box near you.
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
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.
Bicycles on TV mean independence, coming of age, letting go, transformation! Motorcycles on TV mean bad bois! So it’s no surprise that lesbian and bisexual TV characters are on bikes all the time.
Fall TV is back in full swing and we’ve got updates on Broad City, American Horror Story, Grey’s Anatomy, The Shannara Chronicles, How to Get Away with Murder, and Ten Days in the Valley.
Also AHS: Cult keeps being terrifying for all the wrong reasons.
There aren’t many new lesbian, bisexual, trans, or queer characters on fall TV, but there are a few; and a handful of returning favorites.
We’ve got around 30 lesbian, bisexual and queer female characters in this Summer 2017 TV Preview that’ll keep you cool for the summer, even though it’d be even cooler if there were more than 30 and they all had bigger parts!
“Jessica Williams would be the type of friend that would tell me to my face that my shirt is open and everyone can see my bra as plainly and swiftly as telling someone her drink order.”
I remember the day I found out that Ilana from Broad City wasn’t biracial. I Googled around until I found evidence that there were others like me: biracial girls who felt a little bit incredulous; just a hair shy of betrayed. To this day I haven’t been able to convince whatever part of my brain that initially projected that identity onto her to unclench.
Clarke and Lexa’s road trip is cut short on The 100, everyone confesses to everything on HTGAWM, Broad City lays Ilana’s crush on thick, and Meredith is FINE, Y’ALL on Grey’s Anatomy.
Also: ABC has hired the first black female broadcast president, iO Tillett Wright scores a new MTV show, everyone is finally starting to see that lesbians make the best love stories, Julianne Moore can’t stop praising Ellen Page, and Elmo joins Hamilton.
I’ve had more than my fill this year of heartbreaking commentary about the movement for women’s rights from people I assumed were, well, on my level. And the one thing which unites them all is that they’re white women, and their comments exemplify what’s wrong with White Feminism.