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.
Ilana Glazer’s namesake character on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” often has me yelling at the computer screen, gushing over whatever she’s thrown together. Two parts Forever21 and one part Tumblr, Ilana encapsulates what I love the most about summer style (even though she seems to wear it year round).
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
Last night on a very special episode of Broad City, Ilana made out with a girl and even though it wasn’t Abbi, it was still pretty cool.
Seriously Carrie Brownstein could tell me to buy her dinner and I’d be like “No problem Carrie Brownstein. I’m a little tight for cash right now but you get that steak tartare.”
You’ll never guess what’s #1….because you definitely know what’s #1.
This comedy crush has survived years and is still going strong. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of Comedy Central’s “Broad City,” are this week’s crushes.
Brittani’s Team Pick: “Broad City” holds a mirror to your life, is extremely funny.