In the spirit of continuing to make Autostraddle March Madness more interactive, I’ve reached out to some fanfic writers to offer their thoughts on what makes their favorite subjects worth shipping.
It’s jam packed in here with updates on (whew! deep breath!): Motherland: Fort Salem, Brooklyn 99, Harley Quinn, Tommy, Siren, SWAT, In the Dark, and Vagrant Queen.
Behold! Our seasonal list of every single TV show — new and returning — featuring a queer or trans woman character!
Over 30,000 votes later! Here are your winners and our critic’s picks!
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!
Plus: Petra woos JR some more, a season wrap-up on Madam Secretary, a witchy revelation on Charmed, Hen saves the day on 9-1-1, and a polyamorous bisexual surprise (in a good way!) on S.W.A.T.!
There’s nothing like a good old, grown up coming out story! You have 48 hours to vote for your favorites!
Last night’s Brooklyn-Nine finally introduced Rosa’s season-long off-screen girlfriend, and in doing so, paid off the set up for probably the best inside gay joke I have ever seen on television in my entire life.
When you have legitimately diverse cast and a writers room willing to evolve with the cultural conversation, you get episodes like this that ask hard questions and don’t shy away from broken penis jokes.
Plus ladies kissing on How to Get Away With Murder and Siren, and an update on General Hospital!
Listen, we all know queer women love a good TV show about serial killing or Satan worship or ghosts — but did you know sometimes it feels good to just feel good?
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.
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.
Nakias and Supergirls and Wonder Women, oh my!
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.
Ten thousand reader votes later…
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.
Wynonna Earp is already renewed, Supergirl adds the first trans superhero to TV, Steven Universe is getting a movie, AvaLance lives, American Horror Story: Apocalypse (for real), Nafessa Williams always knows what to say, Tig Notaro on Star Trek: Discovery, queer Charmed, and big hopes for Rosa’s bi storylines on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
I don’t know if you’ve felt it yet, but we certainly have. This is the year where lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans women of color are taking over your television screens.
Plus: Gina Rodriguez on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, what’s gay on Critical Roll, and you should definitely watch Picnic at Hanging Rock.