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!
The season two finale came the closest the show ever has to giving us what we want. But what do we want?
12. Punch me in line for prison cabbage
Stab me, Mommi!
Eve and Villanelle and their complicated, dangerous, seductive, vulnerable connection are in very capable hands.
Willow Smith is talking about the future, two trans legends, lesbian ephemera, and more!
Plus: The dictionary destroys another bigot, Ellen Page keeps being right, Japan and Switzerland get closer to marriage equality, a big court win for a trans nurse, Asia’s “gay Netflix” is coming to India, and more!
2009, the year The L Word ended and Glee began.
Topics include a sneak peek at Killing Eve Season 2, Sabrina’s Lachlan Watson journey “from lesbian to trans to non-binary,” “thank u next” co-writer Victoria Monet on coming out as a queer black woman, a lot of things about The Favourite, Christmas movies ranked by queerness and so much more!
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.
“Is this how cis white dudes feel all the time?”
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.
What if kissing instead of stabbing?
The first season of Killing Eve, a classic love story between a long-haired butch assassin and her raven-haired married object d’amour came to its thrilling conclusion last night, offering itself as the year’s most authentic depiction of lesbian love in 2018. Please, come inside where I will make my case.
In this age of endless dragons, androids, zombies, superheroes and dystopian hellscapes on television, it turns out the most exciting new show is just about two intelligent women chasing one another.