News breaking last week that queer fan favorites One Day at a Time and Wynonna Earp were facing an uphill battle getting another season made has caused our TV team to: a) wail and gnash our teeth, and b) reflect on some of the shows we’ve actually mourned losing.
“The L Word” was supposed to be the beginning of a new era of teevee shows about the real true lives of lesbian and bisexual women — and although we never quite got there, here are 15 examples of shows that don’t just have queer characters in them, but are also *about* being queer.
Is this show really only six years old? It feels like a lifetime ago.
Behind-the-scenes pics from teevee shows with queer storylines, from “Ellen” to “Orange is the New Black” to “Buffy” to “Pretty Little Liars” to absolutely everything in between. You’re gonna love it, we promise.
“The BBC may have axed Lip Service, and have run out of Sarah Waters books to dramatize, but they do seem to be making a commitment to representing LGB people and admitting that they could do better.”
Our favorites from this year’s inconsistent but often lovely cornucopia of women who like other women and aren’t afraid to show it (on television).
Lip Service actor and musician Heather Peace opens up about everything from her new album, Fairytales, to how it felt to take DS Murray down to rock bottom.
Despite the abrupt departures of the two central characters, this season turned out to be pretty great. We need a season 3, please!
The penultimate episode of series 2 is, as Lexy might say, fantastic and lovely. Bonus: Star Trek jokes!
Are there really only 2 episodes left in the series 2? But it’s just starting to get good again!
In Episode 203, Lip Service is mostly back to its old self. But quick, name the central character! You had to think for a minute, right?
Things get really intense in Episode Two of Lip Service Season Two. Didn’t this show used to be fizzy and fun?
Lip Service Season Two kicks off with lots of sex, drama, bad ideas, good ideas, drugs, hot new roommates, eyeliner and haircuts!
Lip Service Season Two, as you probably know by now, is a thing and it’s a thing that’ll be on your television in like two weeks. We have videos and pictures!
Hey UK Autostraddlers, what are you doing in June, roughly the weekend of the 17th? Because, just saying, the answer could be “partying with Uh Huh Her and Heather Peace and basically every other lesbian ever.” Just wanted to throw that out there.
Lip Service will return for a second season on the BBC! Frankie says relax y’all.
It’s the last episode of Lip Service. Who will fingerbang? Who will win the immunity idol? Who will wear a cute rugby shirt and fuck on the kitchen counter? Who will walk sadly through the streets of Glasgow in the misty darkness? Who will drink before sunset? All those answers and more, inside.
In this one, everything goes to shit. Seriously, everyone ends up unhappy. But at least there’s some sex along the way!
Good news for people who REALLY NEED to see the real-life restaurant where Cat and Sam had their first date, and also for kids in Lithuania and also Harvey Milk students and gay Nascar fans and the Finnish and people who like art or Bollywood. Really just good news for everyone today, it’s Sunday Funday. I love you.
Lip Service 104, in which Frankie finds new ways to have sex/surprise us and everyone else has sex, goes to work, moves around and has feelings.