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 hot evil parents get hotter and eviler!
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?”
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
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.
Also: Tessa Thompson is your favorite cocker spaniel in the new Lady and the Tramp, Shonda Rhimes really wanted Callie back for Arizona’s last episode, Ruby Rose quit Twitter over Batwoman backlash, Sarah Paulson and Sandra Oh finally met and chatted about how brilliant they both are, and more!
We started with 64 couples, now we’re down to 32. Did your picks make the cut? Does your fave have what it takes to make it to the Sweet 16? It’s survive and advance, people! Survive and advance!
Forget your ridiculous national championships, Natalie’s on a search to crown the best first on-screen kiss.
Lesbian and bisexual gal pals caressing each other’s hair on TV and in movies has gotten a bad rap, probably because that’s what most fictional queer women have historically done instead of kissing on the mouth. But hairplay can also be really sexy!
Leslie confesses something terrible to Tina, and now my ship is in shambles!!!!!!!
Sometimes it takes the threat of the world ending for teens to admit their feelings for one another.
Victor and Frank are at the bottom of this week’s power rankings.
Barer tweeted, “Literally everything I do is to get back at the people who called me ugly & gay n middle school. They were right, but it was mean spirited!”
Oops I ship Leslie and Tina now.
Hulu marketing, stop trying to make Chase/Karolina happen!
The teens finally use their powers together, and it’s magical.
We’ve got Lena Waithe’s “The Chi,” a lesbian assassin in a parallel universe in “Counterpart,” budding superhero Anissa Pierce and her girlfriend badass bisexual bartender Grace Choi, Anna Paquin on a virtual reality holiday gifted by her wife and so many other lesbian and bisexual characters on now or coming soon to a teevee or otherwise-identified device near you.
It’s hard to look forward to Karolina’s impending coming out arc, which is taking the slow-burn route, when her most significant storyline so far has been that she was almost raped and that Chase stopped it from happening. Writers, stop doing stories like these!