We lost a lot of queer Jewish characters this year, and we’ve never needed them more.
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!
“There are few shows that I have loved with the ferocity that I loved Orange is the New Black, and there are exactly zero shows that have broken my heart the way this show did. So when it came to the final season, I was trying to prepare myself for anything.”
As “Orange is the New Black” wraps up its seven-season run, our TV team weighs in on the show’s legacy — the good and the bad.
Tales of the City reboot, The Handmaid’s Tale blesses the fight, Pose vaults to the 1990s, HBO debuts a Skins-esque show starring Zendaya canoodling with a trans character played by an actual trans actress, OINTB says goodbye, G.L.O.W moves to Vegas, LGBT documentaries debut for Pride and so many more summertime TV gems to look forward to!
Brie Larson believes Carol and Maria are the “great love” of Captain Marvel, Ellen Page pens an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter about hate crimes, Lilly Singh comes out, IndieWire’s 100 greatest films directed by women is pretty gay, and more!
I considered titling this “Latinx Butches 2018: Welcome To The Thirst Trap,” but that didn’t seem very professional, you know?
“It’s not just sex, it’s love. It’s two people connecting, with four other people, and aliens.”
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.
Carmen and Riese talk about the entirety of Season Six of “Orange is the New Black,” which they thought they were going to hate at first but then it actually turned out pretty okay.
Yes Daddy I Do: Orange is the New Black’s Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are lesbianing together!
Here’s how we handle TV that lets us down, the shows we think successfully turned it around, and our ultimate dealbreakers.
It doesn’t get any easier in the Sweet 16.
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!
Here’s part two of the first round of QUEER KISSING MARCH MADNESS!
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!
2017 somehow turned out to be the best year ever for lesbian and bisexual women on television — but we’ve still got a ways to go.
There were songs and bike races and hot air balloon rides and promises of forever and allusions to some of the most romantic tropes and movies of all times.
Never before have my distaste for a show and love for its cast been so at odds.
“Thirteen hours of television later, and season five’s cliffhanger ends nearly exactly as season four: with women, many of whom are queer, many of whom are of color, in peril and facing an unknown future. Instead of grounding this season in a fight for social justice, they gleefully reveled in unnecessary violence and humiliation.”
The SWAT team approaches and Larry returns. LARRY.