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.
We’ve got 50+ Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer-ish Netflix TV shows streaming right now on the very internet you’re reading!
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.
After an episode of literal torture, OITNB focuses on the stories it tells best: the ones about family.
Spectacles rely on spectators, and I for one am not going to be pulled into this show anymore just to watch violence for the sake of violence. I can watch the news and do that, thanks.
“This was the point in this episode, and there were points like this in almost every episode, where I went cold and just thought ‘Why am I still watching this fucking show?'”
“Tied To The Tracks” is a slow burn compared to the season’s first six episodes of Orange Is the New Black that mostly boasted a crowded ensemble acting out cruelly in the name of justice for Poussey.
This is the show that I fell in love with. Women, helping each other through their pain. Women, finding family. Women, finding support from one another while in the pits of the darkest places they can imagine.
I’m not going to lie, there was something oddly cathartic about seeing a pile of Cheetos burst into flames.