“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.
Kim and Sugar. Camilla and Jocelyn. Alice and Dana. A look at the legendary duos that lived the nightmare and sometimes came out alive.
NPR’s list of Top 100 Choices For Best Teen Novels lacked proper queeriosity. Thus we present our top 20 picks for Queer Teen Novels For Girls.
“So I started hanging out with Rayanne Graff. Just for fun. Just cause it seemed like if I didn’t, I would die or something. Things were getting to me. Just how people are.”
The BBC’s Spring/Winter 2010 trailer features a Shane-esque blonde in lesbian drama “Lip Service” and overall the BBC’s got more lesbians on tap this year than the entire USA. Logo announces new shows, Michael Urie makes a gay statement, Kristin Chenowith & Kerry Washington are looking to hook up on screen and the Tila/Casey story is never going to end.
In honour of NYC pride, I’m hosting a Homosexy Lesbian Top 20 right here! On Autostraddle! Clearly Autowin is a very intellectual and highly cultivated space for intellectual discussions about Virginia Woolf, The Allegory of the Cave, Boy-briefs vs. thongs and sophisticated feminist theory. Auto-Straddle is where I talk crazy about silly things, like Max Sweeney and my 20 most favorite fictional lesbians from (relatively) mainstream pop culture.
It’s not a revolution … but it’s solid. It’s sweet, it’s snappy, it’s clever, smart, delicious. It gets away with things American teevee shows never try for. It’s everything television should be.