The television landscape is changing rapidly. Where does that leave lesbian, bisexual, and trans women of color on TV? Where have been, and more importantly — where are we going?
How about a little Valentine’s Day inspiration from your favorite fictional couples?
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.
The conversation of multi-dimensional black thought, and questions of isolation or not feeling “black enough”, is one that a lot black people are familiar with. It’s smart and nuanced. It’s also a conversation that fundamentally could not be filtered through a white lens. It could not exist on a television show that wasn’t like this.
There aren’t many new lesbian, bisexual, trans, or queer characters on fall TV, but there are a few; and a handful of returning favorites.
Survivor’s Remorse’s second season ends in tragedy, Jane the Virgin continues to be the best show on TV, and American Horror Story: Hotel is bloody as hell.
We’re running out of time, ladies! Can’t you please just kiss and make up?
Also, M-Chuck befriends a pregnant 12-year-old on Survivor’s Remorse, Bo and Lauren make out some more on Lost Girl, and Carmilla and Laura need to GET IT TOGETHER.
Laura is terrorized by her own giraffe shirt on Carmilla, M-Chuck is really into Indigo Girls on Survivor’s Remorse, I Am Cait says goodbye, Lauren Lewis is a BAMF, and more queer TV news!
Scream and Rookie Blue bid us adieu, Survior’s Remorse gets renewed, and hot damn that Hollstein kiss!
Plus new trailers for Faking It and Survivor’s Remorse!
16 shows, 26 confirmed queer characters. Plus, a downloadble PDF calendar with premiere dates!
There were more queer female characters of color on TV in 2014 than the total number of queer female characters on TV, period, five years ago.
It was a pretty lame week for queer women on TV, but at least Kalinda and Lana were naked most of the time.
The Good Wife’s best character continues to be Kalinda Sharma’s trench coats.
Happy Halloween! Have a brand new lesbian character dressed as a dinosaur!
More lesbian sex than lesbian death on TV this week! It’s a 2014 record!
Welcome to our brand new Friday round-up of all the queer ladies on TV we haven’t already talked about this week. You’ll like it we promise.