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?
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!
Handmaid’s Tale Season Three promises revolution and darkness, Kristen Stewart talks about pressure to define her sexuality, Suranne Jones hired a lesbian sex consultant for “Gentleman Jack,” Clairo on not being straight, writers from Pose and Boomerang and Good Trouble discuss LGBTQ rep, and so much more!
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.
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.
Plus updates on General Hospital, The Young & the Restless, Critical Role, Mi Familia Perfecta, and Claws!
It’s gonna be cool for the summer with all these TV shows featuring lesbian, bisexual and queer female characters.
The Handmaid’s Tale returns for Season Two on April 25th and it’s still one of the best shows to ever grace the screen, blessed be the fruit.
We got the scoop on 2 Dope Queens, Pose, The Handmaid’s Tale, Heathers, Sweetbitter, Living Biblically, Roseanne, Vida and Life Sentence — all shows bringing queer women to your teevee screen very soon.
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.
These were entire TV episodes that paid off queer storylines that had been building, or approached lesbian and bisexual and trans stuff in ways we’ve never really seen on-screen, or expanded queer storytelling into genres where it’d been lacking, or utilized new TV platforms in queer ways.
2017 was the best of times and the worst of times. LOL JK it was the absolute worst of times. But the queer TV was pretty good.
Vote for your favorites and then join us for our Emmys liveblog on Sunday night!
We’ve got around 30 lesbian, bisexual and queer female characters in this Summer 2017 TV Preview that’ll keep you cool for the summer, even though it’d be even cooler if there were more than 30 and they all had bigger parts!
Everything on the internet you need to read about The Handmaid’s Tale, plus our discussion!
What makes The Handmaid’s Tale so striking isn’t just this world where all the pretense of female equality has been stripped away, but the ordinariness of such oppression even today.
Every time I return to it, The Handmaid’s Tale offers me something new. In the Hulu series, the “new thing” is “more lesbians.”
Reading for today’s dystopia, today.
The OA’s “gentle queer narrative,” a new Kitty Genovese project, Indiewire’s Sundance picks include Annie Clark’s horror flick, Marti Noxon’s anorexia narrative, Dee Rees’s post-WWII Southern period drama and Dianna Agron in a convent and SO MANY MORE POP CULTURE STORIES FOR YOU TODAY.