“I don’t need you to respect me, I respect me. I don’t need you to love me, I love me.”
Looking back on the characters we kinda liked only to see their shows swiftly cancelled before we had a chance to really get somewhere.
Latina legend Carmen Sandiego is the most competent, confident person on the show, unapologetic in her femme-ness. A feminist Latina Robin Hood!
Days later, I remain astounded by these writing choices and their cruelty.
As Bette Porter once wanted to tell Franklin, “Great art is a response to small-minded corporate fascists trying to impose their ignorance on the sheep-like masses.”
Listen, we all know queer women love a good TV show about serial killing or Satan worship or ghosts — but did you know sometimes it feels good to just feel good?
It’s our last TV list of 2018!
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.
13 Christmas and three Thanksgiving episodes full of lesbians in matching two-piece pajamas, bisexuals in endearing sweaters, and a trans woman dressed up as a literal Holigay Angel.
“Is this how cis white dudes feel all the time?”
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
“It’s not just sex, it’s love. It’s two people connecting, with four other people, and aliens.”
We’ve discussed the arguably gay women of The X-Files, and obviously Dana Scully at length. But it’s time to answer a different pressing question: how gay are the monsters of the week?
Korrasami walked so Bubbline could run.
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
“EVEN THE STRAIGHTS CAN SEE IT.”
The first season of Killing Eve, a classic love story between a long-haired butch assassin and her raven-haired married object d’amour came to its thrilling conclusion last night, offering itself as the year’s most authentic depiction of lesbian love in 2018. Please, come inside where I will make my case.
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!
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.
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.
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.