It’s moments like this that I’ve been desperately searching for in South Asian media these past few years. I want to know, I want to see where queer South Asians summon the courage to be themselves from, in a world where coming out is truly a global struggle.
Is love a lie or the ultimate truth? The One balks at exploring that fascinating question and cops out with a cliched murder storyline.
The fact that she’s still candidly discussing her ongoing issues is significant, because this story cannot be neatly packaged. By naming these things, she also normalizes them. For young fans, seeing Lovato’s intertwined and ongoing struggles presented so bluntly is remarkable.
This business model is very f*cked up and sometimes it even works! Nichole and Sarah are also clearly constantly trying to slyly top one another.
If Euphoria is a teen show for teens, then HBO Max’s Genera+ion feels like a teen show for middle schoolers. And I think that’s great.
Ginny & Georgia has a very typical teenage dating story but made it queer, just for us.
Dickinson puts queerness back in the narrative.
It’s as entertaining as any heist movie, as addictive as the best true crime, and authentic in a way few pieces of mainstream trans media have been before.
All I’ve wanted since Euphoria began was for Sam Levinson to write with people who actually have the characters’ perspectives — this episode shows why.
In the first three episodes of the new season, Emily is still a chaotic, emotional, silly, passionate poet who is deeply in love with her sister-in-law and not afraid to show it.
Caught up in the inconsistencies in its own mythologies, the Netflix fantasy-thriller-teen drama-musical struggles to come to a compelling or coherent close.
Fun and frustrating, derivative and surprising, Netflix’s new ballet show Tiny Pretty Things is undone by its paradoxes.
The Wilds is sometimes cheesy, sometimes saccharine, all times dramatic as hell.
For me, what makes the show so unique are the moments Valeria spends with Cristina and Paca and all the other trans women around them. It’s watching this cross-generational support among trans women that’s so important for us but so rarely portrayed on screen.
“Does this place ever stop being weird?!?”
Are they dating, are they in love, are they having sex, are they best friends? It’s one of We Are Who We Are ‘s queerest pleasures that it’s not about definition.
Elena pushes back on all this, saying she doesn’t want to change how she dresses and that actually Maeve is bisexual, but they say that the term lesbian is “an easier sell” because it’s “more cut and dry.”
If you’re expecting the gay episode of Hulu’s horror anthology to be like the gay episode of Black Mirror, I must assure you: We ain’t in San Junipero anymore.
I guess what I’m learning about myself is that I’m not quite cut out for these slow-moving, period piece crime dramas. I like my crime shows to be procedural — if there are eight episodes, I want eight crimes. And I like my women front and center, thank you very much.
Ratched stabs, cuts, bludgeons, and mutilates what was past. The show is brutal, but provides relief for its queer women. Unfortunately, its characters of color and disabled characters are not granted the same care.
By pairing a visceral portrayal with thorough descriptions of OCD, “Pure” becomes a teaching tool as well as a delightful dramedy. It’s also just a really good and gay story about a 20-something trying to figure out how to be a good person.