Hollywood’s reluctance to tell the stories of brown girls has always been rooted in — well, racism; but more precisely— the myth that white stories are neutral and, as such, are more relatable to the broader audience. Brown Girls disproves that myth, creating an imminently relatable coming-of-age story.
When I heard there was a new mini-movie on Black&Sexy.TV about a group of queer women of color, I was excited to watch it, but honestly didn’t have really high expectations for it. Thankfully, I was so wrong.
Hey, and spoiler alert: No gay women die!
“The Other Love Story was such a breath of fresh air in many ways. Aadya and Aachal felt like any other regular person: they were not coded Butch or Femme, like too many of these stories tend to do, and neither were overly Westernized nor overly exotified. They just were.”
2016 has seen the expansion of black storytelling on major TV networks with shows like Insecure and Atlanta, but Brown Girls’ DIY attitude and background opens up the possibilities of experiences that can be shared.
The all-LGBT ghost hunting team of Ohio tells us about their real-life ghost experiences, fighting heteronormativity in the afterlife, and what it’s like to talk to LGBT history with dowsing rods.
Season One of Queer Kid Stuff covers gender, the word “queer,” marriage equality, and homophobia in fun videos for school-age kids.
This was a deadly year for queer TV characters. We really needed this.
This is what fandom dreams are made of.
Laura and Carmilla drop the pretense of “office furniture-related slips” and (re)confess their love for each other.
Carmilla and Laura are back and they can’t keep their hands off each other. Also: summoning circles! And Keith Mars!
Boxed In will make you feel known, and it looks like Callie and Arizona are headed to court to brawl over Sofia in the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
“Sidetrack is a show largely about my life and my experiences, because after years of watching so much television that erased me, I just wanted to write myself in.”
Queer TV is shaky this year, but there’s another Carmilla-adjacent webseries to bring you joy!
“It’s precisely because Her Story is written and directed by trans women, starring trans women and featuring trans women on the crew that it’s able to be so authentic and so acutely focused on its trans characters.”
The winter hiatus is almost over! Queer TV will soon return to our open arms!
It’s official: Jane the Virgin is the best! Plus, an update on our queer contestant on Top Chef and some rundowns of a handful of webseries you should be watching during the winter TV hiatus.
Couple-ish and ‘Til Lease Do Us Part premiered this week, Fresh Off the Boat got a little gay, Pippy and TMI finally smooched on Rosewood, and one of our queer chefs didn’t make the cut on Top Chef.
Where “Transparent” succeeds in telling a trans story that’s largely focused on how cis people relate to and see trans people, “This is Me” goes one step further and shows trans people talking to other trans people about their lives and experiences.
“If someone had been like, “You are going to write a thing and it’s going to be fully produced and you are gonna star in it and it’s gonna be really good,” I would’ve been like, nah.”