Feminism theory and interracial dating
When you add those things to the fact that Cosima is one of the main four clones and receives equal screen time and story depth, and that is the only show that shrugs at the Born This Way debate because sexual orientation is a non-issue in their universe, and the unapologetic misandry on display on the regular, the sum is an exhilarating and progressive drama.walks the line between being a procedural and being something else altogether, which’s maybe why despite its evident quality, it’s never garnered the audience it deserves.
, particularly its handling of race and non-Western cultures.That they continue to explore that relationship in more depth blows my mind every time. Grandfathered: Other Annalise doesn’t get as much screen time as she deserves, but for reasons I don’t understand, lesbians on sitcoms have never really recovered from Ellen coming out. So Annalie is a big deal, even if she only plays a small part.Their relationship may be animated, but it feels more real than 98 percent of the live-actions queer relationships I’ve seen in my time. Younger: The first original TV Land show to feature a queer woman.How to Get Away With Murder brilliantly, subversively asks if our culture will extend that same interest and compassion when it’s a black bisexual woman playing the role of Don Draper. isn’t just getting gay stuff right; it’s consistently one of the most brilliant shows on television, full-stop.Annalise’s relationship with Eve is the most emotionally resonant and solid one on the show, so much so that we all kind of want her to quit the show and D. When the show revealed that Crystal Gem Garnet is actually the marriage and intimate full-time fuse of Crystal Gems Ruby and Sapphire, I honestly couldn’t believe it. Together, they form the soul around which every person and Gem on the show rotates.Season three, for example, set up an unnecessary and troubling conflict between bisexual Anchor Beach principal Monte and a student who said Monte made inappropriate advances at her.
(The result of which was either going to be a predatorial bisexual educator or a young woman lying about assault, neither of which false stereotypes need anymore play on television.) However, The Fosters is the only show in the history of TV to orbit a cast of dramatic teenage storylines around a married lesbian couple.
has remained pretty dedicated to its queer characters, even giving us a long-term love story for Callie and Arizona, from love to tragedy to marriage to children to cheating to an eventual divorce.
Unfortunately Callie is now dating a piece of actual cardboard named “Penny,” but you know… Sometimes our favorite bisexuals date pieces of dry toast.
is mainstream and formulaic, with a cocky male lead, a sexy/stubborn female lead, shiny cars, dead bodies, and lots of beach scenes. Turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg, though. So basically we’ve only made it to Season Two and already pretty much every single Pfefferman is queer. Moppa is a trans woman named Maura, Mom starts hooking up with Maura again even though they’d been divorced and both daughters are bisexual.
And then, buried inside this relatively uninspired premise is this interracial lesbian couple who work together and could probably kiss more but they’re never, not ever, obscuring or playing down exactly who they are to each other. Underneath all that we have one of the most racially and generationally diverse shows of all time, a cast that is 90% women, and twelve lead or recurring queer female characters. There’s explicit lesbian sex and no privileging of straight relationships over gay ones — so much so that Josh’s mere existence and his relentlessly heterosexual pairings feel, irrationally, like a personal insult.
Like with Grandfathered, she doesn’t have enough to do, but the fact of her existence — sandwiched between reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, on your granmda’s favorite channel — is a pretty big dang deal.