The “token straight” character and queer fiction

Content Warning: Contains spoilers for “Bojack Horseman”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “She-Ra: Princesses of Power”, and “Night in the Woods”. With The Last of Us 2 finally out and a large portion of the gaming community fighting about whether representation matters—again–it’s probably worth talking about Jackie from Night in the Woods. Remember Jackie? Probably not. Even those […]

Queer relationships in fiction need a little work

Spoilers for She-Ra: Princesses of Power and Life is Strange. Content Warning: Discussion of homophobia With the fifth and final season of She-Ra: Princesses of Power in the rear-view mirror and several gay little hearts full to bursting, I think it’s time to ask that age-old question: why the hell is virtually every queer relationship […]

David Rose and traditional masculinity in fiction

The word “masculine” has kind of gone through a transition in fiction—and in real life, but that’s another topic altogether—because the definition has never really been completely static. We all—or a lot of us anyway—still love the Indiana Jones movies, even if most of us realize how problematic—and also downright fucking creepy—those movies are by […]

The L Word is even worse than I remembered

Content Warning: Mentions of/implied rape, gender dysphoria, and implied transphobia. Of all the characters who get significantly worse on a second viewing, Tina Kinnard from The L Word is maybe the least talked about outside of the show’s general audience. It makes sense: The L Word was aimed at a specific demographic and really only […]

Ouran High School Host Club destroys the gender binary

That’s right. Due to this anime from several years ago, gender is no more. Does anyone outside of certain anime circles even know this show exists? It wasn’t exactly a flash in the pan, but people also aren’t discussing it daily like some of the classics. As a former card-carrying weeb, this show was my […]

Chris Traeger is bisexual and I will die on this hill

I’m sure most of us can count on one hand the amount of openly bisexual characters in fiction. The scope gets a little broader when we add in characters who aren’t explicitly bi. But for the most part, we don’t see a lot of bisexual characters in fiction. And we hardly ever see bisexual men […]

Killing Eve is gay and everyone should watch it

CW: Mentions of violence and queer-baiting (brief) Note: This is going to focus entirely on the first two seasons of Killing Eve. Also spoilers. So many spoilers. And probably stuff that has already been talked about a dozen times by thousands of bloggers. But here it is, just in case people want to hear it […]

So Max Caulfield is a very well-written bisexual character

Spoilers for Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm CW: Biphobia Yesterday was Bi Visibility Day, a day in which bisexual people are enthusiastically—or sometimes begrudgingly—acknowledged as actual real members of the LGBT community.  It was also a Pagan holiday, but never mind that.  This isn’t about Pagan holidays because this blog […]

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