Hello all you newly-minted…Darters? Dartlings? We’ll work on that.
Anyway, it’s high time we all used our shiny new commenting privileges to AIR SOME GRIEVANCES with the world at large and insufficient queerness specifically.
Today I am upset (and also energized) by this really excellent Buzfeed piece (read it!) about how there’s been this crop of huge mainstream Hollywood movies lately in which two same-gender characters have two seconds of eye contact and it is hailed as A BREAKTHROUGH FOR GAY LIBERATION.
This is related to my general exacerbation with how used I have become into meekly accepting the scraps of representation we are so often offered instead of the cornucopia of queerness we actually deserve. I’m speaking specifically about Supergirl‘s continual refusal to acknowledge the SCORCHING HOT chemistry between Kara and Lena Luthor, which I tweeted about yesterday.
Sorry if that gif has derailed the rest of your workday.
And furthermore, concordantly, remember when Wentworth queered up Bea and Allie after we already had Frankie and Bridget? And straight people continued to watch the show? And remember those glorious halcyon days of Pretty Little Liars when Emily was dating fifty girls and Jenna was suddenly queer and Aria made a Sparia vision board?
We deserve more, is what I’m saying. We deserve it all. (And “all” definitely includes Yara Greyjoy and Daenerys Targaryen shagging their way across the narrow sea, which is why it is the header photo for this post.)
Okay, I vented my feelings. Now use your membership (you got that coupon code in your email, right?) and tell me what your ride or die queer pairing is. Or just talk about whatever has you riled up this week. It’s an “open” thread, after all.