Sometimes history just weighs too heavily on a storyline. And that is certainly the case when it comes to Hollywood’s tendency to kill off LBGT characters, especially on TV. This was particularly rampant in 2016 — so […]
“Bury Your Gays,” the all-too-common TV trope of killing queer characters — typically after moments of success or happiness for them — continued for little discernible reason.
In total, more than 25 queer female characters were killed on television screens this year, and fans […]
For some, 2016 will be remembered for divisive politics, celebrity deaths and Evil Kermit. For others, it will go down as the year queer female representation — along with everything else that is good — was thrown onto the garbage […]
Did your favorite LGBT character die this year? They wouldn’t be alone: A survey on The Wrap illustrates how often queer people met grim fates on the small screen in 2016.
Through a steady stream of BTS photos shared on social media, The 100 misled fans into thinking that Lexa (played by Alycia Debnam-Carey) would be present throughout all of Season 3, rather than just making a brief reappearance after the […]
The depth of the political divide exposed by Donald Trump’s victory raises a practical question for Hollywood: How do you make TV shows and movies with broad appeal for a country in the grip of a cultural civil […]
Entertainment is often considered synonymous with frivolity and distraction, which may very well be what many people are craving right now; remember a few short days ago, when we were all waiting for the election to just be over […]
Today we need to acknowledge that those of us who work in the film industry — at all levels, in all roles, in all sectors — we carry an incredible responsibility.
We tell stories. We educate. It’s our job to define […]
Beyond the quantitative data, GLAAD also pointed to the persistent and problematic “Bury Your Gays” trope — that is, the tendency for television shows to kill off their queer characters, usually for the growth and edification of a straight character […]