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March 2016

What TV Can Learn From ‘The 100’ Mess

The short version (and this paragraph contains spoilers): A number of fans of the CW show are angry about how the exit of a lesbian character was handled, both within the narrative and by representatives [...]

Fans revolt after gay TV character killed off

When a gay character on a popular TV show was killed off, fans orchestrated an enormous online campaign. "LGBT fans deserve better" was tweeted more than 280,000 times in just a few hours. The hashtag [...]

‘The 100’, Lexa, and What Happens Next

Last week on The 100, Lexa, the Commander of the 12 Clans, was killed. By a stray bullet. Since last Thursday night, fans have voiced their outrage pretty publicly, lobbying for the show’s cancellation, promising [...]

Examining the Sustainability of Misery-Driven Shows

Countless viewers of The 100 are still enraged after the character death to end last week's episode. It was rooted in a controversial and less than progressive cliche in giving lesbian characters one brief moment [...]

The 100: Why Lexa and the Fans Deserve More

Many fans entrusted the staff on this show with their emotions, we had hoped they wouldn’t be so recklessly exploited. There were multiple ways this whole scenario could have gone down, whether that’s with Lexa [...]

Commander Lexa: There Was Never Any Weakness in You

Masses of lesbian viewers looked up to Lexa. On a show that claimed to push boundaries—or at least, they pushed the same-sex couple—I am so unspeakably sorry for every single viewer promised the hope of [...]

Femslash Crisis: The 100

Last night, that community was dealt a serious blow. Not only did the Bury Your Gays trope rear its ugly head, it was at a particularly devious time after what could be the most insidious [...]

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