we’re doing the whole “this show with literally no gay rep is the best gay rep in the world” thing again, huh
somewhere there’s a marketing meeting going on where someone is proposing that show writers don’t even need to deliberately gaybait in order to get LGBT audiences to watch their show, they just need to have 2 attractive male characters in the same vicinity as each other and the fandom will gaybait for them.
* one of them has to be white/light skin/easy to assume a white identity into
“I’m all sorts, Shadow. The screen is the altar. I’m the one they sacrifice to. Then till now. Golden Age to Golden Age. They sit side by side, ignore each other, and give it up to me. Now they hold a smaller screen on their lap or in the palm of their hand so they don’t get bored watching the big one. Time and attention, better than lamb’s blood.”
guys i wrote an article
This is a really good article and, if you’re someone like me that knew nothing about the book the film was based on, it’s extremely clear about the loads of whitewashing and how actresses of color are cast as characters that will probably die early on.