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Chiara / December 7, 2018 , Fri / queer movies i've watched recently

1. the haunting of hill house

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The Haunting of Hill House was all anyone on Twitter could talk about for a while, and I guess now everyone’s watched it so there’s no word about it. Anyway. I watched this when it released on Netflix and I devoured it. It was horror but also not, and that’s the best kind of horror, in my opinion.

The Haunting of Hill House focused entirely on one family, and one of the siblings in that family was a lesbian *cheers* It was awesome to see this show get so much hype because Theodora – the queer character – was in no way pushed aside to focus on her non-queer family members. I would have loved some more development in terms of her romance but it was still cute af and I liked it a lot.

If you haven’t watched The Haunting of Hill House yet I definitely think it’s worth the hours!

2. the haunting

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When I was Googling The Haunting of Hill House, I found out that it was based on a book and that book had previously been adapted into a movie in the 1990s. And also starred Liam Neeson, so ya girl was 100% keen. Aside from some name similarities there is almost nothing that aligns between this movie and the show, which is quite strange since they’re based on the same book. There were moments that were reminiscent of scenes in the show, but the storyline and characters were all completely different.

For example, they weren’t related! And also Theodora was bisexual in this movie, although the word was never used >.> I actually loved seeing Catherine Zeta-Jones play a gorgeous bi woman who is not afraid of her sexuality or from showing affection for another woman. It was honestly the only redeeming quality of this truly bad film.

3. the witches of east end

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Queer! Witch! Mother!

So in an episode of season two of The Witches of East End it’s revealed that the matriarch of the Beauchamp family is queer!! There’s a flashback to her dating a woman in the 70s, and then that woman comes back for a cameo appearance in the present day timeline, and they talk about their relationship. The love interest is a Black queer woman, which is just!!! I was honestly so surprised by this turn of events because season one was very non-queer. I may or may not have squealed at the reveal because as tacky as this show may be I’m addicted. And having a queer mother character makes it all the better.

4. 9-1-1

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I haven’t finished season one of 9-1-1 yet but one of the main characters is a Black lesbian (I assume, since there have only been lady lovers so far)!! Henrietta’s friendship with Athena (another Black main character, bless) is absolutely amazing. I wish I had a friendship where I could be open about everything without the risk of ever being judged for what I’ve done or the mistakes I may have made. Seeing these two characters together is one of the best parts of this show, for sure.

5. charmed

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I will fight anyone who disses this show because it is fucking magical, and in more ways than one. It calls out racism, it calls out white privilege, it talks about fetishisation, it talks about police relationships with people of colour, it talks about feminism. And also stars three! women! of! colour! One of whom is a lesbian!! This show is just so far and above its predecessor I will stink eye anyone who thinks that old white trash is better than this. Dismissed.

6. the sinner season two

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This show starred another Black lesbian! We have been blessed recently!! Even though I didn’t think that this show was really all that great, and there was the ‘tragic lesbian in love with her best friend who makes her best friend feel uncomfortable’ bullshit, it was still good to see.

6. the cured

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At first when I was watching this and one of the main characters was revealed as queer, I was excited. But it turned into bury your gays so blegh. If you ignore that, though, it was a good movie overall.

7. the flash season five

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I just watched an episode of this last night and Nora was totally being queer-coded. She was flirting with another girl! And calling her cute!! I really, really hope that they progress this further because it’s about time we had some queer rep on The Flash and it would be another Black queer woman on our TVs, which is quite frankly awesome.

Have you watched any of these? Do you want to? Have you seen any LGBTQIA+ media recently?

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One Comment to queer things i’ve watched recently (#5)

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’ve watched 911 season 1 and really enjoyed it. Need to get caught up s2! I’ve heard super mixed things about Charmed, so I’m glad to hear you’re a fan. I tried watching the original Charmed and struggled with it. After your glowing recommendation, I’m definitely going to give the new series a go. It sounds wonderfully relevant and feminist.

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