If you are looking for sapphic representation in media, look no more. The past month my Twitter Timeline has been a mix of clips and tweets in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and, of course, English. I understand most of it, in part because I speak Spanish, English and a little Portuguese, in part because no matter the language all those posts are based on an universal sapphic experience that doesn’t need words to be understood. Their soul is the passion, love, crave, investment in diverse representation a lot of us have.
This is not a new feeling for me. All representation has been foreign representation to me. I don’t remember one TV Show in Colombia that had lesbians in it, or a same sex relationship. At most, we had a gay male side comic relief character in one or two popular telenovelas. Since I was a teen, the TV Shows, Movies, fan fiction, I looked at for representation were foreign. American usually.
Thanks to the magic of technology and the Internet, now is easier than ever to have access to all kinds of contents around the world and I’ve fallen in love with several shows and characters thanks to my fellow Sapphics sharing information about them in Social Media.
Can you guys believe we are already 4 days deep into 2021? As much as we all wanted 2020 to be over, one highlight from the year was watching and enjoying sapphic movies and TV shows with everyone on-line. We had some great content last year. The shared experiences of joy over a ship filled a lot of my days with happiness. The Half of It, She-Ra, Haunting of Bly Manor, Utopia Falls, Happiest Season, just to name a few.
I still have a long list of things I need to catch up on, but I’m planning to grow that list in 2021. These are the Top 5 shows or movies with sapphic characters I’m looking forward to watching this year, in no particular order.
I had decided to Liveblog this first season of The L word Generation Q. I actually did the first five episodes when trying to fix an issue with the blog, I deleted those 5 liveblogs. As it’s been months since I started this process, and liveblogs are extremely time-consuming, I’ve decided to do a recap/review post instead. So here we are.
One advantage I have when approaching this new version of the iconic show is that I never watched the original. I mean, I saw clips around, know what happened in general. As a lesbian I think is probably impossible to be fully disconnected from the original series. However, as someone who doesn’t live in the United States, my access to it was always limited. So I never fully watched it.