In which I realize that so many of the stories I’ve loved fall into the science fiction category. I tell you what drew me into these stories —badass women, romantic virtual beings, anti-capitalist commentary.
These are not your blockbuster superhero films with cult followings. They are superheroes of various races, ages and sexual orientations, dealing with mental illness, family drama and falling in love.
In a world where Black women are regularly and repeatedly pitted against each other, on a show based entirely on interpersonal drama, it’s a wonderful reprieve to see the support and trust that they’re capable of.
This Swedish Netflix Original is perfectly tailored to me, and everyone else who misses Skam.
Based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson and set in Canada, Trickster is embedded with Indigenous culture. It’s also seriously cinematic.
Zero tells a story of defining and defending home. It gives us the gift of seeing vibrant, joyous creative Black kids as stars of their neighbourhood and on screen.
None of these were romantic really, but the title of this post is factually accurate. This is what I watched during the ~weekend of love~ while I lay in bed cursed with the fatigue and agony of my fibromyalgia. It’s a lot of Netflix.
HBO’s Full Bloom is a reality competition so filled with personal growth and uplifting spirits and a very ever-present essence of queerness.
Love & Anarchy is as much of a flirtatious, spontaneous, surprisingly sweet adventure as the trailer had me expecting.
Catching up on shows I wanted to start, and shows I’d been meaning to finally finish: Industry, Dare Me, Backyard Envy, We Are Who We Are, Fe@rless_, Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Body’, and the Blackpink Nextflix doc!