Hey Niche Readers! Like many TV fans, I'm sure a lot of you have seen Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Like us, I'm sure your hearts were warmed by the themes of friendship, found family, and the power of love to conquer adversity characteristic of the show. However, also like us, I'm sure many of you were dissatisfied by the show's heteronormativity and slightly overdone 1980s Spielberg Kitsch aesthetic. Never fear! Here to help are Hannah and Seph, with an LGBT-friendly spinoff known as the Boy Actor AU, or Trans Elizabethan Stranger Things: The Musical.
THE FULL SCREENPLAY About two hours into a very long car ride to see Tegan and Sara in Portland, Maine, and one hour into the High School Musical 3 soundtrack, I turn to my friend Sam and say, "You know, when you think about it, Troy's struggle in the first movie is really emblematic of … Continue reading HTB (Helen “Troy” Bolton), or High School Lesbian Musical
As seen on BroadwayWorld, Mel Giedroyc will be taking to the stage next spring as Beatrice in the Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing. Further casting has yet to be announced, which puts the Rose Theatre, and director Simond Dormandy, in a unique position: They have the opportunity to finally do the text of Much Ado a … Continue reading Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You
Boy, this one really brought out the straights. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favourites from the comments that we summarily deleted. Note: These are excerpts, cut for brevity; one commenter's screed ran to six whole paragraphs. Also, this like, actually does get homophobic, so proceed with caution. 1. "I can agree … Continue reading My Favorite Deleted Comments by Straight People from the Article Ranking American Girl Dolls in Order of Gayness
I've written at some length about how American Girl's story model is pretty inherently gay: take a girl from a given historical period, have her run up against the gendered conventions of the era, ???, profit. The line was always meant to run counter to hypersexualized dolls like Barbie and Bratz, and so the focus … Continue reading American Girl Dolls Ranked In Order of Gayness
If you're reading this article, you've probably known from a young age that you were... different. While your peers gravitated like heat-seeking missiles toward Britney and Disney princesses and the Spice Girls, you persistently sought out books about girls who spurned femininity and rolled about in dirt. Sometimes it was subtle - our heroine is … Continue reading Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today
At first, I wasn't opposed to watching Gilmore Girls during lunch breaks with my straight co-workers. I'd never seen the show myself, but I'd heard nothing but good things, and I'd been compared to Rory Gilmore so many times over the course of my life that I was curious to see how close the resemblance might be. What … Continue reading Top Ten Hate Crimes Committed by Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino
If you've been following The Niche for any amount of time, you know that the only thing we love more than lesbianism is list-making. I'm here today to join these two areas with a definitive ranking of the greatest and most iconic lesbian TV couples of all time. Now, I'm going to lay a couple of … Continue reading The Top Ten Most Iconic Lesbian TV Couples of All Time, and Keep In Mind We’re Working With a Pretty Loose Definition of “Iconic”
From one end of the futch scale to the other. LILY TOMLIN: All lesbians have spent some period of time trying to look like Oscar Wilde. Lily is no exception, and neither am I. TIG NOTARO: This is about the point where the people I love begin to subtly hint that I might need to take … Continue reading Lesbian Comedians Whose Haircuts I Have Shared
HBO's "The Young Pope" was such an interesting and meme-worthy show but it left you with all sorts of unanswered questions. You're asking: What if this weren't an HBO drama at all? What if it were a Netflix comedy called Robert Pope Leonard (RPL)? What if Robert Sean Leonard (RSL), the American actor best known … Continue reading What if the HBO Show “The Young Pope” Were a Netflix Show Called “Robert Pope Leonard”? What then?