What If, Instead of a Netflix Series Set in 1980s Indiana, Stranger Things Were A (Very Long) Broadway Musical Set in Sixteenth Century London? What Then?

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.

Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You

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

My Favorite Deleted Comments by Straight People from the Article Ranking American Girl Dolls in Order of Gayness

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

Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today

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

Top Ten Hate Crimes Committed by Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino

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

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”

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”

What if the HBO Show “The Young Pope” Were a Netflix Show Called “Robert Pope Leonard”? What then?

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?