Dear readers, I have recently become enamored of the works of Susan Sontag, best known for her illuminating essays, such as Against Interpretation, On Photography, and Notes on ‘Camp’ -- which is, delightfully, being turned into the theme for next year’s Met Gala. I have been making my way through the first volume of her journals, Reborn: … Continue reading Ten Susan Sontag Quotes Ranked By How Badly They Make Me Feel Like I Need to Lie Down
In the wake of the horrifying leak of a memo revealing that the U.S. Federal Government plans to re-interpret Title IX of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prevent trans people from being able to sue their schools and healthcare providers for discrimination, not to mention the appointment of anti-gay lawyer Eric Dreiband to lead the … Continue reading If All You Cisgenders Are So Concerned About the “Erasure” of My “Identity,” Then Why Don’t You Go Ahead and Read This Fucking Essay About Little Shop of Horrors
If you're like me - and you're almost certainly not - you like to dunk your buttered toast in hot chocolate and you think socks should be a legal requirement in public spaces. More relevantly though, you'll also have childhood memories of being up late at night with your hair in sponge curlers, a fire … Continue reading So You Want To Know Who From Classic TV Was Gay?
If, like me, you are trying to escape the hellscape that is being an alive human right now, you might find yourself turning to comfort TV. Let's look back on a simpler time, when Mike Schur and Tina Fey ran TV, and every single human being was straight. Here's a primer of the paltry scraps … Continue reading Supporting Male Characters of the NBC Comedy Golden Age, Ranked by Gayness
As we all know, Pierre Bezukhov, the character from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is gay. Great Comet, Dave Malloy's musical adaptation of part of the novel, hints at this fact, but not, in my opinion, quite enough. Here are the slight lyrical changes and production choices that I always make in my head when … Continue reading Lyrical Changes I Would Make to Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to Make the Fact That Pierre Is in Love With Andrey More Explicit
Three years ago, our very own Thea received a phone call from a friend. She accepted the call. She lifted the phone to her ear. Her friend said, "Piglet from Winnie the Pooh was androgynous," and then immediately hung up. That was it. That was the entire call. It was a brief message, but a potent … Continue reading If Piglet Was Your Favourite Winnie the Pooh Character, Let’s Be Honest, You’re Gay
In no definitive order, because the presence of heterosexuality in the lives of these young women is equally tragic. Bliss & Pash - Whip It If part of your film's plot involves a friendship that is so obviously romantic in nature that other people in the film have started catching on, you can go ahead … Continue reading Every Iconic Onscreen Teen Friendship That Should Have Been A Lesbian Romance but Wasn’t, Because Some Higher Power Hates Me Personally
No, you don't remember when I did that? Well, here is A STUDY IN GILMORE, all 116 pages of it. This came about several months ago when I realized that Paris and Rory, much like Sherlock and Watson, are a prime example of what we at the Niche like to call The Dynamic. This is … Continue reading Remember When I Rewrote the Pilot of Sherlock So It Was About Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls Being Lesbian Detectives?
Let me start off by saying that I don't care about Gossip Girl - at all, even a little bit - because that would be stupid, and I'm not stupid. I may have read a few of the books, but only under the guise of mocking them; I may have watched one or two episodes, … Continue reading Dan Humphrey Was Trans and I’ll Prove It
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.