In the near present you, dear Nichers, will likely be seeing a lot about the BBC/Amazon mini-series of Good Omens. You probably already have—it's actually a little scary how many non-internet people I know who've asked me if I've heard about "this new show" like I don't have every page of the novel inscribed in … Continue reading These Man-Shaped Beings Are Gay and There’s Nothing Neil Gaiman Can Do About It (A Good Omens Primer)
I'm going to start this out by saying: if you haven't seen the Starz series Black Sails (2014-2017) leave this page right now and go watch it by any means necessary. Do you like Narrative? Do you like wrestling with Enlightenment ideals and the ideology of colonialism? Do you like love? Do you like romance? … Continue reading All Eternals Deck is a Concept Album About Black Sails’ James Flint
"WILL BYERS, 12, is a sweet, sensitive kid with sexual identity issues." In the Duffer Brothers' pitch for Stranger Things, this is the very first sentence we read about Will. He's recently come to the realization that he's not "normal," the pitch reads, by the standards of semi-rural suburbia. He is bullied for his "innocent choices," … Continue reading What I Want for Will Byers
I walk into a bookstore downtown at 4:30 in the afternoon. I graduated from university four years ago, but I still have a stressed-out aura about me. PENN BADGLEY'S INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Well, hello there. Who are you? Based on your vibe, a student. A saucy little co-ed. Nice. I am wearing the sweatshirt that was … Continue reading Penn Badgley From “You” Follows Me Around For A Day
Rainn Wilson was born to play Prior Walter.
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
Longtime Muppeteer Eric Jacobson, who has played Bert since 1997, has gone on record as saying he believes The Odd Couple was the inspiration for Bert and Ernie. He used this as a reason to dispute their implied queerness, saying, "If you know the genesis of the characters, it’s an absurd idea." You know what’s … Continue reading All Television Roommates Are Gay and Here’s A List of the Gayest
By way of introduction: there's been a lot of talk these days on filme tumblerre about the Repressed Cinematic Universe (RCU) and the merits of emotional/sexual repression as an artistic statement. I've also recently been re-watching NBC's The Office for the third time with my girlfriend. Earlier today, these two facts led me to ask the … Continue reading Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis
fsIn the first season, it's Pete Campbell, rifling through a shoebox on Don's desk, who discovers the childhood photos, the birth certificate, the wrong name. In the third season, it's Betty, turning a key in a lock, sitting vigil at the kitchen table with a cigarette and a glass of wine and a stack of … Continue reading Don Draper Was A Trans Man: A Niche Interview with Jon Hamm