Which House MD Characters are Lesbians? Spoiler Alert: Definitely Not Robert Fucking Chase

Are you fucking ready for some lesbians? First Up: Dr. Allison Cameron The only woman who is legally allowed to own a "one vest per episode" number of vests is named Ellen DeGeneres. Cameron is such an archetypal closeted lesbian that it's almost like the House writers traveled forward in time and challenged each other … Continue reading Which House MD Characters are Lesbians? Spoiler Alert: Definitely Not Robert Fucking Chase

Which Mad Men Characters Would Be Into Pegging? Spoiler Alert: Probably Not Pete

Full disclosure: I only just finished the first season, so I'm just ranking the main characters at that point in the series. It's entirely possible that I'm missing later context which would better inform my understanding of these characters' potential predilection for pegging. BETTY DRAPER: DEFINITELY NOT INTO IT "So, Betty," says a heavily pregnant … Continue reading Which Mad Men Characters Would Be Into Pegging? Spoiler Alert: Probably Not Pete

Singer-Songwriter Eye for the Sad Girl: A Netflix Original

It's been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. And it's been three months since we here at Netflix re-revolutionized reality television by rebooting Queer Eye and bringing you a bunch of thinkpieces about the semiotic ramifications of Antoni's bulge. Today, Netflix is pleased to introduce a new spin-off series: Singer-Songwriter Eye for … Continue reading Singer-Songwriter Eye for the Sad Girl: A Netflix Original

Please Watch the Andrew Scott Hamlet Before the BBC Takes It Off Their Website

Hello Niche Readers! We, and by we I mean I, Seph, would like to take a break from our usual programming to inform you that until April 30th you can watch the BBC broadcast of the recent Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke and starring Andrew Scott. It's good. You should watch … Continue reading Please Watch the Andrew Scott Hamlet Before the BBC Takes It Off Their Website

Remember When I Rewrote the Pilot of Sherlock So It Was About Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls Being Lesbian Detectives?

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?

Set-Ups to 32 Jokes About William Shatner

I've been devoting a good amount of headspace recently to mid-20th century beloved gay icon William Shatner, most notable for his kind, liquid eyes and for recording the audiobook version of his book Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable in 2016. Shatner is compelling enough to think on just as an abstract concept--obviously. … Continue reading Set-Ups to 32 Jokes About William Shatner

Where Are They Now: Turn-of-the-Century Cable Network Queens Edition

Like any self-respecting 21st century American woman, my life’s most formative years were spent marathoning What Not to Wear on weekend mornings. For so long, I dreamed Stacy London would show up at my door and offer me $5,000 to spend a week with her in New York. As WNtW faded from my worldview, so … Continue reading Where Are They Now: Turn-of-the-Century Cable Network Queens Edition

Twin Peaks Characters as the Cast of Hamlet: A Listicle

Twin Peaks and Hamlet are two of my favorite stories. They have a lot in common: both are murder mysteries with far too many characters and subplots; both deal with themes of corruption, mortality, domestic violence, and the terrifying unknowability of nature and of the life to come; both prominently feature the troublingly fetishized body of … Continue reading Twin Peaks Characters as the Cast of Hamlet: A Listicle