‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
Aimee Anctil argues for the importance of high quality, complex, and realistic queer BIPOC representation in media. Pulling from shows like 'The Legend of Korra' and 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' Anctil underscores the impact queer BIPOC representation has had in her life. On the other hand, shows like 'The 100' and 'Riverdale' and basically everything produced by Netflix fail to give queer characters the story arcs they deserve. Tropes like bury your queers and queer-coding evil characters are harmful; “Children internalize it all, regardless of if they are aware of it or not.” Stay critical, Anctil implores, and demand better from the networks.