Romance in Film meme: [3/10] movies
↳BEFORE TRILOGY (1995-2013) dir. Richard Linklater
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who are your top 5 tv couples?
I would put Marianne and Connell above Jack/Kate and Rory/Jess, but technically Normal People is a limited series based on a book. So, since there’s only ~one~ season, I feel they don’t fit the category as well, if that makes sense.
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It's funny to me that the gay aspect of Buffy was such a part of the show's reputation. When I was growing up, a bit before the internet and fandoms were a thing, my mother specifically wouldn't let me watch beyond S3 BECAUSE of that. I just had no idea until I was older.
Yeah… it’s kinda insane to think about but sadly that was the case. And that’s why what the show did was so important because someone had to take that first step and show representation beyond what was given at the time.
Back then, a character’s main identifier (if they were gay) was exactly that. They were the gay character. But they would never actually show any affection/romantic interest in anyone. And if they did, it was very brief. The “gay” character was often one-note and underdeveloped.
Willow and Tara had a relationship that lasted three years and we actually saw them fall in love and saw their relationship. It wasn’t perfect, it took them forever to let them kiss onscreen but that’s because the network wouldn’t let them. I respect so much what the show did. Even if Tara’s ending is problematic, Willow and Tara will always be so important.
I’m sorry your mom wouldn’t let you watch :(
last anon here, i don't think anyone at my school paid any attention to willow and tara, they just knew i liked the mythology of vampires and both david and james as actors. and i guess that was uncool for some reason. i did have btvs posters in my locker and some jerk tore them up ): i'm sorry you had anxiety about sharing your interest too! tillow was pretty formative and i especially love tara as a character
Wait was this when Twilight was released or before? Because Twilight really made vampires incredibly uncool for a time.
That’s the only reason I can think of why someone would think vampires are uncool. Like they’re very cool wtf
just a random thought but i was kinda bullied/mock in school because i liked buffy and vampire media and so i kind of put it aside for ten years. i got on tumblr and slowly started following buffy blogs and now i'm reminded of why i loved it so much 😭😭😭 it's great media and i'm sad it was ruined for me for a while
Oh, I’m so sorry that happened to you :( I’m glad you were able to find your way back to the show. Why were you bullied though? Was it because Buffy was the show with the lesbian couple? Because I had a similar issue. I wasn’t bullied per se, but whenever I’d tell people what my favorite show was, I’d get SO nervous that they’d think I was a weirdo for liking a show with a lesbian couple because whenever I’d say I loved Buffy, they’d be like “Oh the lesbian show?” in this very judgmental and accusatory tone. I eventually stopped recommending my friends to watch it or even mentioning it was my favorite show because I was terrified I’d be outed as bisexual (especially because bisexuality was not seen as valid back then and there’s STILL so much biphobia today.)
That was Buffy’s huge identifier, that it featured a sapphic relationship. That’s what I mean when I say that the show making Willow gay and actually SHOWING her relationship was a HUGE deal, and I think people that weren’t around to see its impact firsthand in a time where there was nothing else on TV like it can’t fully grasp how massive it was for them to do that. They had to fight tooth and nail for it, too. Now they just see the flaws in the relationship because they can pick and choose what is considered “good” representation when back then, there was literally no representation. The execution of the relationship may not be perfect (and I’ve said so) but it really was such a significant staple in gay representation and that’s why Willow and Tara, with all their faults, remain so important to people.
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