"I don't need to put on a rainbow bathing suit and run down the street screaming, 'I have a girlfriend!' "
"Oh, you have a girlfriend."
"Yeah, you do. Come here."
I love everything about this scene. Everything. Look, it isn't like actors who aren't queer themselves can't play queer roles - Gabrielle Christian and Mandy Musgrave were perfect as Spencer and Ashley in South of Nowhere and they're both straight. But it's a whole other, far more perfect experience when queer actors play a queer couple, and this show is more than proving that. Queer actors of color are even more, well, underrepresented in TV and movies, and Midori Francis is fucking brilliant in this. Which is why it's important that we have more queer actors, and more queer actors of color playing queer characters in queer relationships.
I will point out, also, that while I absolutely love Leighton and Alicia's storyline, the only time they had sex has been offscreen while we've seen the three straight main characters all have sex onscreen, in some cases in a particularly graphic way (and we've seen Leighton have sex with a guy to get everyone else to stop badgering her, so technically we've seen all the main characters in straight sex scenes). Now, I don't particularly care - I like seeing Leighton and Alicia genuinely bonding and being one of the most adorable couples on TV rather than just having sex all the time, but this is literally called The Sex Lives of College Girls, and more important is the kind of sex scene that they haven't shown - the one where they genuinely connect and actually deepen their relationship. But that's about the only complaint I have.
Speaking of queer actors (and queer actors of color) playing queer roles, the Hulu feature film Love in Color will have Auli'i Cravalho and Rowan Blanchard playing a couple. So, clearly, representation's getting better, it's just long overdue.