Bulletproof Vest Your Gays (And Renew Wynonna Earp)

Bulletproof Vest Your Gays (And Renew Wynonna Earp)

The season finale of Wynonna Earp aired when we were on vacation or on a business trip. When I got home, I took a while to watch it since I was exhausted. Even so, I knew that the show had given a big middle finger to that Bury Your Gays trope.

They shot the lesbian, and she was wearing a damned bulletproof vest. She got kissed (again) and then her girlfriend got possessed by evil goo (look, you’re watching a SyFy show).

It’s been a few weeks though and we’ve had no word of renewal.

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This is not a perfect show. But much like Buffy was for us in the 90s, Wynonna Earp is giving us a glimpse at a more positive and inclusive show. People are gay, people are straight. They need more people of color, yes they do, but again, this is a start. Let’s get them a season two so they can do more, and do better.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
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