The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week – January 14, 2019

Queerest Things - Derry Girls Wee Lesbian

On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, it’s been a very quiet week of queer TV, but the Derry Girls wee lesbian episode made up for it.

Warning: This post contains spoilers!
Derry Girls – Season 1 Episode 6 “Episode Six” [Streaming]

It’s the calm before all of the regular shows return, and on this little vacation I binge-watched Derry Girls. I loved the show and found it absolutely hilarious.

It’s about a group of teenage friends attending an all-girls Catholic school in Derry, Northern Ireland. It’s set in the 90s, so there’s a nostalgia porn element. The unique thing about the show is it takes place during the Catholic/Protestant conflict. I embarrassingly know little about this history, but I’m impressed by the show’s ability to pull off a clever comedy in the middle of that crisis.

The humor is quick-witted, and the comedic timing and acting is so good. I have to admit, I needed to watch with the captions on and Google some terms I didn’t understand (i.e. Wain, pronounced “way-in”), because of the Irish accents and slang.

In this episode, Erin (the lead character) becomes the new editor of the school newspaper, and while desperate for a decent story to publish, raids the “Searching for Myself” writing contest entries, and finds a student coming out story.

Derry Girls wee lesbian

She publishes the article as “The Secret Life of a Lesbian” – despite head nun Sister Michael forbidding her to.

The dialogue on this episode had me laughing out loud.

I won’t give it away since it’s the finale episode of season 1, but we do find out who the Derry Girls wee lesbian is.

This week — Grey’s and Riverdale are back, but unfortunately I don’t have high hopes for queer female or trans content for either one of them.

About Tracy Levesque

America's favorite biracial, TV obsessed lesbian. Tracy will watch almost any show with queer female characters and has a lot to say about it. She is happy to have joined queer WordPress superpowers with Mika to build this site. She lives with her wife and kid in Philly.
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