WARNING: Scenes of explicit violence, drug use, suicide, sex, and/or abuse occur regularly. Not intended for children or sensitive viewers.
THIS IS A DARK SHOW!
Okay? If you’re going to watch this, and frankly I think if you can you should, you have to be okay with this being a grown up show that will talk about horrible things happening to people. We’re talking non-consensual sex while being mind-controlled stuff here. This is not something you go into unprepared.
Jessica Jones is the most female friendly superhero show on the planet at this moment. It’s amazing. It’s deep, and dark, and twisted, and just when you think you get it, you don’t.
Jessica is a broke, unlucky, super-power’d PI with PTSD following having been mind-controlled and forced to do some pretty unspeakable things. Her past comes back to haunt her, and she has to rise up and defeat Kilgrave. If she can.
She can. She does. It gets even crazier in season two.
One of the best things about the show, besides it’s unabashedly and unforgivingly feminist leanings, is that they re-wrote a character as a lesbian. And they did it properly. And they did it well, creating the first TV Universe, openly lesbian character for the franchise.
About damn time.
Yes, they kill off a lesbian. For that they get a down-check. This is still a show worth watching if you can watch it.
We totally understand why you may not.
Queer Plotline Timeline
One of the main characters, Jeri, is a lesbian, and her divorce is actually a plot point for the first season. In season two, Jeri deals with an ALS diagnosis in the most reckless ways possible. Drugs and sex.