Sense8

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Sense8

Overview

One of the best lesbian couples on the small screen.
One of the best lesbian couples on the small screen.

Sense8 is a wonderful science fiction drama by siblings Lilly & Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. The plot revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked. They discover they are ‘sensates’: otherwise normal humans who are mentally and emotionally connected and who are able to communicate, sense and use each other’s knowledge, language and skills.

The show features Nomi and Amanita. Nomi is a sensate and Amanita is her super awesome and supportive girlfriend.

The show was canceled after two seasons, which pissed off everyone, but after fan outcry, they allowed the Wachowskis to wrap everything up in a 2.5 hour movie.

Queer Plotline Timeline

Nomi and Amanita are central characters throughout the entire series.

Notable Queer-Centric Episodes

  • Episode 1 “Limbic Resonance” there were three unnamed lesbians:
    • Dyke #1: Tina D’Elia
    • Dyke #2: Jeanette Aguilar
    • Dyke #3: Max Kelly
  • Episode 4 “What’s Going On?” is especially great when Amanita helps Nomi escape from the hospital.

Characters

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