WARNING: Scenes of explicit violence, drug use, suicide, sex, and/or abuse occur regularly. Not intended for children or sensitive viewers.
What if magic was real? And it killed off the only lesbian it showed? What if it devolved into dark rape tropes? Well then no one would watch it, would they?
Actually as it happens, this show turned out to be remarkably gay and woman friendly. The lesbian who died became a goddess (somewhat of a trope for 2016). The show is pretty centric on a straight white lead, but it’s surprisingly interesting. Just really dark and triggerful. In fact, it’s incredibly aware that Quinten is the white hero. And they play off that regularly.
As bad as the show initially was for lesbians, the gay guy was the High King, until he was voted out and his best friend, the bisexual (possibly pansexual) Margot, became High King, so it’s got a lot more going for it. If you checked out in season one, come on back. It gets better.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1, Episode 9 “The Writing Room” – Kira asks to be killed. It’s complicated.
- Season 3, Episode 3 “The Losses of Magic” – The Pirate King (a woman) flirts with Queen Margot the destroyer.