The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls). It’s about Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a 1950s housewife who decides to become a stand-up comic.
It’s the late 1950s and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she has ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. Her journey takes her from her comfortable life on the Upper West Side through the cafes and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she makes her way through the city’s comedy industry.
Susie Meyerson (played by Alex Borstein) works at a dive bar/venue where Midge gives a drunken, spontaneous performance. Susie recognizes Midge’s talent and becomes her manager.
Queer Plotline Timeline
Susie is heavily queer coded but it’s not until season four that she outright states it.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season four, Episode four “Interesting People on Christopher Street” – Midge takes Susie to a lesbian bar.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.