Hey ya'll, I'm Drea. I fangirl, therefore I am. I also promise not to misquote Descartes again.
The Jonny Lee Miller tag is a fairly nice place again, so thanks for removing your Elementary complaining from it. For the moment.
The Lucy Liu tag, however, is still a fucking disaster. I like Lucy, but I feel REALLY sorry for her devoted fans on tumblr. You know, the people who actually LIKE her and that’s why they TRACK HER TAG so they can SHARE FUN FANDOM LUCY LIU STUFF.
The Lucy Liu tag is not a good place for you to whine about how unhappy you are that she’s got some work.
We get it, fangirls. You love the Sherlock/Watson subtext. GOOD FOR YOU. I like slash too sometimes. It’s fun! You know what slash is NOT, though? It’s not progressive. It’s not enlightened. Slash is fine, as I said — I like slash! But you know, it’s not much different than the fact that some men think it’s hot when two women are together. No one praises men for being a great friend to lesbians because they like seeing two women kiss. And you know why? Because it’s something people dig, it’s not being truly enlightened. You’re conflating your fetishism with being open-minded and forward-thinking, and frankly, as a queer woman and the daughter of a lesbian mother, as someone who was marching on Washington for gay rights probably before half of you were born, I think it’s disgusting.
JUST BECAUSE YOU SHIP IT, DOESN’T MEAN IT’S A POLITICAL STATEMENT, CHRIST.
Stop. Just stop. Stop trying to veil your misogyny with some circular logic about gay rights. It’s just so highly inappropriate.
Have you ever thought, for a moment, that it’s pretty cool that Lucy Liu is in this role? If she’s ever typecast, it’s as a total badass. She’s O-Ren Ishii, she was a cop on Southland, she was a crime-fighting Angel, she did action with Jackie Chan. She’s fierce! How do you know she won’t be fierce on Elementary? How do you know anything about Elementary besides the like, three lines of promotional material that’s out there?
I’ll be the first to call foul if they fuck up her character, if they make the dynamic horrible and she’s subservient. I promise you. But let’s be real: most of you are pissed off because you love your mystery stories about two men together having an intimate friendship, and dammit if Lucy isn’t the vagina interrupting your penis party. I’m sorry you don’t get your two white men this time around, except I’m not, because pretty much every other adaptation of the Sherlock stories ever gives you that. Let Lucy and her fans have this, okay?
and remember, because it bears repeating: JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN SLASH CHARACTERS ON A SHOW DOESN’T MAKE IT PROGRESSIVE. JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SLASH THEM DOESN’T MAKE IT HOMOPHOBIC. If these were two out and open gay characters in canon, you’d be absolutely right. But they’re not, and you’re not, and you look like damn fools.
Reblogging this for great truth - Bethy is awesome.
Also reblogging for great truth and because Bethy is awesome. Why am I not following her again? RECTIFICATION.
The fact that Glee was like “Santana needs to be outed BECAUSE OTHERWISE SHE MIGHT COMMIT SUICIDE” and then three months later was like “Karofsky tried to commit suicide BECAUSE HE WAS OUTED” is just…I can’t. I almost kind of wonder if it’s one of those things where they noted the criticism to an earlier episode and their attempt to deal with the issue just made it even worse in the process, but it could just as easily be their basic misogyny showing through. That’s the thing with Glee—there are always at least five fucked-up things about any one thing that’s going on. (via boycottingtrends)
I hadn’t even made that connection before, damn.