I just watched an episode of Buffy the Vampire slayer, and I swear to gog, it made me cry.
This episode concerned Tara, a sweet, shy witch who also happens to be Willow’s girlfriend. Not to spoil anything, but the entire episode is about her family and how they “disapprove” of her and her relationship with magic.
I believe that the witchcraft is a eupherism for her sexuality, and the standoff at the end literally brought tears to my eyes.
She has to choose between her emotionally abusive family who have been deceiving her since she was born and manipulating her, and people that she cares about. And she is so terrified that her friends and girlfriend will hate her, and then they stand up for her and declare themselves her family and… it just made me so emotional.
"When I think of what you are… what you grew up with… It makes me so proud. It makes me love you more" - Willow, to Tara at the end of the episode.
I love this series so much and this has been a rant I am sorry.