Crashing Sam x Fred episode 5 spoilers Please watch this show.
Poor Fred omg. This hurt to see this precious cinnamon roll hurt like this. I knew Will was not sticking around and was very controlling, but so is Sam he too feels like he owns Fred. Sam seems to be struggling with his sexuality or feelings for Fred. I haven’t seen many true gay for you story lines on TV or movies, so I’m hopeful but realistic that Sam may be pan, bi, or bi curious. We as the audience know Sam feels some kind of way for Fred but we’re just as confused as to what degree. Sam has sex, he doesn’t do feelings, mature adult relationships, or monogamy. Fred took him by surprise. After his kiss with Will, which he used to flush out Will’s true nature, and a way to get Fred away from Will, I’ve come to believe Will did nothing for Sam, he was doing the most just to keep Fred to himself. Sam doesn’t (for now) want a sexual relationship with Fred but a romantic friendship, but doesn’t realize he wants romantic and is fighting that notion even now. Which makes me feel Sam is Demiromantic with grey fluid overtones.
The dialogue tries to say he’s gay, but I’m sure he isn’t. Reasons I feel Sam is clearly confused. He’s very used to being an object of desire for all sexes so Fred’s earlier interest wasn’t a shock to him because like Sam says, everyone wants to fuck him. His talk with Lulu after sex he was clearly trying to work out his sexuality and of course how he can expose Will for who he believes he is so he can keep Fred to himself. More thoughts on Sam when it comes to Fred dating, he seems fine with Fred having flings like he does, nothing that sticks around, but Will seemed like a serious relationship and Sam was not ok with that. Sam’s thought was, you want to go fuck some guys great, I’ll go fuck some girls, but then you and I will end up in bed together watching romcom’s and my hands always all over you while saying sweet nothings, using crude words and innuendos, and giving you sweet pet names with aggressive sexual overtones when it comes to physically interacting with you …Sam common buddy!😏
Sam is a loner, but is desperate for human companionship and was surprised to enjoy that with Fred. They both bond over losing their fathers. It seems Sam isn’t the type to want to share his life with anyone or for someone to care so much about him for all of who he is, then in walks Fred and Sam is smitten and doesn’t even know it, and now he’s confused. Sam’s a brat, a knotty lil thing. He’ll con and flirt his way with anyone to have his way. All sorts of messes and mischief. He’s a bad bad boy, and a lover, he loves the ladies, so having these feelings for a fella out of nowhere is strange and new for him. He’s clearly sensitive though, and doesn’t have as much luck with the ladies as he puts on. He’s a narcissist, with delusions of grandeur, but needs constant validation, and isn’t as confident as he seems. He truly believes he can be just friends with Fred, but he even can see he can’t keep his hands off Fred, and even feels the need to mount him and show his dominance over him, something I’m sure Sam isn’t used to with any woman even. Sam’s crude, rude, and likes to shag, but he’ll wank alone if he wants too, which seems often. He’s a secret closet romantic, his love of flowers and romantic comedies. No woman has ever brought out or has seen this side of him, nor even man, but Fred. He connects with Fred on a romantic level and doesn’t realize it. I’m intrigued by this relationship, the reason I even watch the show, I could care less about the other characters, I want Sam and Fred to have their own show, six episodes just isn’t enough, and I hope there’s a series two. It’s so rare to have a true Gay For You story on TV instead of books. London spy was the closest I’ve ever come to one and it was magic despite tragic. Please writers understand sexuality is grey and not go with the typical labeling of things, Sam does not need to be gay to Love Fred.
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[image description: ten book covers, including Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family by Natalie Meisner, Trans Bodies Trans Selves: A Resource for the Trans Community edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth, Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour, Under My Skin by Orville Lloyd Douglas, One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva, Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen, Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond S. King, Reclaiming Queer: Activist and Academic Rhetorics of Resistance by Erin J. Rand, The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey, and Guardian by Alex London.]
As a closeted teenager, thinking about any kind of future for myself was an act of speculative fiction. I attended a conservative all-boys prep school, a place where, at the time, athletes were kings and heroes and there was only one way to be a man. Any deviation from that way was seen as a personal failing.
And I was failing. I had deviant desires and strange daydreams.
I was different.
I also had no gay role models and no books with gay characters to look to. Without any external guidance to look to, my imagination had to provide. When I daydreamed about a life out of the closet, a life of openness, I was writing fantasy. I had to create a world so very different from my own. When I read a character in a book as gay, in spite of any authorial intent, I was writing fan fiction. I created the world I needed in an alternative universe, one where I was out, my friends and family were accepting, and the heroes of my favorite books were just like me (Ironically, I considered Ender’s Game the queerest of all my books, and loved it largely for that reason…just goes to show, readers bring what they need to a book and the author best get out of the way…).
Amazingly, in the years since I finished high school, the world of my fantasies became my reality. I came out; I traveled; I fell in and out of love, then in again. I was lucky to have friends and family who embraced me, and later embraced my husband. Thanks to generations of LGBTQIA+ activists, I was able to bend reality to match my teenaged daydreams.
And yet, in the books I loved, the speculative fiction that had trained me to dream other possible worlds, the characters were still mostly straight.
So I set out to write the YA novel that I wished had existed when I was a teenager.
“Only humans could accept responsibility, and only humans could take on a debt. Only humans could stand in for one another. We all begin as equals, but a contract, like a confession, changes our relationship. One becomes a debtor, one becomes a creditor. One a proxy, the other a patron. The contract defines us until its terms are met. A goat would always be a goat, but humans can change how they define one another and how they define themselves. That was civilization.
But beneath it all, everyone bleeds.
Syd played the thought around in his mind.
(That bit about the goat makes perfect sense in context, by the way.)
Reasons I Liked It (They Are Manifold, Here Are A Few):
1. The world—first of all: cyberpunk! I love it. There’s data stored in blood and hacking and holograms and omnipresent targeted advertising and patches of code that dissolve into skin and it’s all very detailed, complex, and interesting. It’s also rare that a book can introduce so much futuristic slang (which works very well here, by the way) and so much technology and so many details about a world in a short space without being confusing, and it wasn’t.
2. The deeper stuff—there is so much going on in this book, but most fascinating to me was the exploration of debt and repayment and credit that is so integral to Syd and Knox’s world (but also so interesting to think about on its own). I also loved how the subject of privilege was engaged by both Syd and Knox, and how realistic (and awful) some of Knox’s thoughts about less-privileged people were—but at the same time, he’s not a villain, and remains sympathetic (if not especially likable) throughout. And Syd’s sexuality is present on the page, but it’s just one of many aspects of his character, not the sum of who he is. I greatly admired how all these things were handled.
3. And of course, the story—with all this stuff going on, the pacing is still excellent and: ACTION! Yes! I had a REALLY hard time putting it down, but I had to sleep and eat and stuff. You know. As one does.
Basically, loved it, and if you’re craving some really well-executed YA sci-fi, you might, too. I can’t wait to read the sequel (it’s a duology—Guardian is out on May 29th) and spend a little more time in this world. (Though I would definitely never want to live there myself.)