Calling all trans people!
You wanna see some good fucking representation?
American Horror Story Hotel. I’m fucking serious.
You see this gal?
This Gal ain’t like the other gals™. She’s trans.
Even tho it’s portrayed by a cis male actor, a.) it’s in keeping with the recycling of cast with different stories each series b.) they already use two transgender actors to play either cis/ trans characters c.) it’s SO respectfully done it feels like a fucking gift from cis people straight to the hearts of its trans fans.
But I digress.
LOOK AT HER
None of this ‘I’m trans so I have to present as stereotypically as possible to conform to societal expectations’ BULLSHIT.
Nah Nah Nah
This girl is who she is, her gender identity is female and her gender expression is fucking FABULOUS. She has her own style and interpretation of what it means to be a woman and it’s fucking FANTASTIC.
“And I have a floppy appendage between my legs which means I can’t wear pencil skirts”
She is not afraid of who she is. She is not ashamed of who she is. She knows she’s trans. She knows other people can ‘tell’. She dgAF.
Liz. Fucking. Taylor.
And YEAH she has a ‘coming out’ backstory.
HAND FUCKING WRITEN LIKE A ‘HOW-TO-DEAL WITH THE TRANS’ FOR CIS PEOPLE.\
This incredibly sympathetic (and currently upset) character get’s comforted by the Goddess we have seen above. (Note the word ‘Goddess’).
She apologises for not having spoken to Liz for the last 20 years bc ‘all she sees is questions’ and she doesn’t want to offend. SOUND LIKE ANY CIS PEOPLE YOU KNOW??? (Tell them to watch this it’ll explain everything)
“I’m not homophobic.”
Liz: “I’m not gay.” (She likes dudes.)
So they show her backstory- trying on dresses for the first time and your heart will break for her to see her so happy prancing around her room. But this isn’t your average Trans Backstory™, you know why?
LADY FUCKING GAGA
They wheel her in- snooping on our girl, scaring the shit ouster her and Liz, she’s terrified. She’s been caught. She’s expecting transphobia to Tear Her Ass Apart.. Then this happens.
SUPERNATURAL VAMPIRE LADY GAGA CONFIRMS TRANS PEOPLE ARE LEGIT.
She repeatedly tells Liz (Also names her- ‘MY BB’ you will cry) that she’s a Goddess repeatedly, and helps our home girl get lit, get fabulous and go get what she deserves.
Is there the classic ‘transphobic men being crude and homophobic and transphobic and abusive’ trope?
SYKE! It’s only for ten seconds and then you know what happens to those douchebags????
LADY GAGA STRAIGHT UP CUTS THEIR CRUSTY DICK-CHEESE SCENTED THROATS!
“Yeah I guess that’s cool lmao but does she get a healthy relationship”
Now- OK that boy is a DICKKKKKK. But not to her. Never to her. He head over heels in puppy love with our gal.
And she’s in love with him. And they are adorable and happy and… well, no spoilers.
‘Y’know, ‘cos I’m not gay or anything….” (I wondered why this character kept affirming that he was straight earlier in the series)
Liz: “You’re not gay when you’re with me. I’m a girl. A hetero girl”
YES AHS spoon-feed the cis audience members! Fucking acknowledge the struggles of trans folk and have happy endings for them! Fuckign DO IT.
No spoilers for later in the series, and this only touches on HALF the things that are awesome about this character (the trans thing is a plot line maybe twice? The rest of it is all her)
But do you need more reasons?
No I’m not, trans folk. Go check it out.