First of all, I love the Brallie shippers. I think, every time I hear from them - honestly - I appreciate it. They’re so invested, and so into this relationship, the two of them. And all I really wanna say is, I love where Brandon and Callie are right now in their lives. I love where the family’s at right now. I think the family is a solid unit. And I’m not gonna deny that Brandon and Callie have such a special connection. They do. They see each other, they get each other. And it’s been a little chaotic for them, but they love each other right now as brother and sister.
—  Bradley Bredeweg on Brallie (afterbuzz 4x16)

I love Hayden and Gavin so much, they are 15/16 year old professional heterosexual male actors, and they do their job, they execute every emotion perfectly, and they are specifically and genuinely out here to make change for peoples lives and bring awareness and love and understanding and then there’s fucking 30 year old men who are “professional” actors that refuse roles with a storyline where their character acknowledges a man romantically like can we just take note on underage actors playing queer youth roles and their maturity levels as actual people pls like give these two boys of the year awards pls

the fosters +

the fosters talked about 13 year olds wanting to lose their virginity. the fosters talked about being young and experimenting with their sexuality & also nothing being wrong with that. the fosters talked about kids sneaking out and drinking alcohol. the fosters talked about 13 year olds getting shot and shot at. the fosters addressed PTSD from a 13 year old boys point of view. the fosters addressed bullying and how sometimes you stay quiet when someone is being bullied. the fosters addressed gender stereotypes within a teenage spectrum. the fosters addressed that a boy can be shy, but be loud when necessary. the fosters show that its okay for boys to cry. the fosters show that boys can be kissed by their father. the fosters showed whats its like to be a teenager looking after an alcoholic parent. the fosters addressed a boy who paints his nails and it not having anything to do with sexuality. the fosters addressed being 13 years old and hit by your father because “thats what happens in my household” mentality. the fosters brought up having a homophobic parent and their struggle to “accept” their child but also their subtle progress. the fosters addressed that two boys can be boyfriends and still have minds of their own, and still be functioning regular boys, that nothing changes. the fosters addressed that “playing a video game” is nothing like actual real life. theres so many more but the fosters keeps humanizing children and making them realistic and thats what im here for because so many shows don’t give any credit to kids as if they cant handle it or just make kids seem like complete imbeciles who are innocent and perfect and have no thoughts at all because those thoughts are considered “not kid like” or “they’re too young for that!”  bottom line the fosters recognizes all types of children as actual human beings and gives them real plots and that’s what im here for. 

There’s something that happens in the finale that carries us into Season 4 that will have big repercussions within the family, and it will be Brallie-based for sure. So, although that scene on the bench in the pergola feels like it might be a final nail in the coffin, you know how it goes when you’re star-crossed lovers.
—  Bradley Bredeweg