‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories
On Netflix’s reboot of “One Day at a Time,” teenage daughter Elena (Isabella Gomez) wonders about her sexuality and first tries dating a boy and then even viewing some porn. She concludes that she’s gay, and comes out first to her mother and eventually her whole family. Each family member has varying reactions to the news. By the end of the season, she wears a stunning white suit for her quinceanera, in lieu of the traditional puffy ballgown in a moment of triumph, but her father, who isn’t comfortable with her sexuality, abandons her before the father-daughter portion of the dance.
Gomez has seen for herself how important representation is onscreen having heard from fans.
“I’ve gotten a lot of young girls coming up to me and being, like, ‘Because of Elena, I feel normal, and I feel like I can come out,’” Gomez said at TCA this past summer. “But what’s really crazy is getting adults coming up to me and being, like, ‘I wish I would have had Elena Alvarez when I was 15.’ People come to the shows, and they write me letters, and they tell me their coming-out stories. A lot of people tell me that they get their parents to watch this show and then start that conversation, and it’s truly amazing to be a part of someone’s story like that.”
I just remembered that julie Andrews is in her 80s and i am so frightened. I don’t know what dark magic i need to do but if i have to trade my own life to make her immortal then god dammit it is happening.
Kim Seokjin is a 25 year old who acts like a little kid. Is a mario fanboy. Owns 2 sugar gliders who he adores with all his heart, and even post videos and photos of them every other week like a little update for us. Takes care of the bts members and is an older brother they can trust and know will provide them with love and comfort. Kim Seokjin is an amazing and humble man with an angelic voice and terrible dad jokes, and should be known for his kindness and endless love for everyone, and not just his pretty face.
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