White LGBTQ continue to fucking say that they wouldn’t recommend The Get Down for LGBTQ rep.
What is your gross obsession that they have to get physical to be considered fucking rep?
Dizzee and Thor have such lovely scenes together. Dizzee had literally felt like an alien his entire life and Thor is completely enchanted and understanding of Dizzee and Rumi. And Dizzee also happens to be equally inspired by this boy’s work. They’re creative spirits who hold hands and play eachother their favorite songs. Who lead each other into a world of possibilities.
Thor watches Dizzee as though he’s magic giggling quietly and admiring him as he paints and philosophizes and they’re just gentle the entire time painting the walls and each other. And Dizzee? Dizzee is a classic romantic writing Thor love letters in the style of cartoons, dreaming of a future together where they make it to the opera, acknowledging that he’s in love with Thor.
Also let’s talk about the time period. LGBTQ relationships can face so many hardships in present day so imagine the 70’s. Now let’s also acknowledge the fact that they are an interracial couple fresh out of the civil rights movement. AND to add to the the fact that Dizzee is a black boy, coming from a community where his sexuality is seen as taboo. Dizzee literally disappears to meet with Thor and doesn’t tell a soul regardless of how close he is with his brothers which can easily be interpreted as fear of their reaction to the nature of their relationship.
But yeah The Get Down doesn’t provide good LGBTQ rep cause they didn’t fuck. Pop off pendejos que son.
We were there to talk to the show’s absurdly talented actors—Justice Smith, Herizen F. Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Shameik Moore, and Jaden Smith—about their characters’ style and what ‘70s trends they’d like to see make a comeback. We also asked each to, well, get down.