slashy undertones

anonymous asked:

Lmfao the use of the word queerbaiting in modern context is to refer to media that tries to gain ("bait") viewers by hinting at a queer character or queer relationship in the show with no intention of canonizing it. it's a cheap exploitation of the queer community that denies them representation while feeding off of them as consumers of media. it's ok to enjoy sherlock as a show but don't deny the fact that its problematic in many ways. as fans we have a duty to analyze what we watch.

Yeah, analysis is good. Not sure it’s a duty, to be honest, but I’m in favour of close textual reading. Let’s do some of that on this “queerbaiting” argument you’ve presented to me.

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