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.
Soft kiss, give him a backrub so he can relax, tell him he’s great, cuddle with armour on, he’s not ready and Hawke doesn’t push, a slow romance that’s about trust, Fenris opens up in all cutscenes after this and his constant tension eases.
The Romance Scene I Got:
SLAM Fenris against the wall, biting kisses, Hawke tops, Fenris has flashbacks midway through and HAwke doesn’t even notice, Hawke passes out and Fenris stays up having panic attacks about repressed memories and Hawke is personally offended?? Fenris breaks up with Hawke because wtf wtf WTF HAWKE
Alright so apparently a trc tv show is gonna be a thing according to you gremlins so here are my thoughts/hopes/shit I would do if I was running this thing:
Less white people. Please. Y'all wanna get into a convo about who should they should change I’m down but that’s for another post. But Gansey stays White™ that’s nonnegotiable.
The books walk this really careful line between dramatic awe and hilarity and imo there’s only one way to keep that: the Aesthetic must be at full awe-inducing capacity while the characters unironically deliver their stupid teenager dialogue.
Make it gayer. Trust me, I know that’s a tall order, but I’m sure they can handle it.
The fridge stays in the bathroom. This is also nonnegotiable.
The interior of 300 Fox Way should be noticeably different in every appearance. This fact will be often commented on but never questioned or explained.
Murder squash song. E v e r y w h e r e . If the murder squash song doesn’t replace the rickroll within a season then what’s the fucking point.
Introduce the Gray Man with a a couple of slice of life scenes. Let us see his hobbies, his food preferences, his mannerisms. Only on his third appearance should he go to Aglionby and beat the shit out of Declan, thus revealing to us that he’s a hitman.
Flashback episodes. I want to see Adam and Gansey’s first meeting in all it’s low-budget porno glory.
Never show Ronan’s tattoo or nightmare-creatures in full. Only glimpses.
Use absolutely 0 cgi on Noah. Any visual effect used to clue us in that he’s a bit off kilter should be all makeup and lighting. Except, of course, when he’s going poltergeist 4 feet in the air or reenacting his own death.
Introduce Henry earlier.
And that’s it. If I wanted to try my hand at drafting an episodal outline I’d have to reread the books.
You know what I find so interesting on this second read through? How Andrew has this established pecking order and the others just…. Automatically know it??
Like I’m only on chapter 4 of t*k and Neil is pointing out how strange it is that he has become A Part Of Them. How he tries to NOT let them drag him into their little make shift family.
And it’s always the same order: Andrew, Kevin, Neil, Nicky and Aaron. Like why does Neil get such a high rank? Is it because he has a deal with Andrew? But if it’s based on deals would Aaron be at least second place?
Like it’s just so interesting that once Neil is accepts Andrew’s offer they all just rework the order. Like when they moved the furniture at the court so they stayed together. When Neil tried to sit alone, Aaron was like?? Ha no. You sit next to Andrew. Or how they leave a space empty for him on the bus in their exact order.
And I’m just thinking about how it SHIFTS in the next book because of blatant favoritism. Or more like increase in loyalty. The point being Kevin gets bumped to third place and I find it endlessly hilarious and also think it’s sweet that Andrew is so gone on this kid.