Why do they always say shit like "if you really wanted representation you'd be blogging about xyz character in xyz show"? Like thats not the point...I thought representation was happening in my favourite show?? Why is that so hard for them to grasp? Also I've seen a lot of tjlcers squeeing over Bill but I'm not actually into Dr. Who. Of course there are shows with gay content but its almost like...I'm not just blindly searching for gay content (realise that doesn't fit with their narrative tho!)
Ya got me. I’ve gone over this issue before a while back in response to - surprise!!! - a tjlcshsfjslajf post. It’s a huge problem in Hollywood (and even in queer communities as seen in the Sherlock fandom) that All Queers are supposed to jump up and smother themselves in every single piece of representation we can find. If one gay ship doesn’t pan out, we have to immediately abandon ship and move onto the next, we’re not allowed to express our disappointment, otherwise we’re a disgrace to LGBT+ fans everywhere. (??)(dont quote me on that)
And guess what? I am/we are already consuming lots of other media that includes queer characters, and we always have been. And we like Sherlock for other reasons too - I started watching just for the cinematography, in fact. If TJLC didn’t exist, I’d still be watching for the cinematography. It’s a good show, gay or not.