type : tv show

Freeform’s out there with The Fosters, The Bold Type and Shadowhunters not only letting its main characters be in healthy gay interracial relationships while giving them fair amount of screentime and storylines but also currently having a transgender romance between a cisgender woman (the lead heroine of the show) and a trans man.

Reasons to watch the bold type

• it’s feminist af

• of the the main characters is queer

• there is a blossoming wlw relationship between a black women and a muslim woman. need I say more.

• the 3 women support each other

• their boss isn’t a bitch , she is supportive and kind.

• the show makes you happy. there isn’t any negativity it’s just so…happy and nice

•it talks about current issues and politics and feminism and it’s just so amazing

PLEASE JUST WATCH IT x

Ok but can we talk about another aspect of the Bold Type that makes it so awesome, which is it’s ability to defy commonly held sterotypes. For example Alex. Like he’s smart and supportive and sweet and I just love how he’s not like the stereotypical overly hype black male friend who throws out one liners and rap lyrics and dresses only in sports apparel. I’m also totally here for straight black men working for fashion magazines. Also, I like how Oliver is both black and LGBT+ but he’s not the stereotypical black gay guy™. He has an actual personality that’s not just composed of sassy catchphrases and gay slang. Just congrats for the show for having black characters that aren’t just one dimensional stereotypes and that are actually involved in the central plot. Alsoooo props to Adena for not being a stereotypical butch lesbian, cuz not all lesbians fit into the butch/femme category. Also Kat, a black girl, is one the main characters, which is just awesome to begin with. The Bold Type just departs from stereotypes so much and in the best way possible. If y'all aren’t watching it, you better, cuz it’s great.

ALSO KADENA KISSEDDDD!!!! I WAS FUCKED ALL THE WAY UP IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE! GO WATCH THE BOLD TYPE YALL!!!!!!! IT’S THE FUCKING BEST!!!

The Bold Type: Why Y’all Need to Watch This Show

Okay, so I just binged the first three episodes of Freeform’s new show The Bold Type. It is AMAZING!!! I could give you a list of all the reasons why this show is so unlike anything else I’ve ever seen…so I’m going to. There are some spoilers below the cut, just a heads up


- The main cast is all female, and their personalities are complex.

-They work at a fashion magazine that is all about women empowerment and feminism

- The shows avoids stereotypes about women (and men) who work at fashion magazines (in my opinion)

-The board of said magazine is comprised of mostly old, white guys, a fact that is repeatedly brought up and made fun of in the show

- The women in the show help each other! The CEO (Jacqueline) is so supportive and encouraging of her employees. Sutton’s boss gives her tips on how to get a new job in the fashion dept and gives her a recommendation with very little hesitation

- One of the characters is a lesbian Muslim woman who wears a hijab and takes thought-provoking photographs

- Sutton’s boyfriend is so supportive of her dreams and never once diminishes her for wanting to do fashion

- Kat explores her sexuality without any fear/judgement from her friends

- Women support and help each other (did I say that already?)

- Jane goes through some really personal issues when asked to write a sex column about orgasms. Again, is not shamed. Ultimately posts an article that helps others relate to her experience 

- Jacqueline encourages Jane to push herself as a write and not limit herself

- WOMEN SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER 

Like seriously, go watch this show. Don’t let it fall through the cracks