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Good media representation of lesbian relationships is sparse. I get that. But what's up with this stupid idolisation of toxic relationships?

Especially 'Tibette' is worshipped amongst the fans and I'm sitting here and wondering if I watched the same show as everyone else. I really had high hopes for the reboot, even if I didn't care for the new cast. I was interested if they will manage to rectify they mistakes from the past. But instead of doing that, they totally doubled down. Including a TIF, selling a TIM as 'cis woman' (no offence to the actor, he almost looks convincing) and doubling down on the toxic relationships that plagued the show years ago.

Good media representation of lesbian relationships is sparse. I get that. But what's up with this stupid idolisation of toxic relationships? Especially 'Tibette' is worshipped amongst the fans and I'm sitting here and wondering if I watched the same show as everyone else. I really had high hopes for the reboot, even if I didn't care for the new cast. I was interested if they will manage to rectify they mistakes from the past. But instead of doing that, they totally doubled down. Including a TIF, selling a TIM as 'cis woman' (no offence to the actor, he almost looks convincing) and doubling down on the toxic relationships that plagued the show years ago.

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I didn’t even watch it. As soon as I saw it was going to be called The L Word Q or whatever the fuck it is- I knew that there would be “Q’s” and that it would piss me off.

I wasn’t crazy about the first one when they introduced the first TIF/TIM whatever that person was, I knew it was going to veer into woke-land instead of strictly lesbians.

I have been disappointed so often with anything lesbian in movies. The lesbian character falls in love with a straight woman (married or with a BF) or they are both lesbians and one dies or one is very sick and probably will die or for an unknown reason, it won’t work out so they sadly part…I’m sure that there had to be one lesbian movie where they got to live happily ever after (just like real life, sure) but for the life of me-I can’t recall one.

[–] fae 4 points

Have you watched Saving Face? No male love interests, no cheating drama, no death. It's tragic that this is remarkable for a lesbian movie, though!

No, I haven’t. That sounds really good, thanks, I would enjoy that!