Are you craving lesbian content with good representation? Well look no farther, for I am here to provide some TV shows, in no particular order of preference! Don’t worry, I won’t be recommending any of the mainstream stuff like Orange is the New Black, The L Word or The 100. So, hopefully these will all be something new to you.
That being said, let’s hop right in!
Everything Sucks! (2018)
Oh man, what can I say about this show? It’s great. It has a lot of heart and the sheer amount of effort poured into it from cinematography to script is incredibly obvious.
Intensely retro in feeling, Everything Sucks! appropriately takes place at a high school in ’96, with several students driving its plot. Now you may ask, where does the queer representation you so desire slot in? Well, there is a kinda significant sub-plot revolving around 15-year-old Kate Messner and her struggles with sexuality and later, with her female love interest. No biggie.
Alas, there was an unfortunate casting choice for Kate’s love interest, and the show was not renewed for a second season. So, it might be an off-putting choice to many.
Orphan Black (2013 – 2017)
This. Show. Is. Amazing.
That’s it. That’s the post.
I’m kidding. I swear if anyone would let me, I could talk about this series for hours.
Starring the wonderful and exceedingly talented, Tatiana Maslany (as way too many characters to list down), Orphan Black is a sci-fi flick about clones. And the best part is: she plays all of them! These characters include the badass, PhD-owning and aspiring biologist clone, Cosima Niehaus. She is a notable fan-favourite among the viewers along with her equally intellectually gifted girlfriend, Delphine. Ugh, they make such a great couple.
Anyway, I highly recommend it. It’s got grit, drama and honestly everything you’d need on the silver screen.
Harley Quin TV Series (2019 – Present)
I’m pretty sure most of us know that in a few (3) of the very many DC universes, Harley ends up with Poison Ivy. However, they’re all in comic form, which is definitely not what we’re looking for here.
But recently, their adventures have been animated! Not only that, but it’s well animated too.
Don’t let the fact that it’s a cartoon fool you though, this show was definitely not made with children in mind. So, you can expect large amounts of profanity, sexual implications and just the perfect amount of wit.
Kase-san and Morning Glories (2018)
Yamada Yui is the sole member of the Gardening Club in her high school and is interested in a variety of things. Namely, plants, cute things and her athletic girlfriend, Kase-san.
According to Urban Dictionary, the term ‘fluff’ is defined as romantic nonsense. In a good way, of course.
And that is exactly what this anime is. Just pure, thoughtless, hopelessly cute fluff. Something one might want to enjoy on a peaceful day with the lights off, air conditioner on and a good ol’ cup o’ joe.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018 – 2020)
Remember when I said I didn’t have a preference between my recommendations? Total lie. This one definitely takes the cake.
Unlike Harley Quinn, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (the 2018 reboot of She-Ra: Princess of Power) is actually a kid-friendly animation. While this may be a con to those wanting a more mature experience, I find this show to be the best of the bunch despite its intended demographic. Through ingenious world-building and top-notch character development, the director of the series, Noelle Stevenson, manages to grasp the attention of viewers spanning ages, cultural backgrounds and sexualities with its quality plot and inclusivity.
Without spoiling the endgame couple, She-Ra happens to be one of the very few children’s TV shows that explicitly portrays the protagonist as a member of the LGBT community. It is pretty neat. You should definitely give this one a try.
Written by Milla.