If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.
It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American gay man who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.
It took Brian from confusion and denail, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.
Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.
Not a fan of the “asexual = celibate” bit but holy shit a canon asexual female character???? ? ?? ????? !!????
Also it looks like they’re not confusing asexual and aromantic
Also not expecting the asexual character to be the one “compromising” in the relationship
Also from the looks of it having the allosexual person do research before coming at the asexual person with plant jokes and misconceptions (despite the one above sigh) and not putting the burden of validating asexuality as legitimate on the asexual person
I don’t watch much tv or know anything about this show but even a single canonically asexual female character is such a huge deal holy shit
I mean…. I don’t think they’re suggesting that all asexual people don’t have sex? And some asexual people don’t have sex. It shouldn’t be the only representation of ace people, as some ace people enjoy and want to have sex, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with showing ace people who don’t wanna have sex.
I wish her name wasn’t Voodoo though.
Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.
She’s up to 86.1% !
lord I hope that gets higher because this woman deserves all the recognition she can get
she’s a fantastic person, actress, and activist and I honestly think she’s one of the most important public figures of our time
if you need examples just search her name on Autostraddle
hey i know i have a fraught and passive-aggressive relationship with time magazine but please take like a minute out of your day to vote for laverne cox to be in this year’s time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year
shit yeah boost this to hell
while you’re there could you please also vote down fucking jared leto? fuck that guy.
At this point if I think about reading a book or watching a movie and I see that a het romance is involved I just walk away
The almost chicken egg I think.