Dissecting Dragons

Episode 251 To Queer or not to Queer - Including LGBTQ+ Characters in Speculative Fiction

December 4, 2020

Following recent hits such as The Haunting of Bly Manor and series finales such as the last few episodes of long running show Supernatural, the dragons decided to revisit the topic of LGBTQ+ inclusiveness in speculative fiction. While viewers and readers can now find far more examples of excellent work in this area, there are also a few retrograde instances. Jules and Madeleine look at the perils and pitfalls to avoid with including this branch of diversity, as well as examining where it has been done well.

On the slab this week Supernatural, Bly Manor, Sherlock, Schitts Creek and many more.

 

Please note that this episode contains spoilers for all of the above!

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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