Kalinda’s letter to me.
So they admit they want us to watch, but they don’t want to queer bait but we also won’t be getting SQ so presumably no real LGBT+ representation. Because no way in hell is a side story for a minor character “doing it right” or equal.
Thanks Kalinda, I will never support this show or anymore work from anyone involved with making this show.
"We know what we do is shitty, we know the whole situation with queer representation is awful, but I’m not gonna do shit about it!!! But please keep watching!!! I’m not gonna give you anything but please be happy and smile :)"
I can’t even. I’m so done with this show.
I honestly don’t blame Kalinda in any way shape or form.
Kalinda did us a favor. She was honest with us, which is something that A&E would never be.
She obviously doesn’t get to make these decisions alone.
If A&E don’t want this “fairytale of epic proportions” to happen, then it won’t. Simple as that.
It’s their loss. For all of them. I just know I’m done with all of them. They wouldn’t know how to do “epic” if it bit them in the ass.
But, yes, I appreciate that Kalinda made it extra super duper clear because some folks weren’t accepting the truth.
The question is, what now? Some will stay for their fantasy. Some of us will move on. Some of us, like me, want to change things. We won’t change this show. We won’t change Adam & Eddy. But we can aim bigger. We can organize, be proactive, and stop reacting.
That’s what I want.
I’m tired of taking scraps and deal with the pain after the fact. I want to take the bull (no dyke pun intended) by the horns and wrestle that fucker to the ground before it can even get out of the gate.
I don’t want to play. I want to win!
I didn’t mean that Kalinda was the problem. As calliopesmuse says, I’m glad she made it 100% clear. But it still doesn’t change the fact that they’re giving us nothing but expect us to be happy about it.
And I’m right there with you. I’m tired of losing, no matter how hard I try. I want to win.