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19 March 2017 @ 05:53 am
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++ Some friending memes: Spring Friending Meme and Book Friending Meme.

++ Natasha Negovanlis won an award for Carmilla at the Canadian Screen Awards! This was the first award that Natasha has ever received for any performance, and I believe the first award for the webseries as well, proving, as she mentioned in her speech, that web content is getting more recognition for its importance of storytelling just as mainstream and traditional media does. I mean, this was just a little webseries that celebrated not just women but also the LGBTQ community and it just won an award on television. How awesome is that? She also did a personal Q&A on KindaTV after the fact, giving more details about her thought process of that night and just her continuing to thank the fans for their love and support of the series, and being adorable while doing so.

Tatiana Maslany also won at the CSA as well, winning two for Orphan Black and The Other Half. Congratulations to both women, who are more than deserving of these awards and recognition for their phenomenal performances in their respective projects. I'm so proud of them. ♥

++ I'm a bit behind on Legends of Tomorrow, but learning the fact that they actually said the word bisexual in one of the recent episodes was kind of a pleasant surprise. I know the topic itself was debated on early in the season when it was thought that they were erasing Sara's bisexuality, and I know that Caity Lotz has been a huge advocate of maintaining that Sara Lance is bisexual since day one, however just because it is confirmed behind the scenes doesn't always mean that it'll ever be uttered within canon. It is rare for bisexuality to even be acknowledged in media (oftentimes it is only vaguely implied or just ignored and erased altogether), so actually having it being said, plain and simple, is such a wonderful thing.
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Profiterole: Dollhouse - Echo and Whiskey_profiterole_ on March 19th, 2017 02:05 pm (UTC)
they actually said the word bisexual in one of the recent episodes

That's great, I hadn't heard. Sara love! <3
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on March 19th, 2017 08:11 pm (UTC)
It's pretty much the bare minimum when it comes to being progressive, but it's incredibly important nonetheless and every acknowledgement counts. :)
Nadine: Legends of Tomorrow - Saramalicat on March 19th, 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)
It would have been even better if Sara herself had said it (instead of Nate) but the fact that the b word was actually used was just awesome and made me happy because as you said,it's so rare still that it happens (in books too) so every someone in media uses it,an angel gets their wings lol
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on March 19th, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree that it would've been better if it had been Sara who gave acknowledgement of her own sexuality instead of someone else, but at the same time the fact it was openly acknowledged at all was such a pleasant surprise. It's kind of sad that we've set the bar so low, but when the media constantly ignores that bisexuality even exists, any form recognition is good.

(And I know it was probably most likely done in response to the concerns fans had early into the season, since Caity addressed these concerns in one of her Q&A videos, but the fact the show even fully acknowledged it within canon at all means a whole lot.)
potentiality_26potentiality_26 on March 19th, 2017 06:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for Tatiana Maslany- she deserves all the awards.

I'm behind on Legends of Tomorrow too, but I'm also happy about Sara. It's definitely rare for shows to actually use the b-word, and it's great that they did.
Renée: Sarah Manning. Copy cop.rogueslayer452 on March 19th, 2017 07:53 pm (UTC)
She truly does. She is just so talented, and I hope that she gets all the acting opportunities. ♥

It's kind of sad that we've set the bar so low, but living in a society and culture where many still believe bisexuality isn't real, this kind of acknowledgement and representation is important.
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 20th, 2017 12:00 am (UTC)
YAY for Tatiana!!! She is FANTASTIC and deserves all the awards!
Renée: Orphan Black. Sarah Manning.rogueslayer452 on March 20th, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
She certainly does. I'm always impressed with her work, and I hope that after Orphan Black she gets all the opportunities open to her. :)
Galadriel.: Random ✽ Resistancesixphanel on March 20th, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yayyyy! Good news for Tatiana and Natasha <3 I adore both women, it's so great!

Also, it's nice that they say these words out loud. While it shouldn't be necessary (if we were a more... decent society, in general) in times like these it's really important.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 22nd, 2017 09:31 pm (UTC)
It really is important, and that's why it's so sad when most don't realize just how important it actually is.
giallarhorn: Chuck PDgiallarhorn on March 21st, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been wondering why webseries aren't considered as part of mainstream media awards because...well. They're TV shows in most every respect, sans a more limited view.

But hooray for them both winning!

Yeah, I think there's a weird stigma against saying bisexual outloud? A lot of shows will happily imply or aim to show it, but verbalizing tends to be low on the priority list.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on March 21st, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)
I think there's still some tension between traditional media and digital media. While there are definitely other awards that do recognize webseries and other forms of digital media (the Streamys, for example) and certain exceptions can be made, mainstream tends to think they shouldn't be taken seriously. But as the times change, so should they. I mean, there are webseries that basically look so professional as though they could be something from mainstream media. They should be recognized for the hard work that is put into it.

It's honestly devastating how bisexuality is still stigmatized, and it's so tiring whenever there is a character in fiction that is clearly bisexual and yet they won't ever say it in canon because they "don't want to be a label" on them. We unfortunately live in a society and culture that doesn't believe bisexuality exists and there needs to be something to break that barrier, and just vaguely implying it isn't going to cut it. Even if a character is still trying to figure themselves out, the conversation should still take place, it should still be said onscreen. Seriously, it's not that hard.
katie: sw | rey distancereys on March 27th, 2017 06:32 pm (UTC)
Tatiana <333333333333 She deserves EVERYTHING. So amazing.

I don't watch LoT but I'm always glad for more exposure and acknowledgement of bisexuality. Really guts me when I see it erased in media. So this is definitely something, however small, to be celebrated.
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
She really is. ♥

It makes me really happy that Caity Lotz has been incredibly vocal about keeping her character's bisexuality featured. It's devastating when such erasure occurs, so it's a blessing when we see such an overt representation and acknowledgement. I wish media would get with the program already, but as you mentioned every small step counts.