From editorial cartoons that envision a Trump-Putin sexual alliance to beloved Disney movies, we love to imagine the bad guys as queer.
It took the actress a while to get that she shouldn't play a trans man in an upcoming movie. But it's the right call in a Hollywood that's too comfortable with actors donning racial or gender identities like costumes.
Despair need not be the whole of how Black queer adolescence is depicted on screen.
Sure, the original series included Black and Asian characters here and there—but only to prove how the Conners were good, progressive white folks.
These seminal TV shows uncritically depict Black fathers' often caustic “coaching” to prepare their sons for an inhospitable world. I know, from my own family, that cruelty isn't the way to make a man.