Lesbian dating show
If you started a drinking game based on how many times either “All the Things She Said” or “I Kissed a Girl” is played behind the introduction of a queer woman alone, you wouldn’t live to see the end of it. The weird model of romance these shows rely on might not suit…
Even when we are included, queer contestants are often covered up in episode descriptions and the dates themselves can be unbearably cringeworthy.
Their bodies are revealed in stages from the feet up, with one rejected at each stage.
When only two contestants are left, the person deciding takes off their own clothes and chooses which one to go on a date with.
We started to see LGBTQ folk appear in the 2000s, but it was limited to grim stunt shows like the wildly transphobic – in which a woman had to determine which of a number of potential male partners were secretly gay – in 2012 hopefully closed that era for good.
While we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of mainstream dating shows willing to open their doors to queer singletons since then, many remain depressingly straight.