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TV: Seven Queer Moments From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tara (left) and Willow were the first lesbian couple to share a kiss on TV in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which turns 26 today, blazed a trail for LGBTQ+ characters on TV, dusting tired gay stereotypes and proving heroes can be queer and badass. Twenty-five years ago, on 10 March 1997, a chosen few sat down in front of their televisions and were introduced to a plucky high-schooler and her gang of misfit friends. To those viewers, she may not have seemed like much. A wise-cracking teen who had a seemingly never-ending collection of halter-neck tops and shawls. Oh, and she fought vampires. But Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, became one of television’s most enduring … Read more

Comic Books: New Series Seems to Confirm that Buffy Chartacter is Canonically Queer

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A series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics have possibly confirmed a significant character’s sexuality. Sarah Gailey and Hannah Templer’s The Vampire Slayer – a tie-in for the renowned tv series – confirmed that vampire slayer Faith Lehane is queer in its 11th issue. The character first debuted in season three of the show, becoming one of its most significant characters. While her sexuality was subtly hinted at in the television series – which caused some criticism by those accusing the show of queerbaiting – it was fully confirmed during the tie-in comic series. Full Story from Pink News

Buffy legend Sarah Michelle Gellar is Back in “Wolf Pack”

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It’s official! Sunnydale’s resident vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, is returning to fantasy TV as executive producer and star of Paramount+ show Wolf Pack. From the creator of Teen Wolf, Jeff Davis, Wolf Pack is based off the Canadian horror book series of the same name. Gellar will play Kristin Ramsey, an investigator brought in by authorities to catch the teenage arsonist who started a massive wildfire which led to the reawakening of a supernatural predator loose in Los Angeles She will be joined by the four leads, Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson and Tyler Lawrence Gray, as … Read more

TV: Seven LGBTQ+ Trailblazing Moments From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayerblazed an LGBT+ trail, dusting tired gay stereotypes and staking ancient evils that said TV characters can’t be queer and badass. Twenty-four years ago, a chosen few sat in front of their boxy television sets, peeled off their TV dinners, and were introduced to Buffy Summers. To viewers in 1997, she didn’t seem like much. A plucky, wise-cracking teen who had a seemingly neverending collection of halter-neck tops and shawls. Oh, and she fought vampires. But decades on and Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, has become one of television’s most enduring and inspirational characters (even if … Read more

TV: Buffy’s Lesbian Witch Says reboot Could Be Really Diverse

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Amber Benson has thrown her weight behind the planned reboot, saying she would like to see the story told in a “diverse world”. It was reported in 2018 that the series’ creator Joss Whedon was working on a planned reboot that would star a Black actress as Buffy. Producer and screenwriter Monica Owusu-Breen was named as showrunner on the planned reboot, and fans have been anxiously waiting further details ever since. Benson, who played lesbian character Tara Maclay during the show’s original run, told Digital Spy that she is in favour of the reboot. “I was so excited because Joss … Read more

TV: Buffy is Coming Back – Maybe

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A reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works – but not as you know it. Deadline reports that a new TV show based on the cult classic is in development at 20th Century Fox Television.  Buffy creator Joss Whedon is signed on as an executive producer, while writer Monica Breen – who previously worked with Whedon on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD – is set to pen the adaptation and serve as showrunner. The reboot, which is set to be pitched to cable and streaming networks, would be a “contemporary” take on the Buffy mythology – and … Read more

Sources of Inspiration: Just a Feeling

Every once in a while, I walk by someone. He glances at me out of the corner of his eye. My skin crawls. I don’t know why. I don’t even know him. I just want to get away from him as soon as possible. Other times, I look into a stranger’s eyes and find myself smiling. She smiles back. We’re instantly at ease with each other. I don’t know why. Some of my favorite moments on television remind me of these moments. I remember a scene in the very first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy approached a shy, … Read more

TV: A Buffy Reboot?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be about to become the next fan favourite to get the reboot treatment. A Fox official hinted that the company is in talks about the future of cult 90’s series that spanned over six years before ending in 2003.  Speaking at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem, Fox TV group chair Gary Newman said that Buffy “is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back”. “It’s something we talk about frequently and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with,” Newman said. However, he insisted that he was … Read more

ENTERTAINMENT: How Willow and Tara Changed the World


Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the world – a lot. We could talk about how the show pioneered genre television, how it empowered women and transformed silver screen entertainment into art. But as it began 20 years ago today, we have to talk about Willow Rosenberg. Spoilers for the show to follow. Before Willow, a kiss between two women on TV were seen as a way to boost ratings on an ‘adult’ show. Look at Ally McBeal and the kiss between Calista Flockhart and Lucy Liu. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News