CLEXA IS OURS

I am truly amazed of the size this whole thing has grown to. I am a TV freak, especially when it comes to LGBTQ-inclusive shows, but I have never seen such a… well, let’s name it for what it is: revolution.

There has already been so many different articles written about the outrage that Lexa’s death on The 100 has elevated, that I think it’s pointless for me to produce yet another piece. At this point it’s even difficult to give a chronology in all this, so many things have already been written.

Anyways, you can familiarize yourself by reading Dorothy Snarker’s blog or checking out what Trish Bendix from AfterEllen.com wrote. Enough to say that the lesbian and bi women all over the world are crazy upset with seeing one of their own die on screen once again.

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Then, not so long ago, the creator of The 100 Jason Rothenberg addressed the issue with his so-called “apology”. But he didn’t fool anyone and the fans have quickly seen through his words. It became quite clear that what he just cared about is not losing the enormous amount of viewers that loved Clexa (Clarke & Lexa) and hoped for a fully developed relationship. To me it seemed a swan song of a TV producer who didn’t expect such a strong and meaningful reaction and the consequences it could bring (after airing the infamous 3×07 episode, The 100 lost 15k followers on Twitter).

So now we are at a point when Twitter is going crazy and CLEXA IS OURS hashtag has been trending world-wide and in many countries separately (Poland too!) since two days already. More or less from the moment when the Clarke & Lexa pairing won Zimbio’s March Madness for the best TV couple.

 

Then there are of course several initiatives that I applaud and root for such as LGBT Fans Deverve Better and Leskru fundraiser for Trevor Project.

Considering the fact that we have already experienced so many lesbian deaths on TV, I was not expecting this kind of outrage. But then I guess it was truly the final straw. The fans couldn’t take it any longer. I’m happy this occured, really. I even feel like I’m experiencing history in the making.

And it’s not only about TV visibility or getting the kind of entertainment we want – it’s so much more than that. It’s art and togetherness in service of social equality and cultural change. It’s beautiful and it’s so, so important.

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