I can't even adequately express how important this series is, to me personally, but also to the way we perceive lesbian history in reality and in fiction. Bless Sally Wainwright for not giving up on this series idea after being rejected by networks for 17 years.
My undying love for this film is proof that underneath this broken and cynical shell dwells a sappy romantic.
This film was formative for me. I'll never forget being 14 years old and watching it with the volume low under my blanket in the middle of the night like I was breaking a rule. I was still scared then, but in my mind I was Cay, cowboy shirts and all.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I may be extra sensitive to this because not only have I been elaborately catfished but I also have Deaf family... Nevertheless, I hate the premise of this film and although the actors are talented and likable and Sierra's tears made me cry a little there is no universe in which I could be okay with her actions and the way this film justifies them.
Furthermore, the film would have been 500% better if Sierra and Veronica fell for each…