As all the talk about Constantine and bisexual erasure continues, I’d like to remind everyone that AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire stars Lee Pace as salesman Joe Macmillan, an openly bisexual man in the 1980s, which was the height of the fear and demonization of queer men due to the AIDs pandemic.
His bisexuality is tastefully shown, and while it’s not an integral part of his character, it certainly adds more layers and depth to Pace’s characterization of Joe. Just like real bisexuals, Joe’s sexuality isn’t the be-all, end-all of his personality - rather, it colors some of his decisions and actions due to his past experiences.
In the show, Joe enters into a relationship with a young female computer programmer named Cameron, and spends the majority of the season somehow romantically entwined with her. However, one of Joe’s male business contacts also happens to be an ex from another serious relationship. Cameron’s perception of their relationship and later discussion with this ex help illustrate more of Joe’s character and Cameron’s worries about HER relationship with Joe.
Joe is not perfect. He makes bad decisions and does unkind things, just like every other character on the show. Every major character is deeply flawed in their own ways, and Joe is no better or worse than the rest of them. But at its heart, Halt and Catch Fire is an underdog story, and it just happens to star a bisexual male lead.
Joe Macmillan is the only male bisexual lead I can think of on American basic cable. And that makes him very special to me and to the bisexual community.
If you like computers, drama, Lee Pace, and large 80s glasses, Halt and Catch Fire is the show for you! The season finale is this Sunday at 10/9c, so if you want to catch up in time, you’d better move quickly!
If you want to encourage AMC in their decision to star a bisexual leading man, you can try catching up on your cable’s on-demand service or iTunes. You can also DVR the finale, even if you don’t plan on watching it, or tweet about the show, especially during the hour that the finale is on, which can boost the ratings! Tell AMC how wonderful it is that they have a male bisexual lead!
If you want to catch up, but can’t (or can’t afford to) legally, you can also watch it on primewire.ag or solarmovie.is. Just try to generate social media buzz about it so AMC knows that you like it!
This show means a lot to me, and it would be so amazing if we could all join in supporting it!
Some people still think Beauxbatons was for girls and Durmstrang was for boys.
i want realistic modern fantasy like
someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)
a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist
a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys
summoning a demon for the vine
selfies with mermaids
prank calling wizards
After watching the documentary The Secret Lives of Wolves over the weekend, I’ve got wolves on the brain! Some more studies.
Set Design Appreciation —> Frankenstein by Mark Tildesley
clint barton, a.k.a. hawkeye, became the greatest sharpshooter known to man.
THIS IS THE BEST MANIP EVER
Joseph Fink is calling ALL the shots this morning >:)
Tara Maclay + [Being the bravest fucking character ever]
Let’s be clear. Tara was more afraid of Glory, more afraid of being brainsucked than DEATH. To Tara facing this hell god, losing all she was, that was more terrifying to her than being killed. Just think about that for a fucking second. And yet, there she is, in the midst of being tortured by Glory, and having Glory tell her in detail everything that Tara’s worst fear will be if she doesn’t give up the key…and she thinks about Dawn, and Buffy, and Willow and all the rest of the scoobies….and she’s brave. She is strong like an amazon. She has more strength than anyone could ever imagine. She’s brave enough to face a fate that she personally is more afraid of…that she finds worse, than death.
And that friends, is why Tara Maclay is a fucking badass.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Gag Reel
Cut the cheque!