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Hannibal Leaves Us Starving: Queerbaiting in Modern TV

Hannibal Leaves Us Starving: Queerbaiting in Modern TV

So AJ and I started watching Hannibal recently. We literally devoured S1 and S2, but halfway through S3, it started to jump the shark. The reasons we said that were various, and included the mashed up timeline and the whole mess that was the European jaunt, but what most got our goat was the queerbaiting surrounding the relationship between Hannibal and Will. At the time (three days ago) fans of the show told us it wasn’t queerbaiting and to wait until we’d finished it completely to form a conclusion. Yesterday, we finished it. This is our conclusion.

BE WARNED: herein lie spoilers for Hannibal and Black Sails Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Queer Stuff

People in History: Lord Byron

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George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), sixth Baron Bryon, was a Romantic poet today best remembered for his long works  Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimageand one of history’s most famous libertines.

Byron was born in London (or maybe Dover) to an unconventional family, Bryon inherited his title at only ten years old. He came from a long line of intemperate and notorious figures: his father “Mad Jack” Bryon was known as a cruel and vicious husband, who ran up staggering debts; his paternal grandfather, “Foulweather Jack” Bryon was the younger brother of the fifth baron, Bryon’s great-uncle, who in turn was commonly known as “the Wicked Lord.” His mother Catherine was  an alcoholic and “a woman without judgment or self-command”; her father committed suicide in 1779. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Biography, Queer Blogging