If you are a Millennial, a lot of your time is probably spent looking for good shows to watch and watching some good shows. In the age of Netflix and chill, everyone wants to find shows that relate to them. The endless number of shows available online helps us connect with different characters. These shows, however, are not online a form of entertainment. Currently, there is an amazing push to using TV Shows in order to showcase important topics of society. That is why the show Younger is definitely killing it, by giving possibly the best LGBTQ+ Representation seen on television.
Today’s society is focused on a lot of topics. The LGBTQ+ Community being one of the most important ones.
In the world of influencers and social media, everyone is looking to use the voice they have and create change. The use of technology has allowed the creation of a community that is supportive, informed and empathetic. However, even with the endless number of bloggers focusing on PRIDE and the LGBTQ+ community the representation of it is minimal.
Many times, TV shows all over the world have tried to create a good LGBTQ+ representation. Some have failed miserably, even one of our very favorite shows, Gossip Girl failed to have a good queer representation. Yet, time and again some shows have surprised us all, and Younger is definitely one of them.
Younger helps in normalizing the queer community through its LGBTQ+ representation.
The reason why Younger’s LGBTQ+ representation stands out even while a ton of other shows try to focus on the queer community is because of how well it normalizes it. As a show, Younger is an incredible portrayal of today’s society and Millennials. It consistently showcases today’s world, the different topics of focus and the ideologies that many are yet to explore (like polyamory, for instance, love it).
Younger doesn’t try too hard to focus on the emotional hardships of the queer community, rather it portrays them living in today’s world where they are accepted and treated equally. I mean, at least the world we want to live in. Youngers lesbian and pansexual characters Lauren (Played by Molly Bernard) and Maggie (Played by Debi Mazar) are both an incredible LGBTQ+ representation.
Lauren is just a normal girl exploring her sexuality, and Maggie is the OWL (Older Wiser Lesbian).
There is a lot of amazing ways in which Younger is opening up how normal it is to be queer. It shows that almost everyone you meet is still exploring their sexuality, be it through age or gender or just wanting to try new things. It shows that it is okay to be a little confused as to what makes sense to you. Younger also speaks about being pansexual, even if briefly, where Lauren’s mom says “Lauren sleeps with anyone as long as it can walk.” Or something along those lines, we are paraphrasing.
Also, Younger focuses exceptionally well on how normal the LGBTQ+ representation can be. It is a show where everyone is accepting of the sexual choices different people make. Where the friends are not constantly trying to set their LGBT friend up with someone. The show shows the variety of people in the community and the amazing atmosphere that is created every time people are accepting and kind. For instance, when Diana takes Kelsie to a gay pub because she doesn’t need random hookups, she just needs to have a good time.
Point is, Younger is slaying it by normalizing the LGBTQ+ community. But it doesn’t stop there. One of the main leads of Younger, Nico Tortorella who plays Josh is consistently representing the LGBTQ+ community in his very own personal space too. So it can be said that they have PRIDE in their LGBTQ+ representation. Also, Younger is a must watch especially for Millennials, because this is the show you will ALL relate to.
Trust me when I say this, you will love the show. Want more reasons to watch it? Click here.
Remember to be kind and loving.