Not Meeting My Needs.

Our Basic Human Needs Consist Of:

1. Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep.

2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability.

Number 3 is Very Important in the Context of Lesbian Representation

3. Social Needs - Belongingness and Love, - work group, family, affection, relationships.

Why is #3 "Very Important"? Because every human seeks acceptance that is reflected in the eyes of their peers.

I am writing this specifically  in the context of Thursday's Episodes 10: Best Laid Plans.
Every person seeks to view a representation of self in some context when the watch a television show. It's our ability to understand and "Empathize" with the characters that makes the media entertaining.
Which is why the Holly and Gail story arc is leaving a huge void for lesbian fans of the series.  What is the point of introducing a lesbian character, while hinting at the possibility of an onscreen romance, then dropping the ball?
Writing lesbian characters is not difficult when one remembers that we act like everyone else.  I am tired of waiting entire episodes only to see Holly appear, literally in the final few moments of the episode.

In fact Lesbian viewers like myself who are fans of this couple repeatedly have had to wait until the final few scenes of the past two episodes to even get a glimpse of Holly and Gail together. 


Playing Baseball Ep 9: At least they held a short conversation.


 In Episode 10: Best Laid Plans, we are subjected to  an nearly entire show focusing on these two:


Something about the woman on the right breaking the: "Girl Code" when she slept with Gail's [left] Ex Boyfriend.
I am so uninterested in this that I don't even know the woman on the right's name.
For the past two episodes, viewers that are fans of Gail and Holly have had to wait until the very end of the episode to get a glimpse of them together.

But we never see any significant interaction between Holly and Gail. Like what do the viewers know about their "Friendship" ?  NOTHING
At least in Ep 9 me heard approximately 30 seconds of dialogue at the batting cage.
In episode 10, we  see the woman on the right meeting Gail at the hospital. However Gail leaves with Holly, who's also arrived at the hospital.
The entire dialogue was this:

Gail" "Hey"
Holly: "Hey"

They leave the Hospital, end of episode.
I blame subtext, I mean why do the writers even need to discover the intricacies of lesbian social interaction when there are hordes of young girls willing to eschew tangible substance in lieu imagining a lesbioan romance. GIVE Me A Break!


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