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For sooome reason that I can’t put my finger on, I’ve been reminded of Faking It a few times so far this summer. Can’t for the life of me figure out why…It’s weird because the show ended earlier this year, and I seemed to to be the only girl on my secret-not-for-posting-here lesbian forums that still watched it. But it’s definitely been on my mind lately. Who knows why though…

So Faking It. You’ve probably heard bad things from tumblr, and maybe even from TV critics. I’m not going to pretend it was the best show on TV, or that it’s a travesty for the state of modern media that it got cancelled. Shit happens. And I wasn’t super invested in it towards the end of its run. But at the very least I think we can all agree that Amy and Karma deserved a super gay ending. Well, it was not to be as our last season that apparently would have featured a conclusion to their arc will never come to be (that’s why you don’t hold your big narrative moments for future seasons that are only hypothetical, amateurs).

In the spirit of this blog, it definitely warrants mention how progressive this show was. Yes I wish they said the word “bi” earlier than they did, and yes their portrayal of some groups was stereotypical at times. But really, this was the only show on all of TV that featured as many diverse orientations and genders as it did. Lesbians, gay guys, eventually kind of bisexuals. The main character was a wonderful portrayal of questioning youth! And probably most progressively one of the leads was intersex, a plot that featured prominently, and in the last season they also featured a trans man. All in all, television is definitely going to be much less diverse now without this show on the air.

Oh! I think I just remembered why I’ve been constantly reminded of Faking It! Maybe it’s because the Karma and Amy dramatics has been playing out in front of my face for the past month. The forced drama of Karmy was definitely annoying at times in the show for many and believe me I understand why seeing it happen in person. I’m not going to name names of course, but it’s possible you guys know them? Maybe. Since we never got to see how Karmy turned out, I guess your guess is as good as mine as to how this one ends up. Really though, sincerely, I am hoping for the best for Amy…she had her heart broken way too many times and deserves a happy ending. Maybe my real life version of this will turn out better. Either way, I’ve got popcorn ready.

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