We’re crying over this latest #CancelYourGays news
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY PRIME VIDEO
Last August, Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham’s A League Of Their Own (ALOTO) was released and touched the lives of LGBTQIA viewers around the world. It served up glorious sapphic representation and provided Black queer and trans joy, which is truly a rarity for stories set during WWII.
We’ve lost so many fantastic WLW characters to the alarming #CancelYourGays trend already. This latest one stings even more so as we were already told we were going to get a second season, even if it was just four more episodes. Despite the dedicated and loyal fanbase and glowing reviews (it currently has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes) we’re now not even being given the crumbs we were promised.
Of course, sources have claimed that this cancellation is another casualty caused by the ongoing WGA and SAG strikes. In doing so, this makes it look like writers and actors demanding fair pay for their hard work are to blame when in reality it is corporate greed behind the strikes going on for so long. Also, the strikes were yet to occur when Amazon announced that ALOTO had been renewed for four more episodes.
The one thing keeping me hopeful is the power that the queer community holds. LGBTQIA fans are dedicated and stop at nothing when fighting for the characters who help us feel seen. And in recent news, the previously cancelled Warrior Nun is now set to return as a film trilogy. The #SaveWarriorNun campaign is a powerful reminder of what is possible when fans come together to save our shows.
I’ll be crossing all my fingers and toes that the #SaveALOTO will garner the same momentum.
Here’s how ALOTO fans are processing the devastating news on social media
Don't fall for Amazon's attempt to blame organized labor for execs cancelling #ALOTO. This show shouldn't have been on the chopping block to begin with. Fans & creators shouldn't have been doing their own promo, while corporate bragged about #ALeagueOfTheirOwn during Pride. pic.twitter.com/CxrYVGm14V— Delia Harrington (@DeliaMary) August 19, 2023
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