WARNING: Big, beautiful, queer spoilers ahead for Season 3, Episode 4 of Black Mirror, aka "San Junipero," aka an hour of television that will break you.
After what has been a bleak year for queer women on television (RIP Lexa and Poussey ❤️), "San Junipero" is the breath of fresh air queer women deserve. And we are here for it.
Let's start with Kelly, who is a bi woman of color and a QUEEN.
Her bisexuality isn't downplayed one bit. Her previous marriage to a man is treated with the importance it deserves. Because bisexuality is real, y'all:
“Forty-nine years. I was with him for forty-nine years. You can’t begin to imagine. You can’t know. The bond, the commitment, the boredom, the yearning, the laughter, the love of it. The fucking love. You just cannot know.”
😭 😭 😭
Then there's Yorkie, who is basically gay Barb.
And together, their chemistry is queer ✨magic✨.
People think they are shining rays of light in a dark world.
And unlike every other goddamn show, they get to have an honest to goodness happy ending.
They get to be the most beautiful and perfect wives literally forever.
It's like a giant middle finger to the "bury your gays" bullshit.
And the tears. Oh my god, the tears.
San Junipero will tear your heart apart and put it back together all at once.
If you weren't a blubbering mess by the end, please visit your family doctor and ensure you have a heart.
More queer lady feels were felt than ever before.
And from bloody BLACK MIRROR of all shows.
We are shook. We are saved.
We may never get over this.
Also shout out to Greg, for showing us the purest queer allyship.
And now "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" is officially a queer lady anthem.
On behalf of queer ladies, thank you Black Mirror for this most beautiful gift.