Buffy the Vampire Slayer has made some mainstream news (spoilers in the link) with the latest volume of Buffy: Season 8. Since the whole silly to-do relies on spoilers, I’m not going to launch into it until after the jump. Since I need to fill some space for layout reasons, I’ll take this moment to inform the Whedon loving geek cosmos that Joss will begin filming the pilot of his next show, Dollhouse, on April 23.
Well, plot-wise all you need to know is over there in that image. The
girl on the left is Satsu, a former slayerette. For the uninitiated, well, initiate yourself! The first three seasons of the show are really good. Isn’t that why we invented Netflix? Anyway, Buffy has always been broadminded. She’s slept with good vampires, bad vampires, soldiers, and even just a regular college Lothario. No biggie, as she might say. in the fourth season, two other characters discovered their own Lesbian identity. I don’t recall that making the NYT, not even the Books section. The show ended after seven seasons, only to be reborn as a comic, which is how we got to where we are.
I find it amazing that this story has gotten press attention anywhere outside of Whedonesque. Are we still such a homophobic society that the sexual experimentation of a TV character turned graphic novel character is worthy of the attention of the nation’s biggest newspaper? Imagine if the NYT starts reading Y: The Last Man.