Season 3 of Carmilla just came out and I am attempting to watch in between work, writing, and travel, so I’m only halfway through. (It is magical and lovely so far, even if Season 0 was a bit over the top.) But buckle in, creampuffs and Silas alums, because next year we’re getting a MOVIE.
I wrote about Carmilla last year, so I won’t rehash it all, but lots of queer women and a non-binary characters kicking ass, doing magic-science, smooching, and defeating evil at Silas U (aka Night Vale University)? Yes, please.
Here’s Bauman (Laura) in an interview with Starry Constellation Magazine on the importance of queer characters getting to DO stuff other than just come out and be bullied for being queer:
Q) Laura has become one of the great standout characters because she kept fans guessing throughout the season about her feelings for Carmilla. How do you feel about playing an LGBTQ character on a series with such a wide range of different characters within that spectrum?A) I’m really proud! I love that the show is so positive about it, as well. You don’t see any of the characters being ostracized about it. In a way, it’s so the opposite of what happens on other shows. Their sexuality isn’t the thing that is sticking out about them. It’s the norm. I think that is so refreshing and that it is so wonderful to see! Because it is not the main focus, it kind of underlines it is a normal thing. It’s not what they are struggling with or dealing with. They are dealing with all the other crazy shenanigans going on. It ends up being the norm of the series, which I loved. I think people relate so much to what they see on screen. If we see people only being ostracized or only struggling with that question it can mirror that in real life. You think it maybe should be more of a struggle and obviously it is, but I love that there is such a positive spin on it in this case.
Trailer contains mild spoilers for season 3.
Courtesy of Autostraddle.