The Bi Line: Trap Trope from @kleffnotes

Has anyone ever been in a relationship where your partner suddenly says hey, why don’t you try dating other people? I mean there could be relationships like that, do whatever makes you happy, but when this idea appears in the media I instantly get annoyed. I feel like it typically only happens in female/female relationships where one of the women has not dated any or as many women as her partner. I recently saw this in the now cancelled Almost Family and it has previously appeared in The Bold Type where women who recently came out or are coming to terms with their identities are told that they should consider seeing other people by their monogamous partner. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Trap Trope from @kleffnotes”

The Binge Watchers Guide: Doctor Who Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mackenzie Flohr celebrates the world of Doctor Who by showcasing the most recent Doctor as portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. For fans of the long running series, whether you are dedicated to old seasons or new seasons, this book is a sort of love letter to what makes the series so great. Flohr loves Doctor Who and her passion is what makes this book such a lovely read. Continue reading “The Binge Watchers Guide: Doctor Who Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Love and Loss from @kleffnotes

When you are a woman who dates and ultimately marries another woman you are well aware of the drama that might befall your relationship. According to television and movies at any time one of us could be shot, unless we happen to be a bulletproof lesbian(this identifier only applies to my wife), as a bisexual I could suddenly realize I need to be with a man(Tina from The L World is a prime example), or both of us or at least one of us will ultimately cheat because we aren’t going to communicate our feelings and just decide sleeping with someone else is the best option available for us(see again The L Word because it happens a lot). What these representations don’t prepare you for are the actual things that could happen to you as a couple when you aren’t living in a soap opera style environment. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Love and Loss from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Surprise Gay Stuff! from @kleffnotes

When I make the time to workout, which is much harder to do now that I have a full time job and also live with my wife, Krista finds things to watch. You would be surprised how hard it is to be motivated to stop snuggling on the couch when you don’t get to see someone you desperately looked forward to moving in with for ages for the major hunk of your day. Back to the finding a show to watch element of this story. One night Krista started watching Brothers & Sisters on Hulu and in that moment we suddenly found ourselves down a deep rabbit hole of melodrama. While may not see every single episode of the show, I still see a majority of them. She no longer watches it while I workout, but sometimes we try to watch before bed and I more than once have immediately fallen asleep. I was expecting this show to just be a bit of a soap opera-y romp, but there was something that caught me entirely by surprise, Kevin. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Surprise Gay Stuff! from @kleffnotes”

Handmade Puppet Dreams Review from @kleffnotes

Heather Henson, the famed daughter of masterful Muppet and puppet creator Jim Henson, is bringing a new TV series to Amazon that will focus on creative puppet stories. Various forms of storytelling and creative puppetry bring to life a diverse assortment of stories that celebrate different creators from across the country. The series will feature a total of 16 short features, but for this article I will only be highlighting a few of the stories. Continue reading “Handmade Puppet Dreams Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: The Good Place and Good Characters from @kleffnotes

The Good Place has ended, which I suppose might mean we are all currently in the Bad Place, but I would prefer not to delve into the semantics of that. What I loved about the show, beyond the acting and insightful examinations of humanity, was the fact that Eleanor was just so casually bisexual. I’m not sure if she ever used that term herself, but I have seen that term used on social media and as someone who is very committed to the identifier bisexual I loved the idea that a character played by Kristen Bell could be using that same term. Continue reading “The Bi Line: The Good Place and Good Characters from @kleffnotes”