Bechdel's comic strip ran in underground and queer publications from to Everyone remembers it for popularizing the Bechdel-Wallace Test, but to a lot of lesbians and other queer readers, it means a lot more than just that. I see it working best as a TV series, so that the characters have time to grow and change just like they did over the course of the comic. With that in mind, I was limited in how many characters I could cast, so I tried to choose a pretty good core. But if you're favorite character is missing, assume that they would eventually appear on the show anyway. I particularly would like to see Janis show up, but she's probably not going to be played by someone who's had previous roles.
Creators: Alison Bechdel. Audience: adult. Genre: fiction , humor , slice of life. Series Type: available in print , complete , series. Tone: irreverent , moving. Art Style: black and white , stylized.
Bechdel, who lives in Bolton, drew the strip for 25 years; in its heyday, it ran in more than 70 gay and alternative publications in the U. It has spawned 11 book-length collections that have been translated into Spanish, French, German and Finnish. Making a living as a syndicated cartoonist is certainly an accomplishment, but these days, the year-old writer is actually better known for Fun Home , her graphic memoir about her childhood with her closeted gay dad. Now you can follow heroine Mo as she shacks up with Harriet, hooks up with Deidre and cracks up with Sydney. Why should you read a comic strip about a bunch of lesbians?
Plenty of readers, however, needed no introduction to Ms. As Ms. We had no openly lesbian daughters of the creepy vice president.