Female Leads: Fiona Goode, Cordelia Foxx, Zoe Benson, Madison Montgomery, Queenie, Nan, Misty Day, Myrtle Snow, Marie Laveau, Delphine LaLaurie
POC Leads: Queenie, Marie Laveau
Missing: LGBQA+ and trans/Nonbinary Leads
Years Active: 2013-2014
Find It: Netflix, Amazon, iTunes
Problematic Content Warning: Extreme gore, body horror, violence, physical and psychological torture, mutilation, abuse, racism (in historical context, and in present day) rape, multiple dubcon scenarios, consent issues, necrophilia, sexism, self-harm, drug abuse, graphic and violent deaths, including people being burned alive. One of the characters, Delphine LaLaurie, is extremely racist. Controversy over whether the reanimated male character has the mental capability to consent to sexual acts. Controversial use of Civil Rights footage overlaying a massacre scene. Questionable portrayals of Voodoo rituals.
Other Notes: All of the show’s main characters are female. While they are usually portrayed as strong and independent, many of them can be counted as villain-protagonists. Sexism, racism and oppression are themes that are addressed regularly in the show. Jamie Brewer, the actress for Nan, has Down Syndrome. Gabourey Sidibe, who portrays Queenie, is of Senegalese descent. Angela Bassett, who portrays Marie Laveau, is African American. One of the characters is blinded in the course of the series.
Recommended By: Julia and Doni
Can we talk about how much I like reading nooks/alcoves? Like, look at these. I want one so badly. So cozy and secluded and comfy. (none of these images are mine- I’ve collected them over time because of my intense love of reading nooks v__v)