Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Renew ALOTO Already

Maybe it’s my terrible head cold (It’s not Covid, I tested five days in a row – just an old-fashioned head cold), or maybe it’s my salty-sad attitude about life in general these days, but WHY THE FUCK HAVEN’T THEY RENEWED “A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN” FOR A SECOND SEASON? Why? WhyWhyWhyWhyWhyWhyWhyWhy? WHY? W-H-Y?

The series is a carefully crafted improvement on the original film, bringing in needed marginalized voices in a way that both celebrates those communities and remains entirely historically accurate. Queer women played in that league, but the prevailing homophobia of the time meant they just couldn’t be out and proud and therefore were easily erased by mainstream history. And Black women, of course they were more than talented enough to play in that league, but the prevailing racism of the time meant they were never even given the chance.

Amazon Prime is dragging its feet on renewing a show that was both lauded by critics and adored by fans. And these aren’t just any fans, these are queer women fans. And once you’ve got us, *slow whistle*, you’ve got us forever. So stop your stalling, renew this excellent and important series already. I mean, a show like this is chump change for Papa Bezos. I know every billionaire is a policy failure, but maybe just one of those dudes could do something nice for us instead of just being predictable cartoon villains. Granted, if I could have a billionaire do anything it’d be to actually solve climate change or end world hunger or find permanent shelter for every unhoused person. And then, my next ask would be to renew “A League of Their Own.” Anyway, did I mention I have a head cold?


Anonymous said...

Such great stories, so well-told.

Carmen San Diego said...

Yes, stop wasting time and renew the show already

Anonymous said...

Could not agree more. One of the best crafted and written shows I've seen in a long time, it speaks to identities and stories I've seen nowhere else, in ways I have never felt seen on screen before.
In a time of turbulence this show gives agonising gay hope from an era where that was unimaginable.

Might be the only program I've ever felt so strongly about renewal of for those reasons.

Come on Amazon, you can afford to take risks and if you don't take those risks and do things that matter what's the point

Anonymous said...

YES! A thousand times Yes! This show is one of the best, most nuanced series I've ever seen about being queer in a time when homophobia was so much stronger than it is today. I'm dating myself, but 30 years ago I remember what it was like walking into a gay bar for the first time and being able to dance with my girlfriend. In public. With other queer people. No shame, no fear, just the freedom to live and love as I wanted. We need more of these beautifully crafted stories.