Doctor Who season 8 premiered Saturday night with the introduction new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and blah blah blah, he totally slayed it, he’s the best doctor ever, WHATEVER – but what got everybody’s knickers in a REAL twist was the lesbian kiss between Madam Vastra and Jenny which some have attacked as “unnecessary” and promoting “blatant gay agenda.” REALLY? In 2014, we’re still having this discussion? Thirteen years after Rachel kissed a girl on Friends? Nine years after Marissa kissed one on The OC? And is it even TECHNICALLY a lesbian kiss if Madam Vestra is a LIZARD?
One reviewer wrote: “Found those characters that liked to display their preferences to be inappropriate for a children’s program, but the BBC seem to want to become a porn channel and are slowly edging into it. I think they wish to come out of the closet, well I have no objection to that if they become a private adult channel, but not on our licence fee.”
Wrote another: “I thought it was gratuitous and not particularly welcome in a family show aimed at kids. It just seems [executive producer Steven Moffat] is on some weird, lizard-lesbian perv trip.”
Whatever. Vastra, Jenny, and Strax deserve their own spinoff imho.