I literally just finished watching Season 2 Episode 7. It took a twist I was partially expecting. I say partially because of Cole’s character.
At the beginning it shows that he is different from the rest of the boys at school. He is more of an artist than a Farmer and he gets along with the girls swimmingly. I was beginning to think that he was gay, but at the same time I didn’t think that LGBTQ would be added into the show due to the era it takes place in. I also didn’t think he was gay because why can’t a boy be an artist over farming and still be into girls? Sometimes I think TV shows are too stereotypical when it comes to this type of portrayal.
Of course it was just confirmed for me in the episode I stated at the beginning which also stated the same for Aunt Josephine. I know she talked passionately of her friendship to Gertrude, but in any version of Anne, Anne too talked the same way. To be honest, I’m a little upset that LGBTQ was placed inside this show. Yes, it was done a nice and I have to say beautiful and creative way, but why?
Sometimes I think this is done just to please those that are and support LGBTQ. But does it have to be in everything? I know, I’m not suppose to judge and I don’t think I am. I guess I’m just tired of watching shows I love and later, by choice, stop watching it because the same sex relationship goes too far or it doesn’t even make any sense when its added in. I mean Cole drew a picture of Anne and I thought that he had a crush on her. In this show with Anne being Anne I think a love triangle would have been interesting. Cole, Anne, and Gilbert.
I really felt for Diana in this episode. When I had found out about gays and the meaning of the word, it was slow, but Diana was thrown into it as if she was supposed to know about it already. I do believe her reaction was perfect, she cried, she wondered how it could be right if it was kept hidden, and stated that it was “unnatural”. I didn’t really like that Anne defended this new found kind of love she had discovered. However, I do like what Anne says at the end of the episode, that love comes in different forms for everybody. Naturally for me to some extent.
When Cole had asked Aunt Josephine what she would think when her family found out she said, “They will think what they want.” I must admit I liked her statement. No matter what we do or what we believe, that is our own choice as an individual and people can think what they want, but if we firmly believe it wont sway us.
I guess my biggest problem is that anything new coming out has to have LGBTQ in it. A show can be just as great without it. I mean, not every show or movie has a religious aspect to it. And I don’t expect that. For now, I’m going to keep watching the show. I admire Anne too much to not. Also, it hasn’t gone too far for me.
But can I just say, what a party! The costumes, the colors, it was all so beautiful. It was like a scene from a book come to life. I would love to go to a party with such style. I think I would go has a fairy or a nymph or even better dress up like the Mad Hatter! I can’t find a picture to do the scene justice.
But that’s just me and my thoughts.