Queen Sugar

Not Quite “Grown-Ish”: Power Dynamics Complicate Onscreen Lesbian Student-Teacher Relationships

Despite our excitement and enthusiasm about seeing brilliant lesbian professors represented onscreen, they aren’t immune to critique.

Nova, Nola, and Annalise: Queer Black Women and the Arc of Representation

Nola, Nova, and Annalise are the queer-coded villains of their own stories. Read more »

No Grace For Women: “Queen Sugar” Traffics In Toxic Masculinity

Ralph-Angel’s relationships with women reveal his selfishness and fragile ego. Read more »

Cooking with Queen Sugar, A Dish to Be Savored: Season One Takes on Slavery, Colonialism, and Empire

Queen Sugar explores the ways that capitalism has depended and still depends on exploited labor, building connections between the enslavement of African Americans, to Latino guest workers, to sex workers, and sex tourism. Read more »