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‘Naomi and Emily showed me that fancying girls was okay’: Queer women pay tribute to Skins Heartstopper moment

Following the release of Netflix’s beloved teen romance series Heartstopper, many of us have been thinking back to the television characters who came before Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) and sparked an awakening on our LGBTQ+ journey.One such show that explored a woman-loving-woman relationship and all the trials and tribulations that come with them was Channel 4’s Skins with Naomi (Lily Loveless) and Emily’s (Kathryn Prescott) romance.Naomi and Emily came crashing into our lives in 2009 when the second generation of sixth form students started Roundview College, kissing goodbye to Tony Stonem (Nicholas Hoult) and his crew.After catching each other’s gazes during their introduction assembly on their first day of term, Naomi and Emily’s rollercoaster romance would soon begin, with a whole globe of LGBTQ+ women fawning over them. For me, Emily and Naomi’s storyline introduced her to the idea of women loving women relationships – and ultimately helped me with my own coming out.I was 14 when Naomi and Emily were introduced as the new cast of Skins in series three.
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Heartstopper’s Kit Connor expertly shuts down speculation about his sexuality
Heartstopper star Kit Connor has expertly shut down speculation surrounding his sexuality.The actor, 18, has become a household name over the past week after Heartstopper rocketed up the Netflix chart and became the series everyone wanted to binge-watch.Heartstopper sees Kit star opposite Joe Locke, also 18, in what has been hailed a revolutionary and life-changing coming-of-age show for the LGBTQ+ community.Based on the novels by Alice Oseman, the series tells the story of Charlie Spring (Joe) who develops a crush on form buddy Nick Nelson (Kit).His feelings are quickly reciprocated, but the pair must battle with keeping their relationship a secret, particularly as Nick comes to terms with his sexuality.The series also guest stars Olivia Colman, with the Oscar-winning actress making a surprise appearance as rugby star Nick’s mum.Thanks to the show’s authentic queer and trans storytelling, countless fans have felt inspired to come out to their own families, however, this has also let to speculation around the actors’ own sexualities, since many play LGBTQ+ characters.Kit – who you might recognise from Elton John biopic Rocketman – took to Twitter to address any rumours in a light-hearted way.‘Twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do…’ He wrote to his rapidly growing follower count.Fans were quick to shower the young actor in praise and support, reminding him that it’s never right to ‘assume’ someone’s sexuality just because they are in the public eye.twitter is so funny man.
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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney calls out transphobia following ignorant remarks at restaurant
Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney has called out transphobic comments after strangers made ignorant, unsolicited remarks towards her at a restaurant.Netflix fans have taken the actress to their hearts over recent weeks after her portrayal of Elle Argent in the new coming-of-age series.Heartstopper tells the story of Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) who start off as form buddies in an all-boys grammar school, but quickly fall for one another and embark on a secret relationship.The series has been highly praised for its revolutionary LGBTQ+ storytelling, with countless fans even feeling inspired to come out to their own families as a result of the show’s hopeful queer representation.Elle plays one of Charlie’s best friends in the series, based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman.She is trans and, at the start of the eight episodes, we see she’s moved from Truham Grammar School to Higgs School for Girls.âAre you a boy or a girlâ Today some women shouted this in front of all of her peers while I was about to leave a restaurantâ¦Erm Idk what do I look like to you? pic.twitter.com/A7BkkzDj7XActress Yasmin has spoken openly about the importance of trans representation on-screen, expressing her disbelief at the streaming giant wanting to cast a Black trans girl to play the 17-year-old student in the first place.However, like much of the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities, Yasmin has experienced transphobic comments while simply going about her life.Taking to Twitter to share a recent incident, she posted a stunning mirror selfie in which she wears a black cut-out dress, with her hair styled in a sleek bob and make-up looking extra glam.She wrote alongside the pic that a woman shouted
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Heartstopper’s Joe Locke wants to play first gay Disney prince: ‘That would be a dream’
Heartstopper star Joe Locke dreams of playing the first gay Disney prince following the success of the coming-of-age Netflix series.The 18-year-old actor rose to worldwide fame, almost overnight, after Heartstopper landed on the streaming service two weeks ago.Joe plays Charlie Spring, a year 10 student at an all-boys grammar school who develops a crush on rugby lad Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), whom he sits next to during form.However, the crush quickly develops into something much more, with year 11 Nick also falling for Charlie while grappling with his own sexuality.The two boys embark on a secret romance, as Nick comes to terms with his own identity and battles confusion, and Charlie faces bullying from Nick’s friends.Heartstopper has been widely praised by viewers for its authentic LGBTQ+ storytelling, with countless fans feeling inspired to come out to their own families as a result.Older queer viewers have also praised Heartstopper for offering positive representation for LGBTQ+ youth, which they didn’t have growing up.The show rocketed up the Netflix charts following its release, and now it seems the sky is truly the limit for the cast, who are amassing millions of social media followers.Setting his sights high and keen to be a beacon of hope for other LGBTQ+ people, Joe (who is, amazingly, studying for his A-levels amid the Heartstopper chaos) wants to star in a Disney project, telling the Independent: ‘I would love to play the first gay Disney prince.’‘That would be a dream,’ he added.??? @Disney https://t.co/ijFLoXur68He also hopes Heartstopper will be renewed for a second season (we’re waiting for the announcement too) and wants to pursue more projects that ‘mean something.’The actor – who scored his Heartstopper
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I adored Heartstopper, but it hurts to see the young queer love I could never have
Heartstopper launched just five days ago, following Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, two school boys who fall in love, overcoming their shame, fear, and bullies, proudly coming to terms with their own sexualities and becoming able to hold hands in the school corridors like all their other classmates fortunate enough to find their first teenage romance.Already its impact on LGBTQ+ audiences has been extraordinary.Just hours after its release, one teenager said they’d used the moment Nick came out as bisexual to his mother (played by Olivia Colman) to come out to their own family.Others said the scene, which sees Nick’s proud mother reach out her hand and tell her shaking son that she loves him, was the inspiration they needed to follow Nick’s lead.And whoever you are, there will be something life-changing to take from Heartstopper.I know that I’ll likely be joined by most LGBTQ+ people old enough to remember queuing up to buy Baby One More Time in thinking; ‘If only I’d had Heartstopper when I was 15.’Adapted from the series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman, Heartstopper is a story that embraces queerness like no other; it’s hope that all of us will be loved, with a clear message that we shouldn’t have to wait until we’ve flown the nest and found wherever we feel safe until we find the person who will love us back.But it’s not just the story I wish I’d had growing up, it’s the story of a reality which, like so many others, was never going to be available to me as a queer kid who felt unable to come out. Before Nick, Charlie has a secret fling with a closeted bully who – despite lusting over Charlie – denies he’s queer.
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Trailer for Netflix’s LGBT teen drama Heartstopper has fans in bits and ‘sobbing’ their eyes out
supports HTML5 videoNetflix has left fans in tears of joy after dropping the trailer for the hotly-anticipated new LGBT teen drama Heartstopper.The eight-episode series follows the blossoming love story between ‘gentle’ Charlie and ‘rugby-playing’ Nick in a British secondary school.The heartfelt drama will be a faithful adaptation of the series of graphic novels of the same name by Alice Osman, complete with Osman-style illustrations and animations.Included in these illustrations are little leaves, which Twitter users have now added to their names in support of the growing fandom.As their friendship blossoms into romance, Charlie and Nick, as well as their circle of friends, try and navigate the ‘ever-relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves,’ according to the show’s synopsis.Featuring Joe Locke as Charlie Spring and Kit Connor as Nick Nelson, the series is set to premiere on April 22.When Netflix dropped the teaser last month, fans were left in bits, sharing their overwhelming excitement ahead of the release, with one writing at the time: ‘I’m so excited I’m gonna sob’.Now, emotions have reached a new level as the trailer has dropped, with one fan writing: ‘My heart is literally over the moon with the Heartstopper trailer!!!’Another penned: ‘Glances, hand holding, the little things, everyone deserves to find love like that, especially young LGBTQ kids.
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