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Buffy - the Vampire Slayer (the Series)

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  • Buffy - the Vampire Slayer (the Series)
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  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Producer: 20th Century Fox
  • Year: 1997
  • Country: US
  • 45 minutes
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In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is...the SLAYER. Buffy Summers, a 16-year old student at school in Sunnydale, CA. Together with Giles, her 'Watcher' - who helps train her to fight the demons of the night. Along with Vampires, demons, and creatures, Buffy must also balance school, friends, and a potential boyfriend.

Qvamp says:

Buffy has really pushed the queer horror thing to the max. And has covered every orientation out there. With a gay male human, a bisexual vampire, a transgendered god, a pair of lesbian witches and a lesbian slayer as main characters, this show has it all.

In 'The Wish', we meet Vampire Willow, and in 'Dopplegangland', we really get to know her. Vampire Willow is very bisexual and strongly attracted to her good self.

In season 4, Willow (the human witch this time) comes out of the closet and ends up with Tara, her new girlfriend. They meet in 'Hush' and consummate their relationship in 'New Moon Rising'

Glory, a female god trapped in a human male's body, is introduced to us in season 5. With progressively more gender bending as the season progresses.

Seasons 4 and 5 let us in on the developing relationship between Tara and Willow, exploring their coming out and the trials and tribulations of two lesbian witches forming a couple.

With the death of Tara towards the end of Season 6 and Willow's decent into evil, it was nice to see that the show redeemed Willow and brought her Kennedy, a lesbian slayer-to-be in season 7.

A much more complete summary of the show is covered in my Buffy page. This show won the 2001 Queer Horror award.

Rating A
Queer Vampire Rating A
Amount of Gay Content same-sex relationship

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By: Cyan ( Prince_Cyan@hotmail.com )
Overall Rating: A+     Queer vampire Rating: A+    

Embarassingly, I do kind of think of Buffy as God, almost literally... Okay, a bit more than 'almost', so I must rate this high. I've seen every episode, and they were all good. What I'm saying is, I LOVE this show!!! It is incredibly entertaining and provides new and intriguing plots.


By: Dkknight ( donnielockwood@hotmail.com )
Overall Rating: B     Queer vampire Rating: C    

Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't my favorite television show due to the fact that it involves the demise of vampires (a creature I really relate to).

I rate it a B because of the dark look it has and the portrayal of most of the demons. As far as my rating of C for the queerness of the show, the lesbian witches do nothing for me. However, I am glad to see the gay interaction between two women on television. Now, if only the creators of the show would introduce a few homoerotic vampire stories to spice it up a little more, I would definitely stay in for the night to watch.


By: Tindomerel ( tinuviel_hp@hotmail.com )
Overall Rating: A+     Queer vampire Rating: A    

Off the bat I've got to say this


By: Voceangelo ( Voceangelo@aol.com )
Overall Rating: A     Queer vampire Rating: A    

I have been watching Buffy since its inception. I loved the show when it was essentially a 'straight' show and I still love it now. I was kind of hoping when the gay jock, Larry, came out, he would bring Xander out with him. So much for my silly little fantasy.

Anyway, Willow and Tara were wonderful. I wish they didn't cut off what was supposed to be their first on-screen kiss after Oz took off for the second time. Why oh WHY did you blow out the candle, Tara?! I think I realize what Mr. Whedon was trying to do by having her do that, but still... I wanted to see them make out! Is that too much to ask?!

Enough about what I wanted. It's a great show. If you haven't watched it yet turn to the FX Network. They play season one through five everyday (find out from your local cable network what channel it's on.) Don't forget!!!


By: SatansAngelCutz ( sunbun05@yahoo.com )
Overall Rating: A+     Queer vampire Rating: A+    

This is one of my favorite shows! Its great to see a woman kick some demon ass.
Also its great with lesbians Tara and Willow. I think they are so cute. They give hope to lesbos of the future.


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