The Bold Type just showed the perfect way to react to your friend having a gay kiss
This new TV show has shown the perfect way to react to one of your friends kissing someone of the same sex – and it’ll make you smile so hard.
The Bold Type has set itself up as an apologetically barrier-breaking show, after it featured a Muslim lesbian getting together with a queer black woman.
The US drama about women who work at a feminist magazine in New York City features Kat Edison – one of the show’s main characters – slowly realising she’s not straight.
The woman who helps her to find her queer side is Adena El-Amin, a proud Muslim lesbian artist who wears a hijab.
After the pair finally kissed – and spent the night with each other – in the last episode, the show demonstrated yet again why it’s building such a large and enthusiastic LGBT following.
Kat rushes to tell Sutton and Jane, her two best friends at the magazine, blurting out: “I made out with Adena last night!”
The three run to a fashion closet, laughing and smiling.
There’s no judgement in the closet (huh), just excited questions from Kat’s friends.
She tells them: “I went Adena’s last night, and we kissed, for like, hours”.
Jane and Sutton’s shocked, happy faces capture a wonderfully standard friend’s response to this kind of news.
Kat continues: “And then I stayed the night – I know – and she is currently breaking up with her girlfriend.
“Like, as we speak. Which is, yes I know, a little complicated, but I kissed a girl.”
One after another, repeating the universally known Katy Perry lyric, her friends say: “And you liked it.”
After a pause, Kat confirms: “And I liked it!”
Her friends grin, and Sutton gives her a massive hug.
Smiling, she tells Kat: “That’s great. That’s great. I love you.”
And Kat is left, quietly grinning to herself.
Of course, being a drama, the show couldn’t leave it at that happy point.
The twists and turns in the rest of the episode were numerous, but best summed up by Kat’s accidentally tweet from a work account which she meant to send her friends.
The phrase was a big hit with fans too, who tweeted their appreciation in droves.
#TheBoldType “this lesbian shit is intense.” lol so true.
— Jenny Liebowitz (@JennysTrueHappy) August 2, 2017
do i get ‘this lesbian shit is intense’ on a pride flag…
— jess || 42 (@rhiannonsanvers) August 2, 2017
— Janelle Cordova (@SuprJen) August 2, 2017
"this lesbian shit is intense" THIS SHOW IS ICONIC #theboldtype
— paige | SPOILERS (@motelcalifornja) August 3, 2017
Kat went through incredible character growth over the course of one episode, in the midst of a lesbian love triangle which has certainly not reached the end of its narrative.
And through all of the ups and downs, Jane and Sutton supported Kat with advice and hugs.
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