First Kill: the best merch you can get that’s inspired by the lesbian vampire drama
First Kill is the lesbian teen vampire show that everyone is talking about.
Unfortunately this is because Netflix has recently pulled the plug on the popular drama after just one season, much to the dismay of its many fans.
According to Deadline, the series was a hit, as it received more than 100 million hours viewed in its first four weeks on the streaming service.
Despite this, Netflix announced that it wouldn’t be picking up First Kill for a second season, and fans weren’t happy about it.
One viewer tweeted that Netflix “hates lesbians and it shows”, with others noting the likes of Everything Sucks and I Am Not Okay With This also getting cancelled after one season by the streaming giant.
While showrunner, Felicia D Henderson has also opened up about why she thinks the show was cancelled by Netflix.
first kill getting cancelled after doing 100 million PLUS viewing hours… netflix hates lesbians and it shows
— ria. tea’s wife (REAL) (@lgbtzenin) August 3, 2022
netflix is weird as hell for cancelling first kill. a successful wlw show with a black female lead being cancelled after outperforming SEVERAL netflix originals?… what
— ceo of kory (@korysverse) August 3, 2022
was season 1 of first kill perfect? no. but I hate that lgbtq+ and bipoc shows are expected to be perfect right out of the gate?!?!!!! why can’t they be campy and fun and that’s enough?!?!
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) August 3, 2022
i am not okay with this, gypsy, teenage bounty hunters, everything sucks, and now first kill…netflix really hates lesbians
— jj (@shalifoefc) August 3, 2022
If you’re a fan of First Kill and want to continue to show your support for the lesbian vampire series, then you can rep some merch inspired by the show.
Below we’ve put together some of the best products you can get.
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You can get this First Kill-inspired t-shirt from Etsy, which features the show’s logo alongside vampire fangs. The independent designer says “we are such big fans we had to make this shirt”. It’s available as a standard t-shirt and crop top, in sizes XS to XL, and you can message them directly for your own specific size. To buy the t-shirt head to Etsy.
Fans can get their hands on these Lancaster Academy t-shirts that appear in the series. They’re worn by Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis who play lead characters Juliette Fairmont and Calliope “Cal” Burns. These fan-made tops inspired by the show are available in a number of colours and sizes and you can get one from Etsy here.
Or you can get this hoodie to show everyone that you definitely ship Juliette and Calliope. The design is also available on t-shirts, stickets, mugs and face masks, so there’s plenty of ways to show your support for the series or prove your love of the characters. It’s available to shop at TeePublic.
You can also get this t-shirt which features one of the series’ official posters, but with a big gay rainbow edit, because why not? It’s available on the black background above, or you can choose from a number of different colours. This one is available to shop at TeePublic.
This print has been created by an independent artist and is inspired by the show’s official poster, featuring Juliette and Calliope in a simple, black and white design. It’s ideal for the minimalist in your life – who’s also a First Kill fan. You can buy it from Etsy.
The description of this design says it’s “inspired by and in honour of lebsian TV show, First Kill”, and honestly, say no more! It features the show’s title in black and red and is available on a number of different coloured t-shirts. This one is on sale at TeePublic.
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You can also get the design on a notebook, so you can finish what Netflix started and write your own endings for all of the First Kill characters, or start your own lesbian, vampire story that hopefully gets picked up (and not cancelled) one day. This is available to buy from TeePublic.