Sense8’s Trans Joy and Radical Empathy, Five Years On
Five years ago, fans of Netflix’s
were gifted something that almost didn’t exist: a satisfying ending.
Five short years later, and despite the show’s problematic racism, this vision of a queer revolution is more important now than ever.
’s heartstopping, euphoric, and
queer finale came at a time when the idea of global interconnectedness among the LGBTQ+ community felt extremely urgent.
Amor Vincit Omnia
In the show’s finale, aptly titled
Amor Vincit Omnia,
or “Love conquers all.” It conquered a series cancellation.
In the story, the sensates come together for the last battle to be won: Nomi Marks and Amanita Caplan’s wedding on the Eiffel Tower.
Despite recent wins for WLW couples on-screen, seeing a relationship like Nomi and Amanita’s still feels like a novelty.
The Importance of Trans Joy
The finale wedding gives us just that: an impossibility turning into a reality. It feels like a trans fairy tale, complete with weed fairies.
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