Golden Duo for Life: Sarazanmai and the Power of Turning Subtext Into Text

Rebecca Black
May 9, 2019 · 5 min read

I burst into tears at the end of episode three of Sarazanmai.

Queer storytelling is important to me for so many reasons, both personal and sociological. I spend so much of my energy shouting from the rooftops about all the complex, intricately layered, purposefully ambiguous narrative and linguistic tools that so many creators use to craft queer romances. My favorites are the stories that hide in plain sight under a microscopic veneer of heteronormative assumptions. I love these stories deeply. I love…