Community Post: “The Walking Dead” Awesomely Introduces New Lesbian Couple
1. Meet Tara:
Tara, her sister, and niece were saved (at least for the time being) by ‘The Governor’ and the foursome now joined a new camp of survivors.
2. Meet Alicia:
Alicia is a bad-ass who carries an M-4. She and Tara engage in some playful teasing about their preferred weapon of choice, with Tara noting she’s more of a Smith & Wesson girl and ‘has never been one for big guns.’ Double-entendre, anyone?
3. They hang out, have beers, and seem to like each other:
The friendship moves kind of quickly, sure, but, hey, it’s the end of the world — why not! When ‘the Governor’ tells Tara’s sister their group must hurriedly leave the camp, one of her protests is: “Tara’s got Alicia…” So there’s a relationship a’ brewin’, in case you missed it…
4. Yup, they’re an item!
The group ends up returning to the camp and their trailer. A scene shows Tara and Alicia cuddling in bed together. The show conveys the relationship without (sorry, guys!) any gratuitous sex scenes (between two stunningly gorgeous actresses) that could feel exploitative. Just a simple, ‘Hey, they’re together!’ You know, same as straight couples! They met, they liked each other, and … now they’re cuddling.
5. In a show where the audience never knows what’s going to happen next, a realistic, subtle, and sweet portrayal of an LGBT couple was certainly a nice surprise.