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Black Mirror Takes on Lesbian Legacy

If you’re not yet aboard the Black Mirror train, then surely you’re missing something spectacular and very oddly cryptic. It hasn’t made enough rounds on the internet as the talk yet, but Season 3’s delivered quite an impact since being part of the Netflix family.

Black Mirror is an anthology series that features a modern take on speculative fiction. It focuses on dark – or rather, satirical themes – examining our society. It’s an exciting ride for the average Joe, but it’s sure to pique the interest of theorists and aspiring scientists alike.

Also, every episode is jam-packed with techno-paranoia and just the right amount of drama (and not in the sense you’re thinking, nope).

It takes on something entirely different (at least in creator Charlie Brooker’s sense) and experimental (non-traditional Black Mirror way, that is) in its episode San Junipero.

We don’t want to give away too much (just in case you wanted to see the episode for yourself – which, by the way, you totally should), but it is set in a party town where people go to have fun, by nature of definition, of course.

Free-spirited Kelly meets new-girl, conservative Yorkie and well, they fall in love.


Brooker recalls telling Vanity Fair.

It was another decision where I just thought, Well, OK, let’s question that. Is that the best version of this we could do?

It is a simple love story in a not-so-simple world. Also ironic is how it is set in 1987 – an era where most of these things aren’t really socially accepted (yet).


It gives you twists and turns you wouldn’t imagine, delivering an absolute thrill to the LGBT Community in a very positive light. Safe to say, it’s a job well done to Brooker and the team for taking a different, yet still familiar route.


He says,

I wasn’t consciously reacting to other things in the culture, so much as thinking. This makes it a more interesting story.”