Gods of The Arena

Recently my beautiful and brilliant internet wife RVCBard did a wonderful piece on how the neverending hetero fest in the media can be disheartening and mentally taxing to LGBTQs. It’s rare to even have us acknowledged that we even exist, much less portrayed with any modicum of respect.

This is one of the many reasons that I’ve taken it upon myself to pass a personal edict that with the exception an elite few works, I only consume media that has POCs and LGBTQs as the central and lead characters. If it doesn’t, I’m not interested.

But this also got me thinking about my favorite gay pairings. Surprisingly enough, one of my all-time favorite gay pairings came from the unlikeliest of series: Barca and Auctus  from Spartacus- Gods of the Arena.

Don’t get it twisted. Spartacus is a mixed bag. While it has more than its share of fail, it’s also occasionally some things right and has shown glimpses of brilliance.

With Gods of the Arena being a prequel to Blood and Sand, I knew Barca and Auctus’s fates were sealed by your Bury The Gay trope. Nevertheless they were a groundbreaking gay pairing to watch.

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