Osric Chau, Ladies and gentlemen
Crowley carries Kevin’s finger around everywhere.
I think one of the most disappointing things about how Teen Wolf has played out is that it had every opportunity to do something amazing and progressive but just…didn’t.
They’ve gone the way of every other slash-heavy fandom phenomenon: stuck to the script, queer-baited out the wahzoo and then hand-waved the ensuing passion as “fan excitement” and “over-enthusiasm”. The only difference between Teen Wolf and shows like Supernatural is that Teen Wolf came at us from a marketing standpoint as well as a textual one.
They used their fanbase in a way that actually makes me a little sick. Because they didn’t just target viewers, they targeted young queer viewers - young people who are growing up, spending every day being told in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways that they’re not real, were just told again, only this time it came from a source that was supposed to be their escape from all this bullshit.
Teen Wolf had every opportunity to be amazing - to teach a multitude of really awesome lessons. Instead it’s taught it’s young audience the same thing us older fans have been swallowing for years: be careful. Don’t get excited. If a story seems like it’s talking to you, look twice. Look again. Because it’s probably not.
I’m just hoping they take one more thing from this fuckery – an old lesson gaining traction in a new time: we deserve so much fucking better.