I don’t think you guys realize how much it means to me that Kurt Sutter chose to include Venus as a trans person in Sons of Anarchy & make her and TIg aka. the badass biker fall in love.
He could have chosen to show transphobia in the show. We all realize it’s not exactely realistic for the Sons to accept Venus right away BUT it makes it big difference in lecturing the audience about that topic.
You have to consider that Sons of Anarchy also appeals to viewers who are male and appreciate the show as a men’s world.
In my opinion, the choice to actively include Venus as a person and her history of discrimination & sexual abuse in the story of past seasons and beyond is wonderful.
Sutter doesn’t write the series as a fairytale. Jacks and some of the boys are clearly uncomfortable with her sexuality sometimes & it’s clear that Tig chose to stay in contact with Venus without the other’s knowledge (because they get “worried about him” for liking her) BUT the Sons approval of Venus is important to show the audience that male doesn’t equal transphobic. You can be a badass an still treat a trans person with respect. Love is for everyone.
Venus is treated like a human being. Her pronouns are respected. If the Sons can do it, so should you.
THANK YOU KURT SUTTER.
This is a big win. I’m emotional right now.