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Netflix's Trailer for Tales of the City Is Queer and Sincere AF

Netflix's Trailer for 'Tales of the City' Is Queer and Sincere AF

Netflix's Trailer for 'Tales of the City' Is Queer and Sincere AF

The series is a revival of a groundbreaking 1993 series by the same name.

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Netflix’s has just released the trailer for its revival of Tales of the City.

The series is based on a set of novels from Armistead Maupin, and a TV mini-series from the early ‘90s that was controversial and beloved for its queer themes and characters.

The new version of the show is truly just a continuation of the original — it centers around a woman (played by Laura Linney) returning to San Francisco and being reunited with her ex-husband and daughter after leaving them two decades earlier to pursue a career.

Linney is reprising her starring role from the 1993 series, as is Olympia Dukakis, who played the transgender protagonist in the original. Among those joining the cast are Ellen Page, Charlie Barnett, Murray Bartlett, Molly Ringwald, Zosia Mamet, and Jen Richards. The show is being run by Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli.

The trailer alone features more blatantly queer content than many shows manage to fit into an entire season, even today, which bodes well for the continuation of such an iconic series.

“There is no better reward in a person’s life than to see a building turn from walls of brick to a nest of warm stories and warm hearts,” Dukakis says in the trailer, promising a heartfelt story of chosen family in one of the queerest places in America.

Tales of the City isn’t slated for release until June 7th, but for now, you can watch the full trailer here:

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.