April 14, 2021
The amount of shows with Black female leads are in the single digits. And the amount that are also sapphic? Could be counted on one hand. Vagrant Queen follows Elida/Eldaya, played by Adriyan Rae, a Black female alien queen who is on the run from her planet’s people after seeing revolutionaries kill her family. She then teams up with a human man, played by Tim Rozon, named Isaac, who is just trying to make it back to Earth where his wife and newborn son are. Later, they meet Amae, Elida’s love interest played by Alex McGregor, who joins their merry band after evading an attack by the same revolutionaries who almost killed her brother.
I cannot even begin to imagine what a show like this could mean to a queer Black woman, but I know for at least me personally, to see such a positive relationship between two women in the science fiction genre and on a major network was life-changing.