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Anna Torv played Wendy Carr, a psychologist with a scholarly interest in interviewing imprisoned serial killers to determine what the hell is going on there. Her lesbianism is sidelined in Season One but in Season Two, Wendy gets a VERY hot girlfriend who looks nice in a tank top, and queer storylines bubble back up to the surface. One of the daughters ends up falling in love with a woman after being with men all her life.
One of the women, Carlotta, is bisexual, married to a man, and has feelings for Sara, another cable girl. Queer black actress Rahne Jones plays lesbian candidate Skye Leighton, who has an affair of her own. Season Two brings a bevy of throuples and casual sexual fluidity. Also most of the guys are queer too! Dark Matter Syfy Dark Matter is about six people who wake up on a spaceship with no memories at all.
One of these six people, and the obvious choice for leader of this group, is a smart, fierce women of color called Two. The ship also comes equipped with an Android who looks like Zoie Palmer. The show got pretty queer in its third season just in time to get pretty cancelled. Madam Secretary CBS It takes three seasons for Sara Ramirez to make her debut as queer bisexual butch babe Kat Sandoval, but trust us — if you have a thing for dapper butches in formal wear, she is definitely worth the wait.
Unfortunately, if you expect Kat to do much more than be a heartthrob walking around in the background, Madam Secretary; will leave you wanting. Still, its political case of the week approach to TV with soft feminist values makes for a decent background noise streaming option. This Canadian comedy focuses on a group of friends dealing with the challenges of being mothers.
One of the Moms, Frankie, is a lesbian who endures some fun dating mishaps as she searches for someone to love. Walker Octavia Spencer plays Madam C. Walker, the first woman and the first black person to become a self-made millionaire in America when she debuted a best-selling line of hair and beauty products for Black women.
Well, actually, to be honest: most of us. But we do know that this show has a queer character named Tara who first appears in Season Four! That much we do know. Also at some point a lesbian gets shot in the eye with an arrow. Who ever imagined a town populated by people wearing Daft Punk helmets? A Town Called Panic. A film based on a show animated entirely with toy figurines about a horse, cowboy, and indian toy being roommates.
Horse is the main character. Practically the entire resume of music video and film director Michel Gondry. Director Julia Ducournau already showed she was unconventional with Raw. But Titane takes it to unbelievable levels. It's about a showgirl who spends her off time being a Serial Killer And gets pregnant!
It only gets weirder and more horrifying from there. The entire Ozsploitation genre, as chronicled in the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, after the R rating was approved in Yahoo Serious and Young Einstein. Any film by Taika Waititi applies. Even his first major studio project, Thor: Ragnarok , where he appears as the rock alien Korg, modelled after what he calls a "cuzzie from the East Cape of New Zealand".
Save the Green Planet! And he's the hero! It is, naturally, primarily a comedy Aachi and Ssipak is a strange South Korean animated socio-political action comedy about a dark futuristic world that is powered by fecal matter. Needless to say, there is a lot of Toilet Humor. Just the intros to our articles have serious problems summing up the movies. The "mo lei tau" genre of Hong Kong films, the most well-known purveyor being Stephen Chow. The strange Spanish movie Amanece, que no es poco At least it's dawning.
The title itself refers to the last scene, where the sun rises Cue Title Drop from the no-longer-caring main characters. Santa Claus lives in outer space with tone-deaf singing children from all over the world? His sleigh is pulled by laughing reindeerbots?
He teams up with his pal Merlin to battle an effeminate poodle-poking demon in red tights? Any and all movies featuring him or any luchador, for that matter: El Blue Demon had a few films of his own can be best described as "the sixties Batman tv series but sillier, and Mexican". They have a cult following in Japan , presumably because of this.
The Holy Mountain : If there's one film that Alejandro Jodorowsky has created that definitely falls under this trope, it's this. Mystics In Bali. Oh lord, Mystics in Bali! Weird Indonesian Thing. Even weirder is that a lot of it is actually based on Indonesian mythology! Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a surreal, allegorical Czech movie set perhaps in the s about a year-old girl's sexual awakening. Or secretly her parents. Cut to cheery Gainax Ending. Taxidermia is a WHUT Weird Hungarian Thing possibly-generational epic featuring three extremely different but equally gross segments that go, in full Genre-Busting mode, from weird historical sex comedy to puke-filled inspiration sports film parody, finally arriving at ultra-gory horror film territory.
One falls in love with a musician, and the other one's a cannibal. It took Sundance Festival by storm Completely Different Title must have helped, though. Judging by the trailers of movies like Obonsam Besu note Devil May Cry, may or may not be a ripoff of the game , note It seems that Don Corleone is a zombie now.
And special mention to Nkrato for this comment: "I was expecting the silly karate, CGI monsters, and lots and lots of talking. Like any good Ghana Film. Helps the movies are downright released with humourous comments by "Video Jokers". However, the crew gets lost and end up in America, where they all go crazy and get killed by mostly-unseen natives or each other.
The film has very little dialogue, with long stretches of almost complete silence. A few Turkish films from the 's were pretty in famous for their blatant plagiarism of characters and effects, practically no budget for the effects they didn't steal and some really bizarre plots. Literature Although books of humorous stories and "laws" about how things go horribly wrong are a somewhat common genre, The Peter Principle , with its punny names and fantastically banal "case studies", is not only the most famous but the most uniquely wickety of all of them.
It was, however, inspired by Parkinsons Law , a hilariously turgid Wabbit. In addition, the page numbering does not restart in later books in the series, instead picking up where the previous one left off. The second book also serves as a page-a-day calendar, which among other things reveals an Escalating War of bizarre precipitation between Richmond, Virginia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the late s.
This would be classified as a WHAT. Anything by Paul Jennings generally counts. However, multi-language examples are slowly rising. Many of the odder things in these Dream Lands are takeoffs of aspects of Victorian Britain. Max Havelaar is considered to be by lots of Dutch literature critics to be one of the weirdest works in Dutch literature to be ever written.
The main reason why is because the book is one of the first to change of writer and writing style dependent on the one character who at the moment of writing is writing the story which is nowadays common thanks to postmodernism, but the book was written in , which was long before the very first postmodern writers were born.
Discworld is a pure Wabbit. The Moomins is often difficult to describe to people who've never heard of it before. It's a slice-of-life series about a family of trolls who look like anthropomorphic hippos and occasionally go on adventures.
The author of the books, Tove Jansson, was an anarchist and it often shows. What's really unusual is how much of a classic the series is considered in its native Finland, being nowadays an institution of national identity with The Merch of it being about as omnipresent as Winnie-the-Pooh.
Again, it's about anarchist hippo trolls. It's also big in Japan , which is unsurprising. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a weird British thing, especially during the scenes when they use the Infinite Improbability Drive. And only the British would be so insensitive to use the hallowed 'Wicket Gate' as part of a game.
It's about mice and other animals living in what is called an abbey but is more of a church crossed with an apartment complex, a gated community, a daycare, and an assisted living facility, and they constantly have to fight off vermin such as rats and foxes who plan to take over the "Abbey" For the Evulz. Then there are the stranger characters such as a owl who speaks in rhyme Sir Harry the Muse , Somerset-accented moles, World War II fighter pilot hares Basil Stag Hare, among others , and tribal squirrels obsessed with fighting the Gawtrybe.
The Whitest Kids U' Know is, in many ways, a WHAT version of The Kids in the Hall , clearly taking its inspiration from that show but possessing its own bizarre sense of humor based around snark, Refuge in Audacity , and enough Lampshade Hanging to run an electrician supply house. Its animated counterpart would follow suit. The American contestants participate in a Japanese game show, and are eliminated one at a time.
Pushing Daisies. It involves an explosive scratch-and-sniff card, Paul Reubens, an author of adult pop-up books all in the same episode , a red-and-white striped morgue, and a very American '50s Retro Universe. Oh, and it's about a baker who can bring the dead back to life with a touch, and can't ever touch his thus-revived girlfriend or she'll die permanently. Should probably mention that. The Andy Milonakis Show is like a Nickelodeon sketch show on mushrooms. It must be seen to be believed.
Steve Brule. Chuck puts an ungodly amount of classified government information into the brain of a Best Buy- Expy retail slave and then sticks him with a Statuesque Stunner Femme Fatale and Adam Baldwin to keep him safe and his family unaware.
Their movies, however, do not. Twin Peaks features an FBI agent with a sweet tooth as the main protagonist, a quirky soundtrack, an eccentric eyepatch-wearing woman with Super Strength , and a dimension populated by strange beings who have the ability to control other peoples' bodies. David Lynch and Mark Frost followed up TP with On The Air , a short-lived sitcom about the producyion of a s variety show that included among other things a possibly magical duck, a definitely magical talking dog, a studio technician with a medical condition that caused him to see Hurry up!
The subsequent film Head cranked it up a few notches. Beakman's World. A zany-haired scientist in a neon green lab coat, his perky female assistant, a man in a rat suit, two penguins who watch the show from their home in the South Pole, famous dead guys, and a kooky and fun atmosphere to learn about science.
Yes, even his tenure on The Tonight Show. Wonder Showzen. This is all that needs to be said about it besides Vulgar Humor , that is. Bibleman comes across as this to anyone who isn't American. Or at least an American Evangelical Christian. The Aquabats! Super Show! Laser guitars, cartoons randomly popping up, and odd plotlines often involving a rather strange Monster of the Week are only the start.
Affectionate Parodies of bloated, pretentious miniseries from the 70s and 80s that were based off Doorstopper novels, acted out by an All-Star Cast playing actors playing characters. Oobi is a show aimed at preschoolers where all the characters are played by live-action, talking hands with eyes on them.
Stranger Things makes it obvious right from the title. Breaking Bad , from the moment it premiered, was joked about especially by non-Americans as a show whose plot, about a schoolteacher who turns to selling crystal meth in order to pay his medical bills, could only have taken place in the United States due to its expensive private healthcare system. This parody video jokes that, had the show been set in Canada, it would've been over the minute Walter White first arrived at his doctor's office.
Combine that with Mexican drug cartels, neo-Nazi gangsters, and a New Mexico setting presented in full New Old West mode, and you've got the makings of an epic Widget crime drama.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show starts with the titular character getting saved from a Apocalypse Cult but then goes into Mood Whiplash when the more Mix it in with bizarre character names straight out of a Rik Mayall Britcom Titus Andromedon, anyone?
Public-access television was a gold mine for these sorts of shows in the '80s and '90s. They were non-commercial stations where anybody could create a TV show to be locally broadcast, and many of these shows were made to the While much of its role has since been absorbed by the internet, there are still numerous public-access stations that produce shows like this. This article by Ross Wolinsky for Cracked goes into detail on some of the weirder things to come out of public access. The World According to Jeff Goldblum downplays this.