30 Characters Showcasing Positive LGBT Representation on TV Right Now

15 of 31

17. Carmilla- S. LaFontaine

Let’s talk Carmilla– a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu turned web series in 2014. While the original novella ended with the beheading of Carmilla because of her sexual attraction to females, this web series is turning that on its head, and celebrating female sexuality. It’s filling a gap in television where social, gender, and sexuality issues are never questioned.

It’s a comedic series in a university that’s anything but ordinary. It’s female heavy. It’s discussing topics that are rarely discussed. It’s everything you could ever want in a show. I’ll talk Carmilla (Natasha Negovanlis), the badass vampire who’s falling in love with her new roommates Laura (Elise Bauman), a little later. For now, we’re talking S. LaFontaine (Kaitlyn Alexander).

LaFontaine is a shy, yet curious and keen, biology major. They identify as non-binary, as does the incredible actor themself. Non-binary, an aspect of the LGBT spectrum seldom brought up, is often misunderstood, but Carmilla is changing that.

Their relationship with Lola Perry (Annie M. Briggs) is intriguing, to say the least. The two are best friends, but they have indisputable chemistry. As Carmilla’s Act III drops on YouTube soon, fans are hoping for an answer to something we’ve all been questioning.