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P-Valley Writer Claps Back at Weird, Homophobic Criticism About the Show's Latest Gay Sex Scene

P-Valley Writer Claps Back at Weird, Homophobic Criticism About the Show's Latest Gay Sex Scene

Lil Murda on P-Valley

People are pressed about a gay sex scene on TV...in 2022.

Editor's note: this post contains spoilers from season two, episode four of P-Valley on Starz.

P-Valley writer Patrik-Ian Polk is whisking off the haters.

In the most recent episode of P-Valley season two, the character of Lil Murda (J. Alphonse Nicholson) reconnected with an old friend who had just gotten out of prison, Big Teak (John Clarence Stewart).

During this scene, Murda and Teak (who wasn't directly perceived as being interested in having sex with other men) went on to have sex with each other, and shockingly, viewers of this LGBTQ-inclusive show about a non-binary person owning a strip club were baffled by the sight of gay sex on premium cable TV.

Comedian Lil Duval wrote on Twitter:

"Yea [P-Valley] lost me. They need a super gay advisory on movies like they got for everything else. Cuz that's a lot to see if u not use to it."

Polk then responded to the tweet:

"As a writer and producer of P-Valley, specifically a writer of this episode, I encourage you to step away from Chucalissa. This show is not for you. Go watch something else. Cuz the gay ain't goin' nowhere."

Following the positive feedback to his reply to Duval, Folk unpacked his feelings surrounding why this particular response from a viewer feels so nonsensical to him.

The writer tweeted:

"The reality is: a lot of these 'straight' men are triggered by these gay love scenes. Watching them brings up questions they have about their own sexuality. That ain't got nothing to do with us or [P-Valley]. Do the work; look inward!"

He continued:

"This is why it's important to see these gay black love scenes on television. So when idiots come online criticizing the fact that the scenes exist, we have a problem. And it's time to gay-regulate. PERIODT."

As queer love stories advance on TV and in film, Hollywood definitely needs to push forward on more stories surrounding LGBTQ+ sex and love between Black folks. P-Valley just gave us a fantastic scene that was both unexpected and fitting. The fact that certain viewers would give up on this already-progressive show just because of this one scene... really feels rather silly.

P-Valley season two is now streaming on Starz.

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