I feel like I talk about this all the time, but I’m just… really impressed at how many boundaries the Spartacus writers managed to push with Barca.
- Queer man of color
- Unabashedly badass
- Slightly villainous, without his queerness being a source of villainy (in fact, his relationship being one of the most moral and relatable things about him)
- An equal-power relationship with a similarly “masculine” man, because queer relationships don’t have to fit to heteronormative standards
- An imbalanced and protective relationship with a more delicate man, because heteronormative relationships are not inherently bad
- Said imbalanced relationship does not serve to make him the cold or emotionless seme; on the contrary, he is shown as being scared of losing his lover’s disapproval (and, by extension, him)
- Fully fleshed-out back story
- Had his own, clearly defined, motivations and storyline
Barca Appreciation Life, over here. Forever.
was it that bad?
some of it was funny but idk most of it was just cringy :’)