Out With Dad

  • TV Show
  • Written and directed by Jason Leaver 
  • Reviewed by Kit

The following are out of 5

Racial Representation: 2

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 3

Body Size Representation: 3

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 3

Mental Health Representation: 3

Religious Representation: 1

Own Voice: No

Out With Dad is a Canadian web series telling the story of the close-knit Millers and their ever-expanding LGBT+ social circle. The central plot is Rose Miller’s struggle to come out and overcome her internalized homophobia while her father Nathan tries to support her every step of the way. Gradually other plots including love triangles and battling homophobia start to unfold.

**Representation information below includes spoilers**

Rose struggles to come to terms with her identity. It takes several episodes before she’s able to use the word “lesbian” and she initially opts to ignore rather than confront homophobia aimed at her. She gradually gains confidence as she meets other gay people for the first time, having several relationships onscreen. One of her love interests, Vanessa, also has a coming out plot line concerning her bisexuality with focus on the similarities ad differences in how society treats the identities. Re-occurring family friend Johnny, who helps keep the Miller family grounded and provides advice, is a gay man. When the protagonists start attending PFLAG meetings they meet other minor characters from all over the queer spectrum. Finally, in the finale Nathan finally realizes his asexuality leading to a reimagining of the first episode with Nathan coming out to his daughter.


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