Netflix’s “Heartstopper” was one of the biggest Netflix debuts in years and fans fell in love with the story and cast!!
Based on the graphic novels of the same name by series creator Alice Oseman, Heartstopper follows high school sweetie Charlie (Joe Locke), who develops a crush on jock classmate Nick (Kit Connor). The series always chooses heart-stopping romance over trauma, a welcome tone for teen coming-out stories.
In a a recent interview with Guardian Alice Oseman spoke about her confusion with the show being labeled “wholesome”.
“Even in season 1, you’ve got an emotionally and physically abusive relationship, there’s homophobia, there’s bullying, there are implications of mental health issues,”
“So it was a strange reaction.”
Alice then admitted she’s pleased by the lack of transphobia aimed at Heartstopper with Yasmin Finney’s trans character Elle.
“I like to think [the lack of negativity] is because Heartstopper is so positive and joyful and full of love, so it’s hard to actively hate without seeming like a horrible person,” said Oseman.
“But that’s not how bigots work, so I’m not sure how it’s avoided that. But I’m glad that it has.”
Season 2 is now filming and we know it’s going to break even more records!
Heartstopper is based on graphic novels by the show’s writer, Alice Oseman. The series stars Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Fisayo Akinade, Chetna Pandya, Stephen Fry, and Olivia Colman. The story follows the life of Charlie Spring (Locke), a gay student who falls in love with his friend and classmate Nick Nelson (Connor). The show also follows the lives of their friends Tao (Gao), Elle (Finney), Tara (Brown), Darcy (Edgell), and Isaac (Donovan).