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Netflix may cancel One Day At A Time — this is why LGBTIs should be worried

Netflix may cancel One Day At A Time — this is why LGBTIs should be worried

Syd and Elena in One Day At A Time.

Critically acclaimed Netflix’s One Day At A Time might get canceled, decreasing LGBTI representation across the streaming giant’s catalog.

The series is a reboot of the 1975-84 show of the same name, following a Cuban-American family through everyday life.

What makes the reboot remarkable, however, is the way it tackles issues such as sexism and sexual consent, alongside racism, homophobia and mental health.

The show also boasts some positive LGBTI characters, serving underrepresented audiences such as the non-binary community.

One of the protagonists, teenager Elena (Isabella Gomez) comes out as a lesbian and starts dating Syd. They identify as non-binary and repeatedly school audiences on how to use the correct pronouns.

‘Tell friends to watch!’

Co-created by Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, the show has a loyal fanbase. Nonetheless, this might not be enough for Netflix to greenlight a renewal.

After a meeting with Netflix’s executives, Calderón Kellett called on fans to spread the word about the show.

‘They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but…we need more viewers. They’ll decide soon,’ she said on 20 February.

‘I wish I felt more confident. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch!’

In the tweet, she also included the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score for each of the three seasons. One Day At A Time has a 100% fresh score on the last two seasons and a 97% score on season one.

Isabella Gomez also joined the cause, retweeting the original post and including a rainbow flag emoji.

‘#ODAAT fans, we need your help. We adore this show and the representation and perspectives we get to bring to TV. So, if you’d like a S4, let @netflix know! Get your friends to watch! Spread the word!’ she tweeted.

Fans are begging for season four of One Day At A Time

Many in the ODAAT fandom have taken to social media to ask Netflix to renew the show.

One more reason for Netflix to renew One Day At A Time?

Blessing fans with more scenes like the iconic moment where legendary West Side Story actress Rita Moreno — who plays Elena’s Catholic grandmother, Lydia — finds out her granddaughter is a lesbian.

Watch the clip below:

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