Thank you for reading and I appreciate your commentary. We as viewers understand the time period the series is set in, however, with what we know about Montrose as a (queer) character his actions were frightening and appalling for many of the viewers. The queer character that acts violently against one of their own from the community is a trope that’s become very ingrained into media queer narratives. There’s a blend of truth and fiction with these stories and you have to be very careful when writing them. Also, the Yahima character being a cis-actress that had a false set of genitalia adhered to her person was also upsetting, to include the full nudity that she was shown with is something that trans (or non-binary) people are always leery and cautious of. There’s an inherent violence and othering to that type of visual framing. The documentary Disclosure on Netflix about trans representation in media delves deeply into many problematic elements that the series has inadvertently displayed. Lastly, media doesn’t exist in a vacuum and there’s always something to unpack about it, especially history (positive or negative).