I'm just still so pissed they made Rahim into a love interest because everything that they did together could be interpreted as platonic the whole time.
If we ignore the fact that the karaoke song (chosen by Rahim) was kind of romantic-sounding and the slow dancing at the wedding,
skipping school, going to a nail salon, going to a gay bar. I've never skipped school before but I've done that stuff with my friends before! None of that had to be romantic. Even Victor calling Rahim an "objectively handsome dude" can be platonic. You can find your friends adorable or attractive but not want to date them!!!
I really wish they had given Victor a gay friend who he can confide in (without telling him secrets he shouldn't have), and they can talk about guys with together, instead of totally derailing Venji and the issues they still need to work out. Simon and Bram appear perfect in the books, show, and movie, but they also dealt with their share of stuff. I think Victor thinks of Simon still as this perfect encapsulation of what being gay is, when it is definitely more complicated than that and every gay person's experience is different.
Plus I think it's important to look at the parallels between Victor's parents and Venji. I mean Benji legit said that Victor is the person he loves and last season he told him that Victor "doesn't make [him] anxious all the time". I liked how this season focused on the fact that once they've gone past the puppy dog stage, they start to realize that each other aren't perfect. Victor made a lot of mistakes too, telling Rahim about Benji's AA stuff, and Rahim sort of used it as a way to get Victor to go out with him. Rahim acted as a friend and confidant more than a romantic interest, so it felt kind of weird that Rahim kissed him at the wedding.
tldr: I hope the writers didn't fuck up Venji for good, and Victor realizes that he did some questionable shit to Benji too, that neither of them are perfect but they love each other. Also both of them should probably go to therapy tbh. End rant.
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I just wanna say one thing about the whole Isa and Benji thing, you guys accepted the fact that it took benji along time to be who he is and that he even become an alcoholic because he didn’t or couldn’t accept himself being gay which is fine and valid but y’all can’t allow the brown religious woman to have some time to accept and unlearn something she’s been thought for 40 years, for people who say u want to accept others don’t seem like y’all accept victor on wanting to give him mom more time nor his mom on getting to terms with it all. Let her also have the same compassion and understanding y’all give benji on his coming out and let her also have time like y’all let benji have time too
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A bit sad we did not get to see Victor and Benji more lovey dovey this season. (It was expected with the time jump thing.) There were plenty of amazing moments, don’t get me wrong. The hand thing Benji says he will do whenever he wants to touch Victor (heart-breaking yet sO endearing). Their kisses. The DANCE. You know what dance I’m talking about. And more! These are at the top of my head rn. But I wish we had seen them more at Benji’s house. It was said that Victor had been going there more bc obvsly Isabel did not want Benji in her house (or if he were, he was ill at ease), yet we only saw them twice at Benji’s house. First time they were interrupted in their make-out session. Second time it ended with them taking a break... Anywayyyyy. It is a shame. If you’ve read my previous post, you’ll see that I think it’s understandable for them to have struggles, but I wish we had a bit less drama and more fluff for these two boys.
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