Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek- out now!

My book, ‘Love That Journey For Me, The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek’ is out now.

Published by 404 Ink, as part of their Inklings series, a brand new non-fiction series of books that capture big ideas in a compact way.

Love That Journey For Me dives deep into the cultural sensation of Canadian comedy-drama Schitt’s Creek. Considering the fusion of existing sitcom traditions, references and tropes, this Inkling analyses the nuance of the show and its surrounding cultural and societal impact as a queer revolution.

By discussing how the show reshapes LGBTQ+ narratives from the crafting of the town itself, and celebratory influences including Cabaret, to how writer-creator Dan Levy utilised and subverted expectations throughout his work, Emily Garside will showcase how one TV show became a watershed moment in queer representation and gay relationships on screen.

Part analysis of Schitt’s Creek’s importance, part homage to a cultural landmark, this is a show that – in the words of David Rose himself – needs to be celebrated. This book is that celebration.

This book is unofficial, and unaffiliated with Schitt’s Creek and its brand.

You can buy a copy (shipping worldwide, ebook available) here.

By Emily Garside

Academic, journalist and playwright. My PhD was on theatrical responses to the AIDS epidemic, and I continue to write on Queer theatrical history. Professional nerd of all things theatre.