Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Torchwood: Children of Earth question

So I accidentally got spoiled (thanks, io9, for revealing major plot points before this airs in the US; you're a freakin' peach) for Torchwood: Children of Earth. And I have a question for those of you who've seen it.



Here's the article. And I'll quote the particular section that concerns me:

"At first blush, you'd think it's a bit far-fetched: After all, Torchwood was created by Queer As Folk creator Russell T. Davies — and during its first season, the show featured every one of its regular characters having at least one same-sex encounter, if I remember correctly. But now, with the death of Captain Jack Harkness' boyfriend Ianto Jones during "Children Of Earth," accompanied by comments about queers by the mentally scarred character Clem, queer fans have lashed out."

So my question is this.

My daughter is a 14-year-old Kinsey 5 girl (mostly just bi for David Tennant, really). She's majorly into Doctor Who, but has never seen Torchwood, because I felt it was too adult for her at the time... I'm fine with her seeing much of it now, but.

What is the tone of this? Of Ianto's death? I mean yes, I am sure it's traumatic; character deaths are. But. Is it traumatic in a way that would be specifically scarring to a young mostly-gay teenager? Will this freak her out regarding her orientation?

And yeah, I know the answer is probably "watch it yourself and see"; we'd been saving it to watch with her tomorrow. I may just have to hold off on this and watch it with Adam next week.

But I'd like input from those of you who've seen it.

And please, no spoilers other than those in the io9 article; thanks!

EDIT: The impression that I'm getting is that this is too dark for Elayna... I'll watch it without her first.
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