Netflix really dropped the gayest trailer the streaming service ever done in the form of Heartstopper season 2.
In it we get to say hi again to our main ship of Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor). Charlie is adamant that everything is going to go okay this year. And Nick is struggling with coming out while having an annoying little pest around. (You know who you areeee!) But overall it seems like season 2 is going to be gayer than ever without losing focus on friends, found family, and what it means to grow up in this world while being different. That’s why instead of a regular trailer breakdown we are doing five important takeaways from the Heartstopper season 2 trailer!
1. Season 2 is going to be sooooooooo gay.
Initially, this was going to be a post about how gay the official trailer for season 2 of Heartstopper is. But 30 seconds into the trailer It’s made abundantly clear that this season is going to be gayer than ever. We’re going to see Nick and Charlie flirting, holding hands, and exploring the beginning stages of the relationship. But we’re also going to see Elle go for what she wants and maybe the same thing for Isaac. And then we’re going to see some hiccups between Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell). All facets of queer relationships are going to be explored and we will be ready and waiting.
2. Elle is going to go for what she wants.
Elle (Yasmin Finney) has been a queen since day one of Heartstopper. But there is something so exciting about watching her completely settle into her own skin and go for what she wants in season 2. She is getting an opportunity to explore her desires in a way that honors her identity and respects it. And it feels like a moment that should be celebrated over and over again, especially for those who have never seen someone like Elle on their screens and wish they had when they were growing up. Until stories like Elle’s are normalized, we’re going to continue shouting from the rooftops at how momentous this truly is and how excited we are for her and her journey.
3. Our gaybies aren’t going to be a monolith.
Any other time that I’ve watched an LGBTQ+-focused show, they have fallen into stereotypes or only focused on one kind of queer relationship within the community. And Heartstopper season 2 steers away from that by continuing this honest conversation where we are not a monolith. Some people might have relationships like Charlie and Nick and then there are others that might have relationships like Elle and Tao (William Gao). But we can also have relationships like Tara and Darcy’s. All of them are valid and all of them will get the love they deserve in season 2.
4. Isaac is going to bring the asexual representation.
Admittedly, I feel like Isaac (Tobie Donovan) disappeared a little bit and Heartstopper season 1 because he didn’t have a romantic interest. But I always appreciated that he didn’t completely disappear. He was always there and he was always part of the group. In season 2 we see the writers continuing to appreciate him but also giving him options to explore what a connection would mean for someone who is an aromantic asexual. Because believe it or not, there are people like Isaac and we don’t get enough asexual representation on TV. We will be seated.
5. I will destroy Ben if he messes with Nick or Charlie.
I understand that the laws of science dictate that I can’t create a machine that will put me inside Netflix’s Heartstopper. But I swear by all the saints on this Earth that I will find a way to do just that if Ben messes with Nick or Charlie. Every single time he pops up on my screen I am surprised by the vehement anger this young man brings forth in me. Kudos to the actor Sebastian Croft and the writing for getting me to this point. But if he messes with my babies, there will be a riot. I will send out flyers. We will build this machine and destroy him.
Watch the Heartstopper season 2 trailer below:
Heartstopper premieres on August 3, 2023 on Netflix and season 3 has been confirmed.
This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, Heartstopper being covered here wouldn’t exist.