The 2017 Emmy Nominations we're announced yesterday and we've all been celebrating RuPaul and RuPaul's Drag Race with firework emojis, screams, and more!
But, we can't forget about our favorite Queer character, Barb Holland from Stranger Things!
Bisexual, Shannon Purser, is now an Emmy Nominated Actress for a mere 12 minutes of screentime in Netflix's Stranger Things.
Barb, an obviously-closeted (and fashionable) lesbian's life is cut short early on in the first season of Stranger Things…and no character in the story really seemed to care…
Although her time was cut short, Barb made a lasting impression on the audience, including the LGBTQ Community who felt she was (subtly) one of us. Her character is so well liked, the suits behind Stranger Things are giving Barb's storyline a fair conclusion.
If wrapping up Shannon Purser's story wasn't enough…umm she's nominated for an Emmy! Talk about #JusticeForBarb!
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Purser tells:
"I turned on my phone and all these text messages and posts and tweets started flooding my inbox… I found out on a plane, and I was trying to keep my cool, because I'm stuck in this tiny space with like, a couple hundred other people. It's crazy! I just didn't expect it in a million years."
Purser is up against heavyweights Laverne Cox and Cicely Tyson, as well as Alexis Bledel, Alison Wright, and Ann Dowd. The ball may not be in her court, but we all have to applaud this freckled, ginger-haired, bisexual woman for defying the odds and proving to never give up on your dreams!
You've got to check out her beautiful spread from Venice California and more of her gushing over fame in Elle Magazine. Congratulations, Shannon! You received the justice you deserved!
Check out the rest of the 2017 Emmy Nominations here!