With contemporary hit series such as Empire, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, it’s easy to forget that television doesn’t have the best record for casting diversity. Artist Julio Salgado has rectified this historical oversight by recasting many of our favorite, queer-inclusive series from years gone by, including Will & Grace, My So-Called Life, Sex and the City and The Golden Girls (just imagine an even sassier Dorothy!). Salgado posted the series of illustrations on his Facebook page and with the following note titled “POC TV Show Takeover,” he explains his inspiration.
Scroll down to see some of Salgado’s TV-inspired art and his thoughts on possible plot developments. We’d watch all of these.
Jordan and Angela are two young Muslim teenagers who must deal with love and Islamophobia in the U.S. Wilson Cruz comes back as Rickie.
This Roseanne is made up of a Mexican family living in Huntington Park.
Xena and Gabrielle are two Native women who must face off white colonizers.
These are the Sex and the City girls I’d be friends with!
This version of Golden Girls is all about social justice and it stars Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta and Grace Lee Boggs…may she rest in power.
Grace is a Korean-American fashion designer living in San Francisco with her best friend Will, a black gay immigration lawyer.
My version of Friends is set in Oakland. They are mostly college students of color that met at a multicultural center. You’ll see them at protests and rolling deep at First Fridays rolling their eyes at white people taking up too much space.