Season two of Amazon Prime Video’s romantic comedy With Love premiered earlier this month, and all we can say is…be glad we watch so you don’t have to.
Right from episode one there was a sexual joke including “baby Jesus,” and it was all downhill from there with enough leftist propaganda to cover an entire liberal Hollywood Bingo card. The gay storylines in particular were so overdone, the show should’ve just called itself With (Queer) Love.
The series centers around the Latino Diaz family. Before episode one, “Christmas Eve,” even begins, main character Lily (Emeraude Toubia) proclaims during a recap of season one that fornicating with her former love interest Nick (Desmond Chiam) was “totally worth all the Hail Marys to come.”
At the family’s Christmas party, matriarch Marta (Renee Victor) discovers a dropped engagement ring and wonders which of her three grandchildren will be getting married: Lily and her boyfriend Santiago (Rome Flynn)? Jorge (Mark Indelicato) and his lover Henry (Vincent Rodriguez III)? Or Sol (Isis King) and “their” boyfriend Miles (Todd Grinnell)?
Sol is trans and non-binary (not sure how you can be both, but okay), Jorge is gay, and Henry is bisexual. There’s even a hint that Lily is bisexual as she fantasizes about a female barista while masturbating (yes, they went there).
So, four out of the six people are queer. That number will grow to five when Miles later proclaims he’s queer, too. Add in Miles’ non-binary daughter Charlie (Birdie Silverstein), and you go from being spoon-fed a gay agenda to drowning in it as it’s forced down your throat with a fire hose.
Later, the camera pans over dozens of Christmas cookies as Jorge announces, “We’ve got schlongs, we’ve got titties, and making their grand debut…it’s a clitoris!” Lily asks who would eat the clitoris, leading Jorge to reply, “Nick. Sometimes Henry.”
Lily jokes their sexual cookie tradition is, “just as baby Jesus intended.”
Would they dare blaspheme any other religion this way, especially regarding one of its most sacred holidays? And leave it to the groomers to juxtapose “baby Jesus” with such sexual imagery.
By the end of the episode, Henry and Jorge are engaged. In episode two, “Engagement Party,” Jorge rants about Henry’s family wanting a Texas theme for the wedding, shouting, “Texas wedding traditions are almost as bad as their track record on reproductive rights, okay?”
In episode three, “Lily’s Double Quinceanera,” Marta reminds Jorge about a test he describes as a “Catholic quiz thingy for marriage compatibility.” Sol remarks, “I’m sorry, did the Pope just pass a thing allowing us to get married in church? ‘Cause I didn’t get that phone call.”
Marta explains incredulously that she “tried to talk Father Bautista into allowing my boys to marry in the church, and he said, ‘No.’” Go figure.
Later, at Charlie’s soccer game, Miles becomes offended when his ex Amanda (Busy Philipps) calls him queer:
Amanda: Yes, Charlie! Eye of the tiger, baby! No mercy!
Miles: You’re doing great, honey! Just remember to feel the fun! Enjoy the wind in your hair.
Sol: He is so corny.
Amanda: I mean, truly. Thank you.
Sol: But it’s cute.
Amanda: Well, it was. I mean, it’s not for me anymore, but I love that you love it. I do.
Sol: Get ’em, king!
Charlie: That’s how we do it.
Amanda: Wow. Okay.
Sol: Something we like to do, you know, to keep the spirits up.
Amanda: I love it. That’s amazing. Aw, seriously, Sol. I am just so grateful that Charlie has you to look up to.
Sol: Thank you. It’s special for me, too, but parents as supportive as you two, that’s a big deal. I wish I had that when I was Charlie’s age.
Amanda: Oh, my God. Please. That kid teaches me. I’m not just proud, I am incredibly grateful. I feel blessed, you know, to have this incredible, queer kid. Ugh, and an awesome, amazing, queer, ex-husband as my co-parent.
Miles: What? I’m not queer. But thank you, Amanda. I think you’re an awesome co-parent, too.
Amanda: Oh, I’m sorry. I actually thought…Doesn’t matter what I think, right? Like, you know, every day there’s like a new teachable moment for me, and I’m learning lots of things. I’m sorry, I apologize.
Sol tells her queer friends Cyn (Kalen Allen) and Melo (E.J. Johnson) she fears Miles may be a “dangerous DL dude”:
Sol: And then he was all like “What? I’m not queer.”
Melo: With that intonation and everything?
Cyn: You need to walk me through this Miles thing a little.
Sol: Come on, you all know exactly what I’m talking about. What if underneath of the charming smile, he’s just another one of those dangerous DL dudes? ‘Cause I’ve been in that relationship, and I promised myself never again. I don’t know. Miles has been amazing, it’s just… something about the way he said it.
Cyn: It’s so messed up. Ugh. Black trans femmes deserve to be happy. You deserve to be happy.
Sol: I know. But that’s not always what we get, though, is it?
Melo: All right, honey. The point is, we love you.
Sol: And I love y’all.
Cyn: I will say, I think Miles does, too. Genuinely.
Sol: I want that to be true so bad. But if someone can’t see me for who I am, that’s not really love.
Cyn: Okay, honey, come on. Sit down. Come on. I hear you, babes, but you said it yourself… things have been great with him, so let’s not jump to any conclusions just yet.
Sorry, Sol, but who you “really are” is a biological male. And entertaining a mental disorder rather than treating it will never lead to true happiness.
Sol’s friends end up pulling Miles aside to queersplain the error of his straight ways:
Miles: Have you seen Sol? They haven’t texted me back. What’s going on?
Cyn: About that. Go ahead and take a seat, Doc.
Miles: Uh… what’s…?
Melo: Are you afraid of being queer? Can you not handle Sol’s gender-expansive, label-defying glory?
Miles: Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa, what?
Cyn: Uh, too many hyphenates, babe. Miles. Your ex-wife called you queer and you hit the brakes so hard that you sent Sol flying through the metaphorical windshield. What’s up with that?
Miles: Ah. Okay, um… Look, I got to be honest. I get that I messed up, but I have no idea how. I fully support Sol’s transness, and, also, I’m a straight dude.
Cyn: We know they give femme realness, but Sol is nonbinary. And the last time I checked, that’s not news to you.
Miles: Right, but what does that have to do with me?
Melo: Well, you’re loving beyond the binary now, honey. So, if you’re that committed to your “straightness,” it’s a very dangerous game, is all.
Melo: I know that might seem like a stretch, but there are some so-called “straight men” out there who go from desiring trans femmes to disappearing them in a heartbeat.
Miles: But I would never… Holy sh*t. Does Sol feel unsafe just because I said I was straight?
Cyn: When you grow up with a target on your back just for being who you are… Sol’s learned the hard way that you have to be safe rather than sorry. So, when you completely dismiss the mere idea that your sexuality might be fluid…
Melo: That’s where that type of violence stems from, honey.
Miles: I never thought about it like that.
Cyn: Most people don’t, but they should. You should. I think you and Sol have something special.
Melo: So, if you truly love them, you’re gonna need to break out of some boxes as well.
Miles ends up winning Sol back by proclaiming, “If loving you makes me queer, then I’m queer!” Then he and Sol toast each other with their cans of Bud Light. (Kidding!)
Unfortunately, it didn’t stop there. In the same episode, Henry proclaims, “Our climate is in collapse.”
In episode four, “Bachelor Party,” Lily declares she’s dehydrated from her flight and grabs a water bottle. Sol retorts, “And I’m dehydrated from capitalism.” She then points out the bottle is plastic and hands Lily a metal one instead.
We miss the days when shows were made to entertain rather than used as weapons of mass propaganda. But don’t worry, we’ll keep watching so you don’t have to.