The Advocate. “We have had crumbs, and we have had subtext. And we’ve had queerbaiting. And we’ve had tragedy porn where it never ends well, the bury your gays — all of it.” But enough was enough for Schwab, who set about writing something she always wanted and needed to see.“I grew up with Buffy and with Supernatural, I grew up eating those crumbs.

But I wanted to be in those stories. And yet, I was told — and I was told via media — for so long that you don’t exist in those stories.

Or if you do, it ends badly, she says. “And so what I really wanted to do was create a space in the genre for two girls to have a queer love story.” Her resulting short story would become the basis for Netflix’s new queer vampire drama, First Kill.