On Historical Accuracy: why it doesn’t fucking matter

Look, I’m not here to argue with you that yes there were Moors in medieval Spain, that yes even though we didn’t have the words to describe them or frame them in modern ways there were people who did not fall into heteronormative ways of expressing their sexualities, and that neurodivergent people existed long before modern medicine. I’m not here to argue with you because it doesn’t fucking matter.

We’re all very impressed by films and TV and literature that touts itself as being historically accurate, as if its accuracy is some badge of merit or proof of value or worth but, really, what’s the point of it all anyway?

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