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Norwegian Show Skam is Inspiring Us to Read More LGBTQ-Themed Books

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A few months ago on Tumblr, I started to notice that everyone kept posting about the same show: Skam. And when I say “posting about,” what I really mean is “intensely obsessing over to extreme degrees.” A Norwegian teen show, Skam, is part web series, part TV show, with events during the current season happening in real time. Meaning that online segments are released at random during the week and then are compiled into a short episode that ranges from 15 to 40 minutes. Also, each season follows one specific character, diving into their home life and love life and telling one complete story over the course of 10-12 episodes. (For a complete cheat sheet, Vulture did an awesome guide a…

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