Doodles, hello! Welcome to your weekly Arts & Entertainment Daily Fix! I am happy to report that Boob(s On Your) Tube is back in full force, my final Glee recap is filed away, there’s a double-whammy recap of The Fosters finale coming at you this afternoon, and tomorrow we’re going to lose our minds about the Pretty Little Liars finale. That’s where I am with what you’ve been asking me, and here’s some things you haven’t been asking.
Clone Club: Assemble! Orphan Black will be back on April 18th, and so BBC America’s promo department is showering us with teasers. Most recently, we got a season three teaser that features Cosima and Delphine bawling their eyeballs out and confessing their love, and this clone vs. clone clip where Sara meets “Scarface” for the first time. Not excited about the boy clones, not gonna lie, but these writers know which side their bread is buttered on; I trust them not to frak it up. Oh, and also, Hot Topic just rolled out a full-on Orphan Black clothing line, so you can dress like Cosima and make crazy science with the favored nerd in your life.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Now that critics have all had time to binge on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the thinkpieces are landing. Indiwire rightfully wonders if the show has a race problem. Bitch magazine thinks it’s funny but flawed, especially when it comes to race. The New Yorker is super impressed with how Kimmy is tackling rape culture. And the Atlantic thinks the show has a “profound take on victimhood and surviving trauma.”
Pretty Little Liars
The male better-halves have been prominently featured in the back half of Season 5, but Emily’s lady love, Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw), has not after she left Rosewood for her own safety and sanity. Don’t worry, though, she’s coming back.
“Not right off the bat in Season 6, but I will say that you will see Paige,” says Marlene King. “I don’t want to give away the story — she’s not in the first couple episodes, I’ll say.”
The Emmy Awards are going to force Orange Is the New Black to compete in the drama category this year, and the internet is mad as hell about it. Jennifer Beals is super close to being back on your TV. The Advocate published a really interesting op-ed with Melantha Hodge called “As a Lesbian in Hip-Hop, I’m Living Empire.” Glee’s series finale ratings were dismal. And Lucy Lawless still hasn’t given up on a Xena movie or TV reboot.
Queer Celebs Doing Stuff
+ Evan Rachel Wood is collaborating with Wildfang and she’s got some tomboy style advice for you in this interview with NYLON editor Gabrielle Korn (formerly of Autostraddle):
Don’t be afraid of the tailor. Find a suit you love and have it altered to fit you. There’s nothing better than a well tailored suit. It’s got to fit right in the shoulders and the sleeves have to hit the wrist just right. Play with accessories—you can rock it with socks, or show your ankles—accessories let add your personal flair.
And she’s also in this amazing Wildfang video bouncing around Portland being perfect.
+ Brittney Griner and fiance Glory Johnson were in Knoxville watching the Tennessee Lady Vols punch their ticket to the Sweet 16.
+ Tonight at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, Lea DeLaria will be giving a lecture on “Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender and the Media with Lea DeLaria.” You can still buy tickets to this event, hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies and sponsored by Grants for The Arts.
J.K. Rowling threw some magical shade on Twitter yesterday when someone said she couldn’t see Dumbledore as gay.
.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like… people?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 24, 2015
This past week we figured out which 50 people are really A on Pretty Little Liars. We asked 18 questions about The X-Files reboot. We chatted with Nikki Levy of Don’t Tell My Mother. We profiled eight super-rad femslash fan fiction writers. We weighed in on Appropriate Behavior‘s bisexual character. We talked about what Glee got right. And all of us started hardcore marathoning The 100.