Hello, I have returned to you! Thank you for all your well wishes for my surgery and recovery!
+ Tessa Thompson’s portrayal of Valkyrie in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok has critics talking. It also has Twitter talking because she stepped out into some sexist, homophobic butthole tweets over the weekend to say that her Valkyrie is bisexual (and also maybe a little bit of a misandrist!).
She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play! https://t.co/d0LZKTHCfL
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) October 21, 2017
This makes her the first bi character in the MCU and the first queer character in a Marvel movie. (Jessica Jones’ Jeri Hogarth is the first queer character in the whole MCU.) There’s no word on exactly how Valkyrie’s bisexuality will play out on screen but I sure am going to pay $15 to find out!
+ “Women like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to fuck you. No one says to Steve Bannon, ‘You look like a bag of trash. Do you want me to throw you out?’” is a thing Cate Blanchett said in her speech when she was accepting InStyle’s Style Icon Award this year.
+ Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, which stars Patron Saint of Perfect Smiles Samira Wiley, lands on YouTube Red today. It’s eight episodes and also you can sign up for a free three-month trial to watch it. I sure did. Samira is perfect, as always. The show is hit or miss but she’s a marvel.
+ Demi Lovato’s YouTube Documentary Of Bisexual Bisexuality has racked up 7 million views.
+ Is Shay Mitchell gonna be in that Pretty Little Liars spin-off with Mona and Alison? That’s one secret she’ll never tell, xoxo.
+ Everything old is still new again, etc.
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) October 17, 2017
+ Traci Thirteen is getting a CW series produced by Elizabeth Banks maybe! Traci Thirteen is very queer! She works with Supergirl! Her girlfriend is Natasha Irons!
+ Excuse me, Gina Rodriguez is EPing a new series called Femme about four women who meet in a secret feminist social media group?!??!!!!! If there are four women at least one of them’s gonna be gay. #math #science
Queer Humans, Out and About
+ Lady Gaga’s Joanne is now officially her fourth platinum album. Did y’all watch her new documentary? I actually really enjoyed it.
+ Looks like Jane Lynch is getting her own talk show from Telepictures, the folks behind Ellen. Talk shows almost always fail. Maybe the key to success is lesbians?
+ Your bisexual gal pal Anna Paquin is back with a new murder-mystery series called Bellevue and the trailer is here.
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