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+ “Jane [played by Bomb Girls‘ Ali Liebert] is a farmer in rural Michigan and a single lesbian mom, about to be the ‘best woman’ for her ex-husband who is planning a Christmas wedding to his new bride. They remain best friends. A woman called Sue is his wedding planner, but he doesn’t have much time to plan anything, so leaves the wedding cake tasting and everything else to Jane. And when Jane and Sue’s eyes meet, the real romance begins… Yes, there is snow, and there are copious Christmas lights, scarves, and gloves. And a super-happy, super-gay ending.” Sold? Let’s hope Netflix is too!
+ This is honestly the most exciting movie news I have seen in a very long time: Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct Viola Davis in Woman King: “The film is a historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The story follows Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and her daughter Nawi, who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.” (Last we heard, Lupita Nyong’o will play Viola’s daughter.)
+ Speaking of Viola Davis.
Viola Davis for V.F. July/August 2020. Photographs by Dario Calmese. The cover marks the first V.F. cover shot by a Black photographer. https://t.co/izJBKTFrt7 pic.twitter.com/SeUdZkQwoO
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 14, 2020
+ Robin Thede chatted with IndieWire about her “bittersweet accomplishments” with A Black Lady Sketch Show.
+ Sarah Paulson talked to The Wrap about how her Mrs. America character was an homage to her grandmother.
+ Glee‘s cast remembers Naya Rivera. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan also released a statement about her death, saying her greatest Glee legacy was the humor and humanity she brought to Brittana.
+ The best and worst of The Chicks, according to Natalie, Martie, and Emily.
+ She-Ra showrunner Noelle Stevenson came out as non-binary on International Non-Binary People’s Day!
a comic about searching, and the space between pic.twitter.com/D6IYzcXYOD
— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) July 3, 2020
+ HBO Max is developing a film adaptation of Camille Perr’s When Katie Met Cassidy.
+ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts‘ showrunners on positively portraying gay characters in all-ages animation.
+ Velma was a lesbian (but not confirmed on-screen) in Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated. Enough of that! Make it visibly gay!
I’m totally onboard for that cheesy lesbian holiday movie!!
I knew Velma was a lesbian before I had the words to articulate it — I just knew I was like her (some 45 years ago).