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The director of the new lady Ghostbusters would’ve really liked to make Kate McKinnon’s character gay, but couldn’t, because of the studio. From The Daily Beast:
But while McKinnon is SNL’s first openly lesbian cast member, Ghostbusters offers only hints on Holtzmann, who spends her free time shamelessly flirting with Erin. I ask Feig: Is Holtzmann gay?
He pauses, smiling. “What do you think?”
I’d like to think yes, I say. He offers a grinning, silent nod. “I hate to be coy about it,” he offers. “But when you’re dealing with the studios and that kind of thing…” He shrugs apologetically.
“You know, Kate is who she is and I love the relationship between Kate and Melissa’s characters,” he says. “I think it’s a very interesting, close relationship. If you know Kate at all she’s this kind of pansexual beast where it’s just like everybody who’s around her falls in love with her and she’s so loving to everybody she’s around. I wanted to let that come out in this character.”
Regardless, Kate McKinnon is the best.
+ Look I’m gonna do the next 52 minutes of your life a favor: here’s a roundtable with Ilana Glazer, Lily Tomlin, Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney, Niecy Nash and Gina Rodriguez for The Hollywood Reporter. It’s totally unedited, which is cool, it’s like going to a panel. They end up talking a lot about confidence and insecurity and it’s like, inspirational.
+ George Takei was not delighted to learn his Star Trek character, Hikaru Sulu, would be queer in the forthcoming “Star Trek Beyond,” calling it “unfortunate” because it twisted Gene Roddenberry’s initial creation. However, Simon Pegg, the film’s writer, responded that the unfortunate part is that “the screen version of the most inclusive, tolerant universe in science fiction hasn’t featured an LGBT character until now.” But maybe LGBT diversity has been there all along, it’s only just now going mainstream.
+ Dolly Parton feels “more like a family member or an aunt or an older sister or a friend” to her LGBT Community than an icon. DO WITH THAT WHAT YOU WILL. Oh also she’s releasing a song called “I’m a Wee Bit Gay,” so look out for that.
+ Television shows that got bisexuality SO wrong include Sex and the City. Discuss.
+ “The Block” has cast its first ever lesbian couple – Julia and Sasha.
+ GLAAD has partnered with Project Greenlight on a new LGBTQ filmmaking contest, “See Yourself.”
+ As aforementioned, Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford were a thing.
+ Relive the hits of the badass women celebrated at VH1’s hip-hop honors? Don’t mind if I do!