Hello it’s Wednesday and nuclear war looms ever-brighter on the horizon. Let’s talk about pop culture stories!
+ The Young and the Restless is debuting its first lesbian storyline with a building relationship between Mariah Copeland and her new friend, Tessa Porter. I’m sorry, her new “friend.” Some fans are stoked and some haters are pissed and I’ll tell you what, f*ck the haters.
+ Hey look! It’s a clip of the “Doc McStuffins’ episode featuring same-sex parents that Alaina told you about on Sunday! Out lesbian actresses Wanda Sykes and Portia De Rossi are to this groundbreaking situation: an interracial lesbian couple with kiddos on a Disney cartoon! Wanda Sykes told Out, “The diversity of the show and having an African-American little girl be the star of the show — and also being a doctor — it sends a great message.” Also, One Million Moms hates it.
+ Out actress Jane Lynch has been cast as Sophie Lennon, the most famous female comic of her time, in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The 1958-set dramedy stars Rachel Brosnahan as a Jewish housewife who discovers that her husband sucks and also she’s really good at stand-up. Amazon has already picked up the show for two seasons. Early buzz is VERY positive.
+ The Groundbreaking Trans TV Moment On Laverne Cox’s ‘Doubt’: “While it’s weird to realize that something as mundane as “three trans women hanging out and talking about stuffwp_postshadn’t appeared on scripted TV before Doubt, it’s even weirder to think about how close it came to never airing at all.” (Also, read Natalie’s take on the episode here: Laverne Cox’s “Doubtwp_postsLove Story Imagines a Better World for Trans Women)
+ QTPOC Roundtable: TV and Movie Characters That Made Us Feel Seen: This is real good y’all.
+ The Television Critics Association press tour included two GLAAD-hosted panels, “Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Trends on TV” and “Transgender Trends on TV.” Vice was there and wrote this for you: Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe, and More Explain Why Representation Matters.
+ The TCA tour also included some very important news about The L Word reboot.
+ “In its first year, Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation has succeeded in its plans to see, as its title would suggest, more than half of the prolific showrunner’s TV programming be directed by women.”
+ Praise be: Insecure will return for a third season on HBO in 2018!
+ IDK if you’ve noticed this or not: lgbtq characters on tv are still overwhelmingly white cisgender men
+ Aaron Carter isn’t a lesbian after all! He came out as bisexual on Twitter last weekend.