Y’all, I did not remember that it was my week to do the pop culture fix! I lived my whole morning innocently unaware that today this was my burden to bear. I apologize for its late attitude.
Lesbian & Bisexual TV Premiering This Week
Sunday, January 7th / 10pm – The Chi on Showtime. Lena Waithe’s new show, with some lesbian guest characters. The first episode is already up on Showtime on Demand.
Sunday, January 7th / 10pm – Madam Secretary on CBS
Tuesday, January 9th / 8pm – The Fosters on Freeform.
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Speaking of The Fosters… ‘The Fosters’ Is Gonna End With 3-Episode Finale and introduce a spinoff series that features, specifically, NOT THE GAY CHARACTERS.
The network has greenlighted a three-part The Fosters finale event to air next summer, while also giving a 13-episode series order to a Fosters offshoot starring the series’ Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell. Set several years in the future, it will follow the lives of their characters, Callie (Mitchell) and Mariana (Ramirez), as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives. I hear the two may be joined by at least one more young Fosters cast member, with conversations currently underway.
In the yet-untitled spinoff series, currently in early stages of development, Callie and Mariana move out and move to a new city, Los Angeles. While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Mariana will be involved in the tech world, possibly in Silicon Beach, while Callie will continue the kind of social work she’s done.
“Both of them will be faced with the challenges of working in a cultural divide all the while pursuing their dreams that have been laid into those characters throughout The Fosters,” said Freeform’s EVP programming and development Karey Burke.
All the previous main characters, including Stef and Lena, will be turning up in guest roles.
Son, can I ask you something? Is Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor truly playing a “bougie closeted lesbian” in SMILF? ‘Cause I’ve been watching SMILF and she basically says she’s a lesbian so is that enough? Is that what we’re doing here? Look. All I know is that Jezebel said it, and what can I say to that: If You Weren’t Watching SMILF Before, Now’s the Time to Start
Lesbian Comic Marga Gomez talks to NewNowNext about stuff including how her parents found out that she was gay:
I was with my first love and we were doing a lot of young girl lesbian sex. I’m refraining myself from not getting too graphic here. My father came home and must have heard us having loud sex. He must have called my mother in the morning and they talked for the first time in five years. They were trying to blame her. So I left New York and went to California. I thought California was where the hippies were, and I wound up in San Francisco, where everybody was an artist. So being gay led me to the kind of performing I do, which was autobiographical, revelatory, and campy.
Wow whoever wrote this must have spent MONTHS on it because it’s so incredible and detailed!!!!! (it was me) In 2017, Lesbian and Bisexual TV Characters Did Pretty OK, and That’s a Pretty Big Deal
Brooke Vincent and I have something in common, it turns out: “Brooke Vincent: I loved it when Corrie made my character a lesbian”
- A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman, played by trans actress Daniela Vega, who is shut out by the family of her recently deceased partner
- Disobendience — that Orthodox Jewish lesbian love story starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz we’ve talked about before
- THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST
- Vita and Virginia: a biographical romance starring Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Alderton explores the relationship and love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf
Just checking did you read this yet: Sarah Paulson Cover – Sarah Paulson Interview on The Post, Ryan Murphy, and Holland Taylor
Also, we’re still here for this: K-Pop Girl Group Loona Celebrates Same-Sex Love In New Video