Natalie Morales swaggers into Season 2 of Dead to Me to queer things up for the better.
A bisexual Latina who is a local business owner and a military vet with a deadpan sense of humor, now as normal on our screens as it already is in our lives.
“It’s so important to tell stories about marginalized people, but if we tell stories that reduce them always and only to the ways they’re marginalized, it just perpetuates the problem.”
In NBC’s new comedy, which lands this Thursday, Morales owns the role of the prickly, commanding, loyal, lovable former Marine who sets up an unlicensed, uninsured bar in her rented backyard.
Plus: Lena Waithe’s Boomerang looks so so gay, Megan Rapinoe thinks men should take a few hundred years off, Sasha Lane lands a spot in Gillian Flynn’s new show, Brittani Nichols is writing for Issa Rae and Robin Thede’s Black Lady Sketch Show, and your first look at Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya.
“You’re not weird. You’re not bad. You’re not unholy. You’re exactly what God intended you to be. You are exactly what you are supposed to be, because nothing is supposed to be anything except for what it is, even if not everyone understands that.”