Hellblazer character John Constantine will be the star of NBC’s newest show, based on the DC comics. But, as producers have recently established, he will not be bisexual, even though he is canonically queer in the comic books. Other issues that have arisen around the character include his intense love of cigarettes, and whether the network will approve such glorification of smoking.
The Small Screen
The makers of a groundbreaking series set to shoot in Boston and Dorchester, MA this coming August have launched their fundraising efforts.
UNSURE/POSITIVE, a dramedy series about a young man, Kieran McCullay, who must deal with all that life delivers while coping with his recent HIV diagnosis.
It’s hard to believe there was once a period on George Takei’s life where he couldn’t easily acquire a good acting role. We know George now as a Hollywood legend, LGBT activist, and social media personality who first emerged as Sulu on the original Star Trek, but his journey to where he is today was long and bumpy
Because the plot revolves around the existence of several clones, born as part of an elaborate and long-played experiment, Tatiana Maslany is constantly playing new characters. This week, she was Tony Sawicki a trans guy who is the only person in the show without an identity crisis.
Eastenders’ Tina Carter and her girlfriend Tosh deciding to start a family together. So much for her affair with yer wan, Sonia. Although Tosh does look fab in uniform.
Natalie Cassidy is back in Eastenders and is more than happy to dive in to a new lesbian story as it is more in tune with who Sonia is right now.
Sex sells, but sometimes a company decides that they need a less sexual campaign and a more sexist one to sell a product.
The documentary will focus on three people – Sam, Louise and Kay – and give a close-up account of their trans* experience and both challenges and joys that have faced them. It looks as though the documentary has very much allowed the individuals taking part to lead the way on how to tell their stories, and the documentary has been strongly welcomed by TENI:
Faking it’s protagonists are unpopular best friends, Amy and Karma, who find themselves transforming into the school’s most popular girls in a case of mistaken lesbian identity.
Shay Mitchell is an independent woman who fearlessly moved to Toronto at the age of 18 alone to pursue her dreams. Her acting aspirations lead her to the role of Emily on Pretty Little Liars and she has since embraced her lesbian character’s every single quality.
New web-series, Straight Up Gay, follows lesbian Alison and her straight male friend Brenden on the dating scene in New York City. A funny take on the increasingly popular concept of a straight man with a lesbian bestie, both fighting over women.
Could Glee star Lea Michele be making a guest appearance on the next season of HBO’s Looking? As best buds with Jonathon Groff, who stars in the show, Lea has said that she’d love to appear and being gay would be ok.
Role models are important, particularly when you hit that point, around 11 or so, when you realise that maybe your parents aren’t omnipotent. You want to figure out who you’ll be when you grow up. So you begin to look for other people who are like you in the books you read or the shows you watch.
On Monday, we lost a beloved character on one of the nation’s favourite soap operas sixteen years after her arrival on our screens on the 26 January 1998. Hayley Cropper showed strength, kindness and bravery throughout her years on Coronation Street.
On January 18, 2004 The L Word made it’s unapologetic debut. The cast became our idols and our objects of desire but mostly they were an over exaggerated version of many of us lesbians in general!
The BBC’s BAFTA winning drama about two elderly people who rekindle an old flame was a massive hit in the UK, now Diane Keaton plans to remake the show for a US audience.