The Queer Word ’round Town

Nisha Adhikari (Kiran) and Deeya Maskey (Diya) in Soongava.

Nisha Adhikari (Kiran) and Deeya Maskey (Diya) in Soongava.

The lesbian film Soongava: Dance of the Orchids is being submitted by Nepal as their contender for next year’s foreign-language Oscar category according to Variety.

‘Soongava’ tells the tale of independent and strong-willed Diya, a Nepalese dancer. She develops a close relationship with fellow dance pupil, Kiran. Distraught at the news that her parents have found a suitor for her to marry, Diya and Kiran deepen their relationship and become lovers. Breaking off her engagement Diya risks everything to be with Kiran.

Although not a big draw at its home box office at the time of its release in early 2012, its entry into several international festivals in Palm Springs, Toronto, Montreal and Bologna have pushed Nepal’s first lesbian film into international prominence.

“Soongava” was written and directed by Subarna Thapa. Produced by French companies Rapsodie Production and veteran producer Raphael Berdugo’s Cite Films with Nepal’s Ami Films.

Is she or isn’t She?

Laura Prepon In OITNB

Laura Prepon In OITNB

So its been reported and analyzed with an inch of its life that ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laura Prepon is likely to be leaving the Netflix’s hit series. Since Prepon, who plays Alex Vause, a drug smuggler and one-time girlfriend to Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) has yet to confirm or deny the rumors, all we do know is that she will appear in during season two.

Whether that is so she can wrap up her story-line or continue a new arc is unknown, however when BuzzFeed first broke the story about Prepon departure as a series regular it was denied by Netflix execs, who said that the reports were, “not accurate. Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed.”

Speculation as to reasons why Prepon would leave the hit series, have caused some to tie her leaving because of her involvement with Scientology. Whatever the reason, the door has been left open for her return according to sources close to the show. The actress did not sign a contract tying her to the show for the upcoming season.

The 13-episodes of season 2 began filming in late July in New York and will premiere in 2014.

Christina Ricci beds Ruby Rose in upcoming Film.

Christina Ricci (Monster) and Ruby Rose (Model)

Out model and actress Ruby Rose romances Christina Ricci is the new indie drama, ‘Around the block’ premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Ricci plays an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city Sydney youth under her wing, in this gritty, unflinching yet inspirational debut feature by Australian director Sarah Spillane.

Not in Disney anymore!

News that recording artist and X-Factor judge Demi Lovato, is set to guest star as Naya Rivera’s love Interest in an episode of the upcoming season. Naya told MTV News on Sunday 21st Aug. that, “We have a duet together, and we’re going to be working very closely, so it’ll be awesome.” Lovato seems to be equally excited as she tweeted, she’s “Wayyyyy too excited to be starting @GLEE this week!!!!!!! Asjfkdjshdk.”

The two will team up to sing a rendition of “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles according to E!

Tit-Bits

On the news front of TV land, actress Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will be joining the cast of ‘Two and Half Men’ this coming season as Charlie’s long-lost lesbian daughter.

Rihanna is reported to be up for the lead role in the upcoming bio pic about legendary bi-sexual jazz singer Josephine Baker. The film will focus on the troubled life of the icon performer. Baker was also the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture Zouzou. The film set for release next year.

RiRi made her film debut in the 2012 action flick Battleship.

Lesbian Video of the month

Slam Poet Denice Frohman

Slam Poet Denice Frohman

So my loyal if not staving-for-updated-news followers, I hope I have satisfied your thirst for lesbian worthy news. I promise to refill your cup sooner rather than later. So as I bid you adieu, I leave you with the viral video of the month.

Denice Frohman (Also IMO hottie of the summer) won this year’s Women of the World Poetry Slam last March in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Check out her full performance of the winning slam poem titled, “Dear Straight People”.

Enjoy the full performance of the talented poet

Did I miss anything? Of course I did, but what are you there for! LOL! Add you’re two cents below and share what you have heard on the lezzy grapevine! ‘Till next Time…

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One thought on “The Queer Word ’round Town

  1. A few years ago, one of our local residents, Mac Vorce, who is
    also a bicycle enthusiast petitioned for the development of bicycle paths and trails.
    But you can’t just stand there grinning like an idiot until they finish laughing.
    He represented his homeland in four Olympics and is a three-time indoor world champ in the 1500 meters.

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