The Golden Globes Nod to Queer Characters

The Golden Globe nominations came down yesterday and as I read the list, I began to get more and more excited. Especially in light of the fact that the beloved Spanish couple of Christina and Isabel (Crisabel) are no more,  but much more on that later. What got me so joyous was the fact that several of actresses that played queer have been nominated in their various categories.

Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Let’s start with the Best Actress in a Drama Series. To the delight of lesbian everywhere, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) were nominated. Score two for the lady queer factions. Also among their group are Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

My money is on rookie Tatiana Maslany for the unbelievable job on the BBC America dark thriller, as she portrays seven distinctive characters including, Sarah Manning, a street smart British orphan; Allison Hendrix, an uptight  homemaker and Cosima Niehaus, the dread-wearing, tattooed science geek. Although snubbed in this year Emmy race, she did pick up Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards this past June. Beating out multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad along with Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga, Parenthood’s Monica Potter and The Americans’ Rhys. Continue reading

Syfy Sets A Date For “Lost Girl”

So today’s topic is a bit of news made by Syfy that went almost unnoticed to everyone that isn’t a groupie of Showcase’s ‘Lost Girl’ and more precisely the constantly shipped on-screen in-love-with-each-other-but-have-serious-issues couple of Bo and Lauren. ‘Lost Girl’ will debut on Syfy on January 16th 2012 at 10pm EST.

The spook channel made the announcement in October during their Digital Press Tour in Orlando, Florida for the premiere of the series. ‘Lost Girl’ is currently in the middle of its second season, 22-episode run. Therefore below I have provided a gift, but be warned it’s totally NSFW! Continue reading

Thinking Straight Is not An Option, Its a Webseries!

“You’ve asked, and we’ve listened!” . Those were the words used earlier this week by writer/director Shamim Sarif and producer Hanan Kattan of Enlightenment Productions through their YouTube channel. They announced that their very successful film, ‘I Can’t Think Straight’ will be soon be presented as a webseries.

After overwhelming demand for more of the story between Tala (Lisa Ray) and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth), the power duo of Sarif and Kattan conducted a detailed survey . The response seems to have been positive as they have started development of the series. Continue reading