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.
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 →
So instead of doing ‘Pineapple Express 2’ Seth Rogan and James Franco took the time to make us laugh. They created a shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West’s Bound 2 featuring his baby mama, Kim Kardashian. What’s really funny is that the spoof makes us slightly less uncomfortable than the actual video. The duo even locked lips twice during the four-minute video.
BBC American has released an Orphan Black Season 2 teaser of their 2014 opening date. So yea! Continue reading →
Finally after (17) seventeen months of being off our screens BBC3’s Sapphic drama series, Lip Service will begin its highly anticipated Season 2 on Friday 20th April at 9 pm (21:00).
To say it’s near the top of the list of every queer and not so queer feline in the world’s must-see-TV listing with any knowledge of it is a damn understatement BUT there you have it.
I give voice to end the period of suffering we have all experienced during the extended absence BBC3 handed out to this show. I boldly concur that all comparisons between The USA’s The L Word and The UK’s Lip Service should stop, for reasons I really don’t feel is needed to post. All I can advice is if you haven’t seen Season 1, do.