By Romeo San Vicente A documentary feature on Chelsea Manning, whose journey as a transgender military service member reached its public moment at the same time she was handed a 35-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets, is on its way later this year. The film is called XY Chelsea, it’s from filmmaker Tim Travers
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By Romeo San Vicente The past 12 months have seen us finding refuge in our own queer selves. The sheer volume of LGBT-themed cultural content allowed a lot of us to see taking the occasional break from the harsh political and social climate of this year as a form of self-care, even if it was
By Romeo San Vicente The Queer Eye reboot is right around the corner Remember the old days, the early 2000s, when Queer Eye For The Straight Guy was on TV and you watched it and thought out loud, “I would never wear what Carson is pushing on that poor hetero man” and also, “Why does the
By Romeo San Vicente The Golden Girls meets It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia in the pilot for Fox’s new retirement community comedy, Cool Kids. And we say Always Sunny because the show is being co-created by Sunny star Charlie Day and co-produced by fellow cast members Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. The pilot stars Leslie
By Romeo San Vicente And she’s playing The White Violin. Are you already confused? Thought it was about umbrellas? Here’s where you catch up: The Umbrella Academy is an offbeat comic book series from Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, and Netflix is giving it the TV platform it deserves. Already cast is Ellen Page, one of
By Romeo San Vicente Hey, all you Madam Secretary fans: Did Bebe Neuwirth shake your Sunday night to the core when her character left the show? Did you think it was some sort of trick? It wasn’t. Neuwirth has exited the popular political drama and she’ll soon be replaced with Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez.
By Romeo San Vicente For moviegoing audiences in big cities, access to LGBT film festivals and their myriad coming out-themed movies can lead to a kind of jaded “seen it all before” mentality. But the fact is that queer-themed mainstream film, the kind that shows up in the neighborhood multiplex, is more rare a cinematic
By Romeo San Vicente After Thanksgiving weekend is over and you’ve successfully shaken off your family until late December, the CW has a gift to soothe you back into comfortable queerness: Russell Tovey, the Quantico-looking star with the cute ears, will be playing gay superhero The Ray for a CW Arrow verse four-part crossover special.
Cara Delevingne lines up Carnival Row She’s still less known as an actress than as a model – we just saw her in the pages of the new September issue of Vogue_ over our morning tea, honestly – but really that’s not Cara Delevingne’s fault. The bisexual actress was a charming presence in the indie
By Romeo San Vicente Lesbian sci-fi’s Octavia Butler heads to TV She died in 2006, but Octavia Butler’s work lives on. The late lesbian sci-fi author was critically acclaimed during her lifetime – and posthumously awarded a place in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame – but now her MacArthur Fellowship-recognized genius is finally coming