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TV: Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey: “I’m big on pushing the homosexual agenda”

TV: Yellowjackets' Melanie Lynskey: "I’m big on pushing the homosexual agenda"

The Last of Us, Yellowjackets and But I’m a Cheerleader star Melanie Lynskey has addressed her status as a queer icon and confirmed that she’s all about “pushing the homosexual agenda”. Certified ‘mother’ to the LGBTQ+ community Lynskey is currently starring as Shawna Shipman in Showtime’s teen cannibal thriller Yellowjackets, about a girls’ high school soccer team struggling to survive in the wilderness after their plane crashes. Split between two timelines, the show boasts an excellent young cast playing the team as teenagers and iconic names including Lynskey, Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis among the actors playing their adult versions. … Read more

Video Games: A Love Letter to The Last Of Us’s Ellie Williams

Ellie Williams - The Last of Us

The Last of Us has everything: horror, gore, romance and humour. But it would be nothing without Ellie. Before HBO adapted The Last of Us into a critically acclaimed television show that has taken the world by storm faster than its fungal disease cordyceps, game developer Naughty Dog released the story as a fully playable action adventure/survival-horror game on the PlayStation in 2013. The game swept its award season, as did its 2020 sequel, The Last of Us: Part Two, with each garnering multiple game of the year awards and mentions for the cast performances, sound design and storytelling. Both … Read more

TV: Did Another Queer Character Just Make Their First Appearance in “The Last of Us”? [Spoiler]

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The Last of Us delivered another emotionally gut-wrenching hour of television in episode six, “Kin”, this week, but among all the strife, fans are convinced that Dina from The Last of Us: Part Two has made her first appearance. The fleeting moment came after Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) arrived in the seemingly safe commune of Jackson, Wyoming, where the latter was finally reunited with his brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna). While eating in the dining hall, Ellie catches sight of a young girl staring at her from behind a beam – a girl who happens to … Read more

Television: Trans “Last of Us” Videogame Actor Wants Part in TV Version

Ian Alexander played Lev in The Last of Us: Part Two. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO,Naughty Dog)

Trans non-binary actor Ian Alexander voiced transgender character Lev in the video game The Last of Us: Part Two – and now, they’ve staked their claim to reprise the role in the second series of the TV adaptation. The first and current season of HBO’s hit series The Last of Us is covering all the events of the first video game, and while creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann haven’t yet explicitly confirmed it, they have hinted that a second season of the show would cover the events of the game’s 2020 sequel, including the introduction of trans character Lev. … Read more

TV: Nick Offerman Nearly Turned Down “The Last of Us”

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It seems hard to imagine a universe without the beautiful gay love story at the heart of The Last of Us episode 3 – but according to Nick Offerman, it’s all down to Megan Mullally that he even took part. The third episode of HBO’s hit series, which has since been heralded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest episodes of television ever, depicted a moving love story between survivalist Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) in a post-apocalyptic America ravaged by a fungal plague. The episode follows the pair throughout different stages of their life … Read more

TV: There’s a 2 Hour “Director’s Cut” of Episode Three of “The Last of Us”

The Last of Us - Director's Cut

The historic gay love story at the heart of the third episode of HBO’s The Last of Us originally had a two-hour director’s cut – and it’s even more tear-jerking than the final edit. Fans of The Last of Us and its critically acclaimed third episode might soon be taking to the streets to shout ‘release the director’s cut’, because it’s emerged that there’s an even more heartbreaking version of Bill and Frank’s love story tucked away in the vault. In an interview with Deadline, Craig Mazin, who co-created The Last of Us alongside the game’s creator Neil Druckmann and … Read more

TV: What’s Up for “The Last of Us” Season Two? (Probably) Lesbians! [Spoilers]

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The Last of Us is already widely regarded as one of the best video game adaptations of all time, with critics and fans giving the show’s direction, tone, performances and writing huge amounts of praise – not least for the portrayal of gay couple Bill and Frank. Following the news that The Last of Us – everyone’s favourite fungal, post-Armageddon survival series, based on the video game of the same name – will be returning for a second season, here’s what fans can expect from Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie. The first season is expected to cover all … Read more

TV: Latest Eposode of “The Last of Us” Tells Beautiful Gay Live Story [Spoilers]

The Last of Us

The latest episode of HBO’s post-apocalyptic drama, The Last of Us, has landed – and the gay love story at its core is breaking hearts worldwide. Unlike the first two instalments, which have aligned almost religiously with the storylines in the video game on which it’s based, episode three veers away from main protagonists Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and shifts focus on to Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett). Anyone familiar with the video game will be aware that Bill and Frank are a minor subplot to the collapse of civilisation, following the outbreak of a … Read more

TV: Last of Us Star Bella Ramsey Says Her Gender is “Fluid”

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Bella Ramsey opened up about their fluid gender identity while promoting the highly-anticipated TV adaptation of The Last of Us. Ramsey, one of the leads in the upcoming HBO video game adaptation, said she doesn’t have much of a preference when it comes to pronouns , and considers herself just “a person” “I guess my gender has always been very fluid,” Ramsey told The New York Times. “Someone would call me ‘she’ or ‘her’ and I wouldn’t think about it, but I knew that if someone called me ‘he’ it was a bit exciting.” Full Story from Pink News

HBO Filming “The Last of Us,” a Queer Post-Apocalyptic Series

The Last of Us Video Game

Lauded for their mature storytelling and queer representation, The Last of Us games are among the most popular on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. It was only a matter of time, then, before they were picked up for a TV show. Thanks HBO! This will be the network’s first show based on a video game, which they’re probably hoping it’ll fill the void left by Game of Thrones. So what can we expect from the post-apocalyptic fungal infested TV adaptation? Here’s everything we know so far about HBO’s The Last of Us. What’s The Last of Us about? The Last of Us is set in a … Read more