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TV: Yellowjackets Nicole Maines on Trans Visibility

Nicole Maines - Yellowjackets

Nicole Maines made history as TV’s first ever trans superhero – Nia Nal in CBS’s Supergirl. Now, she’s feeding her fans with a recurring appearance in Showtime’s cannibalistic thriller Yellowjackets. While viewers of the innately queer drama have only just met Maines in character as Lisa, an established member of Lottie’s (Simone Kessel/Courtney Eaton) Camp Green Pine cult and new inductee into Natalie’s (Juliette Lewis) heart, she has already made a big impression. The importance of having a trans actress on-screen on one of 2023’s most hotly anticipated series, particularly during a time of intense pushback against the trans community, … Read more

Man Who Raised TV’s First Trans Superhero Fights for Trans Kids

Wayne Maines

Wayne Maines’ daughter Nicole broke ground as TV’s first trans superhero in The CW’s Supergirl. As anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment intensifies in the US, he’s now fighting to help trans youth live their truth. There was a time not so long ago where the so-called trans debate seemed confined to the bathroom. Throughout the 2010s, trans people and their families in states from North Carolina to Virginia headed to court with one simple request: to be able to use the toilet in peace. Wayne Maines was one such parent standing on the frontline of that battle. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Trans Actor Pete MacHale Joins Doctor Who Cast

Pete MacHale

Doctor Who has reportedly cast its first-ever trans man, Pete MacHale, for its upcoming season. MacHale is one of five new cast members announced in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, TV Zone reported, along with Bhav Joshi, Eilidh Loan, Pete MacHale, Miles Yekinni and Hemi Yeroham. Their roles are all currently unknown. The new Doctor Who cast members will join Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in season 14, expected to air in early 2024. MacHale is the first out trans man cast in Doctor Who. He follows in the footsteps of Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney, who is playing … Read more

TV: Seven Queer Moments From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tara (left) and Willow were the first lesbian couple to share a kiss on TV in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which turns 26 today, blazed a trail for LGBTQ+ characters on TV, dusting tired gay stereotypes and proving heroes can be queer and badass. Twenty-five years ago, on 10 March 1997, a chosen few sat down in front of their televisions and were introduced to a plucky high-schooler and her gang of misfit friends. To those viewers, she may not have seemed like much. A wise-cracking teen who had a seemingly never-ending collection of halter-neck tops and shawls. Oh, and she fought vampires. But Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, became one of television’s most enduring … 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

Comic Books: New Series Seems to Confirm that Buffy Chartacter is Canonically Queer

Buffy and Faith

A series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics have possibly confirmed a significant character’s sexuality. Sarah Gailey and Hannah Templer’s The Vampire Slayer – a tie-in for the renowned tv series – confirmed that vampire slayer Faith Lehane is queer in its 11th issue. The character first debuted in season three of the show, becoming one of its most significant characters. While her sexuality was subtly hinted at in the television series – which caused some criticism by those accusing the show of queerbaiting – it was fully confirmed during the tie-in comic series. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Warrior Nuns Creator Had Sketched Out Sapphic Bedroom Scene Before Cancellation

Warrior Nun - Netflix

Warrior Nun fans are ecstatic after creator Simon Barry shared a proposed scene that was never shot featuring sapphic icons Ava and Beatrice in bed. The Netflix series was cancelled in December after two seasons, sparking anger from fans who have been campaigning to save the show ever since. Alongside the regularly trending Twitter hashtag #SaveWarriorNun, efforts to revive the show have included a petition with 115,00 signatures and a billboard campaign across the US. Full Story from Pink News

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]

The Last of Us

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