Queer Beats – December 28, 2018

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Welcome to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, ClexaCon continued to drop big guest announcements, Deanoru celebrated the holidays, and we finally got a One Day At A Time sneak peek!

Black Lightning

Last week, ClexaCon announced that Chantal Thuy will be a guest at this year’s convention and we were all holding our breath for the other half of ThunderGrace. Thankfully, we got her!

Marvel’s Runaways

I hope everyone has enjoyed a week of bliss with 12 new episodes of Runaways to binge. Additionally, we’ve continued to get great Deanoru media coverage as well! We’ve got Christmas-themed Deanoru:

Princess-themed Deanoru from the official Runaways account that clearly ships them as much as we do:

And Lyrica has talked about the Karolina/Nico relationship in new interviews. She visited the Build Series for a half hour long interview session, but here’s my favorite moment:

As I’ve always said, I stan actresses that stan our wants and needs!!

She also spoke with TVLine (full article here) about why Deanoru is so important to Nico:

 I feel like after her sister passed, all Nico has known was darkness. She was alone, she was isolated, she didn’t have anybody to lean on, and when she reconnected with Karolina, she finally saw the light again. That is what Karolina is to Nico — she’s the light of Nico’s life, and as well as for Karolina, Nico guides her through the darkness. I think that’s why they make such a powerful dynamic. To Nico, Karolina is her only light now, especially with everything that’s been happening, so she really wants to make things work with her.

On a non-Deanoru topic (shocking, I know), Ariela Barer continues to be the best. I already love Gert but Ariela, who identifies as queer, continues to push that Gert may not identify as straight.

At this point, it is more believable that Gert is queer than straight.

I’m also very much here for the Janet/Tina ship. Looks like Brittany Ishibashi is too!

One Day At A Time

IMPORTANT REMINDER: One Day At A Time returns February 18. This week, we got our first picture from the new season and it includes much-anticipated guest appearances from Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz:

LOOK AT THEM! I’M SO EXCITED!

Wynonna Earp

Merry Kat-mas! Enjoy these really cute pictures of Kat being cute just because she can:

And finally, Clexacon has continued to drop their guest announcements with the addition of Kat, Dom, and Emily Andras.

That’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.

About Nikki Tantum

Nikki has always known two contradictory things to be true: queer TV can save lives and queer female cop/agent characters will be the death of all of us (looking at you Officer Haught, Director Danvers, Detective Sawyer, and Sameen Shaw). Her first dive into fan content was when she ran a secret Xanga blog dedicated to pictures of Lorelai Gilmore in the 7th grade. She has never looked back.

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