Queer Beats – April 17, 2020

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Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, our favorite actors continued to entertain us from home, the Motherland: Fort Salem cast provided key behind-the-scenes moments, and Hightown got a new trailer!

The Bold Type

Missing The Bold Type? No worries, Aisha Dee is keeping us entertained with her ukulele covers:


Many of us were convinced this show would never actually come out but an official trailer was released this week and it looks goooood!

Little Fires Everywhere

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m full blown obsessed with this show. I entered it thinking there would be no queer storylines, but BOY WAS I WRONG! It is a mini series that is ending next week but I think a weekend binge is a great idea. Isabel Gravitt posted some cute photos in honor of last week’s episode:

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Also, this wasn’t posted this week but I still think everyone deserves to see it:

Motherland: Fort Salem

I got to be honest, I haven’t watched this show yet but seeing the cast interactions on Twitter is quickly changing my mind. They provide great BTS content like:

There’s honestly an unlimited amount of good content on Amalia Holm and Taylor Hickson‘s Twitter accounts so I definitely recommend following them if you are a fan of the show. In the meantime, here’s another BTS video:

Never Have I Ever

I’m a huge Mindy Kaling fan. Not only because her work is hilarious but also because we have the same birthday which makes us automatically connected. Anyway, she created this new Netflix show loosely based on her life and it looks like there will be a queer storyline!

One Day at a Time

ODaaT released a cut scene from last week’s episode where Elena tries to discuss “self-pleasure” with her Abuelita.

Party of Five

Party of Five was cancelled after one season at Freeform.


GLAAD is putting on a fundraising event next weekend to raise money for LGBT CenterLink and to highlight the LGBTQ’s community response to the pandemic. Many stars are joining including MJ Rodriguez (from Pose) and Tatiana Maslany (from Orphan Black) – two very important actors to me, personally. What I’m saying is: YOU SHOULD TUNE IN!

Speaking of MJ, she posted this cute video of her and her boyfriend dancing during quarantine:


The New York Times did a piece on butches and studs and, while there are varying opinions on the content, I am excited that it was a topic that the NYT decided to explore in the first place. Some people who were interviewed include Roberta Colindrez (of Vida), Roxane Gay, Jenny Shimizu, and Lea DeLaria.

Wynonna Earp

During HomeCon last weekend, many got the chance to chat with their favorite stars individually. Check out this cute message from Dom:

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

About NikkiT

Nikki is an archivist by day, queer TV addict by night. 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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