Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, Aisha Dee spoke up about off-screen diversity and we all start prepping for SDCC.
Before heading into this week’s news, I want to point everyone towards Mika’s SDCC post that covers everything queer-related at SDCC’s upcoming virtual convention! Check it out!
Aisha Dee spoke out about diversity behind the camera of The Bold Type and brought much needed attention to the issue of supporting creators of color off-screen, especially on a show that prides itself on diversity on-screen. She also touched on Kat‘s current storyline that lots of fans have recently been speaking out about. She has joined the list of many actors of color who have spoken up about the lack of diversity in the Film&TV industry recently and I am grateful for her bravery! Her co-stars, Meghann Fahy and Katie Stevens, reposted her words as well.
We all know that the lack of LGBTQ+ focused holiday movies is an very big issue for our community. Hopefully, A Holiday I Do will change that! Funds are currently being raised (through Kickstarter) for a queer holiday film starring Ali Liebert (of Bomb Girls)! Hopefully, it will eventually be picked up by a bigger network.
Heartbreakingly, Naya Rivera‘s body was recovered from Lake Piru this week. I am still in shock that we lost Naya and I know it is weighing heavily on the queer TV fandom right now. She meant so much to so many of us and Santana was truly a world-changing character. She gave a voice to the voiceless. Our thoughts are with Naya’s family and friends, especially her son who she so lovingly saved.
Many of her friends (especially from the Glee cast) have posted in honor of Naya’s life. There are many to check out on your own, but I will post one from Heather Morris, who played the Brittany to Naya’s Santana on Glee.
Rest in peace, Naya. Thank you for always being so supportive and generous with your love for the LGBTQ+ community. We will never forget you or your beautiful voice!
Okay, I honestly don’t have any information on where these pictures come from but I do know they are from a photoshoot of Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and I also know they are VERY CUTE!
Jennifer Beals posted this cute #FBF photo:
The trailer for Lucifer’s next (and final) season has been released:
And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.