Queer Beats – July 3, 2020

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Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, Janelle Monae delivered us new pictures while also speaking about diverse representation on tv and Wynonna Earp finally released a new trailer!

Before we begin, I just want to shout of LWTV’s Alexa Skill. As someone who already knew this skill existed, I was still blown away by hearing it in action. Be sure to add it to your Alexa to hear Queer Beats in a whole new way!

Good Trouble

Good Trouble has always covered the Black Lives Matter storyline with weight, importance, and grace. In case you didn’t know already, Patrisse Cullors is one of the writers on the show, which highlights the need for more diverse writers rooms.

Harley Quinn

The creator of Harley Quinn reassured fans that the very popular Harley/Ivy couple would come back in season three:

Homecoming

This definitely doesn’t have to do with Homecoming but a bunch of new (and very cute) pictures of Janelle Monae were released by GayLetter this week and… if that’s not a plug to watch Janelle’s new, queer show, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS!

Janelle was also part of a really great THR round table this week:

Killing Eve

For a virtual Pride event, Jodie Comer and Nicola Coughlan read queer love letters from Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. This is particularly important to me but I didn’t catch it live so if anyone has a recording, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!

The L Word: Generation Q

Almost all of the cast of GenQ joined LesbiansWhoTech at their Pride Summit this week!

Legends of Tomorrow

Caity Lotz and Ruby Rose hung out and took a pottery class together this week. And, as Margx pointed out on our LWTV Slack this week, their hair colors make up the colors of the bisexual flag!

Marvel’s Runaways

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big Ariela Barer fan. I was super excited to see her on the Coming Out Podcast this week. In it, she talks about what it’s like to almost always act against a queer ship, even though she is queer herself! This topic is important to me, considering I still can’t link out to her on LWTV. LET ARIELA PLAY QUEER 2K21!!

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever was renewed!

Orange is the New Black

Taylor Schilling confirmed that she is in a relationship with Emily Ritz… just in time for the end of Pride month!

Pose

This is a blessed week because I get to report on all my favorite actors! This week, MJ Rodriguez performed “I’ll Cover You” (from Rent) with Brandon Dixon. Fun fact: MJ has played the role of Angel in productions of Rent and you can catch more videos on Youtube!

And while we are here, Angelica Ross was featured in Interview Magazine and the photos are AMAZING.

Twenties

Twenties was renewed for a second season!

Vagrant Queen

SYFY broke a lot of hearts this week after cancelling Vagrant Queen…

Wynonna Earp

It was a big week for Wynonna Earp fans. After an epically long wait, we finally got our first trailer for the new season!

Also, this cute little Pride Month commercial was released, which includes Dominique talking about how Waverly helped her realize her own sexual identity.

While we are on that topic, Dom also posted a lengthy statement on her Instagram in honor of Pride Month:

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

About NikkiT

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.

2 thoughts on “Queer Beats – July 3, 2020

  • So people in Australia can’t view the Wynonna Earp trailer. Rude. Also, I love that someone pointed out about Ruby and Caity’s hair colours! I can’t believe I didn’t notice they were the colours of the Bisexual Flag.

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