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 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.
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:
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!!
Almost all of the cast of GenQ joined LesbiansWhoTech at their Pride Summit this week!
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 was renewed!
Taylor Schilling confirmed that she is in a relationship with Emily Ritz… just in time for the end of Pride month!
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 was renewed for a second season!
SYFY broke a lot of hearts this week after cancelling Vagrant Queen…
It was a big week for Wynonna Earp fans. After an epically long wait, we finally got our first trailer for the new season!
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.