Queer Beats – May 15, 2020

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Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, Dead To Me, Hightown, and She-Ra dropped new seasons.

Arrow

Just want to drop this here 🙂

And while we are here in the DCTV world, a bunch of the CW actors of color got together to honor Ahmaud Arbery. Among those in the conversation were Azie Tesfai, Lesley Ann Brandt, Vanessa Morgan, Nafessa Williams, and Meagan Tandy. I am happy to see this group of women growing with every passing CW season and glad to see them come together in support of each other and to raise awareness on an important cause.

Dead To Me

If you haven’t heard already, Dead to Me got a lot more queer in season two. Creator Liz Feldman (and out queer woman) spoke to LA Times about the new season. Beware of spoilers in the interview!

Hightown

Hightown dropped early on the Starz app this week. Make sure to check it out! The lead, played by Monica Raymund, is a queer woman (both in the show and in real life)!

Legends of Tomorrow

This week, Caity Lotz was on Stephen Amell’s podcast and talked about working her way up on the LoT set (while wearing a rainbow sweater, which isn’t relevant except that she looks cute in it):

One Day At A Time

The animated episode of ODaaT will be coming out on June 16th! And it already looks awesome!

She-Ra

*takes deep breath* The last season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power dropped this week. This show has been an extreme comfort to me and I’m pretty sad to see it go (hence why I am avoiding the final season).

Creator Noelle Stevenson tweeted about the tattoo that many members of the cast and crew got together after they wrapped:

Station 19

I don’t watch this show but I would be blind if I didn’t see the chaos that last week’s episode created in the fandom. Seems like things were thankfully resolved this week and, on another good note, Danielle Savre and Stefania Spampinato did a live instagram chat! There doesn’t seem to be a complete recording but here are a few of the good parts:

Supergirl

I don’t know about you all, but this picture from Floriana Lima really TRIGGERED ME as a Sanvers fan…

And to honor the other half of the on-screen couple, Chyler Leigh posted about her personal experience with bipolar disorder in honor of Mental Health 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.
tv-hd Favorite Shows: Orphan Black, One Day at a Time, Vida, Batwoman, Pose
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