Another week over, more good and gay things to come.
Today’s Oscar nom couldn’t have seemed further away not long ago so I hope it tells all the dreamers out there (especially the young girls with cameras in their hands) that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Thank you to Dee Rees and to the Academy for making my dream a reality. #oscarnoms
— Rachel Morrison (@morrisondp) January 23, 2018
1. Out gay cinematographer Rachel Morrison is the first women to be nominated for an Oscar in her field. Morris has been nominated for an Academy Award for her spectacular work in Dee Rees’ Mudbound. She’s also the cinematographer for the upcoming Marvel superhero film, Black Panther.
2. You can stream Season Two of One Day at a Time RIGHT NOW! ODAAT is back on Netflix we are going to see Elena purse another girl, with the support (and advice) of her family. At a press screening this week, co-creator and executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett also emphasized how important it is to have LGBTQ writers in the room.”We just lean so much on our LGBTQ writers to make sure we weren’t falling into any tropes. I hope people will be very satisfied with the way we talk about it.”
4. Katchoo and Francine are back! Strangers in Paradise, the beloved comic book series by Terry Moore, returned after a decade long hiatus. Katchoo and her longtime love, Francine, are married now and raising a family, so when something from Katchoo’s dark past threatens their happiness, she gets back into the game. Even sister Tambi is there to lend some serious muscle. Issue #1 is on sale now.
5. Black Lightning hits all the right notes with Anissa’s storyline. This week on the second episode of Black Lightning, Anissa begins figuring out her newfound powers, and enjoys a passionate and playful scene with girlfriend, Chenoa. The super sexy and realistic scene was a big step forward for LGBTQ portrayals on TV and gave Anissa’s relationship the same weight that a straight character would have. Spoiler alert…we know that Anissa and Chenoa aren’t endgame (Anissa and yet to be introduced Grace Choi are canon in the comics) but it’s fabulous to see anyway.