Five good (and gay) things that happened this week: 1/27-2/2

Happy Friday, it’s been a very good and gay week.

 

1. Hold on to your hats, the Disobedience trailer is here. The highly anticipated film starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as former loves who are reunited years later, FINALLY has a trailer. The film was a hit at TIFF and the buzz has been brewing since the actresses were cast in 2016. Weisz plays Ronit, a bisexual woman who left her Orthodox Jewish family years before. When her father passes, she returns to her childhood home and finds that the woman she’s loved since they were kids is married to her former best friend. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman and comes out in theatres on April 27th.

 

 

2. Portia de Rossi gives her wife Ellen an amazing gift. For Ellen’s 60th birthday, Portia appeared on her show to give her the gift of a lifetime: The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund! Ellen and Fossey’s legacy will be joined in protecting endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Ellen cried and so did we all.

 

3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post wins big at Sundance. Congrats to out filmmaker Desiree Akhavan and the cast and crew of The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The film took home the Grand Jury prize at the festival. Based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth, TMOCP is about a teenage lesbian named Cameron who is sent away to gay conversion camp. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Cameron, and openly bisexual actress Sasha Lane plays supporting character, Jane Fonda.

 

 

4. Two friends wake up to realize they got hitched in Vegas in the short, Last Night was a Mistake. Writer/director Amanda Holland (Drunk Lesbians Watch…, Girlship TV) just debuted her funny and sweet short about two best friends, one bisexual and one gay, who drunkenly get married in Las Vegas one night. Things get complicated when they realize that their connection runs deeper than they’ve ever acknowledged to each other.

 

 

5. The Dorian winners have been announced. Galeca: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced the winners of their Dorian Awards, which honor achievements in film and television. Out actress Kate McKinnon was named Wilde Wit of the Year along with actor and filmmaker, Jordan Peele.

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