Happy Friday! Deepest apologies for missing last week’s 5GaGTHTW, but I was in Las Vegas for ClexaCon. Here are some new things to make your weekend happy and gay.
1. We got a sneak peek at the new Charlie’s Angels. Behold, the angels are back and we’ve learned that K-stew is playing the “the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card” which hopefully also means queer. We also leaned that this Charlie’s Angles will be a continuation of the already existing Angels universe.
2. Molly Shannon spills on playing a lesbian Emily Dickinson in Wild Nights with Emily. Since the films wider release after lingering on the festival circuit, Shannon is getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Dickinson, in a film that imagines a passionate love affair between the famed poet and her sister in law. Shannon has been making the rounds discussing the film, and here’s a little Q&A for you.
3. New Netflix film Wine Country has an all star cast and probably a lesbian character. Saturday Night Live alums have teamed up to bring us a “girl’s weekend” comedy that takes place in Napa Valley. Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Ana Gasteyer, and Emily Spivey team up for this film, where naturally, things don’t go according to plan and tensions rise among the longtime friends. Pell is an out lesbian in real life and the trailer hints that her character is as well.
4. Tegan and Sara are coming out with a memoir. Twin music sensations and out lesbians, Tegan and Sara, are teasing their upcoming memoir and this week we got a look at the cover. It’s described as “A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, it tangles itself up in the parallel and discordant memories of two sisters growing up down the hall from one another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.” You can preorder the book now.
5. You can now see Rafiki! Rafiki, a love story between two young women in Kenya, is finally available to see in select cities in the US starting today. The film, which was banned in its home country, has receive much love and support from critics and the LGBTQ community across the world. Here’s the blessedly long list of places you can catch Rafiki,