Five good (and gay) things that happened this week: 5/19-5/25
Happy Friday! We’ve got a jam-packed good and and gay list for you this week.
1. Charmed reboot trailer drops, is charming. After much buzz (and some controversy), the CW gave audiences a first look at the Charmed reboot that will be airing Sundays this fall. We meet the three sisters as their magical powers are being unleashed and they struggle to make sense of their mother’s mysterious death. Mel, played byMelonie Diaz, is the middle sister and an out lesbian.
2. Freelancer’s Anonymous gets its first trailer too. The new women in stem inspired film, Freelancers Anonymous, dropped its first official trailer before it premieres at the InsideOut Fest in Toronto. Directed by Sonia Sebastian (Chica Busca Chica) and written by Amy Dellagiarino and Lisa Cordileone, the film stars Cordileone as Billie, a lesbian in tech who up and quits her job right before her wedding to fiancée Gayle (Natasha Negovanlis), and creates a startup with a group of other freelancers she’s just met and recruited.
3. Queer chef couples gets some love from the New York Times. Out chefs Rita Sodi, Deborah VanTrece, Jocelyn Guest, Lorraine Lane, Jody Williams and Erika Nakamura were featured this week in the NYT for their groundbreaking approach to food and the service industry. These couples are changing the game and you can find out how.
4. The trailer for the Sense8 finale is action packed. We found out this week that the 2 hour Sense8 finale will be happening on June 8th, and Netflix also released the first full trailer of the event. The Sense8s (plus Amanita) become even closer as they race to save one of their own.
5. Batwoman joins the DCTV universe this fall. At the CW upfronts, it was announced that Batwoman (aka Kate Kane) would be joining the DC superhero shows in a crossover event. In her latest comic book incarnation, Kate Kane is an out lesbian who like Batman, is inspired to take up the mantle of justice. There’s no word yet, but fans are already speculating that this could mean that Batwoman might have her own show or at least be integrated into the cast of an existing show.
Dana Piccoli is the Managing Editor of Bella Media Channel, formerly the Blog at Bella Books. She's been an entertainment writer and pop culture critic since 2012, and has contributed to such fine sites as The Mary Sue, Curve Magazine, The Portalist, Decider and more. When she's not writing for the site, you can catch her on stage, moderating panels and hosting events. Her debut queer romance novel, Savor the Moment, is available now.