Five good and gay things that happened this week: 8/10-8/16

Happy Friday, all. Can you believe how quickly the summer is flying by?

There’s a League of their Own Musical! If you love the 90s women’s baseball movie, A League of Their Own, but wished it had more music and lesbians, then you’ll want to check out UMPO: A League of Their Own at Rockwell Table and Stage in LA. UMPO stands for Unauthorized Musical Parodies, and you won’t want to miss this delightful production where Marla Hooch falls for a lady!

Source: Queering the Map

Queer travelers now have a way to maps their own way and see a glimpse of the past. The new site, Queering the Map is a
“community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in relation to physical space.” Learn more in this great Conde Nast Traveler piece.

Source: Icarus Films

You can now see the newly restored 1951 French film, Olivia. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy Bussy, tells the tale of an all girls French boarding school in the late 1800s. In Olivia, the lead teachers of the school are in a volatile lesbian relationship, pitting the vulnerable students against each other and vying for their attention and admiration.

Source: Billboard

Watch Hayley Kiyoko fangirl over Tegan and Sara at the Billboard Pride Summit. LGBTQ artists took part in a multi-day event hosted by Billboard and on one of the panels, the guests were asked to describe seeing themselves for the first time in pop culture. Hayley talked about finding inspiration in the Quin sisters.

Source: Killing Eve Facebook

Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell gives some insight into Season 3. When asked about the connection between Eve and Villenelle, Fennell had this to say. “We talked a lot about heat. Eve is hot and warm and attracts people to her. She is incredibly intuitive and humane. Villanelle is cold. She’s analytical. What’s so electric is the convection of that heat between them. They’re obsessed with each other. But after Eve stabs Villanelle at the end of season one, that is a hard, narcissistic wound to forgive. But this central relationship is incredibly complicated. It’s a love affair. It’s an intellectual obsession. It’s a sort of weird friendship. It’s so many different types of relationships that change a lot because the foundation was built on a quicksand of horror.” Woooooo boy.

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