Five good and gay things that happened this week: 8/17-8/23

Happy Friday!

The L Word Generation Q trailer is here and queer! Mayor Bette Porter?! Alice with her own talk show?! Shane being Shane?! New folks?! The first taste of the L Word is here.

Source: Rolling Stone/Opry

Chely Wright returns to the Grand Ole Opry. Out singer/songwriter Chely Wright made her first appearance at the Opry since she came out as a lesbian 10 years ago. Check out the Rolling Stone article and her performance here.

Get ready for Axeholes, Emily Andras’ new Syfy show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Wynonna Earp showrunner’s new show “ follows a mismatched bunch of comic convention attendees who inadvertently get transported into the real-life world of their favorite fantasy TV series, Blue Bar’Bara. In the worst role-playing game ever, the unequipped party must learn to navigate a dangerous land of profanity-spewing battle axes, sociopathic fairies, disturbingly sensual dragons and a chainmail-bikini-wearing shield maiden as they struggle to find a way back home. ” We don’t know if there will be a major queer presence on the show yet, but knowing Andras, she probably had something great up her sleeve. Crossing our fingers it gets picked up!

Bachelor in Paradise changes the rules and breaks new ground with contestant Demi. Honestly, I never thought I’d be posting a clip of Bachelor in Paradise ever, but here we are. This season, contestant Demi, who is a fan favorite, has been very conflicted about her experience because she fell for a woman named Kristian before the show started filming. In an unprecedented move, the show brought Kristian to “paradise” to be with Demi.

Wanda Sykes is getting an Netflix series! Congrats to out comedian Wanda Sykes who just inked a deal for a new series on Netflix called, The Upshaws, about a black working class family in the Midwest. Sykes will showrun along with out writer Regina Hicks, who was recently a writer for The L Word Generation Q. Can’t wait for this one.

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