Five good (and gay) things that happened this week: 9/20-10/5

Happy Friday! Grab your pumpkin spice everything and come check this out.



1. A lesbian Thanksgiving rom-com is here! Ever feel left out when searching Lifetime and Hallmark for a holiday rom-com? I know I do. Well, good news. Writer, director and star Jenna Laurenzo has heard our pleas. (Laurenzo won the best narrative film jury award at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival.) In Lez Bomb, a young woman decides to come out to her parents at Thanksgiving and naturally, hilarity and heart ensues. Laurenzo has managed to snag an impressive cast to play her family members including Cloris Leachman and Bruce Dern. The film will be available on November 9th.



2. The Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicks off today! Speaking of independent films, if you are in the Tampa area, get yourself down to the fest, now in its 18th year. Featured films include Wild Nights with Emily, Freelancers Anonymous, Lez Bomb, and much more.



3. The Good Place‘s Eleanor is bisexual, but we pretty much already knew that. Speaking to Metro this week, The Good Place actor William Jackson Harper told the paper that, ‘There’s a million different possibilities and one of the things I think the show does well, and really kind of into, is the fact that Eleanor is super bisexual and it’s not something that we just focus on.” Maybe there’s hope for Eleanor and Tahani yet!




4. Runaways is back with its first S2 teaser trailer. The powerful gang of teenage superheroes is returning to Hulu in December but this week we got a sneak peek at what S2 has in store. The teens are learning to use their powers and navigating life outside of their privileged upbringing and their (secretly evil) parents. And yes, Karolina and Nico are still very much a thing.




5. A new British play combines theatre and roller derby. Starring and created in part by real skaters, Skate Hard and Turn Left stars a mostly queer and non-binary cast, all of whom took part in the London Roller Girls “Fresh Meat” training. The play runs October 9th-13th at the Battersea Arts Centre.

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