We’ve got lesbian content for you to stream in this week’s Good and Gay! Plus, queer Emmy nominations, Black queer joy, and another actor coming out. As always, we’ve gathered the best of the queer internet in one place for you!
BBC’s In My Skin arrives on Hulu
The BAFTA-winning series In My Skin is a queer teenage coming of age story—and it’s now available to stream on Hulu! Deeply rooted in writer Kayleigh Llewellyn’s own experiences, the story follows Bethan as she tries to keep her home life separate from her social life at school. But, it’s no easy feat for this young lesbian who has a Hell’s Angel for a father and a mother with mental illness who frequently leaves her residential facility without permission. Tune in to this fresh lesbian content on Hulu.
Actor Princess Shyngle comes out
Gambian actor Princess Shyngle recently came out in her Instagram stories where she said, “You guys know I swing both ways, right? I love boys. I love girls. I’m a proud bisexual girl. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.” She has since posted more videos about being queer and the kinds of women she’s interested in.
Queer Emmy nominations
The Emmy nominations were announced earlier this week and there’s some good queer and lesbian content represented. Queer actors who received nominations in acting categories include Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Crank Yankers), and Cherry Jones (Succession). Euphoria, Killing Eve, and Dead to Me, all series with strong queer themes and storylines, received nominations as series and/or for their main actors.
Additionally, queer media including Schitt’s Creek, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Queer Eye, and others have received nominations. Disappointingly, the trans cast of Pose, including nonbinary actor Indya Moore, was completely overlooked in this year’s nominations.
The 2020 Emmys will air September 20th. Learn more about the full list of nominees here.
The Plantkween finally gets their due!
Christopher Griffin, known best for their Instagram account @plantkween, is finally getting some recognition for their impact on social media where they’ve made a huge difference, particularly as a nonbinary Black queer femme experiencing joy. “It’s traumatizing to see a Black person being arrested and assaulted by police or being murdered by police,” Griffin tells NewNowNext. “It’s traumatizing to see that another Black trans woman was killed. So, we need spaces where we can see joy.”
Just check out their Instagram profile to see exactly how much Black queer joy they’re spreading!
Summerland lands on video on demand
Summerland, a lesbian period piece set in England during World War II, is now available to stream on demand. The film follows Alice as she grapples with her writing and her lost love, Vera. In the midst of her torment, a London Blitz evacuee shows up and she has to take him in. Director and playwright Jessica Swale, for whom this is a directorial debut, tells NY Daily News, “It’s very rare to see a story about two lesbians in a period drama where what drives them apart isn’t how difficult it is to be gay.”
Make sure to add this film to your lesbian content to stream!