Lesbian films and a groundbreaking music video—as well as a few queer TV series—dominate this week’s Good and Gay. From the GLAAD media awards nominees to a new Hindi music video, we’ve gathered the very best of the queer internet in one place for your reading pleasure.
So, grab a cup of something delicious and get ready to watch some great videos!
Two of Us now available on demand
Two of Us, titled Deux in French, is the French entry for the Oscars—and it’s now available to stream on demand. This powerful film about older lesbians coming out and fighting for their love in a small French town is certainly Oscar-worthy. Nina and Madeleine are neighbors as far as Madeleine’s children are concerned, but as they learn only after a major life change, the two women have been in love since they were young and met in Rome. An unlikely coming out film about the rights of older women to find and choose love, Two of Us is not to be missed.
Two of Us is currently available on demand from Google and Vudu, and will likely be coming to your favorite platform soon (Prime, AppleTV, DirectTv, etc.).
GLAAD media awards nominees announced
Last week GLAAD announced the nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD media awards, which are aimed at honoring accurate and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and characters. Nominated properties include Happiest Season and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Outstanding Film (Wide Release) and Ammonite and The Half of It for Outstanding Film (Limited Release); Harley Quinn and Dead to Me for Outstanding Comedy Series; Killing Eve, Wynonna Earp, and The Umbrella Academy for Outstanding Drama Series; The Haunting of Bly Manor and Little Fires Everywhere for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series; and many more.
Award winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony slated for April of this year. More details about the ceremony will be announced via GLAAD’s website.
Hindi music video features a lesbian love story for the first time
The new music video for “Tere Bagair” (“Without You” in English) centers on a romance between two Indian women. Featuring new singer Akshay Khot and new actors, Moumita Pal and Sofia, the film is making waves. “Our song Tere Bagair is the first of its kind to show a lesbian love story,” talent manager Tarsame Mittal tells Your Digital Wall. “Change comes from acceptance. And every real change takes time. Instead of criticism, I welcome an open dialogue. If our video can open the stage for an open-minded discussion as opposed to a hateful dismissal, then I believe that it has won.”
SF Indiefest film festival features films of LGBTQ interest
The 23rd annual SF Indiefest is screening dozens of features and shorts online through February 21. Some of the films will be available to screen for no cost, while there are discount passes for those who want to watch many films. Among the programming, the following properties may be of interest to LGBTQ viewers: feature film Jumbo and documentaries Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis, Morgana, and The Passing On.