Queer and nonbinary film and TV news fill this week’s Good and Gay with hope and joy. From casting news for The L Word: Generation Q to film festival news, we’ve pulled together some of the brightest and happiest moments from the queer internet in one place—just for you! Grab yourself something yummy to drink, take a deep breath, let it out, and get ready for a shot of good news.
Vanessa Williams Cast in The L Word: Generation Q Season 2
Actor Vanessa Williams will be joining the cast of The L Word: Generation Q. Williams will be playing an elusive artist that Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) can’t get out of her head. On Instagram, Williams wrote: “Blessed and thankful! Thrilled to work with the wonderful cast and crew of The L Word: Generation Q and the beautiful and iconic Jennifer Beals, the marvelous showrunners Marja Lewis Ryan and Ilene Chaiken ❤️❤️❤️”
The L Word: Generation Q will return for Season 2 on Showtime at some point in 2021.
Line of Duty Season 6 premieres with a big queer splash
British TV series Line of Duty, a police procedural, returned for its sixth season over the weekend. In the season premiere we catch up with Detective Inspector Kate Fleming after she has quit her job and started a new one working under Detective Chief Inspector Davidson, a new character introduced this season. Late in the episode, a scene shows an argument between Davidson and her ex-girlfriend, a junior member of her team. Shouting, tears, accusations, and a shredded jacket add queer realism to the scene, while the last scene of the episode sees Davidson and Fleming share a loaded brushing of their hands, a sapphic moment to remember.
Line of Duty Seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. Season 6 airs weekly on Sundays on BBC.
Batwoman casts Wallis Day as new, different Kate Kane
Batwoman has cast a new person in the role of Kate Kane. Wallis Day was introduced as the new Kane at the end of last week’s episode when she is found alive but badly inured and covered in bandages—not to mention being held hostage. A particularly interesting aspect of the return of Kane is that she will be a new, altered of herself, due to the convergence of worlds as a result of the most recent Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths. In other words, she’s Kate Kane, but she’s not the Kate Kane from Season 1. Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) will continue to be Batwoman, which leaves the door wide open in regards to Kane’s involvement with the Batwoman team.
Batwoman airs Sunday nights on The CW.
Colors of Tobi doc about nonbinary teen premiers at BFI Flare
A documentary following a young nonbinary person in Hungary premiered at BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival this month. Colors of Tobi which documents not just Tobi’s four-year journey around their gender identity, but also their family’s experiences and general support. The film arrives in the wake of the devastating anti-LGBTQ 2020 Hungarian law known as Section 33, declared while the prime minister had emergency coronavirus powers.
Colors of Tobi can be viewed at BFI Flare with a ticket before March 28. Some location restrictions may exist.
aGLIFF film festival shows queer films from March through May
Austin’s LGBTQ cinema festival, aGLIFF, which stands for All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival has shared its spring online programming. March 24-30, the documentary Workhorse Queen, directed by Angela Washko, will be screened. The film follows drag queen Mrs. Kasha Davis in her post-TV career. Cured from directors Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon will be screened April 22-28. The film chronicles the campaign to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental illnesses in 1973. German film Boy Meets Boy from director Daniel Sanchez Lopez follows two young men who meet on a Berlin dance floor and share a night of romance.
aGLIFF’s spring events are ticketed.