Queer film, comics, and TV fill this week’s Good and Gay with a heaping helping of hope! From the long-awaited confirmation of a bisexual comic book character’s sexuality to queer solidarity to the LGBTQ critics TV awards show, queer folks are doing everything we can to bring some light and goodness to the world—and we’ve gathered it all in one place for your reading pleasure.
The trailer for Dating Amber showcases queer solidarity between teens
Two teens, one a gay boy and one a lesbian, decide to avoid suspicion from their friends and family by dating. Or, well, pretending to date. Set in Ireland in the 90s, this looks like it’s going to be an adorable and hilarious film about queer friendship, coming out, and finding yourself.
Dating Amber will be available on demand from your favorite platform starting November 13. (Prime, AppleTV, Google, DirectTv, etc.)
Away shows queer women navigating their relationship, even when worlds apart
Netflix’s new sci-fi TV series, Away, shows Hilary Swank and her crew attempt the first human-run mission to Mars. Among the crew is Lu, a woman who is married to a man and has a child, but is also in a queer relationship with a woman named Mei. Vivian Wu, who plays Lu, tells NewNowNext, “Lu is …on a journey of self-discovery and trying to find her authentic self. It is a multi-layered character to play. It is such a joy to play her.”
Away is available to stream on Netflix.
After 40 years, Marvel’s Kate Pryde gets a canonical queer kiss
It looks like everyone’s favorite closet-bisexual from comics is finally out! In Marauders Issue #12, which came out earlier this week, Kate Pryde (aka Kitty Pryde aka Shadowcat aka Sprite) kisses a female tattoo artist. After 40 years of appearing in comics in canonical relationships with Star-Lord and Colossus and subtextual “situations” with Magick and Karma, it’s delightful to see Kate a little more comfortable with her sexuality, or rather, to see creators and publishers more comfortable with her sexuality.
Marauders can be found online at Comixology or at your Local Comic Store.
LGBTQ entertainment critics (GALECA) announce Dorians TV toast
GALECA, the society of LGBTQ entertainment critics, has announced their awards ceremony slash toast for this Sunday. This first-ever TV special will feature celebrities including Janelle Monáe, Laverne Cox, Dan Levy, Billy Porter, Regina King, Hugh Jackman, and John Oliver. The virtual event, hosted by talk show host Karel, will include the awards ceremony, a series of toasts and acceptance speeches, and discussions about the highs and lows of the past TV season, highlighting both queer-focused series and mainstream TV. “It’s really incredible how the industry has so positively responded to our show,” says Karel. “While COVID has definitely created challenges, it’s also strangely brought us together in a global way: We’ve got Alex Newell in Canada, Laverne Cox in New York, Lea DeLaria in LA, Margaret Cho in her back yard and even a surprise from Ireland! A pub is a place that brings people together, and we think Oscar Wilde would approve of our virtual Plan B.”
Dorian Awards TV Toast 2020 will be available to be streamed on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Revry.TV