Queer tv and art fill this week’s Good and Gay. From B. Scott joining BET in a historic role to five new queer street art murals in Australia, we’ve gathered the best and brightest queer moments of the week in one place for your reading pleasure! Grab yourself a cup of something delicious, kick back, and enjoy these reasons to feel joyful…
Actor Ella Hunt comes out as queer
Actor Ella Hunt recently clarified her sexuality on Twitter. A fan quoted an interview back to her where Hunt said queer wasn’t specifically about sexuality, disagreeing with the claim. The actor responded: “I actually completely agree with you and when the interviewer asked me directly if I was queer I got anxious and fumbled my answer.” In a later tweet, she wrote: “I am queer and I am happy to be open about it.” Hunt plays Sue on Apple TV+’s Dickinson, an extremely queer series about poet Emily Dickinson.
Both seasons of Dickinson are currently streaming on Apple TV+.
B. Scott becomes BET’s first trans and nonbinary host and executive producer
B. Scott is a tv personality, radio show host, YouTuber, editor, and advice columnist. And now they’re making history as the first trans and nonbinary host and executive producer at BET. They will be hosting the official after-show for Lena Waithe’s Twenties, a series built on queer Black narratives. “B. Scott is so much more than a personality. They’re a lifeline for those that feel invisible, they brought me joy when I was a struggling writer trying to find my way in LA, in a word — they’re legendary. I’ve always known there should be a space for B. Scott on BET, and now the time has come for us to make that space,” said Waithe. B. Scott said they were “proud to make history as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show at BET. I am in a place of forgiveness and I am honored to help turn the page on the past and be a part of the network’s move toward a more inclusive future for everyone.”
Twenties the After Show begins production soon and will air as a companion to the second season of Twenties.
Queer, teen dramedy Generation premieres
Yesterday, HBO Max’s new series Generation premiered. Starring out queer actor Justice Smith, the series portrays a group of diverse, queer high school students exploring and embracing their sexuality. Set in a conservative community, the series shows the teenagers questioning their parents’ and their own deeply held beliefs about sex, gender, life, love, and the nature of family. Written by Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel, the series aims to capture Zelda’s experiences as a member of Generation Z.
The first three episodes of Generation are streaming now on HBO Max, with following episodes coming out on Thursdays.
Queer vampire series First Kill announces cast
Netflix’s new queer vampire series First Kill has announced the two leads of the series about a vampire and a vampire hunter who fall in love. Sarah Catherine Hook will play Juliette Fairmont, a teen vampire from a powerful vampire family and Imani Lewis will play Calliope Burns, a vampire slayer from a long line of slayers. Juliette must make her first kill to satisfy her family and chooses Calliope as her mark, only to find the two share an undeniable attraction. Last October, Netflix ordered eight episodes of the series based on the Victoria V.E. Schwab short story of the same name. Schwab will be co-writing and executive producing the series alongside showrunner Felicia D. Henderson.
Australian queer artists celebrated in street art murals
Across Australia five new murals have been unveiled. The murals are bright, lively portraits of notable queer street artists, including Dhungutti drag performer Felicia Foxx, Bundjalung activist Nessa Turnbull Roberts, comedian Jeff van de Zandt, and makeup artist and activist Roshan Nausad. The murals have been unveiled in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra.