Sapphic women are everywhere in this week’s Good and Gay, from fighting for rights in Paris to sharing decades of love in Brazil! We’ve gathered the best queer news and pop culture from around the world in one place for your reading pleasure! Plus, Master of None returns as a sapphic delight! Rebecca Black drops a dance-y, sapphic breakup song! And a short film about being nonbinary is in the spotlight! Grab yourself something delicious to sip on and site back for your weekly dose of the very best and very gayest news!
Master of None drops Season 3 trailer all about sapphic love
Master of None will return for Season 3, subtitled “Moments of Love,” this spring and the new trailer is out now. The new season follows married lesbian couple Denise, played by Lena Waithe, and Alicia, played by Naomi Ackie. The above trailer shows Denise and Alicia bonding, laughing, crying, and fighting in a countryside house. Denise appeared in several episodes in the first two seasons of the series, including “Thanksgiving,” a two-episode plot written by Waithe. The episode won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; Waithe is the first Black woman to win the latter award. Given the critical acclaim for Denise so far, we can only hope Season 3 delivers the sapphic love story we deserve.
Master of None Season 3 will be available to stream on Netflix starting May 23.
Paris hosts first lesbian march in 50 years
For the first time in decades, Paris played host to a lesbian march over the weekend, inspired by the dyke marches in the U.S. Sapphic demonstrators called for legislation that would support fertility treatment for lesbian couples and single women, as well as celebrating French lesbian feminists. Actor Adele Haenel and director Celine Sciamma (Portrait of A Lady on Fire) and politician Alice Coffin were all present physically and on posters interspersed among rainbow flags. France is in the middle of a lesbian renaissance, though it is not without dissenters—and we’re happy to see lesbians coming together to fight for better.
Short of the Week features short film about growing up nonbinary
Short of the Week recently put Récit de soi (Self Story in English) in the spotlight. The short film curation project shared the 2018 film written, animated, and directed by animator and filmmaker Géraldine Charpentier and made it their pick of the week. The film itself runs about five minutes and explores the personal story of Lou, a nonbinary person who recounts struggling with gender as a child and their discovery of the Céline Sciamma’s 2011 Tomboy. This beautiful animated film made the rounds a few years ago, but if you missed it, now’s the perfect opportunity to catch up.
Rebecca Black releases new, queer breakup song and video “Personal”
Rebecca Black has released a new single and music video from her forthcoming EP. “Personal,” a song about breaking up with her ex-girlfriend comes on the heels of her sapphic anthem “Girlfriend,” which she just performed at the GLAAD awards. A very poppy, dance-y new single, “Personal” has Black breaking up with a woman because things just aren’t working out, it’s nothing personal. The music video is highly visual and features Black dancing, crying, and buying a diamond-crusted chainsaw, of course. “‘Personal’ represents this reckoning with a consequence of heartbreak I hadn’t really ever understood — which was the guilt and heaviness that comes with being the one to put an end to a relationship when that’s not what the other person wants,” Black told NYLON.
New Netflix documentary series features Brazilian sapphic love story
A new Netflix documentary series My Love: Six Stories of True Love has been released and it features a Brazilian lesbian couple. The film series is an exploration of long-term romantic relationships told in a year-in-a-life format. Over six hour-long episodes, the series examines the power and imperfection of love through six elderly couples from different nations. In “Brazil: Nicinha and Jurema,” the series goes to Brazil where discrimination and violence against queer people is persistent; however, Brazil has marriage equality and anti-discrimination protections in regards to gender and sexuality. Against this backdrop we meet Nicinha and Jurema, two Afro-Brazilian women who have been together for 43 years. We follow the couple as they play with children and grandchildren, talk about the difficult moments in their relationship, and work on building their retirement home. “I always told J that dreams are built little by little, one step at a time,” said Nicinha. “Our house in Rocinha, we built it ourselves. And now we’re building this other house, where we want to grow old. Right here, in this house, on this land.”
My Love: Six Stories of True Love can be streamed on Netflix now.