Colette director Wash Westmoreland on queer filmmaking and sapphic sex scenes

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“People say, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to today’. I’m like, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to the last 10,000 years!’” BY ROXY BOURDILLON  There’s a lot to love about riveting new period drama Colette – the sumptuous Parisian setting, the plethora of sapphic shenanigans, Keira Knightley wearing the hell out of a trouser suit… But the thing that [….]

Why WayHaught gets WLW representation right

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Tab Sylvester sings the praises of Wynonna Earp’s same-sex love story BY TAB SYLVESTER  Although it wasn’t until season three that Kat Barrell was finally featured in the opening credits of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp, fans knew that this moment was inevitable. Barrell plays Sheriff Nicole Haught, who runs the police department in Purgatory. Her relationship [….]

Ruby Rose to play lesbian superhero Batwoman in new CW series

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“This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  The American television network CW has announced that out, lesbian actress Ruby Rose (Pitch Perfect, Orange Is The New Black) will play out, lesbian superhero, Batwoman. Rose’s character may be [….]

Billie Jean King: “I thought I’d see a woman president”

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Carrie Lyell meets tennis legend Billie Jean King BY CARRIE LYELL  I’m sitting in a dark screening room in Soho, and there are tears streaming down my face. As the credits for Battle Of The Sexes roll and the journalists around me collect their bags and jackets and head for the door, I’m thinking about Billie Jean King and how hard it [….]

Stevie Boebi: “People assume I’m so good in bed”

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YouTube’s leading queer sex educator gets up close and personal with Roxy Bourdillon BY ROXY BOURDILLON  I am obsessed with Stevie Boebi’s vaginas. She has a whole wall of them: luscious life drawings, erotic sculptures, even a smattering of jaunty Victorian porn. She gazes fondly at a black and white photo of an Old Timey [….]

Maggie Sawyer and the power of fandom

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“These fans are turning their disappointment and heartbreak into something positive by helping a charitable cause” BY NICOLA CHOI It’s no secret that ever since Floriana Lima’s exit from Supergirl, Maggie and “Sanvers” (that’s Alex/Maggie) fans have been underwhelmed… to say the least. Maggie’s story was a circular whirlwind of disappointment, rather than an arc. [….]

11 must-see lesbian and bi short films you can watch on YouTube right now

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Emily Bashforth shares her favourite queer girl flicks BY EMILY BASHFORTH  When Hollywood fails to represent the LGBTQ+ community in their blockbusters, independent filmmakers take it upon themselves to do the job for them. YouTube is home to many LGBTQ+ short films, which can either make your sides split from laughter, your eyes sting from [….]