Good morning and happy Friday! IndieWire has a great interview with queer filmmaker Ruthie Doyle. A quote:
It’s 20 years after B. Ruby Rich named “New Queer Cinema,” and I feel so privileged to work within this milieu. But at the Berlinale this year I was shocked by how many films (spoiler alert!) still ended with the LGBT character beat up, killed, etc. (And on a more personal note, a lack of women kissing!) [My film] La Vernia has a queer lead, but that’s just a fact of who she is, it’s not a point of conflict. Luckily I think it’s clear that’s the direction that we’re moving in with gay films.
Where Holly Golightly defied heterosexual convention (and even inspired noted feminist Gloria Steinem), the same year’s The Children’s Hour allowed Hepburn’s confrontational poise to venture into uncharted cinematic territory: a woman facing a lesbian scandal in a time when the word “lesbian” couldn’t even be uttered on-screen. For years, Hollywood had struggled to adapt Lillian Helman’s modern spin on the scandal that rocked Scotland in the 19th century — going so far as to make it a tale of heterosexual adultery to appease censors in the ’30s — until The Hays Code lightened up and Hollywood was finally allowed to directly reference the idea (if not the language) of homosexuality.
Laura Prepon knows what girls want. Here’s what she said about Season 2 sexy scenes with Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black:
We did some stuff in season 2 where I’m like, ‘Okay, girl, here we go.’ You’ve got to feel safe. Season 2 sets things up in a way that’s kind of crazy. So many things could happen in season 3.
Sia has released a teaser for her new video.
Cosima’s wig is tiny. I use an old theater technique where we build a cage with wire and crepe hair and sew appliances to it. Although it looks substantial, less is more, and it’s about the movement of the hair. The piece would shock you, and that’s as far as I can go. At Orphan, we take a blood vow not to divulge too much information.
The Frisky has “A Brief History of Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumors.” Ellen DeGeneres isn’t playing around when it comes to gay rights. She’s boycotting two of Los Angeles’s most iconic hotels unless their owner changes their homophobic policies. Season 2 of The Fosters has a poster. Naya Rivera may or may not have been dropped from her record label, which means she may or may not be having the worst week ever. EastSiders is raising money for its upcoming second season. Out actress Vera Miao will be joining the cast, and the Kickstarter campaign runs through May 19.