Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Les/Bi News Round-Up


Samira Wiley’s new YouTube Red show is slaying in all senses of the word.

Wiley plays the no nonsense Detective Jessica Mathers in Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, which premiered on the YouTube’s original programming channel Red last week.

The Emmy-nominated actress seems to have a penchant for bringing her talent to streaming platforms trying to ramp up their original content. She made waves early on in Orange is the New Black and put Hulu original series on the map with The Handmaid’s Tale, so it’s no wonder YouTube snagged her for its new series.

Wiley seems to be having a blast with this show, promoting it enthusiastically on her Twitter and Instagram pages.

She also informed fans that the first couple of episodes can be streamed for free, so hurry up and get your hands on them if you don’t have a subscription to YouTube Red. Feel free to send me your username and password if you decide to sign up. Sharing is caring.

Also, I’m not sure why none of you told me, but Wiley and her wife were featured with their home in AD Magazine, so here are those swoon-worthy photos.

In other screen news, The CW has cast another queer character for its superhero series Black Lightning.

Chantal Thuy has been cast as Grace Choi, recurring character, comic book superfan and love interest of Anissa Pierce. Black Lightning will follow the story of the Outsiders, a group of meta humans pulled together by Batman to continue the work of the Justice League.

Check out the first look for the show:

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