Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Les/ Bi News Roundup


TGIF ladies! While Trump is off in Davos showing off his very stable, genius knowledge of our economy, we’re over here still riding our high from the empowerment at the Women’s March last weekend and the Oscar noms this week. Also, Grown-ish tackles biphobia and we might be getting lots more Arizona in Grey’s Anatomy.

Lez get to it!

Two out and proud lesbians have made history at the Oscars!

We brought you the list of Oscar nominations when they were announced earlier this week, but this is too big not to make you all see it here, too.  Both of these historical nominations are the for the Netflix film Mudbound, which we all have no excuses not to have seen now.

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Rachel Morrison is not only the first out lesbian, but the first woman to be nominated in the Best Cinematography category at the Academy Awards. The New York Times recently spoke to Morrison on the phone, and she had this to say about her nomination:

I am incredibly honored and I’m hoping that it’s just the beginning. I hope that it tells more women that they can get behind the camera. It’s a dream I’ve been chasing my entire career and I never necessarily thought it would happen. It’s also a tremendous honor to be the first.

Check out the full interview here. Her most current project is Black Panther, so be sure to grab your tickets and go support her work!

(Photo by Rich Fury/BAFTA LA/Getty Images)

Dee Rees made herstory as the first black woman to be nominated for her writing in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Mudbound. She has said in the past that her 2011 film Pariah, about a 17 year-old girl learning to accept herself as a lesbian, is semi-autobiographical.

Rees also adapted the short story The Hanging Stranger for Amazon Prime’s Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, which she told Variety was a creative outlet for her after the 2016 presidential election.

Season 2 One Day at a Time is out!

The Netflix revival sitcom One Day at a TimeAE reviewed the first season release is second season Friday, and it’s already queued up to binge on my TV tonight. last year, and from what I’ve seen, this set of episodes is just as delightful.

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Isabella Gomez, who plays Elena, the teen who came out as gay to her family toward the end of season one, gave a glimpse in a recent interview of what we can expect from her character this season.

This season is all about: it doesn’t matter who you like it’s just who you like. We see the family trying to help her get a girlfriend. We see grandma giving her flirting tips and Alex making fun of her just like any other family would work.

Here are a few recent Instagram posts from Gomez to get you excited to dive in!

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The family that selfies together, stays together. ❤️

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