Godzilla Says Trans Rights

Well, skreeonked it. You know how the Big G is. Read More >>

The 100 Went in a Bumhole

In 2016, The 100 went into a metaphorical bumhole. In the span of a few episodes the show murdered one of its most prominent Black characters in a brutal manner and then murdered its most high profile lesbian. The audience fled in droves, the show was critically panned, a national conversation about the wanton killing of lesbians on TV was had (again), and then... the CW renewed the show. Read More >>

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Star Wars’ Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts – and in many ways, it’s still a story that is only just beginning. Read More >>

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Statement’ About J.K. Rowling is Empty Bullshit

To say that Warner Bros. released a statement about J.K. Rowling’s recent and ongoing response to accusations of transphobia would be, well, an overstatement. Because at this point I’ve read it enough times that I’m not even sure it’s words anymore. Read More >>

Daniel Radcliffe Delivers a Powerful, Heartfelt Message to Support Trans Rights

Warner Bros. might be willing to look the other way while Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling continues to support transphobic views, but Harry Potter isn’t having any of that shit. Read More >>

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How Much of J.K. Rowling’s Transphobia Will Be Too Much Transphobia for Warner Bros.?

Because, as it turns out, the level of transphobia Warner Bros. seems ready to look past from J.K. Rowling is already a considerably large amount. Read More >>

How What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Builds Deeper, Creepier Vampire Worlds

Iconic vampire cameos, a ruined orgy, Staten Island city council politics, and one very unlucky witch skin hat made the debut season of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows a cult hit. This past winter, Gizmodo took a look behind the scenes of season two and talked to the creators, cast, and crew about prosthetic fangs, flying rigs, and unravelling of the meekest characters’ powerful true natures. Read More >>

Batwoman’s Idea to Replace Ruby Rose is Curiously Boring for a Comic Show

We already knew Ruby Rose decided to exit the CW’s Batwoman series after its debut season. That was surprising enough. Now there’s word that the network might not just recast the role of Batwoman, it’s possibly decided to do away with the character of Kate Kane entirely. In a universe of time travel, doppelgängers, and literal face-swapping, to this news I say, “Huh?” Read More >>

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Now’s the Time to Rewatch Black Mirror’s ‘Striking Vipers’

Charlie Brooker was quite right when he said that now really isn’t the time for new episodes of Black Mirror. But the fact that so many of us are self-isolating at home in the midst of a pandemic that’s made it so we can’t physically touch one another makes now a particularly excellent time to go back and (re)watch “Striking Vipers,” the first episode in Black Mirror’s fifth series. Read More >>

How Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This Evolves Past Its Mixed Metaphor About Queerness

Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This follows in the long tradition of comic book adaptations about people manifesting superpowers to tell coming-of-age stories about how hard it is to know yourself as your body begins to do and feel things you don’t understand. Sydney Novak (It and Sharp Objects star Sophia Lillis) is a burgeoning telekinetic, yes, but she’s also a hormonal teenager on the brink of realising something profoundly important about herself. Read More >>

Unpleasant Person Wins Case Against Police Who Warned Him About His Transphobic Tweets

The high court ruled on Friday that police should not have visited a man who sent out “transphobic” tweets at his place of work and that they had a “substantial chilling effect” by doing so, the Guardian reported. Read More >>

Marvel’s First Big-Screen Queer Couple Will Be Eternals’ Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry

Last summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige cleared up some confusion about when audiences could expect to see the studio’s first queer superhero fighting to save the world on the big screen. After initial reports that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would explore her canonical bisexuality in Thor: Love & Thunder, Feige explained that the MCU’s first gay hero would technically arrive in Eternals. Read More >>

It Doesn’t Count If Your Character Comes Out in a Junket Interview

In a recent interview with Out, Dame Judi Dench mused about her relationship to Cats and described how she sees her character, Old Deuteronomy as trans because the role has traditionally been portrayed by male actors. Actors really do say the darnedest things, don’t they? Read More >>

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Star Wars Movies Should Be So Far Beyond Teasing LGBTQ Representation at This Point

The new era of Star Wars at the box office – amplified by a legion of new books, comics, video games, and TV shows – has brought with it a renewed focus on presenting diverse characters in the galaxy far, far away, be it across the spectrum of gender, race, or sexuality. While there have been strides for the latter, it’s yet to come up on the big screen. Read More >>

There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Gay Gene,’ Large Genome Study Finds

A new study seems to firmly bury the idea of a so-called “gay gene.” Scientists looked at the genes of nearly a half million people and couldn’t find any genetic variations that could reliably predict someone’s same-sex behaviour. Rather, they argue, our sexual preferences are influenced by a complex mix of our genes, environment, and life experiences. Read More >>