Carol Burnett was a lesbian


K-Word # 334: News from the lesbian world

Today: Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon, Coming Out in the Bundesliga, Kristen Stewart makes a lesbian film, "The L Word: Generation Q": Sky puts us off, Taylor Swift, Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry, "Jungle Camp", "The Boat" and more series news - and more!

NBC / Screenshot Lesbian Visibility: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at the Golden Globe Awards

From Karin Schupp

10.1.2020 - At the Golden Globes on Sunday, the Carol Burnett Award was presented to Ellen DeGeneres to a lesbian moment - no: even three moments when we Portia de Rossis Count your suit-and-tie outfit and your kiss in front of an audience of millions! Actress / comedian Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) spoke in her laudation as funny as it was moving to tears about the influence that Ellen's coming out in her sitcom at the time Ellen and in real life (K-Word # 197) she had: "I was sitting in my mother's basement, lifting weights in front of the mirror and thinking: Am i a lesbian And it was me. And I'm still, "said the 36-year-old. “And the only thing that made that less difficult was seeing Ellen on TV.” Without Ellen, “she would have believed: I'll never get on TV. LGBTQ people are not allowed to do that! Most of all, I would have thought that I was an alien and that I might not have the right to exist at all. ”The two-time Emmy winner, soon to be in a lesbian role in Bombshell (Theatrical release: Feb. 13) to see has always - even very - openly lesbian, but has hardly talked about it since 2012, with her career Saturday Night Live (in which she also parodies Ellen) took off.

The other lesbian Golden Globe nominees (K-Word # 330) unfortunately came away empty-handed, including that Portrait of a young woman on fire-Trio Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant and Celine Sciamma (Photo below, from left to right) and Beanie Feldstein (2nd from right, K-Word # 332), who are responsible for their role in Booksmart was nominated and by her partner Bonnie Chance Roberts was accompanied.


More and more openly queer soccer players in the Bundesliga (K-Word # 333). The U19 national player made a short and sweet coming out Gina Chmielinski (Turbine Potsdam): In her Instagram story last week she answered the question “hetero or homo?” With “tendency to sorry, guys”. Kiss smiley faces from us!

Who would have thought that it would be in the series of all places The boat would be a lesbian love story! There are still enough mangy men in a tight tin can underwater in the sequel to the classic war film from 1981, but large parts of the plot cleverly also take place in the coastal town of La Rochelle, where the translator Simone (Vicky Kriepswho received the German Television Award 2019 for this) in Carla (Lizzy Kaplan, Masters of Sex), the lesbian leader of a resistance group, fell in love. Until it sparks between the two, however, we have to endure a lot of brutal soldiers with disgusting sayings and (in episode 3) a brutal rape. Whether The boat Still worth it, you will find out here in our next week L-MAGSeries review. The 8 episodes (which ran on Sky at the end of 2018 and on ZDF at the beginning of January) are available in the ZDF media library and on Sky Ticket / Sky Go. Season 2 will follow later this year on Sky.

Sky Carla (l.) And Simone in "Das Boot"

Speaking of which: If I had to be under water, I'd prefer to be with me Kristen Stewart: Your sea monster thriller Underwater is now in the cinema! Kristen was named "Actress of the Decade" by the Hollywood Critics Association yesterday, but was only able to say thank you with a single player because she is filming a lesbian romantic comedy in Pittsburgh, to the delight of all of us: In Happiest season she plays a woman who is her friend (Mackenzie Davis, Black Mirror, Terminator 6) wants to propose marriage to her family during the Christmas holidays - until she realizes that her conservative parents have not yet come out. The film by the lesbian director / actress Clea DuVall (Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale) could come to us in 2020, in the USA it will start in November.

Meyer / Instagram Kristen Stewart (left) would like to propose to her real friend Dylan Meyer soon, as she said in a radio interview in November

And another lesbian film: Jake Gyllenhaal want the musical Fun home film for the cinema. The Broadway piece (see clip) by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, which won five Tony Awards in 2016, including “Best Musical”, is based on the cartoonist's autobiographical graphic novel Alison Bechdel (Dykes To Watch Out For) about her lesbian coming out and the difficult relationship with her hidden gay father, who died when she was 19. Gyllenhaal not only wants to produce the film, but also - in his second gay role after Brokeback Mountain - play the father, other roles have not yet been filled.

Late New Years Greetings from Sarah Paulson (Ocean's Eight) and her partner Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The L Word)...

... and from the The L WordStars Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig (Far right a rare picture of Kate's wife Ana Rezende, K-Word # 317).

Unfortunately unsatisfactory news about the German broadcast of The L Word: Generation Q: We asked Sky and found out that the new episodes of the lesbian series won't come before April, it could even be May or June. If you are toying with the thought of complaining to the pay station: It certainly helps to hold out the prospect of taking out a subscription! Also runs in the USA The L Word yes on pay TV and at the time was always on the brink because too many lesbians shared an account or met for a public viewing ...

When separated people ended Sara Gilbert (Roseanne, Atypical) and music producer Linda Perry the year 2019: the former filed for divorce two weeks ago. The two have been a couple since 2011, married in 2014 and have a four-year-old son (K-Word # 86) and two other children from Gilbert's previous relationship with the TV producer Ali eagle (Supergirl).

ET / Screenshot Sara Gilbert (l.) And Linda Perry with their son Rhodes 2015

Our television year will definitely be full: With a year delay, the shooting of season 4 of the LGBT-friendly demon series will start these days Wynonna Earp (K-Word # 308), and also Batwoman, Black Lightning, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Charmed, All American, Legacies and Riverdale - all with lesbian / bisexual / queer characters - will continue. Good news from Killing Eve: The third season of the series with the queer, psychopathic hitman and her opponent from MI6 will appear in spring - and season 4 has already been ordered!

BBC America came closer than ever in season 2 of "Killing Eve": Villanelle (Jodie Comer, r.) And Eve (Sandra Oh)

Till this day is a TV presenter Ramona Leiß (K-Word # 55) the only openly lesbian candidate on the RTL show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! But possibly the broadcaster hopes that this year's jungle camp (from Jan. 11) will see the no-name candidates Anastasiya Avilova (Temptation Island) and Toni trips (DSDS) get closer: Both had come out as bisexual in their Instagram stories in the past. “I'm bi” and “a little bi is never harmful” explained Trips there, and ex-playmate Avilova admitted that she had not yet had a relationship, but only had sex with women, although that sounded different in 2014 (K-Word # 37).

TVNOW / Arya Shirazi will soon have to eat disgusting things: Jungle camp candidates Toni Trips (left) and Anastasiya Avilova

Taylor Swift receives the Vanguard Award for her commitment to LGBTQ rights. The award ceremony, which the LGBTQ media association GLAAD awards to heterosexual supporters, will take place on April 16. The singer who like with celebs Ruby Rose, Hayley Kiyoko and Cara Delevingne is friends, is publicly committed to equal rights and against homophobic politicians (K-Word # 305) and also made a mark with her video for “You Need To Calm Down” (K-Word # 307). Last June, when the 50th birthday of the lesbian and gay movement was celebrated in New York, she surprisingly performed in the legendary LGBT pub Stonewall Inn and sang a duet Modern family-Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson:


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