What’s New in LGBTQ Entertainment: August 12th

Rosie O’Donnell to Star in New Prime Video Series ‘League of Their Own’ (Photo by Anne Marie Fox/Prime Video, © Amazon Studios)

Rosie O’Donnell to make cameo in new series own league, available today on Amazon Prime Video. A cast member in the 1992 film by Penny Marshall, O’Donnell returns in a completely different role. Rockford makes a cameo appearance as Peaches aficionado Vi.

O’Donnell’s character is just one of the new elements in the series, which includes lesbian and non-binary characters.

Series co-creator Abi Jacobson plays team catcher Carson who falls in love with his teammate Greta, played by Darcy Carden.

Shante Adams plays Max, an African-American woman. Max, while a good athlete, is not initially allowed to play on the team because of her race.

Expect far fewer laughs than in the film, and an all-new cast of characters. It takes a more realistic look at the struggle to find a place to stay.

You might think of them as young actors, but listen to an episode of their new podcast. Dare We Sayand you are more likely to call them disruptors. Dare We Say On sale this week.

From both Josie Totah and Alycia Pascual-Peña saved by bell and Yasmin Hammadi, cute boy, are good friends in real life. This makes it easier for the three of them to have serious discussions about sensitive issues such as the pitfalls of social media, the ins and outs of hooking up her culture, and LGBTQ rights.

The trio regularly contact their elders (translated as 26 years old) to try to make sense of the chaotic world around them.

Listen to new episodes every Thursday.

Tatiana Maslany, lead actor in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Photo credit: Marvel Studios)

Disney continues to strive to create more colorful and diverse worlds on screen. Tatiana Maslany stars in the new series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She-Hulk: Lawyer, She wore a “Support Trans Futures” T-shirt in Disney+ promotional materials for the show.

“I am very supportive of those fighting for LGBTQ rights. That community means a lot to me, and if there is a way I can continue to express my alliance, I will do it.” she said in an interview.

Although there are no LGBTQ or transgender characters in the show, Maslany noted that his character struggled to adapt to his new body (a 6-foot-7-inch super-strong green Hulk). It’s an analogy to gendered people being uncomfortable with their bodies. Or being an outsider.

Maslany’s character is a lawyer who specializes in superhuman cases. Surrounding her are Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong.

She-Hulk: Lawyer premiered at Disney+ August 18th.

Peter Finch as Oscar Wilde and John Fraser as his young lover Bosey (from The Trial of Oscar Wilde, 1960).

Blu-ray version Oscar Wilde’s Ordeal Released by Kino Lorber earlier this week, it’s a must-have for fans of LGBTQ movies.

The story may seem tame by today’s standards, but it was scandalous when it was released in 1960. It follows Wilde, a famous gay playwright who was involved with young aristocrats at the time.

Writer/director Ken Hughes had a pretty hard time getting someone to play the lead role. Actor Peter Finch eventually accepted the role, though not without concerns.Finch reportedly said at the time, “I’m stiff and scared.” as Wild’s young lover, Sir Alfred Douglas, commonly called Bosey, was played by John Fraser.

part love story and part courtroom drama, Oscar Wilde’s Ordeal is a fascinating and controversial look at one of the most infamous legal battles of the late 19th century.