Zoie Palmer aka Lauren from Lost Girl just came out at The Canadian Screen Awards. Zoe came out subtly by thanking her partner, Alex, and their son.
Happy Faes are here again. Lost Girl has been renewed for a fifth season by its Canadian network, Showcase. The series will return for another 13-episode season, meaning Bo is going to have a chance to storm the gates of Valhalla after all.
Save the girl, screw the world.
Previously on Lost Girl: Bo escapes a Death Train only to pick the world’s most boring boyfriend and together they accidentally open up the Gates of Hel. Also, Lauren sang in French and everyone made out with everyone. Good, now we’re all up to speed?
See, this is why your mother told you to never talk to strangers. Bo is having serious buyer’s remorse about her decision to pick Rainer as her husband/destiny/world-ending-apocalyptic prophecy fulfiller. Rainer is like, “Oops, my bad, guess I suck in every way.” Yes, dude, you do. His mea culpa is interrupted by Bo’s glowy mark, which means even her deadbeat dad disapproves of this union.
What the hell? And I mean that most sincerely, what the actual hell? Does anyone know what is happening? You know when you take an impromptu afternoon nap only to wake up when it’s dark outside and are so confused for a second that you’re not sure what day it is or where you are or possibly what planet this is? Yeah, that is how I felt this whole damn episode. What the hell, Lost Girl?
Fine, I guess I should start at the beginning. Alas, poor Hale. I knew him, Faebians. A fellow of most infinite jest, of most excellent abs. I don’t know, Shakespeare seemed appropriate at a time like this. We’re at his funeral. It’s a bright, beautiful sunny day, which contrasts sharply with everyone’s moods. Isn’t there some sort of cosmic law that it must be overcast and/or raining during funerals? It seems like the respectful thing for Mother Nature to do.
You know that BFF you had in middle school. You guys went to the mall together. You guys spoke on the phone for hours together. You guys coordinated weekly outfits together. But then your friend got a boyfriend (or girlfriend, depending on how progressive your school was). All of a sudden your friend doesn’t call, doesn’t write, doesn’t coordinate high-top Chuck Taylors with you anymore.
So what’s a gal to do? Watch schlocky zombie and vampire movies and/or Jerry Maguire with your new emerging bestie while mainlining Twizzlers, of course. (But not Red Vines. Oh, yeah, that’s a battle line being drawn.) But then that awkward moment comes when you are complaining about your former BFF to your new BFF. And the former comes bearing reconciliatory gifts of candy (though not Twizzlers, this means war!) and no one exactly knows where to look. Yep, it’s like that.
Lauren meets up with a familiar-looking blonde
Should we be surprised that a Death Train is decrepit? Probably not. Should we be surprised Bo is still torn between two lovers? Definitely not. Should we be surprised that a bottle of the black kidnapper smoke that took Bo in the first place is about to be opened in a reckless hail-Mary effort to finally reveal the identity of The Wanderer? Girl, please, have you been watching this show? Reckless is practically its middle name. (p.s. It’s real middle name is “Leather.” Wait, or is that its safe word?)
The end of every year is heavy with Best! and Worst! lists, which is silly and fun but ultimately it just means Stuff The Writer Really Liked or Loathed. Now that we’re in the swing of another year of new television, I thought we’d take a minute to think in more specific terms about LGBT visibility and ask: What are the most important shows on TV right now? You know, the ones that are still changing the minds of the people who don’t believe in marriage equality and showing the way to religious parents who reject their gay childrens’ sexualities and pushing pop culture (which pushes political legislation) firmly toward the correct side of history. Below are 14 shows we think are actually changing the world.
Greetings and salutations, humans, Fae and otherwise. Welcome to your Lost Girl Rewind Mini-Caps. These will follow the U.S. broadcast of the series for Syfy viewers who are just joining the fun of Season 4. Of course, those who have already been playing along are also welcome to relive the magic, so to speak. We’ll use screencaps, captions and your tweets to mini-cap each episode. And be sure to refer back to the previously posted full recaps for each episode because there’s no such thing as too much Boobs O’Clock.
Now that those pesky holidays are over we can get back to the business of television! Loads of your favorite lesbian/bi shows are getting ready to return in a major way, so we thought we’d put together a handy cheat sheet to help you not miss a minute. Below are the premiere dates for upcoming shows featuring gay ladies (with our AfterEllen Twitter hasthtags — so you can tweet along with us! — in parentheses).
Two and a Half Men – Jan 2 (#2Men1Lez)
Dracula – Jan 3
Pretty Little Liars – Jan 7 (#BooRadleyVanCullen)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Jan 7 (#Superqueeros)
Chicago Fire – Jan 7 (#ShaycagoFire)
Super Fun Night – Jan 8
White Collar – Jan 9
The Fosters – Jan 13 (#GaydyBunch)
Shameless – Jan 12
Lost Girl (SyFy) – Jan 13
Hollywood Game Night – Jan 20
Black Sails – Jan 25
House of Cards – Feb 14
Glee – Feb 25 (#GaySharks)
Rizzoli & Isles – Feb 25 (#Gayzzoli)
Grey’s Anatomy – Feb 27 (#GreysGays)
Once Upon a Time – March 9 (#Queerytales)
Orphan Black – April 19 (#Clonesbians)
Orange Is the New Black - Spring 2014
Defiance – June 2014