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After countless headlines, we’ve recently seen Shonda Rhimes take the heat for the seriously sexual gay scenes in her show How To Get Away With Murder. In return, she tells everyone to stick it where the sun don’t shine. As she rightfully should. Because of shows like Orange Is the New Black and entertainment pioneers like Rhimes, Lgbt couples on television have finally moved further away from taboo and closer to the norm. At the end of the day, love is love and we’re focusing on the lady loves who prove just that.
On TV, there has been a lesbian marriage on Grey’s Anatomy (again, thanks to Rhimes), short flings such as on The O.C. and supernatural love back in the day of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. During Buffy’s run, Alyson Hannigan said her character’s relationship was “[n]ot about being controversial or making a statement. »
- Taylor Ferber
USA Network's “Royal Pains” is taking advantage of its NBCUniversal membership with a “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” tie-in for their season finale. Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Scott Disick, will appear on the Sept. 2 finale. Playing themselves, the reality stars just happen to be in the Hamptons. During dinner at a local hot spot, Hank's (Mark Feuerstein) girlfriend Charlotte (Gillian Alexy) asks Evan (Paulo Costanzo) to make an introduction. Also read: Sonia Braga to Guest Star on USA's ‘Royal Pains’ (Exclusive) It's unclear whether that's the extent of Khloe and Scott's appearance. Maybe one of »
- Jethro Nededog
The project — airing in 2015 — counts several other ABC Family names among its credits: Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters) will executive-produce alongside writers Michael Vickerman, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (The Fosters).
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USA Network's “Royal Pains” has just outdone itself when it comes to guest castings. TheWrap has learned that veteran actress Sonia Braga will join the breezy drama in a recurring role on the currently-airing sixth season. Braga will play Lorena Correia, grandmother to Divya's (Reshma Shetty) baby Sashi and her ex mother-in-law. Things heat up between the women when Divya visits Lorena in Argentina and their relationship becomes even more complicated. Also read: USA Orders ‘Colony’ Pilot From Carlton Cuse Braga's scenes will be filmed on location in Mexico and her episodes will air in August. She joins previously »
- Jethro Nededog
Elena Gallenti (Livia De Paolis) is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler and Diane Guerrero), who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. Through these relationships and the help of her Phd advisor (Carol Kane), Elena comes to a better understanding of how to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age. Ultimately they develop a bond that strikes a balance between the old world and the new. Watch our exclusive clip for Emoticon ;), and check out the photo gallery before seeing it in theaters starting this Friday.
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Modern-day relationships seem to be continuously defined by technological interactions, which is why Livia De Paolis' directorial debut "Emoticon ;)" feels all the more appropriate. Fortunately for contemporary audiences, the film will soon be released by Indican Pictures on May 30. De Paolis does double duty in the film, taking on the story's lead role of Elena, an anthropology grad student trying to dissect the role technology plays in communication and relationships. The film also stars Michael Cristofer ("The Shadow Box," "American Horror Story"), Miles Chandler ("Six Degrees"), Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black"), Carol Kane ("Taxi"), Sonia Braga ("Alias"), Christine Ebersole ("American Horror Story," "Grey Gardens") and Daphne Rubin-Vega ("Rent"). Check out the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below: »
- Ziyad Saadi
Panama City – Already a sales and fest hit, Chilean Sebastian Lelio’s fourth feature “Gloria” won picture at the first Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, held Saturday in Panama City.
In what was probably the closest to a shoo-in for an award, “Gloria’s” Paulina Garcia nabbed actress for her turn as a 58-year-old divorcee searching for love and affection. Garcia already took best actress at Berlin last year for the same perf.
Sebastian Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, his regular co-scribe, scooped the first Platino in history with best screenplay for “Gloria,” “a real attempt to connect [with audiences],” Lelio told Variety of his dramatic comedy.
For auteurs, the road to a real audience connection is littered with corpses, but “Gloria,” bucking the trend and sold by Funny Balloons, was one of the biggest sales stories at last year’s Berlin, deals including a Roadside Attractions U.S. pick-up. It now has three Platino Awards under its belt. »
- John Hopewell
Indican Pictures has acquired "Emoticon ;)," which continues the not-so-regular tradition of movies with symbols in their titles ("π," "I ♥ Huckabees"). The film, which is the directorial debut of Livia De Paolis and played at the Gen Art Film Festival in 2013, is slated for a May 30 release. "Emoticon ;)" stars De Paolis as an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on modern means of communication. She meets her boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler, Diane Guerrero), and they learn about love and intimacy in the digital age. The film also stars Carol Kane as De Paolis's PhD advisor, along with Sonia Braga, Christine Ebersole and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Copy editors everywhere can't wait to make sure their writers type in the right smiley face. »
- Max O'Connell
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