When genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth wakes from death after a car crash that killed their parents and sisters, they have to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie. Always a talented witch, Z can now barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch, and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner.
A queer contemporary that was at once fun, enjoyable and heartwarming and also important and deep, a testament to the strength and resilience that LGBTQ+ teenagers have, showing that amid these darkest points of life there can be a light.
In better fall season news, the powerhouse gay producers and showrunners extraordinaire Greg Berlanti and Ryan Murphy have more TV for us this season. Berlanti just made TV history. The gay wunderkind of the Arrowverse now has a record 18 shows on the air. We won't list them all, but wow. His latest, \"Batwoman,\" is probably the most hyped series for fall. In Berlanti's iteration, Kate Kane, Batman's cousin, is an out lesbian fighting the social justice fight in Batman's absence. Batwoman will be the first lead lesbian superhero on TV.
The latest Berlanti creation stars Ruby Rose as the iconic Batwoman. Rose herself has been an out lesbian since she was 12, and has been outspoken about her own gender nonconformity. She says she had previously considered transition from female to male, but for now uses female pronouns. \"I am very gender fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral,\" Rose said.
Murphy signed a $300 million deal with Netflix, and \"The Politician\" is his first series with them. In the brand new trailer, Platt's character warns his classmates not to get in the way of his presidential aspirations. The scene where he freaks out on his running mate Infinity Jackson (who has cancer) after discovering a video of her using a gay slur (not the one you're thinking of, which is what makes the scene hilarious rather than awful) is priceless. 59ce067264