Aussie actress Ruby Rose suits up as ‘Batwoman’ in new CW series

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ABOVE: Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Photo courtesy the CW.

As the Gotham City crime fighter Kate Kane in “Batwomam,” Ruby Rose’s character is one for the history books, as the first lesbian superhero in a leading television role. It’s been a fast-moving ride to the top for the young Australian actress/model, who caught everyone’s eye back in 2014 when she created “Break Free,” a short film on gender fluidity.

The YouTube video has been viewed more than 51 million times. Rose had no idea the impact it would make on her career.

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‘Pose’ scores six history-making Emmy nominations

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“Pose” landed six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and a Best Actor nomination for Billy Porter, marking a historic milestone for the first television series to feature the largest cast of LGBTQ actors.

Porter, who portrays Pray Tell on “Pose” is the first openly gay black man to be nominated for an Emmy.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ leaves legacy for women of color

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ABOVE: (L-R) Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley, Danielle Brooks and Adrienne C. Moore in season two of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” (Image from Netflix)

NEW YORK (AP) | From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, “Orange is the New Black” told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls.

While it was originally centered around the privileged white character of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), the supporting characters — some quirky, some volatile, some comic, some tragic — became the show’s breakout stars.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ sequel is ‘already in discussions’

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“Orange is the New Black” could be getting a sequel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers are already considering a sequel series.

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Laverne Cox speaks on the ‘violence’ of misgendering trans murder victims

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Laverne Cox got candid about her past suicidal thoughts and emotional response to news of the three unsolved murders of black transgender women in Jacksonville, Florida.

The “Orange is the New Black” star posted a link to an article from ProPublica’s investigation into the murders along with a deeply personal note about her past.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ stars Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are dating

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“Orange is the New Black” stars Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are involved in a real life, off-screen romance.

Martinez portrays Daddy on the Netflix series. Before joining the show, she came in third on the debut season of “The Voice.”

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VIDEO: ‘Orange is the New Black’ releases season six trailer

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“Orange is the New Black” is finally giving a sneak peek at the aftermath of the Litchfield riot.

Season five ended with the three-day Litchfield riot finally coming to a close.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 LGBTQ TV shows for Pride month

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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ sets season six premiere date in teaser

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Taryn Manning and Lea DeLaria in season three of ‘Orange is the New Black.’ Photo by JoJo Whilden, courtesy Netflix.

“Orange is the New Black” has announced the return date of its sixth season will be July 27.

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Netflix revives ‘Tales Of The City,’ with Laura Linney, Ellen Page

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ABOVE: Ellen Page. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” according to Deadline.

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Fans start petition to make a Barbie inspired by Laverne Cox

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People are ready for the first Barbie doll inspired by a transgender woman.

Mattel recently announced they were releasing 17 new Barbies based on inspiring women from the past and present. Laverne Cox’s fans believe the “Orange is the New Black” star also deserves her own miniature version.

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Laverne Cox is Cosmopolitan’s first transgender cover model

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Laverne Cox is Cosmopolitan’s first openly transgender cover model.

Cox, 45, made her debut on the cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa’s February 2018 issue which features the “Cosmopolitan” title in a rainbow font and the hashtag #SayYesToLove.

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