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Sarah Paulson talks about the inspiration behind her role in the film ‘Run’

Sarah Paulson’s latest thriller Run was recently crowned Hulu’s most-watched movie ever during its opening weekend.

Run was previously going to come to theatres on Mother’s Day weekend back in May to fit in, ironically, with the movie’s plot line about the twisted relationship between a mother (Paulson) and her homeschooled and wheelchair-bound teen daughter (Kiera Allen).

Now that movie has come out just in time for quality time on edge with family. Sarah Paulson shared the incredible (and jump scare-like surprise) for the Hulu film.

Elsewhere on Paulson’s agenda, she admitted back in September that returning to American Horror Story for season 10 felt “intimidating and nerve-wracking” after numerous TV and movie productions stopped or altered production schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She also praised her colleagues for the “extraordinary” consideration they gave, so that everyone could return to filming as safely as possible.

Hulu also has another big release coming with Happiest Season, a holiday rom-com that was recently picked up for streaming instead of going to theaters. The movie starring Kristen Stewart, MacKenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza could very well make for another big win for Hulu coming hot off Run, but we’ll have to see, of course.

Ellen DeGeneres playfully Pokes fun at Sarah Paulson’s relationship with Holland Taylor

Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at Sarah Paulson and her relationship with Holland Taylor when she appeared on her show via Zoom.

Paulson had been talking about her hectic work schedule, saying she was filming American Crime Story in LA before shooting the second series of Netlflix’s Ratched

DeGeneres joked: “You’re rarely home. No wonder your relationship works. You never see one another.”

Sarah also discussed her randy rescue dog Winnie, who she said loves to constantly hump her arm. While she finds it funny, she said Holland is ‘disgusted.’

During a conversation about Paulson‘s dog, Winnie, a photo of Pennywise from the IT film flashing up and scared the actress leading her to ask, “How do you press Leave Meeting? I’m leaving. This is horrible!”

Sarah Paulson Talks Her Romance With Holland Taylor: “Maybe There’s Something Brave In It”

Many words have been used in regard to Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor’s romance. Now, the actress is sharing a few of her own.

Paulson – who is usually very private about her long-time relationship with the fellow actress, Taylor – has opened up a touch more about her safely guarded personal life – and why it is that way.

In a new interview with NET-A-PORTER’s The EDIT, Paulson revealed she heard the same opinions that the likes of Amber Heard and Ezra Miller have spoken about when it came to their dating choices – that it would hurt her career.

Talking to Town & Country, she explained

“I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business.”

However, she does acknowledge what being public with her private life can do for others watching.

“I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding. It’s complicated, because there is a lot of hate in this world, and a lot of good can come from quote-unquote normalizing something for people who don’t see it as normal. Our relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk. Maybe there’s something brave in it. Maybe it encourages others to make brave choices.”

As the Golden Globe winner quickly learned, not everyone’s reaction to her relationship would match her’s.

She previously told The EDIT, that she heard the same opinions that the likes of Amber Heard and Ezra Miller have spoken about when it came to their dating choices – that it would hurt her career.

“My life choices are, um, unconventional. I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me. But I do feel a bit unconventional.

Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: ‘I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively’. I was like, what? It never occurred to me at all.”

In fact, Paulson revealed that she even questioned whether she should publicly address her girlfriend during her Emmy’s speech, while accepting the award for her portrayal of Marcia Clarke in The People vs OJ Simpson.

“It occurred to me, should I not do that? And then I thought, why would I not? The fact I’m having this thought is wrong. But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn’t know that about me would be like, wait, what? But then, you know, I did it anyway.”


Watch Sarah Paulson Get Pranked Big Time By Ellen DeGeneres

Actress Sarah Paulson has delivered plenty of scares on American Horror Story, but when she visited Ellen DeGeneres, this week it was her turn to get frightened.

While chatting with DeGeneres, the actress talked about how series co-creator Ryan Murphy based some of the scary elements of Season 7, Cult, on Paulson’s real-life fears, one of those being clowns.

Oh, but Ellen was already prepared.

On the show, the host prank-scared Paulson not once, not twice, but three times, with a final scary clown popping out and sending the actress hiding under the coffee table.

Watch and enjoy below


Sarah Paulson And Allison Pill Share A Kiss In New ‘AHS: Cult‘ Trailer

After months of the traditional speculation over what American Horror Story’s next season will entail, AHS: Cult has finally released its first real look at its new mystery


As I mentioned last week, Allison Pill and Sarah Paulson play wives in this politically charged instalment of the series, and the trailer treated fans to a few glimpses of their on-screen dynamic.

By the looks of it, Ms. Paulson’s character is devastated by Donald Trump’s presidential win, and her trauma somehow involves killer clowns (because why not?).

As for Pill, her character is more calm and skeptical, so it’s safe to say the pair’s relationship will be tested.

Newcomers to the AHS world like Lena Dunham and Billy Eichner don’t show up in the preview (unless they are wearing clown masks), but we get our first glimpse of Billie Lourd as a nanny for Paulson’s son.


American Horror Story: Cult premieres September 5 on FX.

Are Sarah Paulson And Alison Pill The Newest ‘American Horror Story’ Lesbian Power Couple?

Sarah Paulson confirmed as much Wednesday during a Television Critics Association panel discussion about the anthology show’s latest installment, American Horror Story: Cult.

There are two women married to each other in that house, but who are they? It’s me and Alison.”

Even without Paulson’s big reveal, the clues were out there for diehard AHS fans to piece together: Pill plays a character named Ivy Mayfair-Richards and Paulson’s character is named Ally Mayfair-Richards.

Aside from that love connection, though, the Cult panel didn’t answer how Evan Peters’s character Kai plays into any of this.

In July, co-creator Ryan Murphy posted a sketch of Paulson and Peters on Instagram with the caption “Ally and Kai in CULT … a love story for the ages.”


We’ll find out when American Horror Story: Cult premieres on September 5.

Amanda Peet Wants To Reboot ‘Cagney & Lacey’ With BFF Sarah Paulson (Please Make This Happen)

If Amanda Peet had her way, we’d be getting a reboot of the ’80s TV series Cagney & Lacey co-starring the one and only Sarah Paulson.

In a recent interview with Peet put across her case;

We’d have really strong New York accents. We’d both get in shape, which, like how could that happen? Are we too old already? That’s the other question. We might be. When you hit middle age, it’s really hard to determine how old people are in relation to you. Suddenly you’re in this weird dead zone. I don’t know how old Cagney and Lacey were.”

For the record: Tyne Daly was 36 when the series started in 1982; costar Sharon Gless was 39 when she joined a few months later. The series ran seven seasons.

Peet’s 45. Pauslon is 42. The math works.




Holland Taylor Calls Relationship With Sarah Paulson ‘Wonderful Love’

Talking on Sandra Bernhard’s “Sandyland” SiriusXM show, Holland Taylor chatted about her romance with Sarah Paulson.

In her interview, Taylor says of her relationship with Paulson

I must say it has to be part of what has to be the most wonderful thing in my life, is the whole embrace of this wonderful relationship which makes everything else makes sense, I’m the luckiest person in the world. I can’t talk about my life today and not mention this wonderful love.

I’m the luckiest person in the world. I can’t talk about my life today and not mention this wonderful love.”

The couple, who’ve been together for nearly two years, originally met a dinner party about a decade ago. Though dating someone else at the time, Paulson thought Taylor was “probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen,” she said in a March interview.

They crossed paths a few years later, at which point they followed each other on Twitter, exchanged direct messages and decided to go out for dinner.

Sarah Paulson Has Officially Earned Her First Golden Globe

After playing everyone from a young Dr. Ellis Grey on Grey’s Anatomy to the evil Mistress Epps in 12 Years a Slave, Sarah Paulson has officially earned her first Golden Globe.

The actress was named Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role as Marcia Clark in the award-winning limited TV series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

In accepting her award, Paulson told the crowd;

Oh, my god, I feel like I’m going to faint. I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honor. You have always been so kind to me. And I would like to thank everyone at FX for support, and Dana Walden, Gary Newman, everyone at 20th Century Fox. To our incredible cast, this merry band of gypsies, you’re all heroes to me. I would not be standing here if it were not for each and every one of you.”

Paulson continued to credit notable names including,

To the man responsible for this and so much in my life, Ryan Murphy. You changed my life. If there was a single thing I thought I could give you that you didn’t already have, it would be at your doorstep every day until the end of time. You have my boundless gratitude.

To Marcia Clark, you are an inspiration to me, if I could live my life with a fraction of your wit, integrity, an unapologetic fierceness, I would be on the road to doing it right. Thank you.”

The series also won Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Award, which was accepted by the show’s out executive producer, Nina Jacobson.

Paulson later Tweeted

Talking to EW of her performance after the Golden Globe nominations were announced in December.

I think it helped people realize how misguided they were in their assessments of Marcia. And I feel very proud to be associated with that shift. I think it’s given her some peace, knowing that people do recognize that they got it wrong and they feel regretful about it and have said it publicly, to her in person.”

Paulson’s performance in the FX anthology series previously earned her an Emmy and Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2016.

Holland Taylor Talks 32-year Age Gap With Girlfriend Sarah Paulson

It’s a fact, Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson are in love. But some people are more interested in their relationship because Holland is 32 year old older than Sarah, rather than the fact they are two women in love.

Talking on The View, Holland had this to say

Sarah being part of the younger generation, she is very much standing on the right side of history.

Her shout out at the Emmys was amazing and very, very moving. The public seemed to be very thrilled by it and it’s a new life – it’s a new time.”

When quizzed on the age differnece she added;

I can only say what the old comic said dating a very much younger girl like he always did: “You know what can I tell ya? If she dies, she dies.”


10 Celebrities Who Came Out This Year

Whether you admit it or not, we’ve all had quite a rough year one way or another. If it wasn’t evident in the first quarter, now that we’re nearing the end, we can pretty much assume how bad it’s gotten. But it ain’t all gloomy, screwed news. Some of our faves took time to bring about positivity through their coming outs.

Let’s rejoice and remember that life has its ups and downs, but these are one for the books.

1. Kristen Stewart


The Still Alice star came out mid this year after revealing in an interview with Elle UK how in love she is with her then girlfriend, Alicia Cargile. It’s been speculated many times now because of the way the actress behaves and how she likes representing herself, but more so because she skirts around questions that required any labels.

2, Miley Cyrus


Cyrus, in an interview with Variety earlier this year, stated how she “didn’t really feel straight” and “didn’t really feel gay” either. “It’s because I’m not,” she says. The former Hannah Montana protagonist identifies as pansexual and even recounts her first relationship to be with a “chick”. Miley says she would never let anyone put her identity in a box.

3. Lily-Rose Depp

This 17-year-old is using social media to spread awareness. Not only did she come out as sexually fluid via Instagram, she’s also part of the Self Evident Truth Project. This is a photographic document of 10,000 people in the USA that identify as anything other than 100% straight.

4. Bella Thorne


The former Disney star doesn’t want frills and cheap thrills. She’s all about getting straight to the point and just coming right out – quite literally. A fan asked her on twitter if she was bisexual to which she answered, “yes”.

5. Bex Taylor-Klaus

The Scream actress came out to the rest of the internet in a very casual tweet, followed by a YouNow stream addressing further questions. Taylor-Klaus revealed the reason for coming out this way, “So I have a chance to interact with those of you who feel that way and who kind of want to know more.”

6. Holland Taylor

Speaking with WNYC, Holland Taylor revealed she was in a serious relationship with a woman. When asked if she wanted to elaborate on her sexuality, she responded, “I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”

Turns out that lady was Sarah Paulson, and ever since the couple has been very out with their relationship.

7. Mara Wilson


In the wake of the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Mara Wilson took to Twitter to come out of the closet in June 2016. The Matilda star confirmed to fans via a series of tweets that she’s bisexual, and after receiving a flurry of responses signed off the site, saying, “Thank you so much to everybody who has sent me words of support. I support you all, too.

8. Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza

Plaza revealed earlier in 2016 that gender “isn’t a factor” for her when it comes to dating and romantic relationships. She did not call herself a bisexual, but she did say that she has a very “androgynous and masculine” aura about her, and that tends to attract many different kinds of people, which she is totally cool with.

9. Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg came out in a heartfelt video in early 2016 to tell the world that she was “a black bisexual woman” and that she understands the discrimination and hate that is being flung at the LGBTQ community. She said that she feels the pain and that it hurts, and she wants to be an advocate for change and acceptance.

Given her reputation and presence in the teenager public sphere, Stenberg talked to Teen Vogue via SnapChat to interact with the magazine and its readers. She feels so much better now that she doesn’t have to hide or limit who she is and how she really feels. Citing other black actresses and singers, Stenberg said that she was getting loads of support from the Hollywood community and that she was extremely grateful for that.

10. Rowan Blanchard

14-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard spoke up at the start of 2016 and proclaimed that she did not want to be tied down by any labels in regards to her sexuality. Blanchard used Twitter to declare to the world that she was not interested in sticking a label on herself or her identity, but that she preferred to just be known as a queer actress. In her Tweet, the actress wrote: “I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay, or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with – just existing.” She is “open to liking any gender,” and that is why she identifies as queer.

The star of the Disney Channel TV series Girl Meets World public statement could be the shifting of tides when it comes to the Disney Channel and its reputation for employing straight-laced and clean cut child and teenage actors.

10 Quotes To Inspire (And Reassure) Anyone Worried About Discussing Their Sexuality

Today marks the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

For some, coming out to even their nearest and dearest can feel like a scary task; for others, almost an insurmountable challenge.

But the last year has been an excellent one for LGBTQ visibility, with a number of high-profile figures speaking honestly and forthrightly about their sexuality and same-sex relationships.

1. Miley Cyrus


My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and sh– never felt sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick.”

2. Ellen Page

ellen Page Sundance

Being in the closet hurt my career way more than being out and being happy and feeling inspired again; being able to fuse my authentic self with my creative interests.”

3. Mara Wilson


I used to identify as mostly straight. I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately.

The LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.”

4. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that.

But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”

5. Amanda Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mould yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t in.

As someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman, I’ve been through it and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable…but then I realised because of Solange and Ava DuVernay and Willow [Smith] and all the black girls watching this right now that there’s absolutely nothing to change. We cannot be suppressed. We are meant to express our joy and our love and our tears and be big and bold and definitely not easy to swallow.”

6. Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

It’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life … I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘so have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”

7. Eva Gutowski


It’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life … I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘so have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”

Just because you haven’t dated someone of the same sex does not mean you can’t be taken seriously as a bisexual. I am ready for myself to fall in love with someone, no matter who they end up being, and have been since I was 12. Boy or girl.”

8. Rachel Maddow

The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.”

9. Bella Thorne

Not only today but all days we should celebrate acceptance of others. Be who you want to be and it will take you to being your happiest self! #bivisibilityday.”

10. Sarah Paluson


Either you live your life in a very private way or you don’t, and I never have done that—ever—and I won’t do it going forward.

Sarah Paulson Raps Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Shoop’ to Perfection

As we all know, Sarah Paulson is a woman of great talent – (which was fianlly recognized in a big way when she received an Emmy for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) – but apparently said talent is not exclusive to the dramatic arts.

Paulson appeared on The Tonight Show this week, where host Jimmy Fallon challenged her to bust out some old-school rap skills, by rattling off a verse of “Shoop” with The Roots.


She was also their to discuss her Emmy win for The People v. O.J. Simpson, and hinted at the crazy twists in American Horror Story: Roanoke.


Holland Taylor Discusses Her New Play, And Sarah Paulson’s Emmys Shout-Out

Sarah Paulson may have brought Marcia Clark as her date to the Emmys last month, but her real-life girlfriend Holland Taylor was ever present.

Taylor watched the award show on television in New York City where she is currently appearing on Broadway in The Front Page.

Talking NBC’s The Today Show Taylor was quick to praise Paulson

That whole Emmy night was so thrilling. She’s done six roles – different characters – in five years and been nominated for every one of them. For Marcia Clark, she has to win or the Earth is going to tilt on its fricken axis.”

When Paulson won she concluded her acceptance speech with,

And Holland Taylor, I love you. Thank you.”


Taylor – a past Emmy winner herself – says of that gesture:

When she shouted out to me, I didn’t know she was going to do that. But the thing about Sarah is, long before she’s a brilliant actress – which she is – she is a real wonderful stand-up person of great quality and she stands on the right side of history.”

Paulson has a record from showing her feelings for her partner in public.

In 2005 she kissed her then-girlfriend Cherry Jones at The Tony Awards.

Jones was announced as the winner of best actress in a play for her performance as Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

Paulson told NOTOFU Magazine:

What am I gonna do, pat her on the back and say, :Good job, dude?” It didn’t occur to me to do anything but what I did.”

Sarah Paulson: ‘Emmy Win Made Me Feel Like I Belonged’

Last weekend, actress Sarah Paulson finally won big at the Emmy – winning the Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Talking to Variety about her victory, she says it was what she needed to make her realise just how faActress Sarah Paulson felt like she “belonged” after her work was recognised when she took home an Emmy Award on Sunday r she has come.

As an actor, you’re always afraid that you don’t belong, especially when you keep getting let into rooms that you’re not sure you should be in, with more people that you respect and admire. You say to yourself quietly, ‘I hope they don’t realise that they let me in here and make me leave.’ Somehow, standing there with all of those people, their reaction made me think that I belonged.”

While Paulson has been in the acting industry for the past 22 years, it is only recently that she has received critical acclaim for her skills on screen.

Paulson is also aware that having an Emmy win in the bag will likely contribute to her being offered more work going forward.

This means someone else will ask me to do something great,” she added.

Following her win, Paulson was flooded with congratulatory messages, including sweet-nothings from her girlfriend, Holland Taylor.

However, she says she is still struggling to accept her Emmy win, telling the publication:

To be 41 years old, approaching 42, and to have all of this? We all know what goes up must come down, right? I’m just trying to keep my eye on the horizon.”

Paulson opted to take the real-life Marcia Clark as her date to the Emmys, and insisted that she came backstage with her as her name was engraved onto her trophy.

While she needed to get special permission to bring Marcia backstage at that moment, the actress insists it was entirely “appropriate”.

Playing Marcia has become a career-defining role for her, admitting she was keen to portray the embattled lawyer on screen.

The thing I kept coming back to was I wanted to cut to the quick of how abandoned I felt she was by women, almost as a collective. It just felt like everyone wanted to drop the hot potato that was Marcia Clark. I so felt for her, having only played it. Multiply that by a million, and also have it be your actual life.”


Sarah Paulson Finally Wins Her Emmy, Tells Girlfriend “I Love You” During Touching Acceptance Speech

It finally happened: Sarah Paulson has won her first Emmy, for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie, and ended her speech by telling her girlfriend, “Holland Taylor, I love you.”

Taylor has returned the love with this adorable tweet.

Paulson won for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in The People vs. OJ Simpson, an FX limited series on the infamous murder trial that made caused a media storm in the mid to late ‘90s.

Playing a real person while they are still living is a big responsibility. She is the mother to two children who were very young when the trial was going on, and were not really privy to a lot of what she was put through. I just kept thinking, I hope this doesn’t hurt Marcia any further. I hope the things that we are doing don’t inflict any more pain.”

During her acceptance speech, Paulson used her time onstage to publicly apologize to Clark—who was sitting in the audience—for misperceiving her, as much of the public did, during the O.J. Simpson trial. Afterward, Paulson told reporters why she brought Clark as her date and felt the public apology was necessary.

That wasn’t the only queer moment at this year’s Emmy Awards, with gay SNL and Ghostbusters actress Kate McKinnon winning the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

McKinnon appeared visibly moved, thanking her SNL boss Lorne Michaels and dedicating her trophy to her late father, who first introduced her to the NBC sketch staple at age 12.


McKinnon wins on her third consecutive nomination for Saturday Night Live.

And it appears the television academy members aren’t the only ones who thought McKinnon deserved this award:

Jeffrey Tambor, a cisgender male actor who plays a transgender woman in Transparent, won best actor.

In a moving acceptance speech, he addressed the lack of authentic representation of trans people in Hollywood.

Please give transgender talent a chance. Give them auditions. Give them their story. Do that… I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male playing a female transgender on television. We have work to do.”

Jill Soloway won the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series (Transparent), her second win in the category.

Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives. We need to stop violence against transgender women and topple the patriarchy.”

Just before exiting the stage, clutching her golden trophy tight, Jill cheerily quipped, “Topple the patriarchy!”


Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her performance in Orphan Black. The actress beat out Viola Davis in How to Get Away With Murder, Claire Danes in Homeland, Taraji P. Henson in Empire, Keri Russell in The Americans and Robin Wright in House of Cards.

And Clea DuVall joined her VEEP cast-mates for a Best Comedy Series win alongside Anna Chlumsky and Best Actress in a Comedy Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Sarah Paulson, Amandla Stenberg, Ciara, Iman, and More American Women Quote The Suffragettes In Video Clip

The first national suffrage organizations were established in 1869 when two competing organizations were formed, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the other by Lucy Stone.

Many suffragettes lost their families, friends and even their lives in their struggle to bring equality to women and in particular to fight for our right to vote.

Glamour asked some iconic women if they would read some quotes from American Suffragettes in honour of these brave and courageous women. All women ow it to each other to not put up with inequality and it’s a fight that we must do together.

Here are a few of the best quotes from Suffragettes that were read out by some of our favourite women.

Susan B. Anthony:

No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.”

Absolutely. We are as good as any man and should never be controlled by a man regardless.

Sojourner Truth:

I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”

No way, not ever. We must all keep our inner light shining brightly and never let anything or anyone try to put it out.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton:

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward towards equality.”

It’s amazing that this quote is still so relevant today regarding women. We still suffer inequality in our workplaces, our rights and male attitudes.

Ida B. Wells:

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

There is no other way to put things right other than exposing the truth to encourage others to understand injustice.

We should all remember what these women did for us and continue to fight inequality together as bravely as the Suffragettes did.

Sarah Paulson’s ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Wins Big TCA Awards

Sarah Paulson went home with the 2016 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama on Saturday night thanks to her role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Paulson was supported by her partner Holland Taylor, who proudly cheered her on as she accepted the award.


The show, created by AHS mastermind Ryan Murphy, also landed three awards, including program of the year and outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials.

Also to be awarded was Lily Tomlin – a Hollywood lifer who’s appeared on TV for decades on shows like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Murphy Brown, The West Wing and Desperate Housewives – was given the Career Achievement Award,


The presentation came on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that the Screen Actors Guild will award Tomlin with a lifetime achievement award in their ceremony in Los Angeles slated for January 29, 2017.

Other queer ladies to be acknowledge with awards, was the couple behind Making of a Murderer, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who won Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Samantha Bee (Outstanding Achievement in News and Information), Rachel Bloom (Individual Achievement in Comedy), Black-ish (Outstanding Achievement in Comedy) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Heritage Award). I congratulated Sarah on behalf of us all.

Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Kate McKinnon, and Ellen Page a All Get Emmy Nods

This weeks Emmy nominations not only go to several out lesbian and bisexual actresses, but also to shows with lesbian/bi characters .

Bisexual actress Sarah Paulson is a two-time nominee earning nods for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie) and for American Horror Story: Hotel (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie).


Lesbian comedy legend Lily Tomlin was nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role opposite Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie.


Also nominated was Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon for for her various comic characters including Hillary Clinton in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.


Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, winner of the Emmy last year for his performance as transgender woman Maura Pfefferman, is once again nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

Also nominated in acting categories from the show are Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, and Melora Hardin.


Series creator Jill Soloway, who is bisexual and has a transgender father, earned nods for directing an episode of the show, which begins its third season later this summer.

Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) is up for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

Out actress Ellen Page, a previous Oscar nominee, got her first Emmy nod as an executive producer of the Viceland series Gaycation With Ellen Page.


While lesbian comic Tig Nitaro was nominated for Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted in the category of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.

Here is a full list of nominees for the Emmys, which will be presented on 18 September.

  • Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Master of None – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Black-ish – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Transparent – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Jill Soloway (Transparent) – Outstanding Directing
  • Judith Light (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Melora Hardin (Transparent) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • VEEP – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Portlandia – Oustanding Writing for a Variety Series
  • Portlandia – Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Kate McKinnon (SNL) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnReal) – Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) – Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
  • Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Directing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Making of a Murderer (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos) – Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series
  • Making a Murderer – Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • HerStory – Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Adventure Time – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Steven Universe – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) – Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program
  • Gaycation with Ellen Page – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Love Has No Labels (Ad Council) – Outstanding Commercial

Sarah Paulson Goes Bare for ‘W’ Magazine Photoshoot

In a new W magazine feature entitled In Bed with TV’s Hottest Stars, out actress Sarah Paulson has gone topless.

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Paulson, who is (probably, definitely) filming AHS season 6 as we speak, told W she wanted to be Alyssa Milano as Samantha on Who’s the Boss as she grew up:

It was my favorite show—Tony Danza reminded me a lot of my dad, and I wanted Judith Light to be my mother.”

In addition to American Horror Story star Paulson and Vinyl star Juno Temple, Westworld actress Thandie Newton, Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Liev Schreiber, Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel, Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter, Hugh Dancy, All the Way’s Anthony Mackie, and Billions‘ Damian Lewis can be seen stretching in their skivvies.

Sarah Paulson Talks Marcia Clark, The Lines She Won’t Cross, And Industry Sexism

During The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Drama Actress Roundtable discussion, Sarah Paulson got candid about her experience with sexism in the industry.

I’ve never been asked to play the leading lady without having to be a blonde. I don’t mind it, I like the blonde — but to be told that in order to be considered a romantic lady opposite some hunky guy, I need to have long blond hair that looked very L.A. Real Housewives? It does do something to your brain. You go, ‘Gosh, so the way I came into the world is not as appealing as it would be if I were altered in some way?’ That’s a funny message to extend to a person.

Sarah Paulson: “People Should Be Allowed To Love Whomever You F*cking Well Please.”

In a new interview with NOTOFU magazine, American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson has admitted she was a little nervous after kissing her then girlfriend, Cherry Jones, at the 2005 Tony Awards, after Jones won the Best Actress in a Play award for playing Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

At the time, Paulson had just booked her first high profile TV role, in Studio 60 On Sunset Strip, and wondered whether the spontaneous smooch would have repercussions for that.

I was just doing what one would do when a person they love has just won a big award. What am I gonna do, pat her on the back and say, ‘Good job, dude’? It didn’t occur to me to do anything but what I did.”

She said when she arrived on set for the NBC series Studio 60, Aaron Sorkin made it clear that she would “never have anything to worry about” with regards her sexual orientation.

It was the biggest exhale of my life… I didn’t realise how anxious about it I had been until he said that.”

Now Paulson is open about her relationship with Emmy-winner actor Holland Taylor.


I believe that everyone should be allowed to speak their truth and just say what they want to say and show the world who they are. You should be able to love whomever you fucking well please.”


Daily Juice: Holland Taylor Gives Sarah Paulson Perfect Review, Plus 15 Medical Ways To Spot A Lesbian

Holland Taylor says she is not biased but still has an awesome opinion on her girlfriend’s performance in American Crime Story.

Apparently, back in the day there were 15 ways to spot a lesbian – well – according to some really old medical journals found by Autostraddle.

Talking with Paper, Ireland Baldwin (who was once in same-sex relationship Angel Haze) says she doesn’t feel like an LGBT role model.

I wouldn’t say I’m trying to be anyone’s role model. I just support people who are true to themselves and aren’t afraid to openly be who there are and support others who are doing the same.”


Worth the readStreet Girl charts Nequela Whittaker’s life growing up on a Brixton estate and explores a number of social issues including drug abuse, gang life, and child exploitation.

UK’s The Voice finalist Cody Frost talked with DIVA, about her rumoured romances, working with Boy George and coping with her new found fame.


Vice Documentary is celebrating our love for Sailor Moon. The 90s Japanese cartoon Sailor Moon broke new ground with its sympathetic portrayal of GLBTQ characters.


Sarah Paulson Shares Concerns Over Donald Trump’s Candidacy

Out actress Sarah Paulson – who most recently played prosecutor Marcia Clark in the miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson – has gone on record as a Hillary Clinton supporter.

But she is also expressed her concern over Donald Trump potential election.


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Talking to Larry King Now, the actress said,

I am concerned about Mr. Trump – more just the fact that he’s gotten as far as he has. It started out as kind of a funny element to the campaign season and then all of a sudden it became all too real. It’s a little scary.”

Last week, Trump received widespread criticism when he said women should be punished if they had an abortion and the procedure was illegal.

He quickly walked back the remark saying it should be the doctors who are punished.

Sarah Paulson Talks Marcia Clark, Tequila Shots, And Sniffing Cher‘s Hair With Ellen Degeneres (Video)

Sarah Paulson will be on The Ellen Show this week, talking about Marcia Clark,  tequila shots and smelling Cher‘s hair.


The actress is now gaining a ton of attention for her role as Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People V.S. O.J. Simpson.

Sarah Paulson Opens Up About Acting, And Dating Older Women

Last year, news broke American Horror actress Sarah Paulson, who was about to turn 41, was dating the actress Holland Taylor, who is 32 years her senior.

The online reaction was immediate and (rare for a celebrity dating story) almost entirely positive.

Paulson, for her part, found the sudden attention “surreal.”

In an interview with the New York Times, she says she tried to keep her distance from the hubbub but acknowledged,

My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling.”

Before dating Taylor, Paulson was in a seven-year relationship with the actress Cherry Jones, who is 18 years older than she is. Before that, she dated men, including the actor and playwright Tracy Letts, who is nine years older and to whom she was engaged.

She never kept her same-sex relationships secret, but she has been wary of labelling her sexuality, for fear of being “skewered” should she change her dating habits later on.

If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that’s going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don’t want to feel that,” she said. “What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.”

The women first met at a dinner party about a decade ago, when Paulson was still with Jones. Nevertheless, she thought that Taylor was “probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”

They crossed paths again a few years later, when the actress Martha Plimpton asked both to record videos for her reproductive-rights organization, A Is For.

Paulson was filming American Horror Story: Asylum at the time, and Taylor was working on her one-woman play, Ann, about the former Texas governor Ann Richards.

After that, they followed each other on Twitter and exchanged direct messages before finally deciding to go out for dinner. They have now been together for a little more than a year.

Paulson said she had never seriously dated anyone her own age.

There’s a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there’s a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what’s important, and it can make the little things seem very small. It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something. I can’t say it any other way than there’s a poignancy to it, and a heightened sense of time and the value of time.”

She has always gravitated toward her elders, she added, beginning in junior high school.

I had a complicated home life, and my teachers, predominantly my theatre teachers and my English teachers, were very dedicated to taking care of me in a particular way. And in doing so, I think I developed a very easy rapport with people older than myself.”

Despite A Promising Nine Nominations, Carol Loses Out At BAFTAs

Cate Blanchett was nominated for her critically acclaimed role in lesbian love story, but lost out in the Best Actress category to Brie Larson for her role in Room.

The film also missed out after being nominated for the Best Film gong, which went to The Revenant.

Todd Haynes also missed out as best Director, which went to Alejandro G. Iñárritu, for The Revenant.

Meanwhile, Rooney Mara lost out on the Best Supporting Actress award, to Kate Winslett for her performance in Steve Jobs.

Carol lost out in the Production Design, Make up and Hair, Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay and Costume Design categories.

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Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, the film follows Mara and Blanchett’s characters’ relationship. The film shows that the women must make sacrifices in order to be together.

The film has been critically acclaimed, but earlier this month, the ABC network said it would not run a trailer for the film Carol during the Superbowl unless a lesbian love scene was edited out.

Carol Is ‘Misunderstood’, Say Critics And Fans

Carol, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (who play Carol and Therese, respectively) as two women falling in love, was one of the standouts of the many LGBTQ+ films released last year. In fact, the 1950s-set movie has even been called the ‘best lesbian film of all time’ by some.

However, despite the overwhelming praise that has been bestowed on the Todd Haynes-directed piece, some viewers and film critics have called the movie ‘cold’. Admittedly, Carol is a film of few words, opting to go for the subtle approach, but have some people misunderstood the film or is this an appropriate criticism?


Writing at The Atlantic, David Sims notes that criticisms of “chilliness” come from the fact that “so many of their early interactions are centered around fleeting touches and glances, or pleasant small talk that doesn’t remotely stoop to the level of innuendo”. However, Sims argues, this is where Carol’s “brilliance” lies, as the film “aligns” with “the terrifying experience of falling for someone without knowing how they feel about you.

Fans of the movie (particularly bisexual and lesbian women) who have seen Carol, also call this lack of ‘obvious’ language a reason why some viewers (particularly heterosexual ones) may have missed the point. The subtle clues between the two women – who must figure out whether this is a deep friendship or if there are romantic feelings – will be familiar to women who love women (wlw) watching the film who will have struggled with similar questions of ‘is she queer’ and ‘does she like me in that way’.

Arguably, it would be ludicrous to ask a film about lesbians, based on a book by a lesbian, with a screenplay written by a lesbian, to make things more obvious for heterosexual viewers. This is an important point especially as other films such as Stonewall, have tried to pander/be more understandabe for straight viewers and have failed tragically as a result.

Moreover, the so-called ‘coldness’ of Carol accurately reflects the time that Carol and Therese were living in. In an interview with Indiewire, Todd Haynes explains that

… Therese can’t even find the syntax for describing her feelings for this woman. There is no example in the world that she can point to to put it into language. And there’s something radical, and frightening and wonderful about that.”

Haynes also called the 1950s a “very anxious, anxiety-ridden time” and while the intricacies of this may have been lost on some, many others would agree that he has presented this perfectly. And this realism, and the truth of the piece, is perhaps why the rest of us love Carol so very, very much.

Watch The Banned ‘Carol’ Trailer Deemed Too ‘Lesbian’ for TV?

Nominated for six Oscars, Carol is a stunning film making waves around the world.

But those waves are apparently little too hot for ABC. Execs at ABC, the network that airs super racy scenes on shows like How To Get Away with Murder, told Carol’s studio, the Weinstein Company, to cover up Cate and Rooney in a new TV spot or it would not be aired.

ABC execs told Weinstein they would only air the spot if the studio “provides more coverage on both,” according to a press release from the Weinstein Company.

The new Carol ad focuses on the physical relationship between Carol (Cate) and Therese (Rooney), something previous ads have not, but it appears that ABC execs are just plain squeamish about women’s bodies touching.


Watch the banned spot below. Do you think it’s too racy for ABC primetime?

Oscars 2016: Cate Blanchett And Rooney Mara Both Nominated For ‘Carol’

Hollywood held its breath today as the academy revealed which of the year’s films it was most impressed by.

The Revenant led the nominations with a total of 12, followed by Mad Max: Fury Roadwith 10, and The Martian with seven.

Cate Blanchett is up for Best Actress for her critically-acclaimed role in lesbian love story Carol – which received a total of six nominations, including one for co-star Rooney Mara, who is up for Best Supporting Actress.


However, there was film failed to pick up Best Picture category, and Todd Haynes was absence in the Best Director category.

Eddie Redmayne is also aiming for an Oscar double after being nominated for Best Actor for The Danish Girl – twelve months after winning the same prize for The Theory of Everything.


However, Redmayne faces stiff competition from the likes of Bryan Cranston, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender.

Other nominees included Sam Smith and Lady Gaga – who were both nominated for Best Original Song.

Smith – who is nominated for Bond theme, Writing On The Wall – expressed shock after also picking up a Golden Globe for the song last weekend.

Lady Gaga is nominated for her track, Till It Happens To You, which formed part of the soundtrack of film The Hunting Ground.

Unsettlingly, for the second consecutive year, no performers of colour were nominated. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) and Mya Taylor (Tangerine) were among the many black actors who were shut out.

Similarly, no women cracked the Best Director race – but, sadly, that comes as no surprise.