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New Picture of Ruby Rose in Batwoman Costume Gets Us Hyped About ‘Elseworlds’ Crossover

Ruby Rose is set to make her Batwoman debut in this December’s Arrowverse crossover, and this week we received another sneak behind-the-scenes at her in action.

Director James Bamford has shared a new image on Instagram featuring the red-haired heroine.


He captioned it:

“@rubyrose and myself kickin’ it crossover style….Episode 709….ARROW….#Elseworlds………watch out for this woman…..she’s a force! What an absolute pleasure to work with this human!”

The new crossover rapidly approaching – bringing together the likes of The Flash, Superman, Green Arrow, Supergirl and Batwoman – this new glimpse of Ruby’s character has predictably thrilled legions of fans.



First look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman Revealed

The star has begun filming her first episodes as the character

The first image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman has been revealed as filming begins on her first appearance as the hero.


The actress will be seen this December in crossover episodes of existing series The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl ahead of having her own TV series. She will then star in her own TV show focusing on the character’s adventures.

Speaking about her casting earlier this year, Rose told Jimmy Fallon:

“It’s a game-changer. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous doing the red carpet so I basically skipped everybody because I kept spontaneously crying. I feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you know?”

However, fans weren’t as impressed with her casting, criticising the decision to cast a non-Jewish actor to play a Jewish character. Some also suggested Rose shouldn’t portray the first openly gay lead character in a live-action superhero series because she “isn’t gay enough”.

Responding to the backlash, Rose said:

“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman’ come from? Has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”


Supergirl Season 3: Alex Proposes to Maggie! But Will Thay Last In Season 3?

Spoilers ahead for the Supergirl season finale – you’ve been warned.

The Season 2 of Supergirl ended last week, with Alex Danvers proposing to her girlfriend, police detective Maggie Sawyer.

But the future of one of TV’s few lesbian couples looks as ill-fated as Floriana Lima, who plays Sawyer, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. (She’ll appear in several episodes in Season 3 to wrap up the #Sanvers storyline.)

After Alex (Chyler Leigh) proposed, Maggie didn’t technically give her an answer (other than “Excuse me?”), but for what it’s worth, she didn’t look the least bit upset that Alex popped the question. In case you need a refresher, check out her reaction below.

You can’t fake that kind of unbridled joy:

But acording to a statement released by executive producer Andrew Kreisberg last week, Lima will appear in “multiple episodes” of Season 3.

We adore Floriana and have loved working with her to tell this inspiring story. Although she’s not available to us as a series regular next season… we’re happy she’ll be returning for multiple episodes in Season 3.”

How you choose to interpret that statement will reveal whether you’re a glass half-full or half-empty type of person; “multiple” could mean “10” just as easily as it could mean “two.”

In February, Maggie and Alex’s relationship was the focus of Supergirl’s Valentine’s Day episode.

Of course, the more surprising announcement came courtesy of Lima, who took to Twitter shortly after the news was released.

Earlier this month, she told TVLine,

What’s important is to show [Maggie/Alex] as a relationship and not to focus fully on the fact that these are two gay women… We want to get it right, and we want to really think things through.”

It may not be over yet, but the writing is absolutely on the wall for Sanvers. So here’s our question for you: How do you predict Maggie and Alex’s story will come to a close, at least for now? Will Maggie end up turning her down completely? Or will she accept, only to be called out of town on a work-related assignment?

Frankly, I’ll accept pretty much any outcome, save for Maggie being killed off — which I’m fairly confident the show would never do.

Supergirl’s Sister Comes Out As Lesbian

Spoilers for Supergirl follow.

In the latest instalment Supergirl, Alex Danvers, played by Chyler Leigh, revealed  that her adopted sister Kara isn’t the only one with a secret identity.

In the new episode, Crossfire, detective Maggie Sawyer played by Floriana Lima gets dumped by her girlfriend, and mistakes Alex’s invitation to get drinks as asking her out on a date.

Maggie tells Alex she didn’t realize that Alex was gay. Alex of course at first denies it and bolts, but after some soul searching she comes out as gay.


She confessed that she had strived to be perfect in every aspect of her life, but could never seem to manage it in her romantic life.

She thought she didn’t want to be intimate with anyone, but it was this latest episode that sparked her to realise she just didn’t want to be intimate with men.


Fans were quick to jump on social media and praise the episode for the way it handled Alex coming out.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told the Hollywood Reporter their goal is to tell Alex’s story in a “respectful, educational, entertaining and thoughtful” way, surrounded by supportive family and friends.

After talking to [executive producer] Greg Berlanti and doing some research on my own, anecdotally it seems like people who come out later in life come out because they’ve met someone. There’s a specific person for whom they’ve fallen.

The idea that Alex who never really had a strong romantic connection with anybody and had come to dismiss it, and then meets Maggie and has her world turned upside down, it seems like interesting territory to us, that it wasn’t about a young teenager coming to grips with it.

It was somebody who was an adult and in some ways had more to overcome on an internal level to get to the point where she could recognise that she has these feelings.”

As for what’s ahead, Alex has a new relationship to explore, and some other people to come out to.

It’s going to be funny, it’s going to be serious, it’s going to be romantic, it’s going to be heartbreaking. It’s going to be everything that any relationship that you see on TV, no matter what the gender, should and will be.”

Oh, and if you’re worrying this could build up to another instance of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope, fear not:

Well, they’re not dying, either of them, so we’re not really thinking about that right now.”

Alex’s coming out comes just after GLAAD released its latest report on LGBT representations in TV, highlighting the fact that there is a record number of LGBT characters on US television.

Supergirl is currently airing its second season, and will soon take part in a giant crossover with Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

It will also enjoy a separate crossover with The Flash that will apparently be musical-themed.

All Lesbian Or Bisexual Characters To Watch On Television This Month

This fall we have more queer women characters than ever before with more representation of women of color in pivotal roles. Network, cable and streaming staff are finding more ways to be inclusive of LGBTQ women. Here are 21 shows, new and returning that are giving gay and bi women some screen time.

1. Gotham


In the third series of Gotham the bisexual murderesses, Barbara and Tabitha are up to their usual tricks and getting themselves into a love triangle again! This series is aired on Fox.  (Fox, Mondays 8/7c)

2. Shameless


This comedy is one of the queerest shows on TV, and this season might be one of the queerest with the thriving polyamorous throuple of Veronica, Kevin and Svetlana alongside Ian seeing his boyfriend french kissing a woman in the season premiere. Three isn’t really a crowd on this show, and sexual orientation has little to do with how anyone is treated.  (Showtime, Sundays, 9/8c)

3. Scream Queens


Pansexual Chanel #3 has her investigation head on after reports of a new red devil have her friends mildly concerned about their lives. last season ended with Chanel #3 finding a love interest inside the mental institution. (FX, Tuesdays, 9/8c)

4. The Walking Dead


This long running show boasts a lesbian character Tara Chambler but they killed off her girlfriend, Denise, with an arrow to the eye last season. It will be interesting to see what is in store for her during season 7. (AMC, Sundays, 9/8c)

5. Easy


This Netflix series is about love, sex and relationships in Chicago and is very queer inclusive. It will feature one episode based entirely on a lesbian couple and another about a couple who go onto tinder to seek a woman for a threesome and ends up spending the night with a woman they already know. (Netflix, available now)

6. Code Black


In season 2, Dr. Malaya Pineda, who is one of a very few gay Indian characters on TV, lost her love last season and endured some professional setbacks as well. This season let’s hope things get a bit better for her.  (CBS, Wednesdays, 10/9c)

7. Empire


Fox’s hit musical drama Empire boasted several queer women characters in the first two seasons, so we are sure to get some scenes involving a few of them and there may even be more queer women who pop up on occasion as well. (Fox, Wednesdays, 9/8c)

8. Younger


Younger is now in season 3 and we will see the return of Maggie who had a brief affair with Lauren, who was against being labelled. Here’s hoping that there is another romance on the horizon for her during this season. (TVLand, Wednesdays, 10/9c)

9. Legends Of Tomorrow


Sara Lance is a bisexual superhero character that is a force to be reckoned with! Last season she spent time with quite a few love interests so she is sure to enjoy some more encounters in season 2. (CW, Thursdays, 8/7c)

10. Mary And Jane


Best friends Jordan and Paige are mainly focused on expanding their marijuana delivery service, but when they aren’t working, their relationships (and sexual fantasies) tend to be of the sexually fluid variety and both enjoy fantasies involving other women. Jordan even enjoyed being the attention of a hetro couple only to discover they were using her to spice things up for them at home. (MTV, Mondays 10/9c)

11. Supergirl


The character Maggie Sawyer is a lesbian working for the National City Police Department and the exec. producer of the show has promised to keep her as gay as she is in the comic books. Supergirl can be seen on CW.  (CW, Mondays 8/7c)

12. Jane The Virgin


Rosie and Luisa have an awful lot of chemistry between them both but as Rose married and then murdered Luisa’s father things are far than simple for them both. Season three premiers on 18th October. (CW, Mondays 9/8c)

13. The Mindy Project

Out comic Fortune Feimster is back full time in Season 5 and plays a nurse who is the gay sister of Jody. (Hulu, Tuesdays)

14. NCIS: New Orleans


A new out lesbian character, Tammy Gregorio, is an FBI agent with a mysterious past. She is brashy, ballsy and outspoken so she is sure to ruffle some feathers along the way.  (CBS, Tuesdays, 10/9c)

15. American Housewife


This new comedy stars a character called Angela who is back, gay and going through a divorce. Angela and her friends see themselves as the outcasts of the town, so naturally they use their differences as a fun way to scare off the racist homophobes attempting to move in next door. (ABC, Tuesdays 8:30/7:30c)

16. Queen Sugar


This TV series, co-created by Oprah Winfrey, is about a black family trying to keep their family business going.  The character, Nova Bordelon, one of the family members, is a journalist, activist and weed dealer whose bisexuality is not a problem for her brother and sister. (OWN, Wednesdays, 10/9c)

17. Transparent


Ali and Cherry Jones are still together at the beginning of Transparent‘s third season, so that’s something! And Sarah has finally accepted that she’s bisexual! (Amazon Prime)

18. Life In Pieces


Dougie, another character played by Fortune Femister, comes out in season two and she gets to experience her first gay bar and gets into other hilarious situations that are sure to make us smile. (CBS, Thursdays 9:30/8:30c)

19. How To Get Away With Murder


Annalise Keating is black and bisexual and she is as smart as she is mysterious, making her the kind of woman you both fear and fall head over heels for. Her on-again/off-again lover Eve is also set to appear in a few episodes this season so that should make interesting viewing again. (ABC, Thursdays, 10/9c)

20. Saturday Night Live


Comedian Kate McKinnon is back again to deliver us some of the funniest sketches, impersonations and characters we have ever seen. (NBC, Saturdays, 11:30/10:30c)

21. Grey’s Anatomy


Grey’s Anatomy lesbian MD Arizona Robbins is set for a new romance this season after losing her last love last season. So fingers crossed that this lady finds a love to make her smile. (ABC, Thursdays, 8/7c)

22. One Mississippi


One Mississippi is a semi-autobiographical dark comedy about a lesbian who returns to Mississippi after the death of her mother. The lesbian, of course, is Tig Notaro. (Amazon Prime)

‘Supergirl’ Gives Us A Queer Girl In Season 2 To Look Forward To.

This news is something we all need to get excited about girls.  A new TV character to crush over. Executive Producer, Ali Adler, who by the way is also out, said during TCA:

Maggie Sawyer is an amazing character from the DC Universe who is a bad ass, gay character, who we’re bringing in and she is so cool. The actress, Floriana Lima, is amazing. We’re so excited to get started with her and it’s just gonna be an amazing addition to our cast.”

This news is sure to get the lez community inspired as well. It’s great when an intriguing LGBTQ character is introduced to a series because it helps promote our community in a strong way and encourages others to realise that we are all just regular people no different than anyone else. Positive LGBTQ characters in mainstream TV programmes are an absolute must.


Another Exec from the DC universe team, Sarah Schechter, added:

What’s important for us in Supergirl is that all women in the show are really strong, I mean it’s important on all of our shows and I think you see that in all the shows, but Supergirl, it’s like, if you have a great villain, it elevates your hero. If you have a strong woman, you want to surround her with other strong women and so Maggie’s sort of suspicious. She’s grounded; she’s [sort of not] a superheroshe’s a regular real life hero.”

We’re getting the feeling she might be more than an anti-hero type character? If so, that’s just great. They’re the best kind and normally show real dilemmas between saving themselves or saving the rest of the world. Ultimately, we all have to make decisions like this sometimes.

It seems that another intriguing hook is coming into play during season two as well. In the form of a character that would be ‘exploring their sexuality’ and ‘coming out.’ Greg Berlanti, an Exec working on Supergirl hinted:

It is a significant character and we’re not being coy about it. We really want the audience to enjoy the character development, you know, and not necessarily being ahead of the storyline.”

Speculation is already flying around as to who this might be. You never know ladies it might even be a female character that has a relationship with the newbie lez, Maggie Sawyer. That would be interesting. Whatever season two has in store for us I’m sure it’s fan base will increase dramatically after this exciting news so we can all wait in anticipation until October 2nd when season two will kick off on the CW.


Mattel Look To Tone Down The Sexualization Of female Action Figures With New DC Super Hero Range

Mattel just unveiled their new line of action figures based on DC Super Hero Girls designs.

The new designs are meant to tone down the sexualizing of female characters, and focus more on their athleticism.
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Mattel toy designer Christine Kim told Bloomberg

We wanted to have this very strong, toned body, but keeping in mind that they are still in high school, so they’re not fully mature yet. But they still look like they can save the day instead of being saved.” 

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DC Super Hero Girls follows female superheroes and supervillains of the DC Comics, prior to discovering their full super power potential.

Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy and Katana are just a few of the characters set to appear as teenagers and star in the new line of products, geared at girls aged 6-12.

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In a statement, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson said

DC Entertainment is home to the most iconic and well-known Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. DC Super Hero Girls’ represents the embodiment of our long-term strategy to harness the power of our diverse female characters. I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls.”

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. will also collaborate with Random House Children’s Books and LEGO. Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will act as publishing partner for the franchise, releasing a series of books about the DC Super Hero Girls starting in spring 2016. LEGO will produce building sets based in the DC Super Hero Girls world.

Mattel’s new line of DC SuperHero Girls 6-inch action figure and 12-inch dolls will be released this spring.

First Trailer for CBS’s ‘Supergirl’ is Out and its… em Awesome

This week CBS released a feature length trailer and our first look glance at the new TV series Supergirl  – staring Melissa Benoist as the epic heroine.

The series follows the extraordinary young woman who’s ready to ditch her ordinary existence and embrace her super future, costume and all. And yes, there’s a costume, too.


The fun and rather lengthy sneak peek, comes the same day CBS announced its fall schedule, which has Supergirl slotted for a November premiere and a Monday night time-slot.


Tell us what you think of the trailer below. Also, do taglines get any better than: “It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl”? Nope.