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The ‘Carmilla’ Movie Trailer Is Out

The web series Carmilla has attracted millions of fans around the world over the last few years. So it’s only right that the show should be made into a feature film.

Inspired by the infamous novella by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is all about a girl called Laura (Elise Bauman), who has left her home town for the first time to attend Silas University, which boasts its own Gnostic Mathematics department, many clubs for the students to enjoy like the Alchemy Club, and an extensive library where the books will search for you.

It’s kind of like a queer-er Buffy, blended with Scooby-Doo, and little bit Veronica Mars style action.

The new movie will feature the stars of the web series, Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis, who return for the supernatural spinoff film.

Watch the trailer below:

Kristen Stewart Makes Her Mark On Saturday Night Live

Kristen Stewart hosted SNL this weekend, which included a fun (albeit a bit nervous) opening monologue where she brought up the 11 tweets Donald Trump sent in 2012 about her relationship to Robert Pattinson.

Trump repeatedly shamed Stewart for stepping out on Pattinson and told him to dump her.

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The president doesn’t need to worry about her getting back with Pattinson, though.

“I’m like so gay, dude,” she said, shortly before accidentally uttering an expletive during the live broadcast.

SNL‘s out MVP Kate McKinnon has a butch cameo in the monologue; check it out below.

Stewart followed up her monologue with an ingenious take on silly commercials that show women happily cooking for their sports-loving men. Everything changes for such a suburban lady (played by Vanessa Bayer) — in a Blue Is the Warmest Color sense — when a mysterious woman (played by Stewart) shows up at her husband’s football bash.

Kristen Stewart Speaks French & Reflects On ‘Uncomfortable’ Twilight Times With Ellen DeGeneres

Wow, the last time Kristen Stewart was on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she was playing Twilight’s Bella Swan.

Now six years late, she has turned her breakout role into an incredible career on the big screen.

Ellen DeGeneres was quick to ask about what she remembers from those days, and Stewart’s response was exactly what you’d expect from her

Really uncomfortable hair extensions? I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook. It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after.”

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Stewart, who was still a teenager when she was cast as the franchise’s titular character, continued,

I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook,” Stewart told DeGeneres. “It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after. I don’t jump right back into those memories, but as soon as you see a picture, you’re like, Ooh, god, it’s like yesterday.

While she admitted to DeGeneres that she’s a little bit shy “on the weekends”, Stewart also said she was motivated by fans to give herself over to the vampire movies.

[Twilight] was something I really invested in. It mattered to so many people. Something personal became not the most personal thing, which is awesome, because to share that is great, but then at the same time I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird — you’re 17 and like, Whaaaa! But at the same time, it was good. It kind of forced me to stand at attention in this way.”

(You have to watch the clip for a better understanding of that noise she made when describing what being 17 is like — though it’s safe to assume that’s what most of us also felt like at that age, albeit with a lot more privacy.)

As Stewart promotes Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, one of six movies she has coming out this year, she acknowledges how much she gained by pushing herself when she was young.

When I do stuff that scares me, good things happen.”

Watch the interview, below:

LGBT Vampire Web Series ‘Carmilla’ starts its Second Season TODAY (Video)

One thing we were all grateful for last year was the YouTube hit Carmilla, the vampire web series that not only had a strong story, but a whole lot of queerness too.

Usually queer vampires don’t get happy endings. They get staked into goo or ashed or abandoned for someone more alive and straight, but this show is different.

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Carmilla (inspired by the infamous novella by J. Sheridan Le Fanu) is all about a girl called Laura (Elise Bauman), whose college roommate disappears into thin air. Following a round of other weird disappearances of other girls on campus, she puts together a series of vlogs to document her journey as she attempts to get to the bottom of it.

Well with one roomie vanishing into nothing, leaving just a trail of unidentified goop in her wake, Laura gets a new one in the form of the titular Carmilla (Natasha Negovanlis).

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Carmilla likes late nights, setting things on fire and flirting unashamedly with Laura. Oh, and she also happens to be a vampire too! The main ship on the show, Carmilla causes trouble for Laura but is also a surprising ally in the race to save the missing roommate and discover what happened to the other girls who’ve been taken.

But, Laura/Carmilla shippers have another roadblock to face (as if the whole, undead vampire thing wasn’t enough) in the form of Danny (Sharon Belle). Danny is a new friend of Laura’s who also appears to have a little crush on her too. It’s sweet! Both Laura-centric ships are adorable and it’s clear there’s something there even if the show doesn’t seem to be interested in sticking labels all up on them.

As if that wasn’t enough, add the adorable mother hens of the show LaFontaine (Kaitlyn Alexander), and ‘Type A’ dorm monitor Perry (Annie Briggs).
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So in short, Carmilla has a fantastic premise, a mostly female cast of characters to fall in love with and some queer lovelines to follow too.

That’s probably everything we’ve been looking for in a show and episodes are about 4 minutes long on average. So what are you waiting for?

Seriously, trust us on this one. New episodes of Carmilla will air on Tuedays and Thursdays.

Is Kristen Stewart’s Relationship With Alicia Cargile A Publicity Stunt?

Once upon a time, many years ago, a comedian by the name of Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay using the iconic ‘Puppy Episode’ of her Ellen TV show. Despite the success of Ellen, the comedian’s show went quickly down the pan and was cancelled not long after. Her truth had been her downfall and now the world was punishing for coming out.

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Nowadays though, coming out can have the opposite effect. Many famous faces have come out of the closet including Wanda Sykes, Ellen Page, Wentworth Miller, Brittney Griner, Anna Paquin and so on and so forth and it hasn’t harmed their careers one bit; instead it has given them a new legion of fans who support their honesty.

However, while we hope that celebrities are coming out for the right reasons, it’s often criticised as a publicity stunt. Jessie J and Lady Gaga both came out as bisexual several years ago before changing their minds and saying they were straight after all – while it’s not unheard for people to change their minds about their sexuality and how they want to label it, the fact that they had both been so outspoken about LGBT topics made some question as to whether they’d only come out to pander and appeal to queer audiences.

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Now, as people look at what’s happening with Kristen Stewart and her close ‘gal pal’ Alicia Cargile (who she is often pictured with), many are asking if they are truly in a relationship, or whether whatever’s going on between them is instead being milked by Kristen and her team for publicity.

More: Kristen Stewart Receives Homophobic Slurs As She Walks Hand-in-hand With Alicia Cargile

On the one hand, a very good case can be made for Kristen doing this for publicity. Following the release of Snow White and The Huntsman (the fairy tale epic that featured Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth), it came to light that Kristen and the director of the movie, Rupert Sanders, had been having an affair. He was a married man and Kristen was still dating Robert Pattinson (her Twilight co-star) at the time and so fans and the media alike were up in arms about what a ‘dirty cheating homewrecker’ she was.

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Following the scandal, Kristen’s professional career has picked up somewhat (she was recently in Still Alice with Julianne Moore) but for the most part her public persona is still in tatters and given that she was considered as ‘the moody girl who never smiles’ before the news broke, she didn’t have a lot to go off in the first place. That’s why it makes good sense for the friendship/relationship/gals being pals thing that Kristen and Alicia have going on to be for publicity.

While the media asks ‘are they or aren’t they’ and assigns various sexuality labels to the two of them, it keeps Kristen in the public eye and all she has to do is go to brunch with someone she’s close with. It’s a win win situation.

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However, a strong case against it is the fact that Kristen and Alicia were already incredibly close. Before the media caught on (or took such a strong interest, as we are seeing now), Kristen and Alicia were seen hanging out around Hollywood already. How can it be a publicity stunt if she’s doing what she’s always done?

Much less, when does Kristen, a woman who has famously flipped off the paparazzi, talked about how awful it feels to be photographed and has told the media to ‘f–k off’ ever court the media’s interests? Although there is minimum work involved here, it doesn’t make a lick of sense for her to suddenly make an effort to get the press talking about her.

Perhaps it’s the plausibility of these two answers that explains why so many people are asking Kristen to come out – or just to address the situation. While celebrity culture (and our insistence on knowing everything about a star’s life) is utterly bizarre as it is, people do want answers.

Sadly though, whether Kristen and Alicia come out or just deny that anything romantic is going on between them, the media will herald her decision and talk about her some more or they’ll call her a liar with something to hide.

She can’t really win here, which is a shame, but no matter what she decides to do (or even if she decides to do nothing) there will still be plenty of fans lining up to support her.

This is awkward – Now Robert Pattinson Harassed With Questions About Kristen Stewart Sexuality

This week, Robert Pattinson arrived at LAX for a flight to London, and the actor was bombarded with questions from photographers about his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart being a lesbian – awkward

He was even asked if her sexuality “explained” why their relationship didn’t workout – low blow.

More: Kristen Stewart Receives Homophobic Slurs As She Walks Hand-in-hand With Alicia Cargile

For several weeks Stewart has been dogged with reports she in a relationship with with her close pal/girlfriend Alicia Cargile. They even been seen holding hands on numerous occasions (shock horror). However, she has yet to address the rumors they’re in a romantic relationship.

Pattinson kept quiet on the subject as he made his way through the terminal, but he couldn’t help crack a smile at the craziness.

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Kristen Stewart Receives Homophobic Slurs As She Walks Hand-in-hand With Alicia Cargile

At the end of last week, Kristen Stewart was captured holding hands with her friend, Alicia Cargile as she walked through LAX.

However, what was even more startling about the scene was the amount of abuse the actress got from the LAX paparazzi – who screamed ‘are you a lesbian’ along side some other obscene words.

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Shock-horror – Kristen and Alicia holding hands (SplashNews)

Kristen and Alicia were returning from the wedding of Riley Keough in Napa Valley, and as this event was a social event one, and not work based outing (Alicia is Kristen’s make-up artist), speculation mounted that Alicia was there as Kristen’s plus one.

The press have been going crazy over this story for months, which Kristen has already said is a huge ‘embellishment’ on her private life. However, could this be the biggest sign yet that she is in a relationship with Alicia?

Whether or not she is, what is important, is that this whole thing be respected and not debased by an all-male-show that use as an opportunity misogynies their relationship, dis-respect, discriminate and be homophobic.

Kristen doesn’t deserve to have people screaming offensive terms at her as she walks through the airport.

We salute the way she handled things though. Taking Alicia’s hand and showing the world she doesn’t give a f*ck. Maybe its a sign that they’re in a relationship or just the actress trying to protect her friend from being pulled into the media circus that surrounds her love life.

A few years ago Kristen was a marriage wreck, now she’s cut her hair and isn’t visibly dating anyone, she’s a lesbian.

“Things blew up for me at a pretty young age, at 17 and … yeah, I love talking about the work. It’s bizarre, things become sort of like you’re selling something, and I’ve never been into that notion — I like sharing things.”

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If she is in a same-sex relationship – woo hoo. It would be an inspiring coming-out story due to the sheer fact at how many people idolised her, but lets all handle this with a little bit of sensibility.

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First Look At Kristen Stewart On Cover Of Wonderland

Kristen Stewart looks rather handson on the cover of Wonderland’s spring fashion issue, as she rocks her cropped haircut.

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The Wonderland’s spring 2015 fashion issue hits news stands next week. In the issue, Stewart is set to appear in the issue with actress Ashley Benson and models Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin.

However expect to see more of Stewart’, as her fashion status continues to grow. She has a new gig with Chanel as well, where she joins Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellai for Chanel’s handbag campaign, which rolls out in April.

Stewart has also been hitting the rumour mills as of late, due to the fact she is spending a lot of time with her stylist Alicia Cargile, with most pretty convinced the two are in a relationship, but this rumor remains unconfirmed.

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Kristen Stewart Touches Base on Recent Tabloid Rumours

The Tabloids can’t seem to cope without going to press with a ‘new’ Kristen Stewart story. However, in a recent interview with HuffPost Live, the actress appeared to take all the rumors in stride.

The former Twilight actress (who has always attempted to keep her love life private) hit the headlines when she was spotted with ‘close friend’ Alicia Cargile on holiday.

Photos published by a number of tabloids showed the pair holding hands and snuggling on a Hawaii beach.

While talking with HuffPost Live, Stewart avoided addressing the claims directly, saying:

“There’s a whole other form of entertainment that’s just voraciously consumed in itself.”

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Co-star Julianne Moore then interjects with:

“For her, especially, there’s been so much interest in Kristen for the longest time. Because of the size of the movies she’s been involved in when she was very young, it’s hard to escape that. I think that it’s also a form of entertainment. I think you have to take all that stuff with a grain of salt, and she often does.”

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Watch the full interview here…

Why The Tabloid Obsession With Kristen Stewart and Her ‘Lez-be-Friend’ relationship?

Ever since she hit it big with the vampire series that everybody loves to hate (Twilight), Kristen Stewart’s personal life has been tabloid fodder. Headlines were made about her romance with co-star Robert Pattinson, they were made again when she appeared to have cheated on him with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman (a film that she starred in) and a fair few outlets have speculated that Kristen Stewart is gay.

Is it the fact that Kristen once said that her her first crush was Natalie Portman? Or that time on the Snow White and the Huntsman press tour when she said she wanted to make out with Charlize Theron? The reasoning is somewhat of a mystery.

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However, while we were pondering the ‘why’ of the rumours, they’ve flared up once more as the actress has gone on vacation with her gal pal Alicia Cargile, leading many to assume once again that Kristen is gay and that Alicia is her girlfriend.

Kristen and Alicia (who is a visual effects producer) reportedly became close friends following Kristen’s breakup with Robert Pattinson. The timing and the fact that the two appear to be inseparable (they’re often seen together, sometimes in matching or shared clothes) has led to people thinking they’re dating.

The dating rumours are backed up by sources previously saying that “Love is love to Kristen. She’s really happy with Alicia”, “When Kristen and Alicia were in Hawaii for New Years, I am sure that they thought no one was going to see them but they are not exactly nonchalant about their relationship anymore” and “They are inseparable and mimic each other’s everything”.

So is Kristen gay? Is she straight? Is she bisexual? Well, we have no idea. Not only are those sources anonymous (or those quotes could have just been made up by the publications they came from) but Kristen is notoriously closed off about her personal life. We didn’t even get a confirmation that she was dating Robert Pattinson until they broke up years later.

Overall though, if Kristen Stewart is gay as all the tabloids would have us believe, then good for her. And if she wants to come out Ellen Page style then hey, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

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Kristen Stewart Calls Out Anti-Feminists

Unfortunately, the word ‘feminist’ has a heavy, negative stigma attached to it. Despite feminism being the call for equality between the sexes (read: to make things more of a level playing field for everybody) plenty are quick to dismiss the important ideals of feminism and label its supporters as bra-burning man-haters.

It’s a shame that so many people have bought into this thought – that feminism is wrong and that feminists would like to see women become the most powerful gender (as opposed to gender equality) – but it’s a viewpoint often steeped in misogyny and the belief that women don’t deserve to be equal in the first place. And, in many cases, people being anti-feminist (or being against the word) is simply because they just don’t understand what feminism is and so they deride it instead of cracking open a dictionary.

But this doesn’t fly with those who support feminism and now Kristen Stewart is calling them out.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, the actor explains that

“[Saying you’re not feminist is] such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? Do you not believe in equality for men and women? I think it’s a response to overly-aggressive types. There are a lot of women who feel persecuted and go on about it, and I sometimes am like, “Honestly, just relax, because now you’re going in the other direction.” Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to. By our nature alone, think about what you’re saying and say it—but don’t scream in people’s faces, because then you’re discrediting us.”

She adds that roles that are “different, and complex, and not some typical, archetypal girl” are “rare” because the movie industry is “a male-dominated and driven business.”

When asked about the fact that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s career hit the skids after just one bad film, Stewart added that

“That’s a thing that women have to do—you must persevere. That’s what we’ve been doing. You need to make something that’s undeniably good. If a woman makes a bad movie, or does something stupid, then the door just slams shut. It’s fucked up.”

As so many of her peers speak out against feminism it’s refreshing to hear Kristen Stewart as the voice of feminist reason above it all. She’s regularly outspoken and should be commended for it. We’ll keep you posted on more of her well-reasoned thinking.

Source: The Daily Beast

Vampire Webseries ‘Carmilla’ is the Better, Queerer Alternative to Twilight

If you’ve spent more than 5 minutes in the pop culture side of the Internet then when it comes to vampires you’ve probably heard it all. They glitter (or just burn) in the sun, they also can’t see their reflections in mirrors and they have an aversion to garlic. Jeez, trying to season their meals must be the worst.

More often than not, the vampire love stories on TVs and in cinemas are inane and heterosexual too, essentially being like every other male/female love story but with extra undeadedness.

We’ve seen this 10,000 times before and we’re all bored of it. Thank goodness for Carmilla then, the vampire webseries that not only has a strong story but a whole lot of queerness too.

Based on the 19th century novella by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is all about a girl (Laura) whose college roommate disappears into thin air. Following a round of other weird disappearances of other girls on campus, she puts together a series of vlogs to document her journey as she attempts to get to the bottom of it.

[tweet_dis]That’s the basic premise then, so where does the queerness come in?[/tweet_dis] Well with one roomie vanishing into nothing, leaving just a trail of unidentified goop in her wake, Laura gets a new one in the form of the titular Carmilla.

Carmilla likes late nights, setting things on fire and flirting unashamedly with Laura. Oh, and she also happens to be a vampire too! The main ship on the show, Carmilla causes trouble for Laura but is also a surprising ally in the race to save the missing roommate and discover what happened to the other girls who’ve been taken.

But, Laura x Carmilla shippers have another roadblock to face (as if the whole, undead vampire thing wasn’t enough) in the form of Danny. Danny is a new friend of Laura’s who also appears to have a little crush on her too. It’s sweet! Both Laura-centric ships are adorable and it’s clear there’s something there even if the show doesn’t seem to be interested in sticking labels all up on them.

These three are backed up in their quest to protect the campus by best friends Perry and LaFontaine (basically the adorable mother hens of the show) and the latter character also seems to be queer.

So in short, Carmilla has a fantastic premise, a mostly female cast of characters to fall in love with and some queer lovelines to follow too. That’s probably everything we’ve been looking for in a show and episodes are about 4 minutes long on average. So what are you waiting for? A link to Carmilla is below.

Click here to watch the first episode of Carmilla.