Dora the Explorer gets a radical queer makeover Plus, we’ve got the trailer for House of Versace

Madonna‘s short film Secret Project Revolution debuted last night and it’s now available to watch online. In it, Madge calls for a revolution of love and tells a dark and cryptic story of freedom from oppression. The project behind it is called Art for Freedom and the primary question the film asks is “What does freedom mean to you?” [pqmonthly]

In response to a recent reimagining of ’90s cartoon characters as fashion models, Mia McKenzie and Julio Salgado over at Black Girl Dangerous decided to put their own radical spin on it. Check out your favourite childhood cartoons, including Lisa Simpson, Daria and our fave Dora the Explorer all grown up into radicals feminists. [blackgirldangerous]

The L Word’s Janina Gavankar’s role on The Vampire Diaries may end up being short-lived, but it’s OK because you’ll still be able to catch her on Love is Dead a new USA comedy. It’s not clear whether she will be able to juggle both schedules, but rumours abound. [wetpaint]

Janina Gavankar in The Vampire Diaries
Janina Gavankar in The Vampire Diaries

Natasha Lyonne, who plays lesbian Nicky Nichols on Orange is the New Black, was recently on Conan to promote the hugely popular Netflix series. Lyonne plays a sarcastically witty character on screen, and this interview is a great representation of how much her own personality shines through in Nicky. On another note, Lyonne first saw Conan O’Brien when she was on mushrooms. [afterellen]


Speaking of Conan, Jane Lynch was on the couch last night and the lezzie star talked about— among other things—working with Olivia Newton-John on Glee and her childhood crush on Newton-John.  [afterellen]


Lifetime original movie House of Versace is a biopic starring Gina Gershon (Corky, forever!) as Donatella Versace. Gina is looking daring, glam, and very, very blonde in the recent trailer, which has received rave reviews. Catch the iconic actress and her iconic subject on Oct. 5. [fashionista]


Lesbian Sarah Outen became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific. The Brit rowed for 150 days from Japan to Alaska and apparently capsized five times while doing it. What a trip! Her engagement with her girlfriend via satellite phone during her journey made it even better. Congratulations to her! [shewired]


Fall is in the air, which means that Halloween is right around the corner! Worried about picking out the perfect couples costume with your boo? Check out this list of 15 costumes ideas, which includes icons from Daria and Jane to Palin and Clinton. [buzzfeed]

Daria and Jane

Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard star in the new web sitcom Roomies, produced by Tello films. The series follows two friends who pretend to be a couple and majorly violate each other’s personal space, in order to convince a landlord to lease them the perfect apartment. Think Threes Company, only gayer. [onemorelesbian]

In case you haven’t been following the drama behind the release of the film Blue is the Warmest Color, here’s a recap. What’s now being called the “French lesbian sex film” took the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux then went public with their thoughts on the movie and the directing style, claiming that the sex scenes were “very embarrassing” to film. Now, director Abdellatif Kechiche thinks that the film “shouldn’t be released” because “it has been soiled too much.” Not to mention Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel on which it is based, has publicly denounced the sizzling Sapphic love scenes. What a mess! As of now, Blue is the Warmest Color is set to release in the US on Oct 25 and the newly translated graphic novel is available now. [vanityfair]

Still from 'Blue is the warmest colour'
Still from ‘Blue is the warmest colour’

George H.W. Bush witnessed the same-sex wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen over the weekend. Apparently Bush and his wife were attending the wedding of a friend, who just so asked him to sign their marriage license! Um, is George Bush Sr. a lezbro? If so, can he let the rest of his political party in on it? [huffingtonpost]