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HBO's Upcoming Green Lantern Superhero Will Be Openly Gay

HBO’s Upcoming Green Lantern Superhero Will Be Openly Gay

It has been confirmed that the new HBO Max reboot series of the Green Lantern will feature the first Green Lantern character, Alan Scott – and, like in the Earth-2 comics, the character will be openly gay.

Alan Scott became the first Green Lantern superhero when he was created in 1940 by Martin Nodell. He was later reinvented as Hal Jordan in 1959.

From HBO Max, DC, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television comes a bold adaptation of the iconic comic book franchise, a saga spanning decades and galaxies. GREEN LANTERN will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man.

The series will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, and will also introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.

HBO Max has ordered 10 one-hour episodes. The series will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner.

Casting for the new live action show has not yet begun.

Who would be your choice to play Alan Scott? You can leave your answers in the comments section below.

Green Lantern gay: Reveal made in upcoming DC issue, Earth 2 | National Post
WATCH: The Trailer for ‘Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn’ - HBO Documentary

WATCH: The Trailer for ‘Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn’ – HBO Documentary

Bully, Coward, Victim: Roy Cohn

A new documentary of one of the most evil closet-cases that ever walked the face of the earth: “Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn”, by Ivy Meeropol which will debut on HBO later this month.

Via Deadline:

The documentary draws on unearthed archival material and audiotapes to paint a portrait of Cohn’s life from the late 1950s as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy, through to the 1980s when he embedded himself in the Reagan White House as a “rabid anti-homosexuality activist and political mentor” to current U.S. president Donald Trump before dying of AIDS in 1986.

“Roy Cohn made his name prosecuting and pushing for the execution of my grandparents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg,” said Meeropol. “Many years later he became Donald Trump’s lawyer, mentor and close friend. If there was ever a time to reflect on how we got here it is now. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the film with HBO audiences.”

The title of the documentary was inspired by Roy Cohn’s anonymously made panel on the AIDS memorial quilt. which reads, “Roy Cohn: Bully, Coward, Victim.” A fitting eulogy if there ever was one.

“Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn” will premiere on HBO on June 19th.

"The Good Place" Actress Jameela Jamil Comes Out As Queer

“The Good Place” Actress Jameela Jamil Comes Out As Queer

“The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil came out as “queer” yesterday on Twitter after addressing a backlash started by tran-actress Trace Lysette over Jamil’s involvement in “Legendary,” an upcoming HBO Max ballroom competition show.

“I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear and turmoil when I was a kid.” Jamil said.

It is not clear what part of the community she identifies with as of this posting,

The drama started when “Transparent” trans-actress Trace Lysette criticized the decision to hire someone who was not part of the culture. (As she often does with every role she loses a roll she wants or feels slighted by casting “I interviewed for this gig. As the mother of a house for nearly a decade it’s kind of kind blowing when ppl with no connection to our culture gets the gig. This is not shade towards Jameela, I love all that she stands for. If anything I question the decision makers,” Lysette said on her Twitter.

“I know that my being queer doesn’t qualify me as ballroom,” Jamil has said. “But I have privilege and power and a large following to bring to this show, (as does the absolutely iconic Megan Thee Stallion,) and its beautiful contestants and ballroom hosts.

Jamil posted the following on Twitter:

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Bill Maher's Blistering Monologue on Real Time: ‘I wouldn’t put it past him to try and cancel the next election’

Bill Maher’s Blistering Monologue on Real Time: “Conservatives govern without shame and liberals shame without governing.”

Bill Maher closed his Friday night show on HBO with a blistering monologue by warning about the dangerous moment America finds itself in, where liberals are winning the culture war but continuing to lose elections.

I’m often surprised by liberals I talk to think we’re winning. We, who control nothing. Winning?” he said. “I think it’s because there are so many headlines that celebrate hollow victories of who we fired, and who we swarmed on social media, who we slammed and blasted with our tweets. Our symbolic victories are the only victories we get now. They get to cut their taxes, rip up the safety net and make coal a vegetable,” he said. “We get to banish actors.”

Watch below:

Bill Maher's Blistering Monologue on Real Time: ‘I wouldn’t put it past him to try and cancel the next election’

Bill Maher: The Duggar Family Are The Biggest Freaks In The World – VIDEO

Bill Maher Duggars Are Freaks

 

Bill Maher went off last night on the Duggar family, reacting to the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, calling them what many Republicans think but won’t dare say out loud “the biggest freaks in the world.”

As for Josh Duggar, Maher said “any time you sexually repress, as religion always does, this is what happens.”

 

HBO’s “LOOKING” Actor Russell Tovey: “”I feel like I could have been really effeminate” – Could have?

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“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it’s probably given me the unique quality that people think I have. I get told, a lot, that I’m kind of carving my own path. That there are not many actors who are out and are able to play straight, and gay, and everyone’s OK with it.” – Looking star Russell Tovey, speaking to he Guardian..

Could have?  Come off it Tovey you are definitely not the butchest gay in the village.

 

WIN A Blu-ray copy of Season 1 of #Looking on @HBO before the Season 2 premiere Sunday at 10/9c from Back2Stonewall.com!

LOOKING

There’s more out there in the all new season of the hit HBO series LOOKING starring Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez.

LOOKING focuses on current gay life in the Bay Area and on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, and searching for happiness.

Back2Stonewall.com is giving away 10 copies of the HBO original series’ First Season on DVD courtesy of HBO and TAG | The Awareness Group.  And all you have to do to win is send an e-mail to Will@Back2Stonewall.com with I’m LOOKING in the subject line and 10 lucky readers will be picked at random.

Don’t miss the Looking – Season 2 premiere Sunday, January 11th at 10pm/9pm Central, only on HBO.

Looking – Season 1, is also available to own now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD: http://amzn.com/B00HX3ZJOY.

John Oliver Talks Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws and Scott Lively: “Scott Lively is clearly an idiot.” – Video

John Oliver and Scott Lively

 

Last night on his weekly HBO show the hysterical John Oliver devoted a major portion of his it to LGBT rights and also Uganda’s anti-gay pogrom and Scott Lively’s role in the brutal crackdown.  Oliver put it simply.  “Scott Lively is clearly an idot”

Bravo to John Oliver for his evisceration of the Ugandan and Scott Lively charlatan, grifter, and black hearted evil human being.