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11 Times Straight and/or Cisgender Actors Played LGBT Television Roles

After playing gay characters in Glee and American Crime Story, Darren Criss recently announced he’ll avoid queer roles in the future, saying he doesn’t want to be “another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.” Criss is raising an important issue. For all the straight actors playing LGB characters and cisgender actors playing trans characters, too few out LGB actors get to play straight and too few out trans actors get to play cis.

When Will Apple Release Its Shows Already, and How?

The list of TV shows Apple is developing is even more impressive than its programming division’s $1 billion budget. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are starring in a drama about morning news. Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul are leading a drama about true crime. Steven Spielberg is rebooting the ‘80s sci-fi anthology Amazing Stories. We know so much about these shows… and so little about when or how we’ll see them.

Netflix's Recent Cancellation Spree, Explained

Chances are, if you watch a lot of Netflix shows, one of your faves was canceled recently. The streaming service axed 12 shows so far this year and eight last year. Those fatalities include Marvel shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist, talk shows The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale and The Break With Michelle Wolf, oddball comedies Lady Dynamite and Haters Back Off, and high-budget dramas Sense8 and The Get Down. By contrast, Netflix canceled only six shows in its first six years of streaming original content. So why is Netflix getting more cutthroat?

Our Dogged Devotion to Productivity Is Killing Our Productivity

Everywhere we turn, we're bombarded with messaging that we should be working—and if we are working, we should be working harder. Rise and grind. Hustle harder. Own your moment. Always be closing. Sleep when you're dead. If you love what you do, it doesn't feel like work. Elon Musk is telling us that "nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." We're living in a society, at least in America, where working past the point of exhaustion is exalted.

7 celebrities accused of queerbaiting: James Franco, Nick Jonas, and more

Sexuality is fluid, but some straight Hollywood stars only seem interested in the same sex when they have an album to sell, a movie to promote, or social media followers or YouTube viewers to gain. Take Logan Paul. The controversy-ridden YouTube star — who walked blindfolded into traffic for one video and laughed at a suicide victim for another — is now saying he’ll “go gay for just one month,” while legit queers around the world are asking him to kindly not.
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