Catching up with “RED” at ClexaCon

Catching up with “RED” at ClexaCon

While at ClexaCon, AfterEllen caught up with the fantastically good looking and unbelievably down to earth cast and crew of “RED,” who flew in all the way from Brazil to attend the convention. Germana Belo, Fernando Belo, Ana Paula Lima, and Luciana Bollina held a...
Captaining Your Ship 101: A Guide for Actresses

Captaining Your Ship 101: A Guide for Actresses

So, you’re a TV actress who has just found out your character is going to be involved in a same-sex storyline (or already is in/has started one). Congratulations! Be prepared for one of the most rewarding roles of your life, as well as an immediate increase in your...
Does Lesbian Typecasting Still Happen?

Does Lesbian Typecasting Still Happen?

Just one of the many interesting tidbits that came out of the Clexacon actress panels is that several of the panelists noted that in the mid- to late 2000s they’d encountered the possibility of “lesbian typecasting:” After having played lesbian roles, all the sudden...
Lessons from the Actress Panels at ClexaCon

Lessons from the Actress Panels at ClexaCon

I didn’t go to ClexaCon. Y’all, what was I thinking? A convention dedicated entirely to fictional lesbian and queer female characters, the actresses who played them, and pretty much all things queer ladies in entertainment? That’s like…pretty much my life.  But since...