Filming for Top of the Lake S2 Begins This Spring

Top of the Lake season 2 begins filming in March, according to a statement by star Elisabeth Moss at Sundance to a Deadline reporter. Top of the Lake season 1 aired in 2013 – a long wait between seasons, but worth it.

The dark drama series is from filmmaker Jane Campion. It features Detective Robin Griffin (Moss), who returns to her former home in New Zealand to a job in a small police department. She’s immediately involved in the case of 12 year old Tui (Jacqueline Joe), who tries to drown herself in a lake. Continue reading “Filming for Top of the Lake S2 Begins This Spring”

Women Led Media Dominate the GLAAD Awards Nominations

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. This year the major nominations feature many women led films and series with either lesbian or female transgender characters helming the lead roles. Continue reading “Women Led Media Dominate the GLAAD Awards Nominations”

Watch This: Trailer for Gaycation with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel

Friends Ellen Page and Ian Daniel went all around the world filming Gaycation. They talked with LGBT individuals from Japan to Brazil, Jamaica and here in America about their lives. The film they took will be a documentary series on a new A&E channel called VICE starting on February 29. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Gaycation with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel”

Q&A with Siobhan Finneran for Happy Valley Season 2

BBC One released some Q&A press releases for the new series of Happy Valley coming up in February. This interview is with Siobhan Finneran, who plays Clare Cawood, the sister of lead character Sargeant Catherine Cawood. Continue reading “Q&A with Siobhan Finneran for Happy Valley Season 2”

Q&A with Sally Wainwright for Happy Valley Series 2

BBC One and Red Production Company released a Q&A session with writer and director Sally Wainwright as publicity for season 2 of Happy Valley. The new series begins in February on BBC One.

Sally Wainwright is writer, director and executive producer of Happy Valley. She directs 4 of the 6 episodes. Neasa Hardiman directs the other 2, so the entire second season has women directors. Continue reading “Q&A with Sally Wainwright for Happy Valley Series 2”

Q&A with Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley Series 2

The BBC and Red Production Company released a Q&A session with Sarah Lancashire about season 2 of Happy Valley. According to this new press release, Happy Valley begins on BBC One in February. Finally an almost definitive date for the start of series 2! Continue reading “Q&A with Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley Series 2”

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Talk about Female Friendship

“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship” is a TED Talk with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin discussing friendship with Pat Mitchell.

Since so many of my top 10 picks for the year 2015 explore the power of female friendship, this conversation between them is especially relevant. Continue reading “Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Talk about Female Friendship”

Welcome to Litchfield: OITNB Releases First Season 4 Trailer

Orange is the New Black season begins June 17 on Netflix. There may be some crazy surprises in store.

According to information released at the Television Critics Association press tour, the new season will deal with race, politics and prison overcrowding. Continue reading “Welcome to Litchfield: OITNB Releases First Season 4 Trailer”