This week read about Rae Williams coming out as bisexual, Kristen Stewart featuring in a lesbian bodybuilding rom-com, and Lucasfilm casting a trans actor for their film.
‘The Ultimatum’ Star Comes Out as Bisexual
“The Ultimatum: Marry or Move Out” star Rae Williams has come out as bisexual during the show’s reunion episode. Williams and Zay Wilson were already dating going into the show. They then split to pair off with members of other couples of their own choosing.
During Williams’ season, although they were a couple, she revealed they are no longer together. She explained the two have since ended the relationship and ever since then she has been on a journey of discovery about her sexuality.
"I have been with one person, she's amazing, and I had a really good connection with her but we kept it casual and I'm kind of figuring out myself and my sexuality because I was very uncomfortable with being bi for a very long time," she said. "Since Zay and I have been done I've just been with one girl, and it's kind of been great, honestly."
Kristen Stewart Joins Lesbian Bodybuilding Rom-Com
Kristen Stewart. Credit: John Bauld, Wikimedia Commons.
Kristen Stewart has signed on to director Rose Glass’ A24 drama centering around lesbian bodybuilders entitled “Love Lies Bleeding.” The film is described as “a romance fueled by ego, desire, and the American dream.”
While Stewart isn’t set to play a bodybuilder, she will be the love interest of one of the main characters.
The film is fueled by A24 and Film4 and they are still looking for the person who will play Stewart’s love interest and fans are taking to social media to put in their bids.
This announcement comes after Stewart’s highly acclaimed role as Princess Diana in “Spencer” which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination.
Talisa Garcia Becomes First Trans Actor To Be Cast In Lucasfilm Production
Talisa Garcia. Photo via Facebook.
British actress Talisa Garcia has been cast in Disney+ series “Willow” making this the first known time a trans actor has been cast in production from Lucasfilm.
“Willow” is a spinoff of the 1980s fantasy classic. It follows a princess who assembles a party to join her on her quest to rescue her twin brother.
Garcia will play queen and mother to Tony Revolori’s character, who is one of the members on the quest. While her role may be small and she might only appear in one episode, this is a big jump for Disney and Lucasfilm.
Each week ‘Beyond the G’ looks at news featuring the many letters of our LGBTQIA+ spectrum.