Lesbian TV news: Orphan Black , Wynonna Earp and The Handmaid’s Tale

So, what’s new in the lesbian TV universe ? Before going further, you might be interested to know that Ungobernable is now on Netflix and it features a lesbian couple formed by Maria and Daniela. I’ll probably add this show in the L series category if I find an official clip with these two characters. Also, I read a lot of good things about Clique on BBC Three but I didn’t really find the time to watch it. The story revolves around a group of childhood best friends drawn to an elite clan, there are not many Sapphic actions apparently but this clip (ep.1) sure looks interesting. Well, let’s move on to the most anticipated series of the coming months.

Orphan Black season 5 (final) will be broadcast on BBC America from Saturday, June 10, 2017. Here is a synopsis of this fem clone action series: after witnessing the suicide of her look-alike, Sarah decides to take her identity and occupations. She then discovers a hidden universe full of secrets, namely the origin of the clones, a scientific movement called Neolution. This riveting recap video is a tale of sestras as narrated by a brother sestra on the official BBC America youtube channel. Felix gives us a summary of the past 4 seasons of Orphan Black.


Wynonna Earp Season 2 will premiere Friday, June 9, 2017 on Syfy. The show is based on the eponym IDW Comic, it follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures in a post apocalyptic world. With her unique abilities, demon-killing gun, Peacemaker, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice. Now that any paranormal entity can enter the Ghost River Triangle, Wynonna Earp and her crew – sister Waverly, Waverly’s girlfriend Nicole, centuries old Doc Holliday and Black Badge Agent Dolls must defend Purgatory from a whole new slew of demons, ghosts, and assorted evils. Thankfully, Wynonna’s one-liners remain.


The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere Wednesday, April 26, 2017 on Hulu. Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The series embarks us in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids, where anyone could be a spy for Gilead, all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. Dorothy Snarker will be recaping The Handmaid’s Tale for Autostraddle.

Emma Récamier

I'm a french graphic designer and an active contributor on lesbian interest. Since the beginning of my studies, I have been trying to find and promote the work of gay-friendly filmmakers. Enfin, I am a lesbian, obsessed with Sappho, open to any criticisms and recommendations.

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  1. Lilian says:

    I’ve watched the first 4 episodes of Clique and it does have a supporting character who is a lesbian but as of 4 episodes in she doesn’t have a huge role. There hasn’t been much else so far, but if you get drunk and watch the first episode through shipper goggles like I did everyone gives off gay vibes.

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