Leo Adef is an Argentine director and photographer who has lived in Barcelona for several years and depicts the life of the queer community living in Barcelona. The main themes of his
The series, the trailer of which was recently released on the Internet, is based on a true story and tells the story of a Russian swindler, Anna Sorokin.
Anna Sorokin was born in Russia in 1991 and moved to New York in 2013. Shortly after moving to a new city, Anna Sorokin got a new identity and lied to everyone that she was the heir to a wealthy German man. In this way, she carried out numerous banking operations, used the luxurious rooms of various hotels, and deceived the community of New York.
Anna Sorokin’s fraudulent plan was revealed in 2019 and she was sentenced to 4-12 years in prison. It was this story that became the new inspiration for Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the series.
Laverne Cox plays one of the main roles, as a personal trainer of famous people in the new series.
The new series will be released on Netflix on February 11.
Laverne Cox is an American transgender actress who was introduced to viewers from the popular TV series Orange is the New Black. She is the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.
The 79th Golden Globe Awards were held on January 9 in California. For the first time in history, the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role was awarded to transgender actress MJ Rodriguez.
MJ Rodriguez was awarded the Golden Globe for her role in Ryan Murphy’s popular TV series Pose. In the series, the 31-year-old actress plays the role of nurse Blanca, who helps patients during the AIDS epidemic that are infected with the HIV.
The actress responded to the historic victory in an Instagram post, writing that this victory is a kind of door that is open to many talented people from today – “They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS.”
Other nominees for the Golden Globe along MJ Rodriguez were: Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Baranski and Elizabeth Moss.
In addition, MJ Rodriguez is the first transgender actress of color to be nominated for an Emmy last year.
The popular TV series Pose came out on screens in 2018 and tells the story of transgender and LGBTQ+ people living in New York in the 80s. The series focuses on Ballroom culture and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Back in November, DC Comics released the first issue of the critically acclaimed comic book, Dark Knights of Steel.
The new story tells the tales of well-known heroes, knights living during the middle ages. There will be some new characters in the series too, such as Superman and Zala-aeli.
In the second issue, Zala-aeli learns the story of her father’s murder from Lois Lane. The grieving Zala-aeli will find solace with the help of Wonder Woman, as share a romantic kiss with each other.
Prior to the release of the story, fans had always thought that Themyscira Diana was a part of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2016, DC comics confirmed this.
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In addition to confirming Wonder Woman’s queer identity, DC Comics entertained fans with lots of queer characters in 2021. Back in August, Robin Tim Drake was cast as bisexual in the movie Batman: Urban Legends. The screenwriters also featured Trans Amazon in one of the latest issues of Nubia & The Amazons.
After the release of the third issue on January 4, the representatives of DC Comics hope that the fans will like the story of Diana and Zala-Aeli. It’s interesting to see if they will be together and become the main power-couple.
Currently, DC Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman. In honor of this date, a new book was published.
In addition, the well-known studio Monolith Productions will release a new game in which players will be able to become part of the Amazon family and unite the modern world. This was announced on Thursday at The Games Awards.
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Leo Adef is an Argentine director and photographer who has lived in Barcelona for several years and depicts the life of the queer community living in Barcelona.
The main themes of his works are identity, sexuality, love, youth and relationships. The artist is looking for inspiration in the undergrounds of Barcelona and tries to create unforgettable photos of the queer community of Barcelona by combining reality and fantasy.
The Buenos Aires-born photographer and visual artist has collaborated with various international publications and recently published his first book, WARP, which combines more than 200 photos from the Barcelona queer society. As the artist says he has been taking photos for 4 years, the book’s characters are the artist’s friends, lovers, muses and artists that he has encountered during these 4 years.
His photos show dreamy moods and fantastic elements, among the character of the book you’ll meet men taking their doses of testosterone in the bathrooms of Barcelona clubs, drag queens scrolling their phones at parties and queer men sunbathing on sandy beaches.
The artist has desired to get to know the world better since his childhood. He was most impressed with his first trip when he left Buenos Aires and experienced a new culture – since then everything has changed and discovering new people, places and emotions has become his main goal.
In addition for the WARP book to being an illustration of the queer community of Barcelona, it is also an attempt by the author to overcome his own struggles. As he said to one of the publication, the people whose photos are collected in the book have played a very important role in his life. For many years, the photographer went to various parties with a camera, met people and offered to take pictures of them, in the process he met many interesting people with whom his knowledge of sexuality, gender and love has increased significantly.
What is most interesting for the artist are not the photos but the stories of the people who are the characters in his book, he is interested in how queer people deal with humiliation, oppression, inequality and how it affects their future lives, how despite this humiliation, they better themselves as people.