On the third episode of the Starz fantasy series, a depressed salesman named Salim Omid Abtahi is struggling to make a dime in New York when he finds himself in a cab driven by a jinn, an ancient Arab god whom most Americans might colloquially call a genie. Played by Mousa Kraish, the centuries-old jinn finds kinship with Salim, and what begins as an intimate taxicab conversation about faith transforms into a daring and important sex sequence — and, at its core, a love story — between both men. He recalled writing the scene 18 years ago, inspired by a New York cab driver who did, in fact, fall asleep at the wheel and admit to having been driving for 30 straight hours.
The magic of Vidawhich returns Sunday for a second season on Starz, lies in the way it marries specificity—of culture, of place, of sexuality—with universality. Tanya Saracho, the playwright and TV writer who created the series, layers texture and tiny details throughout her story, keenly aware of how loaded simple objects can be. In Vidaeven a brand of hot sauce can be a powerful signal of identity, as well as a portal to childhood memories.
Last week we learned via flashback that the fierce and fearsome Captain James Flint was deeply in love with another man. In fact, it was that love affair and its tragic ending that got Flint exiled from England and motivated him to take the helm of a pirate ship in Nassau. Via: The Backlot :.
We also added a few notions about a particular gay experience, coming from a man who originates from a country where you can be thrown off a rooftop for being gay. I felt like it was a wonderful metaphor for a religious experience. It made my palms sweat.
Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! Based on the popular novel of the same name, the new Starz show Sweetbitter takes place in the world of restaurants in New York City. It follows protagonist Tess, who lands a job at an upscale New York restaurant.
Twitter lit up with attendees intoxicated by her vision and stoked for a project that sounds like everything we as a people have ever dreamed of. Every director on Vida is a woman of color or Latinx. First look!
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Roberta Colindrez and Mishel Prada in Vida. Created by Tanya Saracho, Vida tells the story of two estranged Mexican American sisters who are forced to reconnect after the death of their mother Vidalia—and the reveal that she was married to a woman. Much of the first season revolved around the Hernandez daughters—responsible, deadly serious, and queer Emma Mishel Prada who moved away to Chicago for good reason, and younger, flittier, unlucky-in-love Lyn Melissa Barrera —as they relearn who each other are while trying to figure out what to do with the bar Vidalia left them.
Yes, there's definitely still some way to gobut each and every year positive progress is made. Good news is, is shaping up to be even bigger and better. Just take a look at the shows set for release in and beyond that look fit for a good ol' binge
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