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Morning News Round-Up: Trainspotting 2, Kathleen Turner, Lesbian Revenge Porn And More Books

Morning News Round-Up: Trainspotting 2, Kathleen Turner, Lesbian Revenge Porn And More

Written by Daniel Villarreal on September 08, 2015
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– Socality Barbie becomes an Instagram sensation with pictures of hipster-bourgeois California living.

– Margaret Atwood, the author of the pro-feminist dystopian novel The Handmaiden’s Tale, had a political column censored over mentions of a Canadian politician having “nice hair.”

– This Thursday, horror writer Stephen King will be awarded the National Medal of Arts.

– Talking about art, the Burning Man Festival recently banned an art piece featuring a masturbating nun, further proof that the radical arts festival is becoming more mainstream and conservative as it grows in popularity.

– The Boys of Bangladesh — the country’s largest LGBTQ organizations, launches a lesbian comic book — the first of its kind in the Muslim-majority country — to ‘address the silence and taboo around gender and sexuality’.

Ewan McGregor scores some toilet smack in the hallucinatory 1996 drug drama Trainspotting.
Ewan McGregor scores some toilet smack in the hallucinatory 1996 drug drama Trainspotting.

– Director Danny Boyle says the script for Trainspotting 2 is terrific, that the actors all want to do it and… that it will be the director’s next film depending on the actors’ U.S. TV schedules.

– Oscar-winning actress Kathleen Turner will soon play the mother of a lesbian ex-convict considering a gender transition in the off-Broadway play Would You Still Love Me If….

– Thanks to the magic of gerrymandering, college student Jen Henderson will be the sole person to decide whether or not a new pro-business sales tax in Missouri will go into effect.

– A comedian writer from Inside Amy Schumer got into a Twitter battle after a user commented “HOW COME UNFUNNY WHITE BOYS ALWAYS COMPLAIN ABOUT CAPS LOCK?”

– A UK lesbian got convicted under revenge porn laws for posting naked pictures of her ex online.

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