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

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

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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’.

– 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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