The Bi Line: Return to Silas with the Carmilla Novel from @kleffnotes

It has felt like centuries, but new Carmilla content is finally here! For those of you at ClexaCon this year you might have been able to pick up an early copy of the novel either from the Carmilla booth or from some of the Carmilla themed panels and meet ups. I was able to snag a copy from the booth and it took all kinds of restraint not to rush off to my room and read the book while I was still in Las Vegas. Once I got back to my small Ohio town I hunkered down and read the entire book in one go, which shows how much my restraint wavered once I had any free time. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Return to Silas with the Carmilla Novel from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Sunstone and Sexy Escapades from @kleffnotes

I love frequenting my local comic book shop, not just because it is great to be in a physical space full of nerdy things, but because the staff are so great. They frequently suggest reads for me when I come in, which is great for fulfilling my quest for comic knowledge even if it isn’t great for my wallet. During one of my visits two of the people there mentioned there was a book they thought I’d like. They showed me the first volume of Sunstone and insisted that while the book was pretty steamy, that the plot was so good that they frequently recommended it to their over 18 readers. This first book set me down a path of discovery and excitement and I fell completely head over heels for the world of Sunstone. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Sunstone and Sexy Escapades from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Lip Service from @kleffnotes

Sometimes suggested watching on streaming services can be helpful, especially when they lead you to a series that you’ve never heard of before. Lip Service is a British television drama set in Glasgow, Scotland which was literally described by Hulu as like The L Word. When I first started the show I was struck with a tremendous amount of deja vu, not because of the plot, but because of the styling of the main character, Frankie. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Lip Service from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: What I’m Looking Forward To at @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes

This is my third year going to ClexaCon and the second time that I will be going as press. Last year was the first time my girlfriend, Krista, and I went to ClexaCon together. We met there in 2017, but since we were going as a couple last year we did a lot of intense scheduling and tried to do as much as we could. While some people can survive that I wound up burning myself out trying to do everything I thought I needed to do as press and Krista and I had tried to cram in a lot. This year, while I will still be doing coverage, we’ve decided to tone things down a bit so that we don’t wind up with post con burnout like last year. Continue reading “The Bi Line: What I’m Looking Forward To at @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Alice & Iza @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes

For my second Tello Films feature of the month I’ve actually chosen something you’ll be able to see at ClexaCon. As part of the Film Festival they will be screening their short, Alice & Iza. Both leads, much like with Nikki & Nora, have been announced as featured guests for ClexaCon 2019. Mandahla Rose plays Iza and is a returning ClexaCon guest and Guinevere Turner will be there for her first year and plays Alice. This short includes a number of other faces you might recognize including Bridget MacManus, Karmen Kregloe, and so many more. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Alice & Iza @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Nikki & Nora @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes

Every year ClexaCon hosts a Film Festival full of diverse LGBTQ+ content and I thought that for my two March Bi-Line articles I would feature some content from one specific company. Tello Films has been a partner and sponsor of ClexaCon since the beginning and this year they are bringing even more content to the convention. This week I wanted to highlight Nikki & Nora, a series that was resurrected by Tello after the original pilot was not picked up by a major network. While this series will not be showing at ClexaCon, the leads will be there. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Nikki & Nora @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Chasing Amy Retro Watch from @kleffnotes

Somehow over the course of my life I had never actually watched Chasing Amy. This becomes a bit more surprising once I point out that I have watched a number of Kevin Smith movies and I even used to watch the show he had on AMC. For date nights, since we are long distance, Krista and I sometimes pick out shows or movies to watch simultaneously and when she learned I’d never seen Chasing Amy she thought we definitely needed to add it to the list. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Chasing Amy Retro Watch from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Sex Education and You from @kleffnotes

The title of this article totally sounds like a self help book or some sort of sexual memoir. It really isn’t, it’s actually all about Netflix television shows because I was pleasantly surprised by queer storylines recently while doing some binging. Now I’m not saying all of this plots were very big or picture perfect, but I still found myself enjoying them. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Sex Education and You from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes

Normally I don’t really write articles that delve into what I disliked about a piece of pop culture, but after watching New Year, New You on Hulu I just kept fixating on how much this movie frustrated me. This movie came out as part of the Into the Dark series and acted as their January holiday themed feature. Based on the trailer I was really looking forward to checking this new addition out, especially since I really enjoyed the other movies they’d released. When I started the movie I was enjoying it and relishing in the fact that this was an all female horror movie cast, until the first death happened and I started fuming. Continue reading “The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: The Bisexual Because I Have To, Right? from @kleffnotes

As someone who decided to start an article series with Bi in the title, I think the universe demands that I write about the Hulu Original Series The Bisexual. The series debuted in late 2018 on the streaming service and I decided to save any coverage of it for this specific venue. The series focuses on Leila, played by Desiree Akhavan, who after ten years with her girlfriend decides that she needs to take a break. This sets into motion a period of experimentation and examination that leads her to at one point identify as bisexual. Continue reading “The Bi Line: The Bisexual Because I Have To, Right? from @kleffnotes”