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  • Looney
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    That is a lot of material. I wish I had road tripped down to that Dragon Con with Freema there.

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  • sense8ional
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe86B_9TF2g
    https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a...ayton-netflix/
    https://www.theyoungfolks.com/televi...ture-lgbtq-tv/

    During an LGBTQ Representation panel at [email protected] on Thursday (July 23), the star said: "[It's revolutionary] in the sense that I'm a woman of trans experience and I was playing a woman of trans experience, written by a woman of trans experience [Lana Wachowski], and also being directed by her and her sibling [Lilly Wachowski], who at the time wasn't out yet, but who is now also a woman of trans experience.

    "So it was like the most beautiful, layered cake of all these amazing flavours."


    She continued: "While I was doing it, I don't know that I necessarily knew [how big the show was going to be].

    "As an actor, you know, it's like I do the audition and get a job and I hope that people like it and they like me and then it's like, 'Is anybody even gonna watch this?' And then people liked it and there's these Senses all over the world and I still get messages."

    Asked if she hoped the show would educate viewers on LGBTQ+ issues, she said: "I was hoping that people wouldn't be turned off by the show because I was on it and my character was trans, and a lesbian, and had a girlfriend of a woman of colour.

    "The world is a largely conservative kind of place. I was hoping that people would watch and learn the difference between gender identity and sexuality and just simple things that so many people still don't understand. I hope that they learned some stuff."
    And some more Sense8 stuff from the last couple of years which I haven't posted:

    https://culturess.com/2019/09/05/lasting-legacy-sense8/

    Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, New Amsterdam), who played the role of Amanita Caplan on Sense8, which ran for two seasons, appeared at Dragon Con in Atlanta over the weekend in a one-woman panel about the series. Despite citing that the show lacked enough viewers to justify it’s production costs (it was filmed on location all over the world) as the reason for canceling the celebrated series, the ballroom at the Hilton was packed full of fans.

    Agyeman spoke so richly and eloquently about the experience of filming such a show and seeing the impact it had on people. She said that the series gave her hope at a time in her life when she was ready to give up on working in the television and film industry; the pilot script for Sense8 changed her mind. She stated that she was “really excited and really scared” to audition for the role of Amanita, but won the role thanks to her talent and her obvious chemistry with Jamie Clayton, who played Amanita’s love interest, Nomi. “I love her,” Agyeman said about her onscreen girlfriend turned wife.

    Agyeman talked about what she hoped the legacy of the show would be: to be open to new people and experiences and to never stop being what makes you different from everybody else. The show united a group of actors who became a family on- and off-screen, and she was extremely touched to see that the show had done the same for the viewers.
    https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...nse8-clexacon/

    Clayton is referring to the pivotal scene where her character on the show, Nomi, who also identifies as trans, opens up to Lito (Miguel Silvestre). Nomi recalls being forced to go to the swim club by her father before transitioning and how she was physically abused by a group of boys while there.

    Clayton told her fans in London that the traumatic scene was changed last minute.

    ‘When we were filming that, it actually wasn’t written that Nomi was in the flashback, that was something that was decided in the moment. We were supposed to be telling the story and then Lito and Nomi were supposed to be in the shower observing that situation, but in the moment we switched,’ she said.


    Nomi ended up reliving the scene rather than just watching it.

    ‘I put on the shirt and then Lana had a full breakdown and I was like “What’s going on?” and someone came to me and told me “This happened”’.

    She said she was suddenly invested with the responsibility of telling Lana’s story right.

    ‘I was like “Wait, this is for real? I had no idea”. So [Lana] left, they cut and we stopped filming. She and I had a moment and I was like ‘Fuck, this really happened’. I was like “Okay, let me do it, let’s do it”’.
    https://www.soompi.com/article/12409...-chaos-sense-8

    https://film.avclub.com/joe-pantolia...ard-1842912026

    Some news articles covering the mural that was eventually cancelled:

    https://netflixlife.com/2018/07/02/s...erview-murals/
    https://netflixlife.com/2018/07/07/s...n-fundraising/
    https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/new...-sense8-mural/
    Last edited by sense8ional; 07-29-2020, 06:17 AM.

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  • sense8ional
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    From last month, cast reminiscence about the big Pride/coming out moment for Lito in Season 2: https://ew.com/tv/sense-8-cast-look-...os-coming-out/

    We caught up with stars Brian J. Smith, Jamie Clayton, and Alfonso Herrera to discuss the powerful, fun, and memorable scene.
    Sense8 is a complicated show, but the passionate audience surrounding the float understood the rules. Their role in the scene was to hear Lito's speech, and they played their part perfectly, responding as a scene partner should. "The crowd cheered at all the right places and responded, they knew that the other seven of us sensates were not visible to them even. They knew all of the rules," Smith shares.
    Lana Wachowski wanted to showcase the speech in a specific way, one that created an iconic moment. The scene was shot twice: first with a smaller group the day before the parade, and again at the parade. In a controlled environment, Lana was able to get close-ups of Miguel's speech and then improvise on the day, channeling the unique energy of a Pride Parade. "Being able to improvise is when Lana really, really shines," Smith shares, "She loves not to have a plan, and she got these incredible shots with the crowd in the background, the way the sun hit the float, and be able to frame [Alfonso] and Miguel kissing with all the confetti coming down."
    Confetti flew everywhere as Lito ended his Grand Marshall speech with a kiss, and then the party began! The crowd’s cheering, the cluster’s dancing, an energy that could be felt through the screen. The cast had an absolute blast partying on the float with one another. Surprisingly the complicated party scene was not choreographed; everyone was just having a great time. "We didn't really know what we were going to do, we didn't even do a rehearsal ahead of time," Smith shares, "We knew Lana loved these group moments that happened totally spontaneously, so we were able to let go and let the moment take us."
    For Smith, who came out after the show ended, the scene holds special meaning. "It was odd standing there on the float knowing I was gay, and everyone on that float knowing that I was gay as well, and not having come out yet," he shares. Watching himself in the scene, he tries to remember what he was thinking at the moment, watching Lito do something he wanted to do in his real life. Lito's moment on the Pride float in São Paulo is also the one fans ask him most about.

    "I have thought about that scene a lot in the past year since I've come out, and it was definitely inspiring. It made me feel like I could do it," he adds.

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  • Jan
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    Thanks for this, Sense8ional!

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  • sense8ional
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    Clayton: https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/...age-interview/

    "It continues to amaze me, the reach that the show has. It's so interesting with the self-isolation that we've been doing all over the world because the show has picked up a whole new fan base," Clayton said. "I can't tell you how many messages I've gotten over the past month from people that have said, 'I just watched for the first time now that I've been locked up in my house, and I can't tell you what a fan I am of the show and the message.'"

    I tweeted early on in the self-isolation, 'Now's a great time to rewatch,' because the core theme of the show is empathy," she continued. "And I think that the one thing that I've noticed with the pandemic that is sweeping the world right now, I've just been noticing a lot of selfishness in America. All of the statements of people who don't want to stay at home, they all start with 'I'. 'I want this' or, 'I want that.' It's selfishness. And with Sense8, there's a lot of empathy and there's a lot of understanding and I think that that's what people are resonating with. And so, people are going back to the show for some feel good feelies, and then people are finding the show for the first time because they've got the time."

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  • sense8ional
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    Again, might as well just post it in this thread now that the show has ended. According to Lana, the friendship of Nomi and Bug was inspired by her friendship with storyboarder/artist Steve Skroce.

    I was also very nervous when I came out to Steve. We've been close friends ever since Ectokid and I value his friendship immensely. His reaction was so sweet and funny (some jokes hilariously inappropriate) that when I hung up, I cried. Bug's relationship with Nomi in Sense8 is a secret Thank You to Steve for one of the best friendship I've known.
    From her intro to Doc Frankenstein: https://www.amazon.com/Doc-Frankenst...dp/1932700560/

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  • sense8ional
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    Might as well just post it here.
    Lilly on writing for Nomi: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ra...arance-1228603

    "Sense8 was written at a time in my life, at this moment of tipping point for me, right before I transitioned. From my perspective, the creation of Nomi as a character was about hopefulness for me because I hadn't quite let go of where I was. I feel like a lot of the writing I did for that character was below the surface," she explained. "In the film business, as a trans person, I was always looking content and wanting something else, wanting something different. In all of our films, we always strove to take oddball films in the way that we cast our shows. That was subtextually my trans brain working itself, working itself out of the closet in a lot of ways. So, Nomi is definitely the culmination of that."
    Last edited by sense8ional; 08-03-2019, 07:06 AM.

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  • sense8ional
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    1 year anniversary was yesterday: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/new...ne-year-later/


    Mentioned tributes/interviews:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96PuiFWnj8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynyWERmjgUo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyqbaSzgVUw <- with Sommers and Fish
    Last edited by sense8ional; 06-09-2019, 01:02 AM.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by sense8ional View Post
    Ooooh, ok, that makes sense to use that icon for him. However, then, I don't think the icon is well designed.
    Agreed. A small safe would have been more easily identified.

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  • sense8ional
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    Ooooh, ok, that makes sense to use that icon for him. However, then, I don't think the icon is well designed.

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  • chromate
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    Originally posted by sense8ional View Post
    Although I'm not sure what is Wolfgang's icon supposed to be in the last one...?



    What's that round thingy in the lower left? Is it a bullet?
    If you zoom in on the photo, you'll see that Wolfgang's icon is a safe lock, similar to the one he picked open in the first episode.

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  • sense8ional
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    Hot Topic ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Topic ) has made available 3 Sense8 T-shirts for purchasing, the first official merch for the show in the US:

    https://www.hottopic.com/product/sen.../11479014.html
    https://www.hottopic.com/product/sen.../11478982.html
    https://www.hottopic.com/product/sen.../11478969.html

    Although I'm not sure what is Wolfgang's icon supposed to be in the last one...?



    What's that round thingy in the lower left? Is it a bullet?

    In any case, as I understand this came to be after the I AM WE CAMPAIGN got in touch with Hot Topic:

    https://twitter.com/IAmWeCampaign/st...11706878619648

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e...CKMqGJmqoF/pub

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  • sense8ional
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    Since I've been posting promotional material like billboards here, here's something that sort of fits here. Netflix Italy has been using Sense8 (among other of their shows) for their campaign that accompanies Pride.

    https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...-italy-couple/





    Pictures from the underground station of Porta Venezia, Milan.

    Netflix's campaign uses the phrase "x and y (where x and y are some gay couple from one of their shows) do not exist" after the newly appointed Minister for Families Lorenzo Fontana said in an interview "rainbow families do not exist".

    Netflix Italy's campaign extends online with the the same phrase (and Sense8): https://twitter.com/NetflixIT/status...9758184402945/

    edit More pictures and videos by our Italian friends:

    https://www.facebook.com/Sense8Itali...54626628043688
    https://www.facebook.com/Sense8Itali...4290401410644/
    https://www.facebook.com/Sense8Itali...53152584857759
    Last edited by sense8ional; 06-29-2018, 12:10 PM.

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  • sense8ional
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    Some more billboards etc, the second about the special night in Naples:

    https://tvserieshub.tv/2018/05/30/se...le-billboards/
    https://twitter.com/AnnaPernigo23/st...97848865816576





    edit One (or two!) more by Onwumere: https://twitter.com/sense8dailys/sta...28969065746433

    edit https://twitter.com/MsKalagang/statu...50676678856704



    RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. I’m so happy, Sense8 promo is everywhere in Rio
    Last edited by sense8ional; 06-06-2018, 05:05 AM.

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  • sense8ional
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    https://video.repubblica.it/spettaco.../306774/307400
    https://video.gelocal.it/gazzettadir...za/96988/97474
    https://video.repubblica.it/edizione.../306779/307405
    http://www.tuttosport.com/news/tv/20.../?cookieAccept

    'Sense8', the cast of the TV series Netflix says goodbye. In Naples, eating pizza

    Netflix chooses Naples to celebrate the final of the series 'Sense8' which will be available on Netflix from Friday 8 June. The capital of Campania is one of the cities that hosted the set of the final season of the series and, just the evening of the debut on Netflix, will host an event for a last adventure together with all the fans of 'Sense8' at the Bagno Sant'Elena of Posillipo. During the event the participants can immerse themselves in the world of the series. During the shooting in Naples, the cast of 'Sense8' met Gino Sorbillo, an institution for the city that made of its pizza a story of the deep history and culture of the territory. The protagonists of the series, during the shooting, learned from Sorbillo to make pizza and, adding an ingredient each, they created a real recipe 'Sense8'. In the video the protagonists eat a last pizza together, emblem of a moment of aggregation destined to end, just like the series. During the event of 8 June in Naples, fans of the series will in fact taste a slice of pizza 'Sense8' created by Gino Sorbillo along with the 8 protagonists of the series.

    Netflix
    ..............are they serious with that video???

    edit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxVENiv_P-8

    https://www.facebook.com/netflixital...4048614973768/
    https://twitter.com/NetflixIT/status...59564695384066

    https://www.facebook.com/events/174456426556661/

    Sense8 Night
    Friday 8 June 2018
    From 18.00 to 22.00
    Bagno Elena - Via Posillipo 14, Naples

    One last night. One last adventure. Together.

    Sense8 returns to Naples with an event just for real Sensates.

    Bring your cluster: you can immerse yourself in the world of the series and perform in your best version of "What's Up" at karaoke. Everything will be accompanied by a nice slice of pizza "Sense8" designed by Gino Sorbillo, with ingredients inspired by your 8 favorite characters.

    Admission is free, until the end of the cluster. Er, places.
    Too bad it doesn't say that it will be accompanied by a screening of the finale? But then again why is it like 4 hours? 4 hours of meeting fans, instead of going home to actually watch the episode?

    edit Some press:

    http://www.optimaitalia.com/blog/201...cipare/1131973
    http://www.diariopartenopeo.it/notiz...t-torna-citta/
    http://www.napolike.it/sense8-night-a-napoli-2018
    https://blog.screenweek.it/2018/06/l...ght-631573.php
    https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/201...apoli/4404593/
    http://www.napolitoday.it/media/sens...ugno-2018.html
    https://www.projectnerd.it/2018-06-s...evento-napoli/
    https://www.tvserial.it/sense8-event...-orari-e-news/
    https://www.badtv.it/video/sense8-il...izza-speciale/
    https://napoli.fanpage.it/il-cast-di...-con-sorbillo/
    https://www.sorrisi.com/tv/news-e-an...sense8-napoli/
    http://www.vesuviolive.it/ultime-not...-come-vederlo/
    http://www.telefilm-central.org/sens...8night-napoli/

    This one claims that:

    All the fans that will participate will be able to watch the last episode on a maxi-screen in order to share together all the emotions that will come out of it. Then there will also be a karaoke and everything will be accompanied by slices of pizza "Sense8" created by Gino Sorbillo during the filming of the series.
    Which makes sense, but I want confirmation from a primary source (i.e. Netflix).

    edit This one too: https://grandenapoli.it/sense8-night...e-della-serie/

    During the event of 8 June in Naples, fans of the series will in fact taste a slice of pizza 'Sense8' created by Gino Sorbillo, and also will have the opportunity to see the latest episode on a maxi-screen in order to share all the emotions together.
    edit Quote by the pizza maker: http://www.ilroma.net/curiosita/seri...i-e-barcellona

    "I lived intensely the processing and preparation of my Neapolitan Pizza on Netflix's Sense8 set, it was an extraordinary experience," he told a preview at Roma Gino Sorbillo. "I could not count the people who were part of the organization, an impressive number indeed.The actors were very happy and I believe that this work consolidates even more the prestige of our pizza in the historic center of Naples in Via dei Tribunali 32 so as to attract even more many people from all over the world. we are also present in Milan and New York ". And then he announces: "Soon also in Miami, Rome and Barcelona, ​​this is yet another demonstration that Neapolitan pizza is" world ".
    Last edited by sense8ional; 06-06-2018, 09:22 AM.

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