Hollywood QCast: Special Guest “UnReal” creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Hollywood QCast is AfterEllen’s podcast in conjunction with Jim Halterman, a gay entertainment journalist who has contributed to AE in the past and is pretty much an honorary lesbian. He also brought Dylan’s father back from the dead as a writer on the last season of 90210.

This week’s very special guest is out UnReal creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, who talked with us about Season 2 of the Lifetime hit and how her writers’ room dealt with the issues of race and racism, as well as the possibility of Rachel and Quinn ever hooking up. Plus: her go-to queer film and the time she met k.d. lang.

FYC Screening Of Lifetime's "UnREAL" - ArrivalsPhoto by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Also on this podcast: Looking: The Movie, Evan Rachel Wood and Into the Forest and what we’re excited about at Outfest.

Thank you to Samee Junio for recording the podcast, Jenna Lykes for our logo, and Kathryn Lounsbery for our funky theme track. You can follow Hollywood Qcast on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.