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Broadsheet: A Hot Brit, Two Broads, and a New Tomb Raider

Broadsheet: A Hot Brit, Two Broads, and a New Tomb Raider

Broadsheet: A Hot Brit, Two Broads, and a New Tomb Raider

From comics to comedy, these are the female-centric entertainment highlights you can't miss this week.

TV: Above Suspicion Set 3

One of the U.K.'s best cop shows ever, Above Suspicion, is back for a third season, now on DVD from AcornOnline, as detective Anna Travis tries to solve the murder of a beautiful young actress alongside her curmudgeonly old boss (played by Game of Thrones' Ciaran Hinds). The three-part series is based on the best-selling novel, Silent Scream, by Lynda La Plante (the creator of Prime Suspect).  Detective Travis, played by smoldering Kelly Reilly from Sherlock Holmes, is every bit as smart, sassy, and calculating as we can imagine a young Jane Tennison would have been. A must-see for fans of smart chicks and British crime thrillers. Watch a trailer below.  Diane Anderson-Minshall

Music: Amy Ray, Goodnight Tender
The Indigo Girl releases her first country album, with influences ranging from honky-tonk to gospel, recorded in a low-tech fashion to offer an authentic vintage sound. Ray penned 11 of the 12 tunes, with Mount Moriah's Heather McEntire contributing the other. McEntire — a queer punk-rocker turned folkie — and Susan Tedeschi are among the guest artists on the recording, which is out now on CD and available for download on iTunes. Check out the album's trailer below. –Trudy Ring

Theater: "Broad City Live Tour"

Comedy Central's Broad City is the better, basic-cable version of 2 Broke Girls, with New York funny ladies Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer drinking, smoking weed, and not really working — Imagine Ab Fab with no dough! Broad City's very topical humor is coming to a venue near you with the "Broad City Live Tour," which kicks off March 4 in Cambridge, Mass. The tour will travel all across the country and fittingly ends in Brooklyn. — Neal Broverman

Comic: Tomb Raider

LGBT favorite and total badass Lara Croft returns in a new series, picking up where the film and video game series left off. Tomb Raider is being penned by Gail Simone, who has a history of writing thoughtful LGBT characters into her shorelines, for DC including the lesbian Batwoman, and the first out trans character to have a recurring place in a mainstream superhero comic with Batgirl's Alysia Yeoh. Simone takes pride in her inclusive stories, and has a great reputation of writing bisexual characters into her shorelines, even though they're often underrepresented in other comics. The first issue of Tomb Raider hits stands from Dark Horse Comics February 26, but you can get a sneak peek in the action-filled panels below. — Sunnivie Brydum

DVD: Reaching for the Moon
This lush '50s-set film tells the true love story of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Gloria Pires). "Pires conveys a charismatic, energetic masculine eroticism… Otto effortlessly channels a Susan Hayward-ish type of steeliness and vulnerability," wrote the Los Angeles Times. The 2013 release from director Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands), which was just nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, is now available on DVD from Wolfe Video. Watch the trailer below. —Trudy Ring

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