In preparing for this, my first A-Camp, I’ve turned to movies and TV to give me inspiration and calm my nerves. Hopefully I made the right choices, but if not, at least I had some entertainment while I packed.
Go see Mad Max Fury Road. Go with your fists raised high and salute big, stupid, glorious, Hollywood blockbusters and go see what it looks like when we’re driving the smoking tractor-trailers into the unknown and fighting for our sisters to live free.
Watch Bessie. Do it for the moments of bisexual badassery. Do it for the love of the blues. But goddammit, watch Bessie because her legacy is an important part of our history as queers in this world.
Carol is a lesbian-ish film by that up-and-coming Australian actor who has had many relationships with women or whatever, nbd.
In an interview with Variety, Blanchett says her upcoming lesbian film Carol is not her first dip in the lady pond.
There aren’t a ton of queer women in classic cinema, but the ones we do have are pretty amazing.
“Yep, that’s right. Out of 314 major Hollywood film releases, one single film — Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy — passed the Vito Russo test with queer female characters.”
“Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still?”
“Ruth lifts her head, smiles demure and sweet, her lips swollen with kissing. ‘Can’t miss a chance to minister to a heathen like you, Idgie.'”
Are you ready to painstakingly examine the psychological profile of every character Winona Ryder has ever played?
Breakout writer/director/actor triple threat, Desiree Akhavan, brings us a three dimensional bisexual Persian lead character and also Robin is at a kink cafe and we all wish we were there, too.
“Jamie Babbit has been trying to put dildos in her films for YEARS.”
If you’d like to spend the day learning about Sharks and outer space and wildlife on Netflix, then boy oh boy are you in for a treat!
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that if you’re going to hang out inside all day, curling up with your off-brand Snuggie and popcorn to watch a movie is a pretty solid idea. This plan becomes EVEN MORE fun when you add a theme of some sort and possibly some friends.
It’s heartmeltingly cute, and one of the best portrayals of a trans woman in years. Michelle Hendley should be everyone’s new girl-crush.
AREN’T WE HILARIOUS??!!
Bondage, butterflies, and zero men.
Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and let’s talk about the whitest Oscars in decades.
“In ANCIENT FUTUREs, we see queers shaping their own realities. It’s a vulnerable moment to have in such a public place. It is anxiety-inducing and paralyzing. It is exhilarating, rewarding, life-giving, but in the end, it is a risk.”