In October, Grace introduced us to Feminist Ryan Gosling, calling it “potentially the greatest Tumblr ever.” She was not being hyperbolic. With this in mind, you will be very excited to learn that Feminist Ryan Gosling can now live on your coffee table (or on that upside-down crate you use as a coffee table, whatever, no judgement), as the blog has gone the way of all successful tumblrs-turned-phenomenoms and is a real live published beautiful book!
Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude by Danielle Henderson is available for purchase online, in bookstores, and in Urban Outfitters. Henderson has included some of the best entries from the blog (I hope this one makes it in) but the majority of the book will be brand-new material, with 120 photos and captions in total.
Tumblr’s Storyboard published an interview with Henderson today, and if for some reason you’re still on the fence about how funny she and this whole concept are, allow me to share an excerpt.
Storyboard: Has Feminist Ryan Gosling ever burned a bra?
Henderson: Well, he wouldn’t be burning any bras because he knows we ladies need all the support we can get. And, come on, burning bras is not environmentally safe — polyester fabrics and all of that. Also, of course Feminist Ryan Gosling knows that feminists never really burned bras — that’s a myth. They burned a lot of stuff, but not bras.
If you happen to be in the New York City area, Tumblr and Housing Works are hosting a release party tonight at 7pm at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on 126 Crosby Street. Henderson will be there (duh), Tumblr is providing free drinks, WORD will be selling books, and Maris Kreizman of Slaughterhouse 90210 is making a special appearance. All proceeds go to the fight to end AIDS and homelessness in NYC.