Also.Also.Also: Get in, Witches! “The Craft” Sequel Trailer Is Here

I took some time off, but much like the leaves changing colors, apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and that crisp air nipping at your neck, I’m baaaaack :)


Queer as in F*ck You

Yesterday I wore full leggings and heavy sweatshirt for the first time in months! The sun is setting at 5:30pm! I lit a candle! Welcome to spooky season, witches!

Listen, it’s my personal belief that all witches are gay and that’s just a fact. In particular, The Craft witches are DEFINITELY all gay, if only because they inspired 25 years worth of gay girls. Case in point, here’s a round up from the Autostraddle slack about the announcement:

Carmen (that’s me): I think it looks so good and I didn’t know how bad I wanted ittt to be good but now wow I really want it to be good!
Drew: “The trans girl only has one line but the protagonist has such short hair!” is what I just said out loud to myself. 🤦🏻‍♀️
Valerie: For some reason I thought it was a show when it was first announced but it being a movie and also blumhouse gives me more hope than perhaps is safe.
Shelli: IM UPSET ABOUT IT — but I’m gonna watch it and try not to judge.
Malic: This looks too cutesy. But I will absolutely watch.

Anyway, the reboot-sequel stars trans actress Zoe Luna as one of the core four witches, so get ready. Your quarantine Halloween just got gayer.

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Queer People Are Way More Likely to Suffer From Migraines. We are anxious. There, I solved the mystery. Where’s my cookie?

The Woman Who Became the Face of the ‘Christian Girl Autumn’ Meme Donated to the Trans Creator Who Made Her Famous

Eddie Redmayne Stands up for J.k. Rowling Against Internet “Vitriol.” To which I say, f*ck him forever and also this is exactly why Jen Richards will always live in my head rent-free:

Hey there Chicago queers, Shelli is looking for your help! If you aren’t in Chicago (or just want to help donate funds) you can reach her on her socials — @AyoShelli on Instagram and @HiShelli on twitter (Also you should follow her! She’s a lot of fun!)


Saw This, Thought of You

Inside the Movement to Stop Paying Student Loans. yes. Yes. YES.

Capital and COVID: Why the Left Needs Disability Liberation

QAnon, Blood Libel, and the Satanic Panic. I understand very little of this, but Rachel does and I trust Rachel. So.

From Stef, here watch some bats in the rain.

Carolyn would like to see that and raise you: The Most Glorious Week of the Year Is Almost Upon Us — Fat Bear Week

How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed. 💔


Political Snacks

I! Hate! It! Here! How Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Affect LGBTQ Rights

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA. Whew. Ok. So, there’s that.

Carmen is Autostraddle's Deputy Editor and a black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 246 articles for us.

10 Comments

  1. FAT. BEAR. WEEK.

    also demolish ableism ’cause i’m tired of people using lazy shorthand to criticize the president (‘he can’t hold a cup/walk down a ramp/etc’) instead of pointing to any of the dozens of human rights atrocities he’s got a hand in

  2. I’m not really into it (seems like a typical teen movie) but I’m getting gay vibes from this trailer (at least one of them has to be an lesbian!) and also, I’m interested in the comments to the original. Like Nancy’s photo. And I wonder if Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle will be properly mentioned and/or make surprise cameo appearances? 💜🖤🦋

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