This afternoon brought us the gift of the new Ratched trailer, starring Sarah Paulson in the One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest prequel from Ryan Murphy on Netflix, and now I can only communicate in: eating peaches, wearing red lipstick, and humming “Big Spender.” This is where I am.
Queer as in F*ck You
I don’t usually do trailer drops in this space, but as previously mentioned, I watched this earlier in the afternoon and can now think of nothing else!
I also got the full length Ratched poster of Sarah Paulson looking through that green veil in a press email today and, yep! Positively petrifying! I mean, how can one woman be an absolute cuddle bunny with Holland Taylor and also haunt my nightmares? We shall find out.
Murder me, Mommi.
Ok! Now on to other things!
“If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A dominant lesbian dolphin.” — Megan Rapinoe Answers the Proust Questionnaire
Always here for more Trans Studies in the academy, let’s fuck it up.
I’m delighted to present the debut issue of TSQ Now, a new platform for emerging work in trans studies. Please do consider submitting essays, fragments, art, rants, manifestos, archival retrievals, and translations!https://t.co/lUaLUxroUq
— Grace Lavery 🐬 (@graceelavery) August 3, 2020
The Married Couple Who Are Devoted to Disco, and Each Other. Meet Ruby and Queenie Sateen. They are absolute babes, and trust me — you want this.
Saw This, Thought of You
Pap Smears Are No Longer the Best Way to Screen for Cervical Cancer (Note from Heather: Oh finally, some good news!)
Covid-19 and the Limits of American Moral Reasoning. May I recommend drinking that down with a chaser of: How the Pandemic Defeated America from The Atlantic? It was burning through my newsfeeds this morning.
I spent a lot — and I mean a lot — of my weekend binging the Black Family Sitcom of 90s and 00s G.O.A.T. Moesha on Netflix, so may I recommend that you join me and also read this: How ‘Moesha’ Helped Put Young Black Designers On The Fashion Map
Speaking of Moesha and fashion, here’s some fun pictures of teeny Carmen doing her thing:
Rewatching Moesha this weekend— I forgot how, once upon a time, all I ever wanted to be was Brandy. She was my black girlhood. Seeing her felt something like freedom. Anyway, here’s some cute childhood pictures (age 8 and 13) + a reminder why representation matters. Happy Monday! pic.twitter.com/OBggydOXpH
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) August 3, 2020
(This news come to you from The 19th*, a new non-profit, non-partisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. They’re staffed majority by women of color and you can read this really great profile of them in The Cut from earlier this week: The Newsroom Where Politics Is Not About Men)