Also.Also.Also: The Actual Queer History of “A League of Their Own” and Other Stories

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It’s Thursday morning, bright and early! Right now I’m in a car somewhere between Phoenix and L.A., on my way to my sisterwife’s house! Her name is Riese and she has a very kind dog named Carol. Tomorrow’s June can you hardly believe it??

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13 Comments

  1. Britni de la Cretaz is a DREAM and all the research she did for that article on the LGBTQ+ ball players back in the 40s and 50s is just bonkers good, everyone should read it, probably with a box of Kleenex!

  2. Pepper Anne, Pepper Anne, much too cool for seventh grade, Pepper Anne, SHES LIKE ONE IN A MILLION…

    (Also if you haven’t read that piece about Anna Delvey yet… whew! Buckle in! It’s the greatest, wildest ride!)

    I wanted to say something else about Puerto Rico and Trump, but it hurt too much. So, back to Pepper Annnnnnne!

  3. I hope Amazon’s A League of Their Own has some queer characters! If not I will feel very cheated.

    I love Pepper Ann so much. I never really watched cartoons as a kid (except for The Simpsons), but I discovered Pepper Ann when I was in high school. Admittedly I first watched it because of the catchy theme song and the fact that she dresses as a Xena-like character during said theme, but after watching a few episodes I was hooked.

    • So me and a friend are playing a game where we imagine Sofia Coppola making a movie (that kinda completely misses reflexivity) out of this about a middle class white woman fooling all these rich people and finding prison “interesting”

      So far we have: Chloe Grace Moretz in the main role and Zoe Kravitz as Neff.

      Thoughts?

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