Also.Also.Also: Anne Hathaway, Michaela Coel To Play Pop Star/Designer Girlfriends in New A24 Film “Mother Mary”

Feature image of Anne Hathaway by Marc Piasecki/WireImage, Michaela Coel by Mike Marsland/WireImage

I saw this quote today on the Well Read Black Girl Instagram account, and immediately it’s become a mantra:

“i knew i was healing when i cared
about off-time as much as i did my
work. i make space for joy by
refusing to always be a
i spend
time with people where it’s easy
being myself. this is growth.” — Yasmine Cheyenne

Wishing you all a bit of peace from always being “on” this Tuesday.

Queer as in F*ck You

I don’t always do TV/Film announcements in this news round up, but some news is too big to wait: Anne Hathaway, Michaela Coel to Star in David Lowery’s Pop Epic ‘Mother Mary’ for A24. And why is this relevant to our interests? I’m so glad you asked! The “epic pop melodrama” will follow “a fictional musician (Hathaway) and her relationship with an iconic fashion designer (Coel).”

So what we are talking about here is Anne Hathaway, as a pop star, dating THEE Michaela Coel, as a fashion designer, from the same studio that brought my most recent gay favorite Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (and yes, I was late on the BBB train! Don’t judge! But IF that is also you, please join me!). It’s about to burn all the film girlies on Letterboxd to the ground. In addition to Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel on screen together, Charli XCX will write and produce original songs for the project. Cannot wait. This movie will be my entire personality.

Let’s see about some other news, shall we?

Black Queer History Is American History. It’s facts.

Hockey Isn’t for Everyone. Some Women and LGBTQ People on Twitter Are Pushing to Change That.

Mira Bellwether Fought for a World Where Trans Women Know Love and Pleasure. Mira Bellwether’s work continues on, but she is so, so missed. Ro also wrote a tribute to her at her passing.

Saw This, Thought of You

Vogue analyzed all shows and presentations on Vogue Runway for Spring 2023 to determine the level of size inclusive representation, and the results are dismal, but the charts are so pretty.

Speaking of fashion nerds! The “influencer” angle in the opener here took me a few eye-rolls to get through, but it is true that Parade is a favorite underwear of Autostraddle writers and I was curious about it’s pivot off the internet and into Target, officially becoming mainstream. There’s also some interesting reflections on underwear as the currency of “internet cool” and celebrity brands (Kim Khardasian/Skims, Lizzo/Yitty, etc). Do Those Free Panties Make You Feel Good About Yourself?

Big week for fashion news! (sorry everyone else, I’m sure we’ll be back to normal business on Thursday) What Fashion Loses As Law Roach Retires

Ugh.. what did it seem like? The Rise of Gender-Neutral Names Isn’t What It Seems

Political Snacks

Wyoming Bans Transgender Youth From Girls’ Sports Teams and Missouri to Restrict Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

But also, Gov. Whitmer’s Lesbian Daughter Stood By Her Mother’s Side While She Signed the Bill for LGBTQ+ Protections in Michigan. Excuse me, just extremely proud of my home state.

And One More Thing

Have you been following the #TransRightsReadathon? From March 20-27, across all social media platforms, book lovers are reading books by trans authors and raising money for trans orgs.

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief 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 698 articles for us.


  1. After the supremely disappointing news that James Reimer, previous golden boy and literal puppy dog, refused to wear a Pride warmup jersey because of his “Christian beliefs”, I really needed that article about queer hockey culture. Thank you.

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