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+ Aubrey Plaza must be feeling that A League of Their Own mania too. She was on Celebrity Sluggers last week. If I could offer just one bit of feedback: Lay off the high ones, Plaza! And speaking of your 2021 Holigay Heartthrob, her Happiest Season “jilted romance” led to Alison Brie being cast in her latest film, Spin Me Round. Writer-director Jeff Baena told IndieWired: “I know, especially after Happiest Season when people were vying for Aubrey and Kristen Stewart’s character to be together, that was definitely in our minds when we were writing this because Alison was also in that movie.” Sit tight, a review is on the way!
+ Lee Rodriguez on Never Have I Ever and what makes Fabiola a queer icon.
+ How the wild queer history of 1940s Moose Jaw inspired Kelly McCormack in A League of Their Own.
+ 12 films that chart the history of new queer cinema.
+ The jagged life of Anne Heche.
+ Big thanks to the Autostraddle A+ member who hit up our A+ Inbox to let us know queer contestant Barclay Stockett is back on American Ninja Warrior.
+ Hayley Kiyoko says every young role was foreshadowing her future self.
+ Thor: Love and Thunder will be available to stream on Disney+ on September 8th.
+ Drew interviewed Anaïs in Love director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet.
+ Sue Bird becomes oldest player to record a WNBA playoff double-double.
+ Executive producer and director Jamie Babbit discusses how A League of Their Own supports a large cast and a version of this story that’s full of queer joy.
+ Teaching a Robot to Love is a new sci-fi musical about change, friendship, queer love, and what it means to be a person.
+ And finally: A League of Their Own is a home run with queer viewers, featuring special guest Riese Bernard!
That NBC news article is really cool to see! About time Autostraddle is getting some mainstream attention!
My reaction to the correction at the end of the NBC News article was equal parts face-palming and merriment.
“CORRECTION (Aug. 19, 2022, 12 p.m. ET) A photo caption in a previous version of this article misidentified one of the actors pictured in a group photo. Her name is Melanie Field, not Rosie O’Donnell.”
How?!? Just how?!
I was just about to comment this bwahahhahahahahah.
That was my favorite part of the article! Thank you for doing the important public service of shouting it out here
he interview with riese was great too, but, gosh how can anything match that correction?
I dunno why autostraddle keeps swooning over known misogynist/hater and Chris Pratt supporter Aubry Plaza. She’s just overhyped.
I hadn’t heard of Aubrey plaza being a known misogynist. Can you expand?
lmao I love how people who make outlandish claims like this in comment sections are never able to substantiate them
Aubrey Plaza is my spirit animal.
Barclay Stockett is #goals.
That anime list is terrible. Regardless of the politics, queer narratives have been a staple of japanese culture for centuries. The Mary Sue wrtier is projecting their own Western perspective on another culture and it shows, I can’t believe they would list Kill La Kill of all things first AND Legend of Korra at the end as if japanese anime has nothing else to offer.
it’s been such a joy to see Barclay back this season! i’ve also been following casey rothschild’s season really closely; she helps run queer ninjas unite and usually runs wearing a bi pride flag or colors
Aubrey looks mighty Phine in that Phillies jersey. 😏
I found Spin Me Round to be super bizarre, so I can’t wait to hear the AS take.
Spoiler alert: I liked the movie overall but found it pretty disappointing that Aubrey just disappeared halfway through the movie