One hot, queer week in the summer of 2020. From face masks, to protests, to cats sleeping on ice packs to beat the heat.
There is charm to be had in watching two phenomenally talented straight actresses play out a lesbian relationship in the kind of wartime melodrama that is so often straight and white.
Also: Mulan is coming to Disney+, Lena Waithe is making an open marriage drama at Amazon, Lifetime orders an LGBTQ+ Christmas movie, and more!
A Happy Belated Birthday to Ali Krieger! Also, Sara Ramirez and Kate Moennig have some amazing childhood throwbacks for us.
This isn’t a collection of songs about friendship, but rather an attempt to capture all my complicated and gooey friendship feelings — the biggest feeling being I REALLY MISS MY FRIENDS.
Also: Evan Rachel Wood and Miranda July’s Kajillionaire trailer, Naya Rivera’s last TV appearance, Harley Quinn lands on HBO Max, and more!
What do we do with unthinkable thoughts in the time of covid? Plus: how crime fiction enables police brutality, zines and self-discovery, celebrating the Clueless anniversary, every book you’ll want to read for the next five months and more.
Nafessa Williams pens an essay on Hollywood’s inequality problems, Megan Rapinoe in Rolling Stone, A DERRY GIRLS MOVIE, seven iconic Black sitcoms are coming to Netflix, and more!
What’s the point in arguing with a world that will always devalue Black skin?
The Illuminations Grant is a testament to what can happen when cultural producers invest their energy not just in the documentation of trans people, but also in creative solutions for their lives and careers.
Sara Ramirez is here to quench our collective thirst, Melissa King’s jawline remains undefeated, and Stacy London rocks an aspirational bold look!
Adventure Time: Distant Lands will escalate Marceline and PB’s relationship, Lena Waithe on humanizing Black people on screen, why aren’t big studios interested in LGBTQ rom-coms, putting Black icons on magazine covers isn’t enough, and more.
It is an aching, lonely, pining, sorrowful, huge queer mess of extremely gay emotions. “Betty, will you kiss me on the porch in front of all your stupid friends?” COME ON.
You’ll find odes to Lily Tomlin and Ellen Degeneres with only the occasional nod to comedy notables like Moms Mabley, Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho, making queer comedy look like a whitewashed dyke party. You won’t find much evidence of the many queer comedians of color who are well-established, wildly successful and wonderfully, deliciously funny. Here’s a very incomplete list of some of those comedians.
This list includes a variety of different genres. The only requirements were a main queer woman or non-binary character, written by a Nordic / Scandinavian author, and set in a Nordic / Scandinavian country or featuring a Nordic / Scandinavian protagonist. Enjoy!
Heather Morris dances to Naya Rivera’s “Radio Silence,” BSC members as knights of the minor arcana, a new series for Pose creator Steven Canals, and Xena at her absolute gayest.
A. Andrews’ comic A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability is a well-written, thoughtful, and enjoyable guide that I strongly recommend to all disabled and able-bodied people alike
Melissa King can cook for me anytime and King Princess is practicing makeup!
Melissa King’s best Top Chef moments, Hallmark is “in negotiations” to do gay Christmas movies, Rachel Maddow’s interview with Mary Trump (also gay, apparently) set viewing records for TRMS and MSNBC as a whole, and more!
Get into it, spread the word, support Black queer womxn and learn a little something in the process.