Sometimes you just need to call your friends, breath together, and feel all the feels. Maya may not always be the best listener, but after a hard week, Max and Maya have a heart to heart.
Topics include Black voters, a bad reality TV show, murder, Judith Butler, how we quarantine, the tyranny of chairs, TikTok, Bath & Body Works, the Eco-Yogi slumlords of Brooklyn, Emily Ratajkowski and Ramona Quimby!
Seeing as the modern police force is an evolution of slave catchers, for a film trying to make a point about how the horrors of the past still exist in the present — it comes across as both ahistorical and like a serious misstep.
Shani Mootoo is one of the towering lesbian novelists of our time. In her newest novel, Polar Vortex, Mootoo winds the interior lives of its three central characters like a jack- (or jill-) in-the-box: to the point of explosion.
Joanne Rowling and I might have more in common than she thinks.
Roxane Gay on Audre Lorde, Emily Hashimoto on writing lesbian sex, Tessa Gratton on reclaiming genderqueer monstrousness and more.
Also: Tracy Clayton and Lena Waithe in conversation, your guide to getting into Schitt’s Creek, no one plays the game like Billie Jean King, Roxane Gay profiles Sarah Paulson, and more!
Sarah Paulson on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Rahne Jones is coming through with cute cat content, Samira Wiley in silk pajamas with zebras on them (!!), and Indya Moore’s curls remain undefeated.
I hope those of you who celebrate had a relatively joyous Rosh Hashanah. And now please join me in the High Holy Day of revisiting a Jewish queer woman classic.
Given that identities are often assumed based on the gender of a person’s current partner(s), how do bi+ folks navigate longterm relationships? What effect does being in a longterm relationship have on a bi+ person’s understanding of self? How does their bi+ identity interact with intersecting identities and those of their partner(s)? How do poly and monogamous relationships differ for bi+ people? All those questions and more are explored in these fiction and non-fiction books about bi+ people!
Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much is the bi Arab romance novel l didn’t know I needed. We chat about the book, first-gen traumas, sexual ambiguity and Arab parents.
Last night’s Emmys set the record for most wins by Black actors! Also: a third season for Harley Quinn, a special episode of Euphoria, an ode to Kate McKinnon’s RBG impressions, Ellen’s back with some explanations, and more!
“We’re warm, we’re drinking and best of all we’re naked!”
The First Time is everything I’ve come to love about Drew’s writing over the last several years: smart hilarious, powerful, and deeply generous. And just heckin’ gay and trans.
“I have a question!” she exclaims. Stepmom knows where this is going so she tries to head her off, but the child will not be dissuaded. “My question is,” — here it comes — “… are you transgender?” No one knows what to say, me included.
10 of the most stylish lesbian characters in cinema, Janelle Monáe on Antebellum and Chadwick Boseman, Brandi Carlile’s cover of Mad World is a real 2020 mood, Indya Moore’s NYFW debut, and more!
“If this song sounds familiar, that’s because it and the band were on The L Word, in that episode where Shane shows up at Carmen’s work and they make out in the bathroom while a band plays on the balcony.”
Just Samira Wiley being a babe in tie-dye. Also: Hayley Kiyoko gets real about taking our meds, Chef Melissa King is positively crush worthy, and if we’re lucky — Janet Mock, Indya Moore, and Trace Lysette will be the next Charlie’s Angels.
Dating looks different now.
This movie is simultaneously sexy and fucked-up, and its paradoxes mesmerize.