We’ve got a new facebook page and Shane, er, Kate Moennig is stalkable in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out the 40 sexiest frontwomen in rock.
When we here at Autostraddle HQ heard that Hesta Prynn (alias Julie Potash) was among the illustrious performers at SXSW 2009, we knew immediately that she’d be a perfect candidate for our first Beat on the Street interview.
Meet Robin! She’s a professional photographer who’s already done some amazing things, like shooting Lady Gaga and being in a Red Man video. But now she’s taking on something else – she wants to change the his-and-hers heteronormative obsession of the wedding industry. Want to help?
Meet Crystal! She’s from Australia, and so is Portia de Rossi. This probably explains why Crystal is so great at talking about music – here she tells us all about Empire of the Sun, Sarah Blasko, and Evermore.
Rachael Ray, Magic Tomato (it’s a food, not a band name), Girls Gone Wild, PJ Harvey, Rye Rye, Solange, BFF Little Boots, Perez Hilton dropping the C-word, the Kanye West Surprise, Yelle, and the drunken end of SXSW. There were alcoholic sno-cones!
Kate Moennig’s Three Rivers Pilot spoilers, plus updates on Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey
Look, there are girls in The Advocate! (As well as muxes, a subculture of trans Mexicans!) In other news, articles on transpeople continue to be worded problematically, Helena’s interrogation tape is up, and adorable seventh graders attend their teachers same-sex wedding.
Discussed: SXSW can be really Random, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, I wanna take you to a GAYYYYY bar, War Tapes, White T-Shirts for Black T-Shirt People, useful swag, the School of Seven Bells, the kinds of bands you need to see when it’s dark out, our new favorite bar the Rusty Spur, the AKAs, pasty palors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Priceless Abortion, Girl in A Coma, Graham Coxon’s New Stuff, Tricky, DEVO. Also, TAYLOR F*CKING HANSON.
Everyone in the world loves Portia, the Lesbian Exploratorium Project has created an exhibit on “Genderplay in Lesbian Culture,” and Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres performed a duet together? Really?
Stef’s suitcase finally arrived! She saw Devo and Amanda Palmer and Margaret F*cking Cho! Amanda asks if maybe internet silence is going to be the new punk for musical artists, and later barks like a dog at Margaret Cho.
Oprah’s “O” magazine discovers lesbians, gay mayoral candidate to run in Mexico, the Nerve Date with Jen & Lexi is super great, and Riese is mad at Ilene Chaiken.
In between being delayed in airports forever and drinking, Stef manages to rock SXSW with Little Boots, Todd P, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Box Elders, Telepathe, Those Darlins, An Horse, Hesta Prynn, and A HALF POUND HOT DOG. (That is not a band but the actual food product.)
Shane I mean Kate Moennig has a new show, Ellen and Portia are great, Lindsay and Sam are art, and some people in Minnesota and Tennessee are douchebags.
Intro to Stef. What is Totally Gay Music. Röyksopp. SXSW. Hey guys! My name is Stef and this is “The Beat on the Street,” where I’ll be writing to you homos & homo-allies about music every week or so (except um, this week, when you’ll hear from me a LOT — but more on that […]
In good teevee news, Ellen interviewed Portia on her show and they are too cute for words. In bad teevee news, there are more interrogation tapes.
Grey Gardens is coming at your face so soon, Mexico is superqueer, and it’s Alex’s birthday.
Today we have the very first daily link fox. American Idol is supergay but the Army is not, they are kicking us out like nobody’s business.
Let’s all be bisexual allies, it’s pregnant city for Cat Cora, and the gay ducks have ruined everything.
Glamour has sexy American Icons, we wonder why gay marriage is so comfy in New England, and Steven Waldman wants to strike a deal with conservatives.
Dorothy Snarker anticipates The L Word finaly, Rachel Maddow is fantastic, and the gays save Sarah Silverman.
Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde, Alison Smith, The New Fuck You, Bett Williams, JD Glass, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Michelle Tea and Marijane Meeker. There’s more out there than Tipping the Velvet and Written on the Body. Though if you haven’t read those already then you probs should asap.