Spring is my fave season, and Portland does it so well. (Play along with Reine, bingo card included.)
Shop for obscure ingredients in Asian supermarkets so you can replicate your favorite homecooked meals your mother used to make for you, and activate your ongoing transformation from helpless child to adult who knows how to nurture their own inner child.
Also, livereads of Lizzie McGuire and Orphan Black, the trailer for Hannah Gadsby’s new Netflix special, Hamilton is coming to Disney+ very soon, those new Adventure Time episodes, and more!
If you’re looking to escape reality for a little while, look no further than this year’s absolute bumper crop of queer novels. As late spring and summer literary events are postponed and cancelled, writers are looking for ways to connect virtually with readers and the publishing community – and finding ways to keep their creativity flowing in a difficult time.
So many Moms, so little time!
Villanelle’s most personal murder, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon go to quarantine prom, more reasons to love Alice Wu, Queen Latifah’s Equalizer reboot is a go, Janet Mock drops hints for Hollywood season two, and more!
Maya and Max prepare a social distance surprise that will make you cry, in the good way.
It’s Taurus Season — so let’s get vibey.
Topics include nannies during COVID, The Chive’s “bro bait” website, Val Kilmer, Shaker Heights, Sesame Street, making adult friends, women in criminal justice films and so much more!
“You can’t have a rulebook or a playbook for how to connect. When you’re queer, it’s about negotiating your own way, when the blueprint doesn’t work for you.” Fatimah Asghar discusses queerness, intimacy and her new short film Got Game, that you can watch exclusively on Autostraddle.
Books to break your reading slumps, queer adult comics creators living under FOSTA/SESTA, new Simone de Beauvoir, Meryl Streep’s bookshelves and more.
Alice Wu’s “The Half of It” has been for out less than a week, and it’s already become a classic. We brought together some of Autostraddle’s queer and trans Asian editors and writers — along with some of our writer friends and Generation Q’s Leo Sheng — to talk about the film, Alice Wu, and the current landscape of queer Asian media.
Beanie Feldstein becomes a leading lady, Mrs. America’s hair designer explains those wigs, Portrait of a Lady on Fire meets Animal Crossing (again!), Lady Gaga is going ahead with Chromatica, and more!
But who gets custody of the rescue puppies and the sex bench?!?!?
Coronavirus commercials are getting more and more aggressive.
Plus, Gaby Dunn does cool baby sitter cosplay and I am praying Sarah Paulson makes “Winnie Wednesdays” a permanent thing.
Get ready to love Alice Wu more, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum are back, the final She-Ra trailer, the horniest episode of Xena, Janelle Monae’s new horror film has a release date, and a Wonder Woman spin-off about Amazonians!
There aren’t a ton of songs specifically about vague longing in the middle of a global pandemic, so consider this playlist a narrative journey of feelings.
I’ve scrounged the internet for totally FREE (and legal) digital copies of amazing queer books. Groundbreaking trans fiction, comics, queer classics, and more!
“Thank you for coming to this emergency roommate meeting… I don’t want to be rude but DAMN YOU BOTH.”