Help Autostraddle Name Our New Webseries Starring Nat Garcia! VOTE!

natalie-garciaSo, obviously we’re working our asses off to make 2010 at least 400 times better than 2009. We launched Technostraddle yesterday, and now we’re preparing for our first original Autostraddle web-series starring experienced vlogstar Natalie Garcia, the Cutest Sweetest Lesbian in the Universe, which will debut at the end of January 2010.

It’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before on the internet so we can’t reveal too much just yet — all you need to know is it’ll be a mashup of reality doc-style journalism & celesbian & straight people interviews, woman-on-the-street adventures, Funny or Die style whacky/absurd vloggetry to the max.

A little more about Nat: this Hispanic Lesbian social activist animal-lover was born & raised in New Mexico, moved to Denver in 2007 (she LOVES DENVER ALL CAPS) and now resides in Los Angeles a.k.a. Lesbian HQ, where she actively pursues an alternative lifestyle and also enjoys playing with her dog Maggie, making tea, the beach, swinging on swings, eating sushi, and hanging out with her cat Pumpkin who “is a gansgter, missing parts of his ear. He is like 50cent as a cat.”

She also loves dancing — as in; ballroom, swing, two-step, waltzing, salsa and some oldies. Favorite things in life include Dolly Parton, The Graduate, Harold and Maude and The Golden Girls — because she is apparently 79, hopelessly trapped in the body of a 23-year-old. This seems to be working out okay for her though.


Nat is gonna be a killer addition, brave ambassador and beautiful face for 2.0: THE REVOLUTION.


Nat Brought Dana Fairbanks Back to Life!

But before we reveal the top eight to you, we should take a moment to honor some of the suggestions that did not make the final cut, because we think they are hilarious, and perhaps you’d like a t-shirt. Most of these suggestions are from Intern Lola, who graduated high school when she was 15 or something. Clearly you can see why:

– Honey Nat Queerios
– Au Naturale
– Walking with a Nat
– Nat’s Got Your Tongue
– Nat-o-Matic
– Nat Outta Hell
– Nat on a Hot Tin Roof
– Holy Natrimony
– There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Nat

And my personal favorite, “Nat Takes Her Clothes Off and Has Sex With Other Women On Camera,” which unfortunately is just a bit wordy.

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  1. that cat sounds more like Evander Holyfield. maybe its nickname should be Emeownder Meowlyfield. i am good at naming things. NAT’S WHAT SHE SAID FTW.

    also hi nat garcia. dolly parton, eh? YOU FIGHT DIRTY AUTOSTRADDLE. bring on 2010!

  2. “It’s an honor just to be nominated!”

    Guess this means I oughtta throw out my remaining suggestions (including Who Gives a Nat’s Ass? and We Nat for the Other Team).

    I vote for NatAttack! ’cause sadly, there are a number of other lez sites whose names toy with “That’s What She Said”.

  3. I voted for “Nat’s What She Said.” Because, well, it’s amazing. BUT what about naming the series as a whole “Nat’s What She Said” (or whatever wins) and having each episode named a Nat pun. It could become TOO MUCH PRESSURE, though.

  4. On a serious note, I like “Nattributes” and I also want to sit down and have some soup/a hangover with the person who came up with Honey Nat Queerios. My vote is going to Nat’s What She Said.

  5. I went with “Natlock” because as soon as I read it, the Simpsons’ geriatrics in my mind started a feeble chant of “Naaatlock! We want Naaatlock!”

    But prior to actually reading those pesky words taking up space between pictures, I was thinking “Hot girl. Wonderous hair”

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  7. I was seriously questioning my gay-ness until I voted an saw that 48% of the gays agreed with me.

    I guess I am gay!

    **if you respond to this with “Nat’s what she said.” please expect a marriage proposal in the next 8 to 10 days via Twitter – the most popular way to communicate important and embarrassing private things in the known homoverse**

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