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.

Okay ready to vote? If you have any particular feedback, comment it up, ladies!

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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!

      • Wow! I expected more support for NatAttack! Maybe we should’ve had Carly make it with a comic-ish graphic font and stuff so you could get the full effect. But hai, Natlock was my idea which I didn’t think anyone would vote for. Anyhoo, Nat’s What She Said might be the best idea of the year. I should stop trying to skew the vote.

        • For me it was a tossup between Natlock and Nat’s What She Said, but I think NWSS has broader appeal.

          Not quite as broad as “Nat Takes Her Clothes Off and Has Sex With Other Women On Camera,” but that didn’t make the cut, so what can you do.

      • I’m still totally with NatAttack (inclusive the graphic obvs).
        Though I came up with Nat’s what she said and since it’s a child from my brain I should be a good mom and support that one?

  2. What about “Sometimes you feel like a Nat” or “Natked”?

    But seriously, either Natlock or She’s all Nat

  3. I’m so torn between the genius of Natlock and Nat’s What She Said, and have completely abandoned my beloved NatAttack!

    R.I.P. Spicy Natmeg.

    • same here! I voted for Nat’s What She Said but now heart Natlock as well. It should be like the Mashable awards so we can vote once a day, then i could alternate between the two.

  4. What about Nat’s the Way I Like It, or Nat Call?

    I love She’s All Nat and Nat’s What She Said…

    And I love Autostraddle!

  5. “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”.

  6. 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.

  7. Nat outta hell would have got my vote, I enjoy a Meatloaf reference.

    I am super excited about this feature especially after reading that Nat resurrected Dana Fairbanks, that earns my never ending love and gratitude.

  8. I am excited about this. A few weeks ago I was thinking that AS should have a webshow. Prob cause my friend is so excited for this Venice situation

  9. 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.

  10. There are just so many amazing ones to choose from/keep creating! -_-

    I think Nat’s What She Said has won my affection.

  11. 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”

    • It’s a play on Matlock, an old crime/mystery (?) show from the 60’s/70’s (?).

      aka Grandpa Simpson’s favorite show.

    • Apparently it’s a play on this TV show that used to be on called “MatLock”? Don’t worry, I didn’t get it either!

    • Ever heard of a little man legend named Andy Griffith? Andy Griffith plays Matlock. It’s sort of Murder She Wrote meets Diagnosis Murder meets Dick Tracy. I made the mistake of watching adult television with my mom when I was like… oh… an infant (but not the good kind of “adult” television, which is probably a good thing because I would have been scarred for life if I had watched that with my mom… and why would my hypothetical situation mother let little hypothetical infant me watch that when I was but a wee babe? Get your hypothetical mind out of the gutter!)

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  13. “Autostraddle is SO EXCITANT” Don’t you mean: “EXCITED”? Good Grief and you have a web series? Yuo hvae a wbe sreise?

    • no, we mean “excitant.” It’s a word we use a lot, instead of “excited,” and it’s a french word we got from a funny email we received once. It’s sort of a long story. It’s also the name of our LLC.


        Also ‘sreise’ made me think SRieSeLY, which is when Riese lays down the law muthafuckas

    • someone needs a hug. I would do it, but I’m busy. I’ll send someone over. Your doorbell will ring in about 30 minutes with someone very excitant to see you.

  14. 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**

  15. I used to think Nat was green. Until I finally saw a picture of all of green’s face. I vote – I’ll Straddle Nat – oops. I meant AutoNatic.

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