“She had me at ‘OI! DEAD BOYFRIEND! IT’S OVER, MATE!'”
Whether you’re interested in witches as a horror trope, a doorway to sex positivity, a topic of historical exploration, or rich characters and ideas in fiction or poetry, at least one of these witch books will bring something into your life!
Advice for the cis, presumably het parents of a trans kid, Zoom dating while in the house with your parents, an urban legend and gay panic, gender feelings, squirting ALL of the time, and understanding your expectations in a relationship with someone who is not nearly as out!
If you’re white and still haven’t had that hard conversation with your relatives, wow you are out of excuses. Also: binging Battlestar Galactica at the end of the world, examining the Grief Industrial Complex, gay college sweethearts who broke the trend and miraculously stayed in love, and more!
Donna Deitch’s queer love story is set in the ’50s and was filmed in the ’80s, and is still, in 2020, a radical piece of filmmaking.
If you live in the US you can watch the films! Even if you’re not in New York!
When exactly did she develop a taste for the cherry and on which day in history did she finally deign to take a bite?
Growing up, I felt I wasn’t enough. Not white enough. Not Latina enough. I’ve tried to look to my mother’s story as my own missing piece. I’ve made her story into a key that will unlock a feeling of place and belonging. As a writer, I look to stories to guide me.
At my Catholic all-girls middle school, I liked to tell people I was Buddhist. It was my feeble attempt at preteen rebellion. I enjoyed interjecting, “Oh yeah? Well, I don’t believe Jesus was real because I’m Buddhist!”
“How are you liking all this social distancing? It’s cool that you write for Autostraddle”
“Looking for a baby who wants to be pleasured and punished in the most loving of ways. I may look adorable, but I’m quite powerful and will make you shake with joy or fear – if you behave you get to choose.”
I grew up in a conservative family so I never really knew the words to describe who I was but when I saw Walter Mercado in his finery and elegance, I knew I was like him.
Also: All the Bly Manor links you can handle, Demi Lovato’s new anti-Trump protest song, Megan Thee Stallion’s NYT op-ed, Stevie Nicks figured out how to use TikTok before I did, and more!
Their dog Duggie was also in attendance.
It’s time to check back in on Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson post break-up, Hayley Kiyoko is the cutest human GAP ad, Stacy London is cozy in glasses and in love, and how do we even live on the same planet as Janet Mock?
When Jenni Olson made these films, she wasn’t thinking about pandemics or quarantines or anything else this year has wrought, and yet there has never been a better time to revisit these five movies.
Elizabeth Warren’s Op-Ed on Amy Coney Barrett, 25 famous women on crying, is there a safe way to go home for the holidays? Plus, Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher AND first glimpses of a young Princess Diana in bomb “The Crown” trailer drop heard ’round the world.
Mona played with dolls. I play with body parts. Game on, bitches.
Somehow we have enshrined vampirism into the pantheon along with Christmas, Halloween and sometimes Thanksgiving as deserving of its own 20-45 minutes in the sun each year, particularly in the realm of procedurals, and you know what, sure! Why not. This is not all of the vampire episodes ever made, but they are pretty good ones, if I do say so myself.
Bly Manor is a well-written, beautifully acted, stunningly filmed horror series, with old ghosts and new ghosts and fun lore — and a lesbian love story for the ages