Pop Culture Fix: Kristen Stewart’s Favorite Words are “Dude” and “F-ck”

Feature image via Variety

Oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly, what a week. In case you missed it, Orange Is the New Black‘s season four trailer is intense as heck and Deadpool‘s Brianna Hildebrand has a girlfriend. Below is the rest of the queer pop culture news you need in your life today.

Celebrity Profiles

There’s nothing I love more than a good celebrity profile. (Caity Weaver’s GQ profile of Justin Bieber is hands down the best one I’ve read in 2016.) This week, we’ve got two queer gems: Variety talked to Kristen Stewart (which Stef mentioned in No Filter, but I want to talk about even more) and NoTofu talked to Sarah Paulson (it was “raw and real”).

Here are the top ten things from each profile.

Kristen Stewart

+ Her favorite words are “dude” and “fuck.”

+ She drinks champagne over ice like some kind of Liz Lemon while contemplating her life and the mysteries of the universe.

+ She thinks the Twilight sequels are “a little splattered against the wall.”

+ She doesn’t “fucking know” what Chris Hemsworth was thinking making that Snow White and the Huntsmen origin story.

+ She knows she has a sort of “heavy energy.”

+ “I’m not hiding shit,” she says. “And I’m very obviously …” She leaves the last word of that sentence in ellipses.

+ She doesn’t want to label her sexuality because it’s very easy for her to be cool with being with women and she doesn’t want that easiness to make kids who are struggling with their sexuality feel bad? Or something.

+ She wants to be part of the LGBT movement without using the word “gay.”

+ She let the paparazzi follow her with her girlfriends because she wanted kids to see her kissing another girl and feel okay doing it too.

+ She idolizes Jodie Foster.

Sarah Paulson

+ She “talks fast, laughs easily, and she thinks about things deeply.”

+ She didn’t mean to out herself, she just really wanted to kiss her girlfriend, Cherry Jones, when she won that Tony Award.

+ “What am I gonna do, pat her on the back and say ‘good job, dude?”

+ She knows one of the reasons you were so happy when she started dating women is because you thought she’d be alone forever with 500 cats.

+ She thinks everyone should be able to love “whomever you fucking well please.”

+ She doesn’t know how Marcia Clark did it either, tbh.

+ Every time she has auditioned for a leading role with brunette hair, they ask her to dye it blonde.

+ She only knew OJ Simpson from the Naked Gun movies(!!!) (before his trial).

+ John Travolta did the dances from Grease and Pulp Fiction for her, on command, on the set of The People vs. OJ Simpson.


+ Are you watching Samantha Bee’s new talkshow, Full Frontal? You should be. It’s very good. This week she dragged Harriet Tubman haters and tackled anti-abortion centers. Emily Nussbaum also wrote a great review of the show in this week’s The New Yorker.

+ Hello, Golden Girls Funko figures are here. (Thanks for the heads up, Nic!)


+ Scream (and gaymo Audrey) will be back for a second season starting May 30 on MTV. The trailer is finally her. (It’s gross!)


+ What we have here is an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith.

Wait, what?

I think Sophie Turner and Jennifer Lawrence are practicing fisting together?

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I might just start writing fake celebrity profiles with stuff in them like “her legs are so gangly she makes me hungry for grasshoppers” and “she wears her charm like a bracelet, hidden in her sleeve.”

  2. Just found out Samantha Bee is Canadian. It’s a bit like finding out someone is queer. One of us! One of us!

  3. Samantha Beeeeeee! Glad to see her mentioned on AS, her show is perfect.

    And so excited about the Fingersmith adaptation!

  4. I can’t really describe in words how strongly I feel that I was meant to be best friends with Sarah Paulson but was, thru some cruel twist of fate, kept from my True Calling

    I wake each morn bereft, empty, a cavern of longing where our Probably Super Insta-Ready Friendship ought to be

  5. Definitely excited for The Handmaiden. I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I’m slightly worried because Park Chan-wook deviated from the book to the extent that Sarah Waters supposedly asked him to change “based on Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith” to “inspired by Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith.” I’m not a book purist but it’s my nature to be a worrywart, so…

    Also… ugh, Kristen Stewart.

    • I just can’t imagine that it will ever work out for the couple the way it did in Fingersmith. Too many men in the preview.

  6. That so called Fingersmith adaptation isn’t sounding promising AT ALL. I mean the first red flag is that it’s made in an extremely homophobic country by a man, but he did everything we hoped he wouldn’t Heather. There an article on Variety about it and the director sounds awful. He made “improvements” to the story, made the male character way more central. Probably made him fuck the women, erased the mystery of their births and ripped out most of the intrigue to instead make a film about the esoteric concept of lust or whatever.

    Sarah Waters read the screenplay and told them to take the name Fingersmith off of it, so that right there tells you all you need to know. I was excited when I first heard of this but now I’m almost certainly going to avoid it.

    • I so totally agree. Forgive me for being a cynic, but I prefer to think of it as pragmatism.

      Heather, if we’re wrong I’m sure you’ll be the one to recommend it to us!

  7. A little disappointed there’s been no criticism of KStew’s comments on Woody Allen on Autostraddle.

    Also: That looks NOTHING LIKE the Fingersmith book I read. In fairness, I didn’t enjoy it that much, because there were a few too many twists and not enough build-up for me, but let’s face it I was mostly reading it for the gay anyway.

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