Welcome to your weekly pop culture fix, a crucial rundown of everybody’s favorite flavors of soda pop and also a bunch of news relevant to our people.
“Yeah, ambiguity is my favorite thing ever. In terms of sexuality? For sure. And also in making films, if you perfectly answer every question, you don’t allow for people to have their own experience and really indulge a thought. I feel the same way about how we f— each other. You don’t want to know everything all the time.”
She also talked about her upcoming film, “The Chronology of Water” (an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s 2011 memoir, which includes bisexual storylines and will be her directorial debut) and the importance of showing the development of young women’s sexuality onscreen, which she says is lacking:
“My favorite line in this movie I’m currently writing is, ‘I thought about Sienna Torres and her shoving her hand into my wide-open cunt about as wide as a mouth saying motherfucker.’ That’s not something people would be comfortable hearing, up until right now, but I think it’s the perfect time. There’s nothing dirty about it, but I’m definitely going to be vulgar, and I’m definitely going to be completely unabashedly open about the fact that we’re entirely sexual beings.”
+ I tuned in to the premiere of “The Purge” last night to see if the assassin played by AZMarie is an explicitly queer character or if that’s just gonna be a thing that happens in my head, and boi was I surprised to find that two lead female characters have some sexual fluidity going on as well! So far, reviews of the series have been mixed.
+ Speaking of Fall TV Premieres, have you read our extensive and brilliant Fall 2018 TV Preview? Just so you know, it’ll be updated & accessible all season long in the top menu bar under the “television” header, see:
+ Hayley Kiyoko is the latest cool queer to pop up as a ModCloth ambassador.
+ Lauren Jauregui is Nylon Magazine’s September Cover star, shot by Lindsey Byrnes:
“I’ve learned so much, even about the gender binary since I came out as bisexual, and I’m sure that I could fall in love with anyone as long as their soul was genuine. That’s all that really matters to me. I don’t care about the physical,” she jokes. “I care about your trauma and shit, and if you’re projecting that shit on to me.” Jauregui adds: “But that’s really it, because, at the end of the day, we’re all just humans and if we’re attracted to each other, we’re just attracted to each other. So, I just explore that fluidity all the time.”
+ Well, this will be a journey:
“Law & Order: Hate Crimes” is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice…”
+ In Lily Allen’s upcoming memoir, she discusses the fact that she “slept with female escorts when I was on tour, cause I was lost and lonely and looking for something.” She continues, “I’m not proud, but I’m not ashamed. I don’t do it anymore.” I was really confused about why this is even a thing that she would consider being ashamed about, but I guess it’s ’cause she was married at the time.
+ Issa Rae on her project Him and Her: “[Being queer] is the experience of lots of black men, and it’s like, ‘Why would you try to prevent that story from being told? Who are you to tell him that his story isn’t valid?’”
+ Anna and the Apocalypse: Your New Favorite Zombie Christmas Musical, about which it was written: “well, this is even a good example of a film managing to include a major queer character without making her a token or without reducing her sexuality to a single, back-patting reference.”
+ Cynthia Nixon is Not Miranda: