Stef answered my cry and wrote about Marriage or Mortgage — so I guess it is a real show after all! She’s DMing me right now as she watches the final episode and I haven’t laughed this hard in a very long time. (I still can’t believe some people choose the wedding!)
+ Dee Rees’ Pariah will become the first Criterion release directed by a queer woman of color. (Last year, Drew wrote about Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s inclusion into the Criterion Collection, and how it was something to celebrate, but also a bare minimum baseline that showed how far we still have to go.)
+ Singer/Songwriter Allison Ponthier has released her first music video for her country-pop ballad Cowboy. I love it because I, too, am just a queer girl from the south living and loving like an alien in New York City. And I also love it because my wife edited it, and I am her biggest fan..
+ Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay are calling out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the voting body behind the Golden Globes — for “ignorance and self-dealing” that “hampers opportunities for Black creators like them to promote their work to HFPA members.”