Despite her early resonance, Hothead Paisan has faded from lesbian and queer cultural memory. Today we’re bringing her back.
“If Rachel Maddow ever hits Dinah Shore karaoke party in a three-quarter-length leather coat and leather pants, it will look like every performance on this live album.”
“I was at the mall when it happened.”
In the late 90s and early 00s, I was an awkward, shy, and nerdy girl so I naturally gravitated to girls in films that were… different, like me.
What did everybody know… and when did you have no idea?
Test your ’90s lesbian/bisexual pop culture knowledge right here, right now.
Queer Eye, Oscars stuff, David Bowie, wow Equifax wow, your rights in a school walk-out, abortionnn, Trace Lysette’s #MeToo story, NRA facts, queer 90s pop culture crushes, and so much more!
Sonic Mania isn’t just heavy on nostalgia; it’s a really good video game.
What a colorful decade for us all!
No one knows how this happened, but the first time you came out to someone between 1990 and 2005, there was a person waiting just outside of the conversation ready to hand you a set of headphones playing Ani DiFranco.
Cats, marijuana, Carrie Fisher, politics, the Queen, Dykes on Bikes, LGBTQ campus equality, a deep south lesbian minister, and so much more! Really, a lot more. Lots.
Let’s take a Skip-It down memory lane and explore my 9 most influential telecrushes from the 90s.
It’s time to get some links in your eyeballs.
I need some realistic solutions for something that’s not actually a problem. Which is why I went a little off script to break from routine. Just for fun. Privately. Shhh, it’s just for me. Until now!
“I’d actually use this, maybe even daily, but I’d absolutely hate knowing it existed somewhere in my kitchen. It’d be like the broom in the closet, but for your cabinets. Like you need it, but it’s always in the way and there’s really no way to conceal it.”
It’s time to start your Monday with some links!
If you were a popular band in the late 90s/early 2000s but you never appeared on Charmed, then did you even exist in the first place?
Not all boy/girl bands have stood the test of time — sorry 5ive and The Dream — but the ones that have leave a bit to the imagination when it comes to queer sensibilities.
“It’s comfortable and utilitarian, and perfect for when you are dreaming about living in a treehouse or wrangling a menagerie of household pets who are trying to eat you.”
“Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still?”