“If hope is an impossible demand, then we demand the impossible.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: “Google image searching ‘twee’ and ‘bowler hat’ wasn’t sufficient fashion advice.”
“Jo, I’m not real. I’m theater. And, you and I… This is just rehearsal.”
Remember “I’ll Have What She’s Wearing” in which we stop ordinary lesbians on the street/in their lives and try to figure out how to dress that cool? It’s back.
WE’RE YOUR BEST GIRLFRIEND AND YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE
What the f-ck am I supposed to do with these boobs? Bras, binding and more with special contributions from Butch Ladyman Julie Goldman and Bevin of Queer Fat Femme.
In which we talk about the future with Bklyn Boihood, “a collective that provides visibility and promotes the empowerment of masculine of center bois, lesbians, queers, trans-identified studs, doms, butches and AGs of color.”
Sometimes I wanna hug the internet for having things like this on it.
Jessie J won the BBC’s “Sound of 2011” poll and her first single “Do It Like a Dude” is a girls-can-f*ck-girls anthem with a gender-bending music video. Is Jessie J a subversive queer superstar or will she be seen as another homocultural appropriator?
Butch Voices is this super awesome conference happening in LA this weekend, and Autostraddle thinks you should go. It’s all about unifying and discussing all the various rainbow of butch identities. Plus, there will be some super awesome people there. Seriously. Go.
Did you wake up today feeling a little too sure that you understood the relationship between sex and gender? No fear, Autostraddle is here! Guest writer Julia is here to learn you all about Judith Butler, and to make you feel smarter than you have all day.
THE WAIT IS OVER: Lady Gaga’s male drag cover shoot has hit newsstands (in Japan) and the oddly-translated article and full photoshoot is really just to die for. YOU KNOW WHO ELSE LOOKS HOT RIGHT NOW? Lindsay F*cking Lohan for Fornarina. Also; Ellen DeGeneres on Letterman, Amber Rose at Gay Pride, Glee and Amos Mac.
Lady Gaga is serious about this Jo Calderone thing: she’s even giving interviews as her male alter-ego! New photos and more info on Jo, which reminds us of Joan of Arc and Jo March. Also; Tegan & Sara interview Hayley Williams and Lindsay Lohan spends her first night back with SamRo.
Rachel Maddow had long hair once. That’s right. You’ve seen the yearbook photo — she used to look like a Real Woman! (so says Senator Vitter). I’d tap that! (So says Buzzfeed). Whoa, y’all have some serious gender trouble going on. (Says us).
Gabrielle Rivera wanted an all-queer cast for her first short film. When she ended up with straight girls in her three butch/AG leads she found herself giving them a crash-course in abandoning gender norms, taking up space and playing gay. And then everything changed, forever.
Lady Gaga channels Ivan for Vogue, Ally Sheedy outs her daughter, the religious right goes after The Real L Word, Erin Foley’s audition vid for The Bachelorette, Angelina Jolie talks Shiloh’s butch style, Wonder Woman gets a makeover from DC Comics, and Kristen Stewart is slightly less awkward (but still hella awk) on Letterman.
What does a lesbian look like? Until a few years ago, mainstream culture was pretty sure they knew the answer to that question, even though they didn’t. The Autostraddle Roundtable tackles passing, why people can’t understand that lesbians can have long hair, and the relationship between gender, style, and sexuality.
“The desire to be on a sketch show has been fulfilled, and I get to be on one which I fit into instead of being the brunt of the jokes.”