Arts + Pop Culture Film

“Fish Out of Water” Tackles Homosexuality & The Bible: The Autostraddle Interview

“My principal concern when crafting Fish out of Water was that love and humanity sparkled through the muddled mess of human interpretation” – Intern Elizabeth talks with the people behind the new documentary “Fish out of Water” about LGBT faith, the church, Kaki King, Fred Phelps, Wal-Mart and how you can see the film yourself!

Music

Rachael Cantu Interview and ‘Far and Wide’ Album Review

Crystal and Intern Emily are here to give you a run-down on indie singer/songwriter Rachael Cantu’s second studio album, ‘Far and Wide’. Also! Rachael speaks with Audiostaddle about the pros and cons of being an independent artist, adding to the drama of Private Practice, and how stellar musicians like Tegan Quin came to play on the album.

Comedy

Lesbian Comedian Erin Foley: The Autostraddle Interview

Erin Foley’s shooting star of comic fame has been skyrocketing through the night air, perhaps you’ve noticed & laughed? We sit down with Erin on the Sweet Cruise to talk about her TV projects, new relationship, feeling like she’s in a good spot career-wise, Facebook, and her upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award.

Books

Sister Spit’s New Generation of Queer Poets & Rebels: The Autostraddle Interview

In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson started Sister Spit – a spoken word tour full of the best queer writers and poets around. Twelve years later, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is taking over the world/my heart. On October 5, the tour came to Phoenix and I interviewed them for you, which is actually a big deal because it was the first face-to-face interview I’ve ever done and I was scared, y’all.

Fashion/Style

Kim Stolz Smiles With Her Eyes: The Autostraddle Interview

“When time came for them to watch Top Model, which they did, I think they started seeing gayness in a normal and great light, because people liked me for that on the show. That was an attractive part of me on the show, it wasn’t anything embarrassing or perverted, and it was just a great thing. I think they started seeing me through the eyes of all the accepting people.”

Music

Beat on the Street: Stef-on-Kaki King

“Well, a friend of mine saw me playing at some point and said, ‘You know, it’d be interesting if you took paint and put it on your fingers and and left a mark of where your fingers traveled on the guitar.’ … I kind of took this idea for a minute and thought well, OK.. That was the first seed planted.”