Sandra Bernhard talks to Autostraddle about prepping her eight live shows next week at Joe’s Pub in New York City, separatism between gay men & lesbians, Obama and the gay rights movement, her fave celeb trainwreck on Twitter, and gives advice to Lindsay & Samantha.
Robin catches up with Lucas Siveria and his new bandmates, Brian Viglione & Tobi Parks, for their first photoshoot together as The Cliks … and we think they’re in love.
“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!
Out lesbian actresses Jill Bennett & Cathy DeBuono speak out for the first time on leaving AfterEllen, mainstream fame in Hollywood, the story behind popular rumors, avoiding the lesbian urge to merge and being big fish in the small “celesbian” pond.
Autostraddle.com sits down with “The Big Gay Sketch Show”‘s Nicol Paone, improv superstar & hawt comedic talent, to discuss doing stand-up, how she met girlfriend Erin Foley, & her new screenplay!
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.
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.
Autostraddle chats with Tegan of Tegan & Sara about writing Sainthood, making eggs, throwing bras, touring Australia, playing so many standing room venues, and a little something we call “The Tegan and Sara Experience.”
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.
Skyler James grew up believing that joining the military “was the best thing you could do to make your parents and your country proud.” Now 21, James was denied the DADT discharge she expected and wants you to know the true story of her appeal to Canada for asylum.
To shed some light on DADT as it relates to gay women, Autostraddle has been fortunate enough to snag an interview with Lissa Young, an insanely intelligent, aware, reflective and accomplished woman. Lissa graduated from West Point in 1986.
“Living here and having grown up here you almost forget it’s so different. I never had to worry about walking down the street with my girlfriend holding my hand. And if this show — if me coming out — helps one person, then it was worth it.”
“”It was a duality that went with the album – it’s a little bit angry but also incredibly cheeky and poppy.”
“You have to break the shell, be okay with who you are regardless of the cameras and know that there’s someone out there who’s gonna relate to you. There’s no character space so if you’re not yourself that shuts off the whole reason for reality TV. Especially when it’s something about lesbians — that’s for everyone, even for gay boys, we’re fighting for visibility.”
Autostraddle’s resident DIY enthusiast and shouter of the phrase “BUY LOCAL!” — takes a closer look at a few of our favorite small businesses and attempts to explain why indie is the way to go.
“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.”
“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.”
Stef interviews Minneapolis-based openly-gay quintet Sick of Sarah and Crystal interviews Emma Dean, who’s just released the “musical theatre soundtrack for two years of [her] life (2006-2008)!”
“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.”
“We’re huge 90’s fans, so we put all new stuff on hold, and even older stuff, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s, 50’s, all of that! And we just listened to like, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam, all that fun music! They had such cool videos…”
Can you find cute girls on Etsy? Green has the answer.