Well hello most glorious day, Happy Birthday Janelle Monáe!! Also, honestly, we don’t care if it’s sponson if Sarah Paulson and Niecy Nash are going to keep being this cute at it — and somehow Janet Mock personally hired the sun to bless her thigh.
Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson are baiting us for Democracy this Election Day… and I’m not mad at it? Also: Lots of good, thoughtful election reads that (mostly) won’t piss you off and concrete, actionable ways to distract yourself right now if you need it.
Seeing as the modern police force is an evolution of slave catchers, for a film trying to make a point about how the horrors of the past still exist in the present — it comes across as both ahistorical and like a serious misstep.
It’s been a long, hard summer: here’s a photo of Janelle Monáe’s new haircut + glasses just because! Also: Monáe is starring in the new “Gloria” movie coming to Amazon and here’s a first look; we have Niecy Nash’s wedding video; and so many links to read to carry you into the (almost) long weekend!
Janelle Monáe makes water look so good. Also, Samira Wiley is the wife you’ve been waiting for, Leisha Hailey’s cat (!!), and Trace Lysette wears a t-shirt better than most people wear couture.
Also: Wynonna Earp’s season four episode titles, the real puppers of Last of Us 2, Keke Palmer covers Cosmo, your BSC personality based on your sign, and more!
Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey are starting a podcast! Kristen Kish and Padma Lakshmi are matching! Hayley Kiyoko is good at signs!
I wanted “Homecoming” to be Janelle Monáe’s star vehicle and for her search to be as compelling as Julia Roberts’ during the first season, but sadly — it simply wasn’t.
One Day at a Time scores an animated special, The Last of Us II gets a real release date maybe, a show about social distancing from the Orange Is the New Black team, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris talk activism on and off the filed, and more!
Kristen Stewart’s long history of playing moody teenagers, the casts of Hamilton and The Nanny reunited and it feels so good, here’s what your favorite TV characters might do during a pandemic, what the hell is Quibi, and more!
Happy Sunday! Janelle Monáe is headlining NYC Pride Island, lady basketball coaches, new music videos, and so much more! Come celebrate with us!
Also: the music that takes you back to high school, and have you ever considered that potlucks are a site of queer resistance?
Black femmes won Oscars weekend, starring: Janet Mock, Janelle Monáe, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, and MJ Rodriguez! Also, links about why we still don’t believe survivors, moms starting a housing rights revolution, and more.
Happy Sunday! Here’s some good news: Janelle Monáe might be non-binary, Janet Mock is winning an award, Jonathan Van Ness wrote a children’s book, and more!
It’s a holiday week, Gigi Gorgeous and Clay teach us what art is, and could someone explain Amber Heard?
With the golden age of women’s red-carpet suiting upon us, who is queer fashion for?
Clea Duvall, Jen Richards and other heartthrobs wear suits on red carpets, Laverne Cox and Cara Delevingne wear neon lingerie backstage, I love the Indigo Girls forever, those girls from the Bachelor show are still blonde and happy and more hot news from the week in queer insta!
Janelle Monáe is, quite simply, peerless.
Janelle Monae is the mother of dragons, Amber Heard and Corey Rae enjoy amazing cuisine, Gaby Dunn holds a dog, Halsey and Joan Jett have a meet-cute, Samira Wiley wears a hoodie and more important news from this week’s queer celebrity instagram.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN???
As a queer person, it’s a relief to watch work like this. It gives us permission to just be free, to just be queer, to just be ourselves. That’s what great queer cinema can accomplish.