Dolly Parton, an Icon. Samantha Irby on the politics and love of sharing your fridge, Jen Richards promises her engagement wasn’t a Lex Ad (But also??), and a lot of food for thought about the Democratic National Convention.
Jen Richards and Rebekah Cheyne are engaged! Also, Sara Ramirez basically said “suns out buns out,” Janet Mock and Janelle Monae simply refuse to remove their feet from my neck!
Trans film history — like all film histories — is one filled with contradictions. “Disclosure” succeeds by making these contradictions its subject.
Also, Lena Waithe meets a childhood hero and Kehlani has an enticing offer.
“Take My Wife” Season 2 is now available on iTunes and surprise, we loved it!
We’re going back to California to chill at the pool with Mary Lambert, Jen Richards, Liza Dye, Mara Wilson, Gaby Dunn, Be Steadwell, Brittani Nichols and a bunch of weirdos (that’s you!)
Jen! Richards! Is! The! Best!! We talked about everything from HerStory to Keanu Reeves to being trans and home for the holidays to witchcraft and related book recommendations, and it *all* ruled.
CBS already canceled Doubt, but the full first season is airing this summer and it’s breaking major ground for trans representation.
Your move, Hollywood.
Also, Gaby Dunn met a million dollars, St. Vincent did some research and No Filter gets meta.
Also, Stephanie Beatriz makes friends with a ghost and Brittani Nichols straight-up ghosts you.
Brittani Nichols fights the forces of evil, Annie Clark needs more mushrooms and El Sanchez lives even mas.
Also, Lady Gaga is eating a cookie out of Stella Maxell’s mouth, Ruby Rose plays it casual in public and Brittani Nichols and Rhea Butcher commit a fashion faux pas.
Her Story didn’t win an Emmy, but it’s opening up doors. Laverne Cox is really excited about Rocky Horror. NYT is worried there’s not enough TV for white men. Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time gets its lead. And I don’t want to talk about Sue and Mel leaving Great British Bake Off.
Jen Richards speaks out against Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer’s new film, Anything, in which (another) cis man plays a trans woman.
Also, Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley are literally riding an inflatable unicorn under a rainbow and Carrie Brownstein caught you a frog. It’s a big week in here.
“I fire off a series of tweets to Governor Pat McCrory, as well as the North Carolina Values Coalition and some public supporters of the bill. The few replies I get make it clear that my arguments have zero impact. This issue will consume my consciousness for the following few days.”