To celebrate the release of The Prom here is an exhaustive look at the representation of queer women in movie musicals.
We can end capitalism, and we will do it with showtunes! Because, to quote famed lesbian Elphaba, “Nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is EVER gonna bring me down!”
Join Carmen, Valerie, KaeLyn and Al(aina) as they liveblog RENT live!
“The Prom” is a new musical and it’s about lesbians and we need to talk about it right now.
Every song on this playlist is a little push forward for you, reminding you that you are perfect just as you are. Now go out there and live loud just like a musical theatre enthusiast should!
Join Alaina and Cecelia as they talk you through NBC’s latest holiday musical extravaganza!
Laverne, our queen! Let’s do this!
When I say I was obsessed with RENT, I mean obsessed. I grew straight out of American Girl Magazine into the world of wildly risqué musical theatre. My mother tended to encourage the things I was interested in, but this one… well, it baffled her a bit. How could a good church girl from the suburbs of Connecticut relate to this musical?
“There is nothing I love more than sharing a deafeningly silent, poignant moment with 300 other audience members; grinning wide through a rousing musical number that makes me want to stand and cheer; or tearing up at a matinee with the gray-haired woman seated beside me.”
Uzo Aduba drops from the heavens into our dreams. Queen Latifah releases her inner glam stud. A very green Ozian vogue ball makes us gag. And rising star, Shanice Williams, steals our feminist hearts.
A little over halfway through, an unexpected twist sends the expected story careening off the rails. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll just tell you this: I wish I brought tissues.
The Broadway version of Alison Bechdel’s classic graphic memoir made me feel weird, sad and fist-pumpingly excited.
Nothing makes me feel like all I need is hard work, determination and a little pop music to achieve my goals, find love and obliterate racist poverty structures like DANCE MOVIES.
Not only does Fun Home put a lesbian center stage, the lesbian character is a fully developed, three dimensional human being with thoughts, feelings, and complex issues.
“Will Full House’s Dave Coulier step in as the backstabbing ex-boyfriend? Will any of the ironic plot twists actually be ironic, or just crappy things that happened?! The future holds many mysteries, my friends.”
Alison Bechdel’s “family tragicomic” hits off-Broadway this September. I need to know if there’ll be any dancing, so you need to go for me to find out.
This one time Gabby, Ali and Vanessa all went to The Lesbian Love Octagon, in New York City and then we all got together at a bar and, over Red Stripe, hashed out some of the finer points on our feelings.
There is a certain level of ostracism that happens when you realize you are different from most of your peers, and not that that can’t be played at by straight actors, it just feels even more gratifying when the actors of the characters you fall in love with have or are looking for female partners.
There’s a show full of queer women and you could help bring them to the masses! Wouldn’t that be neat?
Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) is back with a new musical play, Emotional Creature, featuring fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe.
So you are filling out job applications, medical forms, changing your address on every account you possess, applying to the Peace Corps or any number of things that require you to write the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. Here is your playlist.