Do we have any Kristys in the house? Hi! Hello, Jessies and Mary Annes and Dawns and Staceys! Hi Logans! Hi Mallorys! Hello, Claudias! This meeting of the Baby-Sitters Club will now come to order! Claud, do you have some snacks for us? Mary Anne, have you got the calendar? Great. Mrs. Rodowski needs a sitter next Wednesday, who’s free?
Ahem. Sorry about that! I don’t know if you heard the news — Netflix is rebooting The Babysitters Club! If, like me, you spent at least a few of your formative years reading all about the exploits of a glamorous and somewhat diverse group of teenagers who took the fictional town of Stonybrook, Connecticut by storm with their woman-owned small business (Kristy! I see you!), then you know what I’m talking about when I say I AM VERY EXCITED AND ALSO THIS TIME SOMEONE BETTER BE REALLY, REALLY, LIKE, ACTUALLY EXPLICITLY GAY. And if you didn’t grow up injecting Ann M. Martin’s words directly into your eyeballs, this intro means nothing to you and I am so very sorry.
This week, KaeLyn prepared us for the cuteness that’s going to be Club Fawn.
The team had some REALLY shitty birthdays.
Speaking of, Heather’s got some tips on how TV lesbians could maybe start having better ones.
The Speakeasy talked Jussie Smollett.
Vanessa spoke to the T Kira Madden, author of the book Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. This was so, so good!
A LOT is happening in Riverdale. This show is a shiny fever dream but Kayla’s recaps are so perfect!
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I’m so glad you are excited about The Babysitters Club. I’m all for woman-owned small business!
Thank you, QG! As always, I’m grateful for your appreciation of my puns. This one’s for Teddy Geiger, long may she and her adorable thirst traps reign.
TEDDY WE LOVE YOU
Corvus! Thank you for your service!
I’m a little too old to get any of the baby-sitters club references. But I got the Cybill reference!
Glad I’m not the only one
LOVE Y’ALL ANYWAY OBVS
Hmm, I’m an OlderStraddler and I read several of the early ones!
I read other 90s era YA, most notably Harry Potter but also random things that misc younger people in my life were reading, but I somehow missed the Babysitters Club.
Barely watched the Babysitters Club, think I maybe saw a movie of it at summer camp but I’m not sure therefore not familiar with any of the characters but Claudia just sounds like a bisexual character name to me a bisexual person.
Ok lex I accept this BUT the thing is the movie is not *the* Babysitters Club. The books are the originals! The movie is somewhat apocryphal. JSYK. It’s fine, everything is fine 😀
I didn’t forget the Babysitters book craze, but like I only read one of the books cause it was a creepy mystery plot judging from the cover but never read it again because it wasn’t as satisfying as somethings my child hands maybe should not have had their lil hands on.
Can’t get the thrill of a Formula 1 in a golfcart.
Babysitters Club is just another one of those normal girl people things I didn’t get. Live action stuff I understood better because I crushed on the cast.
Ngl I had to google what a class action lawsuit was bc I kind of forgot, and then I learned/recalled it’s when “a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group.” So, basically Brittani Nichols would be great in this role and someone needs to make this film already!