The Comment Awards Are Dating Their Doppelgängers

Hi, petals! Ready for a life update/overshare? I had a Medical Thing on Wednesday that should really improve my quality of life w/r/t my cycle, if it actually works! Anyway, after taking a day at home to rest, I woke up this morning somehow just…raring to go! I wanna climb that mountain! I wanna organize for Literally Any Woman for President 2020! I wanna konmari my wardrobe! I wanna fix my own car!

Listen: You are amazing! I am amazing! We are competent adults (or competent young adults, hi bbs) and we can succeed at literally anything we put our minds to! Also our hair is so shiny! Look at us go!

This week, KaeLyn wrote about her rad new job, toddler demands and toddler joys, and the myth of “having it all.”

Gaybies and Gentlefolk, we have a March Madness Coming Out Winner! Juliantina fans rejoice!

HBO’s new Ann Lister series, Gentleman Jack, is here, it’s queer, and it’s serving up a lead character so butch that I gasped the first time I saw her walk through the frame. You probably want to watch this. Now.

Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson were kind of A THING on the red carpet for Avengers: Endgame.

Big news from Netflix — Saving Face director Alice Wu is going to direct a teen lesbian romcom starring two women of color! This! Is! Exciting!

From Dickens: Cons, do better.

If you’re not watching Star Trek: Discovery, there’s something you need to know: All of the women are hot. And not just generally hot, but hot in the specific way that get me every time — competent! Caring! Working together as a team (well, Michael could be better about teamwork) to achieve a goal, and supporting each other wholeheartedly along the way, and doing it all with great alternative lifestyle haircuts! This show is so fucking queer!

Anyway, then there were your comments!


On Raising Baby T. Rex: Having It All Is a Big, Heteronormative Lie:

The Try Everything (Even Cabbage) Award to Rose_:

Try again is a really good way to put it. My mum read or saw something that said that kids who are told they are good at trying do better than kids who are told they are clever because natural ability is rare and trying and trying is a better way of learning. This means that I find myself telling my kid “I bet you can do that if you try, you’re really good at trying new things”. She voluntarily ate cabbage this week so I may have peaked at parenting.

On “Saving Face” Director Alice Wu Is Bringing a Lesbian Teen Rom-Com to Netflix:

The 8% Face Saved Award to Meg:

Saving face might be my perfect sad day move and I can’t wait until this hits Netflix. I am 8% less angry about One Day at a Time after hearing this but only 8%.

On A Brief Investigation into Dating Someone With the Same Name as You, A Real Thing People Actually Do:

The Mini Me (And Other Me) Award to Lauren:

A Brief Investigation into Dating Someone With the Same Name as You, A Real Thing People Actually Do

And the Timothée Chalamet Never Has This Problem Award to Alexis:

call me by your/my name

On “Clink” Hopes to Step Into the Women’s Prison Drama Gap Left by “Wentworth” and “OITNB”:

The Queer Shopping Network Award to

I wanted to enjoy this but it started looking bad early on when I realised that playing “spot the recycled actor” was more interesting than the dialogue. Then I got distracted by an advert for a garment steamer at Argos and spent the rest of the episode engrossed in reviews (also cleans curtains/tank leaks/comes with a steam bonnet!) and completely forgot about the TV. Not sure whether that says more about me or the show but now I know I’ll never have to iron shirts ever again, so there’s that.

On No Filter: Evan Rachel Wood Is a Muppet IRL:

The Truest Baby Gay Award to Lyra:

Love how baby Samira Wiley is looking DIRECTLY at the camera. She knew how to work it even as an infant.

And on Queer to Queer: A Live Comedy Read from the Very Lesbian Diaries of Anne Lister:

The Who Among Us Hasn’t Crotch-Cried Award to Sally:

Omg I am more jealous than a hysterical heiress whose “romantic friend” just got married off to a dude.


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12 Comments

  1. Hi QG! Hoping your medical stuff works out. Getting up raring to go is a good sign.

    I have a new contract that I have to drive to and it’s really cut into my AS reading – so glad I can catch up here.

    And I wrote a thing to publicize the Monument Quilt (a really awesome public art monument to survivors of sexual violence that I learned about here) – https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2019/04/the-monument-quilt-a-guest-post-from-cleo/

  2. I won! After only 3 and a half years!
    I usually read the comment awards to see what articles I’ve missed, but this week I’ve missed nothing, not even the chance to show my commenting brilliance.
    I’d like to thank my parents, but they’ve never heard of autostraddle so that’ll be hard.

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