The Comment Awards Are Realizing the Error of their Heterosexuality

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Hi there, buttercups! Last night, our first summer thunderstorm of the year rolled in, and crashed and splashed and made me feel all new again. Wishing you all the renewal you could hope for this weekend!

This week, we had some AMAZING Leah Johnson content —Carmen interviewed her, and we got an exclusive excerpt from her new book Rise to the Sun!

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Kayla really liked Natalie Morales’ new teen comedy Plan B.

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Drew! Interviewed! Mae! Martin!

In another exclusive this week, Autostraddle got to reveal the cover for Grace Lavery’s speculative memoirPlease Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis. This! Title!

Important: Remote Learning Is Over, But I’m Still Disabled.

And then there were your comments!


On MISSED CONNECTION: I’m Sorry I Went to the Gym Instead of Letting You Fuck Me in My Twin Bed:

The Time Capsule Award to biensurmacherie:

Ah, Vanessa, you have captured exactly the feeling I get when I look back at college, and put it on a page, and that is magic.

On Quiz: Which Animal With Queer Tendencies Are You?

The Slow and Steady Award to September, Joe, and M:

I’m a snail! I was a little offended at first, because I’m rather energetic and impatient. But yeah, gender-fluid and adaptive does sound right.

And the Perfect Username Award to Bisexual depressive author, Virginia Woolf:

Snail – it me – squishy and supremely vulnerable plus crunchy hard shell

On Mae Martin on “Feel Good,” Labels, and Getting Kicked Off Hinge:

The Shout It Out Award to M.:

OMG I LOVE FEEL GOOD AND I LOVE THIS INTERVIEW AND I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR MAE TO BE FEATURED ON AUTOSTRADDLE I IDENTIFY SO STRONGLY WITH THAT SHOW AND DREW, MAE, THIS IS SO BRILLIANT AND RELATABLE AND ADORABLE ALL AT ONCE okay I’m gonna stop shouting now

On Cruising for Rivendell: What Draws Queer People to High Fantasy?

The Dwell In Possibility Award to athens:

Yes, yes to all of this. Especially this, “it has as a hallmark some kind of possibility for hope of defeating evil against all odds, whether that’s magic, divine powers or a fantastical community,” at least as to why fantasy/speculative fiction has held such a place in my heart for most of my life. At the same time, I really appreciate the layers of nuance that are addressed in this relatively brief essay. Particularly the limits and problems to seeing the real world primarily or exclusively through the lens of stories we’ve heard: even if sometimes they can be a source of inspiration/hope, they can’t be a substitute for real-world complexity. Also this book sounds really cool, definitely planning to check it out!

On Pop Culture Fix: Sarah Paulson, Gillian Anderson, Mj Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo Want to Do a Road Trip Movie and We Also Want This:

The Flagging Award to Al:

In sports related sports news Ian Boswell won the Unbound 200 mile race wearing a trans pride flag in support of his nephew. He was also seeing handing out the flag before the race started. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ian-boswell-raises-awareness-for-transgender-community-in-unbound-gravel-win/ Queer cyclists Lael Wilcox won the Unbound XL women’s race & recently got married to her gf. https://bikepacking.com/news/lael-wilcox-2021-unbound-gravel-xl/

On Also.Also.Also: Get Ready for Our Alien Overlords, I Hope They’re Hot:

The Abduction Seduction Award to Nicole Hall:

I also hope the aliens are hot, Carmen.

And on No Filter: Can Janelle Monáe Be My Moodboard? How Do I Get This Whole Vibe Delivered to Myself?

The Baby On Board Award to alchemille and msanon:

Ashley Benson’s commitment to wearing lingerie-style body jewelry while holding an infant is truly something! Also digging Samira Wiley with baby in those rainbow sneakers


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