The Comment Awards Are Spicing Things Up

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Listen: there have been so many unknowns this year. So much has changed! My wardrobe is pajamas! I literally can’t tell time now! But in a time where nothing matters except our connections to one another, one thing I have been able to count on is that our Autostraddle community would continue to be here, making me laugh VERY HARD and teaching me things every single week. And I know this sounds like the intro to a pledge drive, but it’s not – I just continue to be amazed and delighted by all of you, every single day! And this week’s content! Was so! Good!

We kicked off Christmas movie season with Heather’s review of The Happiest Season and Carmen’s review of A New York Christmas Wedding, and as if that wasn’t enough, Shelli gifted us with this masterpiece, My Coming Out As Told Through The Outfits In “A New York Christmas Wedding”.

Rachel Maddow says: protect the ones you love. (Please watch this, if you can.)

In that vein, Adrian’s got tips for spending the holigays alone.

On Trans Day of Remembrance, Xaoi wrote about Mattee Jim, a trans Navajo elder, and what it means to be vessels of ancestral memory.

In news that will surprise no one, Sally wrote this perfect thing.

Valerie Anne revisited the saddest movie to ever launch a thousand awkward conversations where your straight friends said they’d “go gay” for Angelina Jolie, Gia. 

Lol, Stef: Kristen Stewart Being So Gay: The Definitive Vapid Fluff Timeline.

And then there were your comments!

On Heartwarming Gifts for Burning Down the System: Shopping for the Protestors in Your Life:

The Mom’s Girlfriend Award to -mom-:

Love this! Was needing some gift ideas for my girlfriend!

On  “A New York Christmas Wedding” Asks You to Believe in the Power of Love at Christmas:

The And To All A Good Night Award to Ellie:

“If you’ve ever been a teenage girl who was madly in love with her best friend — which, if you’re reading this review on this website, the odds are pretty high that you know exactly what I’m talking about…” “When have you ever in your life, and I truly do mean ever, seen a gay Christmas love story with a woman of color lead? … the answer is you haven’t” I love this, I love that so much is given to us, and that this is only the beginning. I know we need more, and better, and that QPOC need to be better served by the entertainment industry (as well as by every other institution). But if I could have believed this watching Brokeback Mountain in 2005, Avenue Q in 2006, or The Princess and the Frog in 2009… I thought all we’d ever get would be one-off WOC leads, one-off uncomfortable gay male dramas, no queer women, no queer women of colour, let alone queer women of colour experiencing love, joy, Christmas, angels, dare I say it… a happy ending? Maybe 2020 will end with a Christmas miracle and cinema will start to become truly inclusive. Idk, despite everything, I feel optimistic right now! Thank you, Carmen, for this lovely review. Merry Christmas.

On Come Vibe With Me: Attention Please:

The Landing Award to Kerri:

’ve loved your work on this site from the moment it started appearing, but this series especially lands for me, every week. I so very much appreciate you sharing all these facets of yourself with us here.

On Anonymous Sex Toy Review: Fun Factory’s Magnum Dildo:

The That’s My Dick! Award to Morgan le Gay:

Just casually said “oh hey that’s my dick!”🤣 I enjoy the magnum as a strap for sure

On “Adventure Time: Distant Lands — Obsidian” Gives the Gays Everything They Want:

The Marcy4PB Award to thatottergirl:

As someone with eternal Marcy4PB vibes, this gave me all the feels! I loved both the special and your review.

On The Happiest Seasoning (and listen, you’re gonna want to read ALL of the comments):

The Friends In High Places Award to Heather Hogan and SmartAssJen:

This is also my favorite thing you have ever published. Which is not a diss on other content, but a righteous celebration of the pure genius and delight of concocting this perfectly spicy dish of lesbians, Christmas, wordplay, and seasonings. I salute, applaud, and lesbian head nod everyone involved in this. I anoint your feet with my joy sprung waters. I carve your names into the newly soft flesh of my opened heart. This, THIS is all that I have ever wanted. Thank you.

And the Unseasoned Melody Award to Kristana, Chandra, msanon, and Yasmin:

On Oh That’s Right, “Gia” Is a VERY F*CKING SAD Movie:

The Soul of Wit Award to Dawn Denbow’s Lover Cindi:

v sad v gay

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  1. A comment award???

    I so rarely comment because I don’t feel I hit the right notes of witty banter the way I’d like to (and see from so many of you wonderful Comment Award regulars!). This was highly unexpected – and more touching than I would have ever guessed.

    :mumbles thank you and goes back to lurking:

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