The Comment Awards Are Still Chasing Amy After All These Years

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Hi there, cats and kittens! Oh wait, the cats and kittens were last week. I’d like to give a shout out to Milo for compiling the Comment Awards in my absence! He had SO much fun meeting all of your pets. Here he is, hard at work!

Milo reading Animalstraddle

“Carol is such a good editor. I wish I had thumbs. OH LOOK THERE’S SOCKS HI SOCKS!”

Speaking of pets, Milo and I BOTH took this quiz. Milo is Buckett, and I am Zucchini!

Valerie Anne loved Astrid and Lilly Save the World, and you will too!

Oreos are gay now. I don’t make the rules. Alice Wu makes the rules.

In this week’s You Need Help, a reader asked: what if my new love interest is my teacher fifteen years ago?

Abeni had this really lovely review of Little Foxes Take Up Matches.

The series finale of Killing Eve is almost upon us, and Kayla’s taking us through to the very end! I would like to say something clever about this show but it is too stabby for me, so I will just say: I love Sandra Oh with my whole entire heart.

Shana wrote about the uniquely 90s pain of looking for representation in Chasing Amy.

Drew wants you watch Everything Everwhere All At Once, which is a) super gay and b) stars Michelle Yeoh, so…yes, thank you, I will!

And finally, read this: Your Assumptions About Black, Queer Masculinity Are Erasing My Asexual Identity.

Then there were your comments!


On Editor’s Notes: Animalstraddle:

The Wag the Dog Award to Kristana:

Go, Carol. Seize the means of pro-dog-tion.

And the Bocce Ball’s In Your Court Award to Christina:

Bocce here again, Christina is still sleeping so my paws are working overtime on the keyboard. Like Milo, really enjoying this! A few suggestions: – DOGS RULE!!CSHOULD BE ANIMALSTRADDLE EVERYDAY! – ALL A+ MEMBERS SHOULD GET MAILED WEEKLY A BIG BOX OF DOG TREATS. CHRISTINA PROBABLY WOULD APPROVE….

On QUIZ: Which Of Our Cats and Dogs Are You?

The I Heart Anxiety Award to M. and Carol:

I got Carol, which makes me feel very honoured and very seen. I feel confident that it must be the anxiety, common in me and chihuahuas alike. also, it was so hard to choose between Melissa King, Kristen Stewart and Elliot Page

On Top 8 Songs My Moms Sing To Me About Me

The Everything is Soy When You’re Part of the Bean Award to Ally:

My cat Soybean gets Jolene, by Dolly Parton, but instead it’s “Soybean.” Also sometimes that LEGO song “everything is awesome,” Except it’s “everything is Soybean, everything is soy when you’re part of the bean”

On No Filter: I Am Sure Gillian Anderson Had a Blast Sitting Like an Absolute Dyke at Cannes:

The Leisha’s Great Idea Award to Kristana:

Leisha Haley trying to show me what season 15 of “The Babysitters’ Club” would have looked like with that opening.

On It’s Your Anniversary: My Rage at “Chasing Amy” Helped Me Find My Bisexuality:

The WHO IS AMY Award to Chloe:

I really enjoyed this but I am mainly absolutely shocked that the main character’s name is Alyssa? Who is Amy???

And on “Everything Everywhere All At Once” Is a Queer Masterpiece of Colossal Sincerity:

The Representation Matters Award to Chelsey:

Everything about this review is spot on. As a half Chinese, specifically South East Asian (Malaysian Singaporean), cis woman this film & seeing Michelle Yeoh finally be given a role that lets her explore so many facets of herself has been life changing. I hear my aunts in her voice, I see my relationships to them in Evelyn & Joy regarding my queerness, I see the deep love my body feels when I practice martial arts in her movements. The release and discipline that gifted me an outlet where there were no words In Waymond I saw my father and his desperation to succeed and his love for his family. In Ke I feel the rage for an industry that chewed him up in his youth and spat him out to fend for himself when he no longer served their interests. There is so much more I could say. Everything about this movie is a revelation. I full belly laughed, cooed and wept on a loop. It is a film that deserves every moment of its time in the sun. Thank you so much for reviewing this.


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Darcy

Darcy, a.k.a. Queer Girl, is your number one fan. She's a fat feminist from California who doodles hearts in the corners of her Gay Agenda. They're living through a pandemic, they're on Twitter, and they think you should drink more water! She also wants to make you laugh.

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