The Full VIDEO: Autostraddle’s Riese & A;ex Do Logo’s 2009 NewNowNext Awards

At last we have wrung every last drop of material out of Logo’s Second Annual NewNowNext Awards. Well, not necessarily. There’s always the possibility of a behind-the-scenes B-roll tape!

Soooo … check us out on the red carpet interviewing The Big Gay Sketch Show’s Kate McKinnon & Nicol Paone, comic Erin Foley, girlfriends hot model Jessica Clark & trainer Lacey Stone, Jeffery & Cole (The Very Good Looking Gay Boys), Del Marquis of The Scissor Sisters, the world-famous Alexi Melvin of Alexi’s Closet, Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Paradiso Girls, who sing a lovely song about getting a girl drunk so Lil’ Jon can take advantage of her while she throws up.  You will also witness brief, flashing moments of our total professionalism and skills with interviewing people about nonsense!

We present the full cut — all ten lovely minutes — of the NewNowNext Awards Red Carpet starring Riese and Alex (sidenote, as of 3:30 PM EST, it was still processing, so it might not be at full quality quite yet):

This illustrious homosexual ceremony, hosted by A;ex’s Number One Feeling RuPaul, will air on gay-channel Logo on June 13th.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3225 articles for us.


  1. It sort of makes me sad that they think their song is about “having fun.” I just read the lyrics and I sort of can’t imagine any self-respecting person being willing to sing them.

    Let’s just say I would be really afraid to drink anywhere near them…

    • I really have no idea at all how they do that. I mean, that takes “selling out” to a whole new level. And I’m not really into criticizing people for how they make money, we all got bills to pay, but REALLY PAPI? i mean, are people gonna sing along to that at clubs? I dunno!

      ANYHOWWWWW! yay for all the gays!

  2. eheh, i just realised i knew where that french girl from the paradiso girls comes from: she used to be the yoga teacher in France’s version of ‘Pop Idol’, i once bumped into her at an after party where she proceeded to make out with presenter of the aforementioned show…heheee. this makes my day (plus the video is excellent :)

      • That girl was so INTO it, it was crazy! And I read stuff about them beforehand and there was nothing about Pop Idol on it. It seemed like she had 2-3 lines she had to say over and over again, like about how she was into fashion from Paris.

        I hadn’t heard the song and didn’t know the lyrics until I started editing the video and Brooke looked them up.

        I was impressed by how neatly packaged they were, and how enthusiastically they radiated total fakeness, which was a stark contrast to kate & nicol & erin & the VGL boys & jessica & lacey & ongina who were all so super down to earth and candid and honest. I have to go look up Pop Idol now.

  3. So sad I was buried in a sea of photographers- you obvs had more fun! These interviews are brill. “I’m sweating through my Mande” LOL

  4. oh helloooo this is beautiful. alex asking permission to look at nicol paone’s breasts made me laugh [out loud, if you will].

  5. How much do I love Kate McKinnon, let me count the ways….1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10……1 billion ways.

    Loved the video, as always you both make me giggle.

  6. i feel like im late to this party…. but totally glad i eventually showed up. my fav. part of this entire thing….. is that you guys insist on using a broken mic.

  7. great job. my favorite parts

    1. kate mckinnon interview
    2. The guy announcing he preferred alex! so rude!
    3. nicol granting alex permission to look
    4. the way riese says ‘mandee’
    5. alex’s fangirl moment when erin foley hugged her.

  8. question: is that girl band gay? if not what were they doing there? I found them a bit obnoxious, sorry.

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