The League Of Their Own Reboot Trailer Is The Most Arousing Thing We’ve Ever Seen

This morning a teaser trailer dropped for Prime Video’s A League of Their Own reboot series, and I let out a scream that broke at least three sound barriers.

Oh did you forget that Prime Video was rebooting the 90s gay cult classic to finally officially make it gay?? Starring Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, and Roberta Colindrez — with a pilot directed by But I’m a Cheerleader icon Jamie Babbit?? With a promise to “take a deeper look at race and sexuality”?

Well, I DID NOT FORGET!!! Because A League of Their Own is singularly the most important movie of my gay childhood and nothing will matter or exist until August 12th, when this television show gets on my screen.

So how are we coping at Autostraddle? WE ARE NOT WELL!!!

Shelli: That’s a teaser trailer alright.
It’s the most arousing thing I’ve ever seen.

Drew: I. Am. So. Excited.

Kayla: Omgggg

Carmen: I’m on the phone with my insurance company so I haven’t watched this yet and I am dyyyyyying.

[30 minutes later]

Carmen: UPDATE I FINALLY GOT TO WATCH THE TEASER
AHHHHHHHAHDHFAHFAHHHH
WELL
OMG
WELL
I MEAN
WELL
I
I CANNOT
I’M MAYBE REALLY DYING

Kayla: I have watched it 7 times ajkdjsakldj

Carmen: I almost sent y’all an audio recording of me screaming tbh.
I am unhinged at this point.

Riese: omg sliding into the base making eyes with the catcher

Carmen: Yes.

Riese:

In the trailer for A League of Their Own, Chante Adams adjusts her pageboy cap and is navy blue overalls on her way to work in the factory.

Newsies could never.
Welding, baseball, vintage jumpsuits, bicycles.

Carmen: WAIT BUT WHEN SHE THROWS THAT BALL AT THE END

Riese:
Oh I thought that part was for me personally, I didn’t know that was in everybody’s trailer.


If you’re going to spend the rest of your afternoon spamming the A League of Their Own trailer in your group chats — first of all, same. But second of all! You can also: read about the Top Ten ’90s Movies Beloved by Girls Who Turned Out Gay (including A League of Their Own), take a quiz to see Which 90s Movie Made You Gay? (including A League of Their Own), and also read a short fun story about the time when I was six years old and forced my mother to rent A League of Their Own every single weekend — no, I am not exaggerating — for five months straight. Perfectly normal heterosexual behavior.

In conclusion, I have yet to watch this trailer without shaking the table. Please respect my privacy at this time.


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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 498 articles for us.

15 Comments

  1. AHHHHHH SO EXCITED

    First of all, happy that they’re acknowledging and SHOWING Black women playing baseball. Which honestly just makes me wish there was a prestige series about the Negro Leagues, there’s so much there that a lot of people, baseball fans or not, just aren’t even aware of.

    And secondly, happy for some sports dyke representation, need more sports movies for the sports gays please!

  2. is this what it feels like to be pandered to? I LOVE IT!!!!

    i watch the og movie at least twice a year and can quote large chunks from memory; my cat has a “there’s no crying in baseball” cardboard house (thanks aldi!); i am currently writing a gay baseball romance novel; at least 30% of my decision to coach little league was peaches-based; i am going to go Full Feral august 12 thank you for your time

  3. Wait. I don’t remember anything gay in the original. Yea, girls played baseball but they had husbands and they snuck out to a bar to meet men. Every one of them had a man except for the Rosie O’Donnell character but there was no inference of anyone being gay or that the players were gay to be in the game. In fact one of the underlying themes is that they were objectified and made to appear feminine and sexy.

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