LET’S GET OVEREXCITED ABOUT JANELLE MONÁE, OKAY?

She comes in peace, but she means business: Last week, Janelle Monáe dropped two new music videos, and an album release date, and all queers have ascended to a heretofore unexplored level of heaven. The glorious era of Janelle’s next album is almost upon us: Dirty Computer drops on April, 27.  Thrillingly soon, and yet…

Why Dumbledore’s Straightwashing Hurts So Much

This week, Entertainment Weekly released an interview with David Yates, director of Fantastic Besats and Where to Find Them, and its upcoming sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, in which he revealed how his next film planned to address Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality. This kind of coy, “not explicitly” language is a reminder that when it comes to…

10 Lesbian Films and Shows With Happy Endings

As every queer woman who has ever logged on to Netflix knows, lesbians are rich in tragedy. The typical story arc for women who love women in film and television goes something like this: Girl painfully comes to terms with feelings for other girl. The exploration of these feelings costs girl her job/children/parental approval, and…

Why The Events of Gerald’s Game Would Never Happen To Me

Friends, last night I sat down to watch Gerald’s Game, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 novel of the same name. You may have noticed the title appearing on your Netflix home screen next to The Documentary About Hasidic People (which is worth watching on the strength of its subject matter, though not its cinematic…