New Releases From Courtney Barnett and Tig Notaro
New Releases From Courtney Barnett and Tig Notaro
Courtney Barnett Releases New Album “Tell Me How You Really Feel”
My favorite lesbian rockstar, Courtney Barnett, recently released “Tell Me How You Really Feel,” her hotly anticipated sophomore solo album. Barnett’s latest offering is a pared down, more elegant evolution from her brash punk-rock beginning. Although I found myself missing Barnett’s brash old bravado, the more I listened to Tell Me How You Really Feel” the more I liked it. Barnett’s unflinching attitude and wry humor carries through her introspective lyrics that manage to be both specific and relatable. Check out her latest music video for “City Looks Pretty” above.
New Tig Notaro Comedy Special On Netflix
Tig Notaro is popping up on your Netflix. If you’re a productive member of society who doesn’t treat Netflix as an acceptable hobby, you may not have noticed Tig Notaro beaming out on your home away from home, the Netflix home page. I did! Also I think I’m addicted to television. HELP. SOS. PLEA- ok back to celesbians. Tig Notaro’s latest stand up offering, “Happy To Be Here,” is a charming, quirky bit of light entertainment that will not stress you the fuck out. It’s not a searing indictment of the status of women in comedy or poignant reflection on death (THANK GOD), and it’s glad not to be those things, thank you very much. “Happy To Be Here” is the stand up equivalent of a glass of rose or a tall draft of craft beer if we’re going to be lesbians about it. “Happy To Be Here” is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful spring day spent indoors, drinking alone and watching television, the way Spring was meant to be celebrated.
Sarah Paulson Defends 32-year Age Gap With Girlfriend Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson are dating. Holland Taylor is way older than Sarah Paulson, a sprawling 32 years older to be exact. This apparently causes the occasional snide remark. And Paulson isn’t having it. “If anyone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem,” Paulson told Modern Luxury’s June issue, “I’m doing just fine.” You tell ‘em, Paulson.
Brianna Hildebrand Is Stoked To Be The First LGBTQ Superhero
A lesbian actress playing a lesbian superhero in a major Hollywood blockbuster? It sounds too good to be true. But Deadpool 2: The Whatevering (I DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE MOVIES ARE ABOUT, SAVING THE WORLD?) is doing it right. The blockbuster – which features a romance between Hildebrand’s character, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and girlfriend Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna) – became the first mainstream superhero film to feature an LGBTQ character and romance. YAY DEADPOOL. YAY BRIANA. YAY.
Kate McKinnon Covers GQ
Kate Mckinnon shared the cover of GQ with fellow funny women Sarah Silverman and Issa Rae. The entire interview is long and interesting and you should just read it here.
Cara Delevingne And Ashley Benson Spotted Holding Hands
Cara Delevingne was photographed holding hands with Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars). Why is this interesting? 1. Cara’s love life is an integral part of this column. 2. Ashley Benson has only identified as straight, but you knowwww your girl Cara is a flipper. Sorry if that term isn’t PC. It is a thing. Flipping is real. We all know a lesbian flipper. And any fool can see Cara is a flipper. 3. Cara Delevingne is supposed to be dating Paris Jackson. So much bisexual dramz. Here for it.
Why Rita Ora’s Girls Is Offensive To Queer Women
Rita Ora recently released “Girls,” a quasi sapphic power pop anthem so inane, it makes “I Kissed A Girl” sound like the voice of God. There have been many hot takes about why “Girls” is terrible, including takedowns from queer singers like Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani. Here is my numbered list (for clarity!) about why I hate this song so so much.
1. It’s a really bad song written mostly by men.
2. “Girls” reduces our sexuality to a bored, drunken threesome with a man. This objectifies lesbian and bisexual women by implying our sexual orientation is nothing more than sexy diversion ripe for the male gaze.
3. Not 1 of the 4 women singing Girls identified as LGBTQ before “Girls” was released. Two are straight. Cardi B has implied that she’s had sex with women, but never identified as anything but straight. Similarly, Rita Ora might have previously “hinted” that she’s experimented with women, but never participated in or identified as part of the LGBTQ community. I am skeptical of anyone who claims the LGBTQ identity ONLY when they want to use it for personal gain.
4. Rita Ora “came out” as having dated women ONLY after experiencing backlash from the LGBTQ community for “Girls.” It was damage control, the implication being that because she has slept with a queer woman, anything she says or sings cannot be offensive to queer women. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
5. Having sex with girls when you’re drunk, high, and want to turn on a guy doesn’t give you a free pass to exploit LGBTQ sexuality for fame and profit. Lesbian, bisexual, and pansexual women are not sex toys. We are people. And we’re tired of our identity being trivialized and commodified.
To my fellow LGBTQ women: please do not let this dumb, regressive song pit you against each other. This isn’t about lesbian and bisexual women attacking the bi-curious. Valid criticism is not an attack. This is about how we allow ourselves to be represented. You are not an object, and you deserve better than this reappropriative drivel.