Friday, July 29, 2022

My Weekend Crush

Oh, Joni. Joni, Joni, Joni. Joni fucking Mitchell, everyone. While most of Joni’s best-known songs came out before I was born, I was lucky to have folk-music loving parents who raised me on acoustic guitar and NPR. So I know the power of her work, and the importance of her voice. Last weekend, at age 78, Joni made a triumphant return to the Newport Folk Festival. It was her first appearance at the influential music festival since her debut there as a then up-and-coming singer in 1969. The show also marked her first full concert since 2000 and her first time playing guitar on stage since her aneurysm in 2015. In short, it was special. It was really, really special.

Making it even more special, we have our own Brandi Carlile to thank for pulling it all together. Honestly, watching Brandi’s career from its very early, early days to its stratospheric success today feels a bit like getting in on the ground floor of another Joni Mitchell. And aren’t we the lucky ones who get to see these two great together. Of course, like everyone else I was reduced to an absolute puddle with Joni’s “Both Sides Now.” The timber of her voice, well, I’ve been playing her new “Both Sides Now” all week. And it only gets better. Each note, each beat, is so earned. I posted the official Newport festival video of the song above. But if you want to feel the raw power of being in the presence of a true legend, watch Wynonna Judd get similarly reduced to a weeping mess behind Joni as she sings below. I’m not crying, you’re crying. But it’s a good cry. The kind of cry that time and life and the universe understands comes to cleanse us and remind us all of the indescribably beautiful things we can do, when we’re just given the chance.

Seeing someone great like Joni return to the stage, smiling and laughing and clearly enjoying herself, is good for the soul. After the last two-plus years we’ve had as a world and a country, we needed to feel good about humanity again — if only for a few precious songs. To see Joni perform the music that made her famous as a young woman, yet not try to replicate that but instead reinterpret them to account for her decades of lived life is just beyond lovely. Some people will say commerce or enterprise or our endless technological advances are humankind’s greatest gift. But I think, in the end, it will always be art. I really don’t know life at all, either. But I know art is the best way to understand it, always. Thank you for the reminder, Joni. Happy weekend, all.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

There's Definitely Queers In Baseball

Finally, here’s a trailer I have absolutely no reservations about. Like, actually the opposite. How loud can I scream it from the rooftops? They’re taken “A League of Their Own” and made it — at least by all early appearances — properly gay. I know, FINALLY!

While the first teaser trailer got us all hot and bothered, the full trailer for the new Amazon Prime series based (loosely) on the movie by the same name has us positively erupting with excitement and, uh, other stuff. We finally get to see our new Rockford Peaches in action and, well, can it be Aug. 12 already? Please, pretty pretty please?

Also, not to laud my own gaydar or anything, but series creator/star Abbi Jacobson and “The Good Place” alum D’Arcy Carden are definitely gonna be a couple. Definitely. I mean, I could tell from the Intense Lesbian Eye Contact while sliding into home from the teaser they were gonna be a thing, but the continued Intense Lesbian Eye Contact and added Lesbian Hand Grazing in the trailer seals the deal. Also, I’m pretty sure I’m right about Rosie the lesbian bar owner. Yes, make it extra, extra gay!

I’m thrilled the new series (which follows the WWII era Peaches, but with a different set of characters than the iconic film) is much more inclusive and diverse. It’s about time they did more than just show one throw by Black female ball players of that time. And it’s equally time they aknowledged how queer a lot of these women were (and still are!).

I can’t wait to get some dirt in these skirts (which should be pants, but I digress). So, thoughts? At this point the only thing left is to start the pool about how many queer characters this show will end up having. I’m going with 4-5, but more is always appreciated. Play ball, Peaches!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Going (Very, Very) Green

Speaking of things that look sorta ridiculous but might wind up being good, I honestly don’t know what to think about “She Hulk: Attorney At Law.” I mean, one one hand Tatiana Maslany can pull off basically any role thrown at her. On the other hand, why would you hire someone as unendingly talented as Tatiana Maslany and then bury her under miles of green CGI? For what it’s worth, I also think the CGI on Hulk/Bruce looks dumb. But then I’m an old school Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno painted green fan.

I want this show to be good for Tatiana. And I’m intrigued by its billing as the first real comedy in the MCU. But, hooboy, do they look to be going for the broadest comedy strokes possible. She’s Big! She’s Green! She’s BIG and GREEN! Yeah, we get it. Do you have any more?

I think the Fourth Wall breaking (which is true to the comics and, um, “Fleabag”) could be promising. But the Very Green CGI and deliberate de-bulkification of her She Hulk are, well, they make a gal worry. Truly this is a project where the writing will make the difference since we already know the acting is going to be, well, incredible.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Dungeons & Problematic Favs

Me, a serious arts critic: This movie looks ridiculous, and cheesy.

Me, a serious lesbian: Wait, it has Michelle Rodriguez in it? In body armor? Where’s my wallet?

Honestly, sometimes it’s that simple. I think, perhaps, the reason this looks a tad cheesy is because it’s so brightly lit. We’ve been conditioned to think fantasy franchises need to be Dark And Broody and VERY DARK just physically, as in where is the light switch dark. Remember the Battle of Winterfell? Game of Thrones was a chief proponent of making things so dark you don’t know what the hell is happening.

Truly, I hope this movie is the fun kind of ridiculous, cheesy overtones and all. If you’re going to create elaborate, mystical other worlds — for goodness sake light them so we can see them. Also, admittedly, casting Michelle helps.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Music Monday: All Yellow

Hey, looks like Tegan and Sara figured out what to do for their next music video. And that’s walking forward (and backwards) on a beach while wearing rain slickers. Look, every music video can’t be “Lemonade.” Sometimes two queer Canadian twins is enough. Though, I still think my Erin Daniels dancing idea for their next video would be epic. Again, totally free idea to use, ladies. No commission necessary. Just think of it as a gift to lesbians everywhere. Happy Monday, kittens.

Friday, July 22, 2022

My Weekend Crush

Well by now you’ve probably seen the famous Emmanuel-Don’t-Do-It Emu and his lesbian farmer best friend. Yes, I said lesbian farmer. Taylor Blake, 29, lives on her grandparents' South Florida hobby farm with her girlfriend and posts daily farm life content. And she went viral this month thanks to her chaos-loving, camera-pecking emu, Emmanuel.

OK, so he does not always choose violence. But he is always with Taylor. And their interactions provide a needed balm for modern life. Truly, I want to go to there.

How viral did they go? Well, she was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night, so that famous (and, yes, that’s her girlfriend). Anyway, I don’t know how the larger public didn’t clock Taylor as a lesbian immediately — loves animals and wears overalls with Crocs and/or boots and a ballcaps pretty much constantly. But then, The Straights are always bad about non-100-Footers.

Anyway, just like the rest of The Interwebs I’m in love, both with Taylor, all her animals and farm life in general. Truly, it’s the best way to experience lesbian farm life without actually having to be a lesbian farmer. And I’m all for it. Also, she’s really good at this making content for TikTok thing at her @knucklebumpfarms account. Like really good. Enjoy the scrolling, if you haven’t already. Or, you know, watch it again. Honestly, I see Emmanuel as an icon for the “Become Ungovernable” movement. Do it, Emmanuel. DO IT. Happy weekend, all

p.s. Taylor has another emu named Ellen. Straights, how did you not know?

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Gender Fuck Rosie

A Rosie by any other name would be just as gay. And thank heavens for that. Rosie O’Donnell, sometimes forgotten as that other pioneering lesbian talk show host, is coming back to “A League of their Own.” The comic has a role in the new Amazon Prime series which reboots the movie premise with a new cast of players and, we’ve been promised, considerably more diversity and queerness. Rosie famously played third basewoman Doris Murphy in the 1992 movie.

In the new series she won’t be a player, at least not in that sense. Ahem. What? I like her in that suit — I’m always sucker for a lady in a suit, always. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rosie’s new character will be a local bar owner named Vi. She’s described as:

A "warm, gregarious" fan of the Rockford Peaches, Vi crosses paths with (Abbi) Jacobson's catcher Carson and soon welcomes her into her orbit.
I knew there was something to that look Abbi gave D'Arcy Carden as she slid into home. I KNEW it. Abbi, who co-created the series, is also bixesual and currently dating “Bomb Girls” alum Jodi Balfour. Also, how did I not know about this couple before I researched the new “A League of Their Own” series? Is the Lesbian Bat Signal not working or something?
Anyway, I can’t wait to see Rosie play a lesbian bar owner (what, reading between the lines here) who wears pinstrip suits. I reall can’t.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Get Busy Fighting

You still mad? Good, so am I. My midterm strategy is basically Vote +Action + RAGE. So much rage. Luckily, we aren’t alone in our rage. Plenty of celebrities, including out queer celebrities and those who play out queer characters on film, are just as mad and just as pissed and just as ready to say FUCK THE SUPREME COURT. So please enjoy Janelle Monae putting it most succinctly (with the impeccable one-fingered salute).

Also, you can revel in Maya Hawke getting sharing a very similar sentiment on Fallon. I knew her performance as Robin in "Stranger Things" belonged in the Lesbian TV Character canon.

And, last but decidedly not least, how about newly minted Oscar winner Ariana DeBose breaking it all the way down as a Black Afro-Latina queer woman (skip to 5:22 if you want to get right into it and have as little of dead-eyes, smarmy grinned Fallon).

We do have a rotten-ass tree called the Supreme Court. And we are in a fight. More of this from our celebrities. So much more. Get busy fighting, or keep watching the dying of our rights.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Paper Trail

You know that show with the 1980s nostalgia about those kids who get into a bunch of otherworldly trouble and through their friendship and bravery manage to save the world? No, not that show? The other show, the one with a lot more girls in it.

Yes, yes, we’re all grateful for what “Stranger Things” has done for Kate Bush’s career. But now we’ve got another 80s show led by a young cast giving us all the end-of-the-universe feelings as well. Based on a comic by the same name, “Paper Girls” comes to Prime Video July 29 and as soon as I head the show’s title I just knew — just knew — there would be a couple gay girls in there.

Now, I’ve never read the comics series that the new TV adaptation is based on. But the title sets up the premise pretty well, as the year is 1088 and we meet four 12-year-old girls who are all deliver newspapers (for anyone under the age of 30, newspapers those are printed pieces of paper that get thrown at your front door each morning filled with The News and other things like crosswords and comics and advertisements for shoe repair). And then they run into some sort of time travel sky storm that transports them 20 years into the future into 2019 where they all confront their future selves. Also one of their future selves is played by Ali Wong which, well, it’d be pretty exciting at 12 to realize you grow up to be Ali Wong.

Anyway, as I was saying, without even seeing the trailer I felt my Lesbian Spidey Sense tingling about this one. But now that I’ve seen the trailer I’m happy to report that the future is queer as heck for these Paper Girls. It appears that Mac (obvious future queer) and AJ (probable future queer) might hook up in the future.

Already, I’m predisposed to watch this because I am predisposed to watch any female-led ensemble shows with diverse cast and an interesting premise (see: “Yellowjackets,” “Girls5Eva,” “We Are Lady Parts,” et al). So, clearly, I am going to watch. Who knows, maybe “Paper Girls” can do for newspapers what “Stranger Things” did for “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God).” Hey, if acid wash jeans can come back, anything is possible.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Music Monday: Bring Back Bananarama

If great 80s bops are making a comeback, how about we revive Bananarama’s “Venus?” Man, did I love that trio and I wore their tapes to numbs back in the day. The 80s gave us some truly fun, truly great girl groups — Bananarama, The Bangles, The Go-Gos. All of them could do with a comeback, or at very least revival. And, while “Venus” shot Bananarama to the top of the charts, spare some love for their “Cruel Summer,” which honestly given geo-political events seems pretty damn appropriate for summer 2022. Anyway, feel free to dance around your bedroom in nostalgic delight to these. I know I will. Happy Monday, kittens.

Friday, July 15, 2022

My Weekend (Canceled) Crush

Every expletive. EVERY EXPLETIVE. Well, HBO has canceled “Gentleman Jack” which means the number of shows currently on air that are centered explicitly around queer female characters has dwindled. And, honestly, pretty badly. “Wynonna Ear.” Over. “Killing Eve.” Buried the Gay. “Batwoman.” Dumped. “Dickinson.” Done. “Work In Progress,” “Betty”, “Motherland: Fort Salem.” Canceled, canceled, canceled. Sheesh, I’m glad my little murder podcast show went queer this season otherwise “The L Word: Generation Q” was starting to feel lonely. (And never leave us “Hacks,” “We Are Lady Parts” and “Yellowjackets” — ever.)

Now, as mentioned before, I was tardy in watching the second season. Which is totally my bad. But I so greatly appreciated the opportunity to emerge myself into the jaunty, swoony world of 19th Century Anne Lister and her wife Ann Walker. Sure, we all joke about the abundance of lesbian period pieces. But this show was truly the only televised option or series that gave us a window (however romanticized) into the lives of queer women in the past.

And, let me tell you, you still cannot beat the swoon-inducing heights of the Season 1 finale. Kissing on a mountaintop? Yeah, this show deserved to keep going for that moment ripped straight from the pages of your lesbian romance novel dreams alone. But, truly, we’ve lost another chance at representation and recognition. Being queer has always been a part of history. It’s beyond unfortunate that HBO has chosen to make this show history instead. Well, we’ll always have that kiss. Happy weekend, all.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Gender Fuck Thursday: Dom Edition

Like can I make a whole post about a haircut? Please. It’s like you don’t even know me. So we all know and love Dominique Provost-Chalkley a.k.a half of everyone’s favorite cinnamon roll couple WayHaught a.k.a. angel on earth Waverly Earp. But, uh, did you see the haircut they unveiled at the Earpfest convention earlier this month? Because, * low whistle * Like, can I even whistle that low? Because damn.
Now if you know anything about Dom’s journey, you know they have come out as both queer (in 2020) and nonbinary/genderfluid (in 2021). So, naturally, their next move is to get a devastatingly hot alternative lifestyle haircut. Like, has Dominique become the ultimate get you a person who can do both meme? Long-haired queer heartthrob, short-haired queer heartthrob. Either way, works for me. But, that haircut? Just another reason queer women should love scissoring. Ahem.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The! Woman! King!

Fuck, and I cannot emphasize this enough, yeah. Fuck! Yeah! FUCK YEAH, THE WOMAN KING! Like has a movie matched a collective mood more than this? Viola Davis, absolutely ripped and glistening, kicking the shit out of colonizers and defending her kingdom against patriarchal overlords. As I said, FUCK YEAH!

Honestly, my initial visceral reaction might seem like overkill. But the more I learn about this movie — and the more I watch the trailer — the more excited I get. Because this movie is based on a real-life band of extraordinary all-female warriors, the Agojie.

These women warriors, often referred to as Amazons, helped to defend the West African kingdom Dahomey (now present-day Benin) from the 17th to 19th Centuries. They were the inspiration for the all-female King’s Guard in “Black Panther” and generally just kickass despite being relegated to the footnotes (if that) of most history books.

So, that alone would be something to get excited about. But the look of this thing, and particularly Viola? Like, I know we all got a little excited when we saw Natalie Portman’s new Thor arms. But I definitely know who I’d pick in a fight, and it ain’t the former Black Swan.

And, if that wasn’t enough, this movie is packed with talent in front of and behind the camera. Viola, of course. But then there’s also Lashana Lynch (a.k.a. Maria Rambeau/Mrs. Captain Marvel) and directed/co-written by Gina Prince-Bythewood (the directing genius behind “Love & Basketball” and “The Old Guard”). And did you know this whole thing started when Maria Bello (yes, that Maria Bello) pitched Viola at an award presentation?

As I was saying, fuck yeah. Hurry up, September. We need a hero, and we can’t wait to meet her. I genuinely cannot get enough of yoked Viola. Fuck. Yeah.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Building Lesbians

Wow, that got gay right quick. If you are a fan of the how-does-this-work, it-shouldn’t-work-show “Only Murders In the Building,” you know continues to defy the odds and work well in just started second season. The Steve Martin-Martin Short-Selena Gomez murder-comedy remains one of the most charming, hilarious and at times touching shows on air. And now, with ladies kissing. Sorry, spoiler alert, there’s some kissing between Selena and new cast member/real-life Shane Cara Delevingne. It happens in the second episode. There, now you know.

I’m pretty sure that’s the reason the show’s been quickly picked up for its third season. Kidding, mostly. Cara’s casting was announced bringing speculation that her art gallery owner character Alice and Selena’s artist character Mabel would perhaps hook up. And, then it was confirmed they would indeed be an item? well, they did not make us wait. Now, I fear Alice’s sudden arrival in Mabel’s life may be tied to some grisly death/murder. Because, uh, that’s kind of the nature of this show.

I really like basically everything about this show. The chemistry between its unlikely trio of stars. The brief jaunts into magical realism. The underrated physical comedy. The theme music. The perfect nailing of crime podcast culture. And now, The Gay.

I don’t know where they plan to take Mabel and Alice’s relationship, but I certainly hope we see a lot of it.

P.s. Since you were already spoiled by moi, here’s the scene. I mean, might as well watch (rewatch) it, right?

Monday, July 11, 2022

Music Monday: Rage Chicks

Just to get you in the mood to continue your rage march as we try to unfuck our country from our Christofascist Supreme Court and the far-right forces intent on turning the clock back to the bad old days. And, you know, it’s a bop. Happy Monday marching, kittens.

Friday, July 08, 2022

My Weekend Crush

Look, I know Pride Month is officially over or whatever. But we all function on Queer Standard Time which means we’re taking an extra weekend. And since you clearly already finished the second season of “Hacks,” your small crush on Hannah Einbinder has likely blossomed. So please enjoy her network TV standup debut with Stephen Colbert back on March 7, 2020. Honestly, she must have been one of the show’s last live guests before the pandemic hit and, well, you know. It’s interesting to watch her talk about her daily, given that SNL great Laraine Newman is her mother. I love how her set conveys the slightly awkward, though clearly clever energy of her character Ava “Hacks.” And, I also love how she comes out with her bisexuality immediately. I loved Ava’s evolution in the second season, and I hope to see a lot more of that — and some non-coitus interruptus lesbian encounters. Happy weekend, all.

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Gender Fuck Thursday: Iron Chef Lesbians Edition

If you’ve been around Surrenders for a while you’ll know that food shows are one of my weaknesses. And of course one of the O.G. food shows is “Iron Chef.” Now, the series is back on Netflix of all places and, lemme tell ya, it’s bigger and gayer than ever before. Bigger because they’ve made an enormous new kitchen stadium. And gayer because they’ve added not one but two out queer female chefs: new co-host Kristen Kish and new Iron Chef Dominique Crenn.

You probably know Kristen from winning Season 10 of “Top Chef.” And you probably know Dominique from her three-starred Michelin restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco and her engagement to actress Maria Bello. Anyway, the new season is an extravagant delight. I’ve particularly enjoyed how they’ve increased the number of both female competitors and female sous chef overall. (Yes, I miss the show’s O.G. lesbian Iron Chef, Cat Cora, but all the Iron Chefs are new now).

I also love how incredibly Fisher-Price quality to the show’s top prize, the so-called Golden Knife which looks like some PA spray painted about 30 minutes before the show started. Anyway, if you like cooking shows and incredibly talented queer female chefs, yeah, you should watch. And, if none of that entices you, please know that Kristen wears an incredible assortment of suits through the show’s eight-episode season. Yeah, tuck in, you’re coming to dinner.

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Harley & Her

Look, if you don’t watch the batshit crazy and unapologetically gay “Harley Quinn” animated series on HBO Max I don’t know what to tell you other than you are missing some truly batshit crazy and unapologetically gay television. Yes, it’s violent. Very, very violent. Yes, it’s crazy. Very, very crazy. And so so sososo gay. Quick Recap: Harley Quinn was the Joker’s girlfriend and Poison Ivy and Kiteman were engaged, but then a whole bunch of batshit crazy and unapolegetically gay stuff happened and at the end of the second season Harley and Ivy drove off into the proverbial sunset in a car with a “Just Married” banner after confessing their feelings for each other. And now more batshit crazy and unapologetically gay stuff is about to happen in season 3. Any questions? I didn’t think so.

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Tank Top Tuesday: New Old Guard Edition

I…I don’t know how I feel about this development. On the one hand, I’m thrilled, THRILLED, that they are shooting the sequel to “The Old Guard.” On the other hand, I’m less thrilled, less, that they’ve done this to Charlize Theron/Andy/Andromache of Scythia’s hair while shooting the sequel to “The Old Guard.”
Sure, it’s giving me some serious late 2000s Tegan & Sara vibes. And if there’s anyone who could pull off a fashion mullet, it’s certainly Charlize. Now, I do appreciate the vest and reassurance that Andy’s commitment to tank tops (and those Wayfarers) remains unwavering. And suits, well, suits are new. And I will always appreciate suits.
But the hair? Sigh. We will just have to grit out teeth and trust the process.
Also helping me get over the hair? Uma freaking Thurman. Uma’s presence in the sequel was only just revealed, as were images of her on set tussling with Charlize. The Bride from Kill Bill going after the immortal from The Old Guard? Yes, I would like to see it. Yes.
Fine, maybe I forgive the hair. No, not really. I remain salty.

Monday, July 04, 2022

Music Monday: Kate Bush, Obviously

Obviously, Kate Bush is having a moment. The inclusion of the 80s art rock legend’s “Running Up That Hill” in the new season of “Stranger Things” has given Kate a career renaissance of sorts, propelling the song past its original success and into another stratosphere. Honestly, how could it not? The song is as fresh and vibrant today as its release in, gulp, 1985. I can only hope the newfound love for Kate’s music will lead people to one of my favorite songs of hers, “This Woman’s Work.” Like, I don’t know why, but all these years later it still chokes me up a little listening to it. But that’s probably because I vividly remember its use in the 1988 rom-com “She's Having a Baby.” Yeah, Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern back when they looked like babies. But I’d forgotten that Kate wore a tuxedo in the music video. So, if you too had forgotten the specifics (or are just discovering them for the first time), please enjoy. She can do a lot more than run up a hill, that’s for sure. Happy Monday, kittens.

Friday, July 01, 2022

My Weekend Rage

Wow, are we fucked. Also, fuck the Supreme Court. These two fucks are unfortunately intractably related, and sadly so is the real-life fucking — at least the kind that can cause pregnancy. (Though, don’t worry, they’ll come for all the other kinds soon enough.) So here we are, in our new, horrible post-Roe America. Abortion is no longer a right across every state. A week ago five men and one woman took away all women’s constitutional right to control their own bodies and choose whether to continue their pregnancies. They also took away the right from trans men and non-binary people who can become pregnant to control their own bodies (though, they’ve been fucking with trans/nonbinary/genderqueer’s people’s right to bodily autonomy for a while now — gotta love those election-year GOP wedge issues).

A right more than half the population has had for 50 years is now gone. A new generation of women, and all people who can become pregnant, will have fewer rights than their mothers. It’s fucked up. It’s wrong. It’s what our current Republican party and its far-right base have been not-so-secretly working toward for decades. The far-right takeover of our Supreme Court is now complete, and it happened while we were all watching. This is why we cried when RBG died. We knew. We lost.

All you need to know about the so-called values of the GOP and its right-wing voting bloc is they’re thrilled that a well-known con man who notoriously cheated on his three wives was able to ascend to the presidency despite losing the popular vote by 3 million votes, then fill three lifetime appointments (one that was clearly stolen by Mitch McConnell), and then loses the popular vote again (and this time the Electoral College for good measure), foment a violent insurrection at the Capitol, and continues to lie to this day claiming he actually won. They’d all vote for him again tomorrow.

I don’t know how to fix this. Voting is the most obvious answer, but clearly not the only one. More is needed in this moment. I need Democratic leaders to be as angry as we are. I need Democratic leaders to be as hair-on-fire alarmed as we are. I need Democratic leaders to try bold action, even if they think it will fail because of Manchin, Sinema and those 50 other Republican senators. Doesn’t matter, at least you’re trying. At least you’re fighting. Now is the moment to do the most, not the least.

We must do the most because, believe me, abortion is not their endgame. Abortion is the beginning of all their christofascist dreams coming true. More rights for guns, less rights for women is just the beginning. Clarence Thomas even said so in writing. They’re coming for laws that protect same-sex marriage, same-sex relationships and even your contraception. They’re coming for them. This is not a drill. The drills were over ages ago. This is where America is going, thanks to Trump’s Supreme Court. So we have to fight. We have to scream. We can’t just say “Vote in November! (though, obviously, vote in November).

America is a slow-motion trainwreck where we all saw the car on the tracks coming for decades, yet somehow kept allowing it to get closer and closer. So now the crash has happened, and the only question is how many rail cars will topple over. How many rights will be allow this unaccountable, unelected body of lifetime appointees to take from us? Democrats, progressives, liberals, old-school hippies, open-minded centrists, libertarians who aren’t also secretly fascists, people who hate labels but also think outlawing abortion is whack, and all the other rational, kind, good citizens of this country who think what you do in your uterus and in your home/bedroom with other consenting adults is nobody’s business unite. Now is the time to be heard. Now is the time to rage, rage against the dying of our rights. Happy rage-filled weekend, all.