I have cried frequently to the music of Phoebe Bridgers. Whether silently weeping to “Demi Moore,” or scream-sobbing along to “Motion Sickness,” Phoebe Bridgers makes me deliriously emotional. Needless to say, I loved Bridgers’ transcendent new album, Punisher, which seamlessly balances lyrical authenticity with extraordinary guitar work. I’ve listened to it all the way through … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Wrote “Moon Song” About Jed Bartlet and Leo McGarry from The West Wing
The Five Chasers You Meet on Grindr
Warning: This piece contains references to transphobia and quotes transphobic comments. I have no compunctions around making the claim that I am trans first and foremost because I want to have gay sex with men. I was raised to see the entertainment value of embellishment; besides, someone out there is going to accuse me of it … Continue reading The Five Chasers You Meet on Grindr
Thank You Daddy: The Psychosexual Intimacy of Taskmaster
As a long-term sufferer of chronic, incurable Anglophilia, I find myself drawn to content from across the pond with the dyspeptic regularity of an unfortunate intestinal condition. Recently, I’ve begun to compulsively wander into the wilds of “Britcom,” which as you might imagine is short for British comedy. Everyone who’s at least a little bit … Continue reading Thank You Daddy: The Psychosexual Intimacy of Taskmaster
Leyendecker Paintings Ranked by How Bad They Make Me Want To Move to a Mansion by the Sea With My Boyfriend And Throw Extravagant Parties
Let’s talk about J. C. Leyendecker. One Mr. Joseph Christian Leyendecker. Specifically, how his paintings make me feel a sort of way. If you know J. C. Leyendecker at all, it's probably from his iconic image of the Arrow Collar Man who defined American masculinity for decades. Perhaps you have seen him in a poster … Continue reading Leyendecker Paintings Ranked by How Bad They Make Me Want To Move to a Mansion by the Sea With My Boyfriend And Throw Extravagant Parties
Niche Quiz: Which Emotionally Unstable Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with a Crush on Your Best Friend, Finn Wolfhard, Are You?
Inspired by this post. 1. What's your favourite flavour of ice cream? a) My own tears. b) Fake asthma medication. c) Cocaine. 2. Would you be comfortable coming out to your mother? a) Last year, on my birthday, she got me three gifts: a pack of rainbow-colored gel pens, a cassette of Madonna's greatest hits, and … Continue reading Niche Quiz: Which Emotionally Unstable Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with a Crush on Your Best Friend, Finn Wolfhard, Are You?
What Does “Queerbait” Even Mean Anymore?
Yesterday, in what still feels like a targeted effort by scientists in a government laboratory to make me, personally, weep myself into blindness, Warner Brothers released the second trailer for The Goldfinch. If you're not familiar, I'll catch you up in just a second -- but have a look, first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAfCD9MVq_c Yes, as if it wasn't enough … Continue reading What Does “Queerbait” Even Mean Anymore?
These Man-Shaped Beings Are Gay and There’s Nothing Neil Gaiman Can Do About It (A Good Omens Primer)
In the near present you, dear Nichers, will likely be seeing a lot about the BBC/Amazon mini-series of Good Omens. You probably already have—it's actually a little scary how many non-internet people I know who've asked me if I've heard about "this new show" like I don't have every page of the novel inscribed in … Continue reading These Man-Shaped Beings Are Gay and There’s Nothing Neil Gaiman Can Do About It (A Good Omens Primer)
For Sale: My Pitch for Another Movie About Gay Cowboys
It's been 14 years almost to the day since Ang Lee smiled down on the earth and said "let there be homos on the range". And what do we have to show for it? Absolutely nothing. Frankly I'm embarrassed, and I knew if I continued living like this I wouldn't even be able to look … Continue reading For Sale: My Pitch for Another Movie About Gay Cowboys
So You Want To Know Who From Classic TV Was Gay?
If you're like me - and you're almost certainly not - you like to dunk your buttered toast in hot chocolate and you think socks should be a legal requirement in public spaces. More relevantly though, you'll also have childhood memories of being up late at night with your hair in sponge curlers, a fire … Continue reading So You Want To Know Who From Classic TV Was Gay?
Supporting Male Characters of the NBC Comedy Golden Age, Ranked by Gayness
If, like me, you are trying to escape the hellscape that is being an alive human right now, you might find yourself turning to comfort TV. Let's look back on a simpler time, when Mike Schur and Tina Fey ran TV, and every single human being was straight. Here's a primer of the paltry scraps … Continue reading Supporting Male Characters of the NBC Comedy Golden Age, Ranked by Gayness