Hey Niche Readers! Like many TV fans, I'm sure a lot of you have seen Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Like us, I'm sure your hearts were warmed by the themes of friendship, found family, and the power of love to conquer adversity characteristic of the show. However, also like us, I'm sure many of you were dissatisfied by the show's heteronormativity and slightly overdone 1980s Spielberg Kitsch aesthetic. Never fear! Here to help are Hannah and Seph, with an LGBT-friendly spinoff known as the Boy Actor AU, or Trans Elizabethan Stranger Things: The Musical.
About 21 hours ago, blogger Chelsea Fagan delivered the funniest tweet of all time unto us: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn't say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017 I mean, we've all heard of … Continue reading A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead
Here's the screenplay, if you want to skip the preamble. Did you know that Andrew Garfield, the inventor of acting, once proposed a Spider-Man movie in which Peter Parker would be bisexual and Michael B. Jordan would play MJ? Did you know that he proposed this more than once? Did you know that Sony and … Continue reading I Went Ahead and Wrote A Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It
From Baz Luhrmann: Interviews, edited by Tom Ryan: “There’s a screenplay for it written by Truman Capote, which I got my hands on. Bob Evans, whom I now know very well and who was running the studio at the time, rejected it. Because, basically, Jordan is gay and Nick is gay and the script is too hardcore.” … Continue reading Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else
Presently topping the charts of the Steam Store, Dream Daddy is the game of the year, and we have the distinct honour of welcoming seven lions of the feminist literary canon to review each Dream Daddy's storyline. Keep scrolling to read fresh takes from Jane Austen, Judith Butler, Anne Carson, Sylvia Plath, Warsan Shire, Virginia Woolf, and … Continue reading We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
Boy, this one really brought out the straights. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favourites from the comments that we summarily deleted. Note: These are excerpts, cut for brevity; one commenter's screed ran to six whole paragraphs. Also, this like, actually does get homophobic, so proceed with caution. 1. "I can agree … Continue reading My Favorite Deleted Comments by Straight People from the Article Ranking American Girl Dolls in Order of Gayness
I've written at some length about how American Girl's story model is pretty inherently gay: take a girl from a given historical period, have her run up against the gendered conventions of the era, ???, profit. The line was always meant to run counter to hypersexualized dolls like Barbie and Bratz, and so the focus … Continue reading American Girl Dolls Ranked In Order of Gayness
If you're reading this article, you've probably known from a young age that you were... different. While your peers gravitated like heat-seeking missiles toward Britney and Disney princesses and the Spice Girls, you persistently sought out books about girls who spurned femininity and rolled about in dirt. Sometimes it was subtle - our heroine is … Continue reading Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today
I'm not going to bother with much preamble, because we all know what AO3 is and we all know why we're here: to rank and categorize all 100 of the most popular ships on the website. Now, a lot of these came as surprises to me - apparently, people actually... write fanfiction about straight couples? … Continue reading The 100 Most Popular Ships on AO3, Ranked
Dear reader, a couple nights ago I got hungry at one o'clock in the morning and went out to the convenience store up the street for some taquitos. And while I was there, in the convenience store on that fateful evening - night, early morning? - I noticed that they were having a sale on … Continue reading Y’all Mind If I Drink A Whole Thing of Raspberry Lemonade Vodka and Yell About Twin Fantasy?