Hair Crush: Natalie Maines

[B] Natalie Maines with short hair deserves to be mentioned in our category of lesbian hair crushes, which tends to be dominated by people and haircuts with shaved spots … just love it.

Out and Proud in Sochi 2014

[B] Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is one of the few officially out athletes at this years olympics in Sochi and yesterday evening she won the silver medal. Congratulations!

She and her wife Isabell got married last year.

Which 'Orange Is the New Black' Character Are You?

[B] I knew it …

In case you are interested in

  • Sarah Paulson’s thoughts on underwear
  • what the back of Cher’s head smells like
  • the difficulty of spelling parmesan
  • why Jessica Lange deserves all of the awards
  • simply listening to Sarah Paulson for 90 minutes

(and really, how could you not be), it’s time to listen to this podcast of Sarah Paulson on "Suck the Joy," with special musical appearances by multiple guilty pleasures.

[EDIT: tumblr doesn’t seem to like the audio, so here’s the link instead as well as the iTunes-download-option.]

[B] Am I the only one mishearing ea’s slogan? At least I like this mondegreen.

[B] Am I the only one mishearing ea’s slogan? At least I like this mondegreen.
""And now there’s you," Signorina had said… So they must think Mlle Julie cares for me more than for Laura. Insensate thought!
No, not more. But she cares a little. And diffrerently.
Just as I cared for her differently.
And now I understood it was that difference I wanted."

From Olivia, a semi-biographical account of life at an all-girl French boarding school (lots of wish-fullfillment in those few words) published anonymously by Dorothy Strachey in 1949 (but written in 1933).

Similarly to Mädchen in Uniform the (very short) novel recounts the growing passion of a young student, Olivia, for her not-quite-disinterested-yet-unavailable teacher, Mlle Julie. Crucial - and highly entertaining - differences between Winsloe’s story and Strachey’s include

  • Mlle Julie doesn’t reject Olivia, like it is implied Fräulin von Bernburg does, because she thinks loving women is a horrible sin which should be avoided at all costs, but … because she is in a relationship with her school’s other headmistress
  • said other head mistress, however, is ‘seduced’ into mistrust for Mlle Julie by a new teacher who wants her all for herself and so alludes to
  • Mlle Julie’s supposedly frequent affairs with some of the female staff members as well as several former and current students
  • among them above mentioned “Laura”, who some have claimed to be (this is semi-autobiographical, after all) none other than Eleanor Roosevelt!
  • who actually went to the school of Mlle. Marie Souvestre, on whom Mlle Julie is based. Other pupils of Mlle Marie Souvestre? (This is just getting better) Natalie Barney.
  • and the icing on the cake: Olivia is dedicated to Virginia Woolf.

If you’re still putting together your Christmas wishlist, how about adding the pulp edition of this Virginia-Woolf-dedicated, Eleanor-Roosevelt-alluding, real-life-account of L Word-worthy trials and tribulations of an all-girl-boarding school? Or rather an application form for that school?

[B] Glitter, glamour, Lauren as brunette and Vex in high heels … oh my … I’m just glad Lost Girl is back.

Lost Girl - Season 4 Teaser

Ahh this is … definetly making me speechless. Can’t wait!

And after the emotional turmoil of last night’s episode had calmed, I began to wonder:

Has there ever been a fail as epic as Peter’s attempt at “most ethical”?

GIRLTRASH Private Screening - Ticket Options

[K] Fellow musical-loving/Angela Robinson-adoring lesbians, it is actually happening! There is a chance to watch Girltrash - a film longer in the making than Jodie Foster has been in the glass-closet -  and it is happening in our lifetime! (though not in my hemisphere) The date in question: October 24th 2013 – 7:30pm (which is only about 3 years later than I expected, but then I also expected Alex Vause to be in my screen for another season, so clearly I am not an expert on timelines of lesbian media events)

Poster: Girltrash

People near Palm Springs: please go and let the rest of the world know whether it has actually been worth the wait.

People working at PowerUp: don’t ever dare asking us again, if we have seen the trailer … we have, at least three times in as many years. At this point you’re basicslly just mocking potential DVD-buyers/movie-goers/blog-reviewers with that question, and why be rude to customers?

(Despite the snark: I’m still genuinely excited for this!)

Someone needs to come up with a noun describing the pain, dismay, utter devastation, and drop in self-esteem and swagger felt by butches whose perfectly dapper hair has been ruined by a clueles hairdresser.

(It’s real, I feel it right now and it ain’t pretty)

[K] Source: Sophia Wallace’ “100 Natural Laws” from her Cliteracy Project (for more: go here or there and just a little bit to the right, no lower… sorry, getting carried away)