Happy Sunday! Celebrate the swimsuit issue, watch a short film by FKA Twigs, learn about the founder of the MCC and find out which Pokémon character was supposed to be a lesbian??! Let’s get this bread!
What to do when you’re too sore from a spanking to sit, being solo poly in quarantine, whether or not coconut oil can cure yeast infections and more.
Happy anniversary, babes; we wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else.
We are going to build a kinder, safer world.
The Bold Type is romanticizing repugnant viewpoints, like hardline immigration and conversion therapy, and treating those issues like they’re things we can just agree-to-disagree on. Also: an inexplicable In The Dark finale.
As the world crosses half a million confirmed deaths due to COVID-19, this week’s Extra! Extra! turns its focus to the latest COVID news and the disparate toll of the virus. In the US, battles are raging on reopening schools in the next month or so and the Supreme Court had another big week of rulings. Meanwhile, police brutality and intimidation, along with activism against police violence, continue.
A place to hang, chat, reminisce, scheme, ponder, work together, dream, exist.
“How can I become a member of the Wubble? Just curious.”
I wanted you to dominate me, Daddy, and you relished the chance. The leather straps twirled through the air as the pain grew sharper and more familiar. It stung hard. And it felt so fucking good.
“There isn’t a thing Friends did that Living Single didn’t do FIRST and with essentially 1/8th the budget. Tattoo it on my skin. I stand by it.”
Gabrielle Bellot on having your existence up for debate, WNBA players on lockdown in Florida, the latest wave of Supreme Court decisions, Wales’ new queer bookshop and more!
“As a broody, miserable bastard, I’ve obviously spent some time pondering past relationship failures and wondering what a functional relationship would look like for myself in the future.”
I did my best to not let my lurking paranoia get in the way of being happy during certain portions of the game but it was an ever present feeling. Even now, having finished the game, it is still there. The few times I forgot about it I found myself taking comfort in two women deeply in love, in the shit together.
According to the Associated Press, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Eric Buschow said, “We’re going on the belief that she did go in the water and we have not been able to locate her. So this may well be a case of drowning.”
I texted Autostraddle Deputy Editor Carmen Phillips as soon as I saw the news and she said, “Here’s your official quote: LET’S FUCKING GO!!!!!!”
“There. She. Is.” Glennon wrote in her new memoir, Untamed, when she recalled the moment Abby Wambach entered her life. I assumed that would be the central conflict of Untamed. And in some ways it is — but not the ways I expected.
How the fictionalized film on the horror writer Shirley Jackson bends the line of reality.
Mercedes Mason flexes (heh) a new quarantine hobby, and Rahne Jones is making me reconsider hats!
Includes Angelina Jolie two ways, a lot of coming-of-age, and Blake Lively’s 500-piece suit.
How Janelle Monáe built a character we don’t often see on TV, the history of The Baby-Sitter’s Club Phone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gemma Arterton are girlfriends in Summerland, and more!