JQ Shearin (She/Her)
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JQ Shearin (she/her) is the Podcast Head and a copy editor for OutWrite. She is a second year Economics major with a passion for local activism and transformative queer readings of art.

Scissor Me, Daddy Ass: Queerness, Homophobia and the Acclaimed

The queer messaging of the Acclaimed — the two tag team champions for the professional wrestling company All Elite Wrestling (AEW) — veers in enough different directions that it’s hard to pick out a unified message. The fictional world of wrestling, whose staged theatrics and over-the-top characters often shade towards campiness, complicates the real-world impact of that message even further.