Arts & Entertainment

Review: Queer Eye

There is a certain healthy skepticism that is bound to accompany LGBTQ+ television consumers when a new television show is branded as inclusive of our community. Decades of representation dictated by stereotypes and glaring inaccuracies have made us cynical of…

The Camp and Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It is rare, in everyday life, that you walk into a public setting and are overdressed in a t-shirt and shorts. It is a little strange when you are expected to yell obscenities, in a practiced, cult-like unison, at a…

Review: Beach Rats

Beach Rats (2017, dir. Eliza Hittman) is about Frankie, a teenage boy in Brooklyn who experiments with drugs by day and hooks up with older men by night. While the setting and content matter may evoke similarities to Moonlight (2016,…

Dyke Drive-In: Fire (1996)

Fire (1996), dir. Deepa Mehta, is an Indian-Canadian romantic drama infamous for being one of the first explicit portrayals of homosexuality in Indian cinema. The plot follows Sita, a young woman recently arranged married to Jatin, a DVD rental store…

Vanilla: Book Review

As an avid reader and a queer person, it means more than words can convey each time I see myself represented well in a published novel.  The book’s very existence seems to offer a confirmation: “Your identity is valid and…

Interview with Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females

New Jersey band Screaming Females returns after a three year hiatus, bursting in with two new singles “Black Moon” and “Glass House.” Born in the New Brunswick basement rock scene, the band is characterized by its gritty, extended solos and…

Not Your Typical Ingenue: An Interview With One of LA’s Premiere Drag Queens

Graphic by Jeanine Lee Ingenue is one of LA’s premier drag queens. Known for her long-time hosting gig at TigerHeat, various other drag shows, and her new web soap opera, Roads to Keystone, she has not only ingrained herself into…

Bebe Huxley’s New Music Video a Visual Anthem for Queer Fem Freedom

“Fuck anyone who’s ever made you feel small, and fuck everyone who’s ever made you feel stupid.” So explodes the rallying cry of musician and performance artist Bebe Huxley, whose exclamation goes out to all of her fem fans who…

A Love Letter to Hayley Kiyoko

“I’m real and I don’t feel like boys.” – Hayley Kiyoko Graphic by Nieves Winslow It is June 24, 2015. I am surfing the internet (or, doing homework- “Yes, even in the summertime Mom!”) As it is for many of us…

Twin Fantasy by Car Set Headrest – Album Review

Graphic by Liana Kindler               The album Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest is an indie rock album that tells the story of a troubled gay romance. I found this album before I had come out to anyone. At that point…