For the Honor of GAYskull: The Origins and History of She-Ra

Graphic by Kit The popular streaming platform Netflix has been releasing large amounts of original media in the past couple years. Some of these productions are entirely new, such as the animated series The Dragon Prince or the movie Bright,…

Good Trouble: Positively Queer & Powerful

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou   Following the series finale of The Fosters in June 2018, fans of the show were sad to see the Adams-Foster family leave Tuesday nights on Freeform, the television network previously named ABC Family. The Fosters…

Adieu Sense8

Graphic by Hannah Boston Art has always had the power to transform lives, push boundaries, and revitalize reality. However, sometimes, it does more than that: it puts words to seemingly undefinable emotions, forges unbreakable bonds to other humans, and revolutionizes…

The 10 Best Songs from the Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race

10. Finish Her! by Aja “Finish Her!” is the latest single by Aja, our favorite tell-it-like-it-is queen from season 9 and All Stars 3. In a four-minute rap with impressive beat changes and multiple flows, Aja demonstrates that she is…

Racism in the Drag Race Fandom

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.” – Malcolm X On an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked earlier this season, contestants The Vixen and Aquaria continued an episode-long feud after leaving the main stage. After Aquaria burst…

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…

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…

Ship Happens: The Inevitable Outcome of Underrepresentation

Ship, n. Short for romantic relationship. v. To endorse a romantic relationship. Shipping, n. The act of endorsing a romantic relationship, usually fictional, usually in a fan-created work. 2016 was a poor year, like most years, for queer representation in…

‘SKAM’: On Representation and Fetishizing

Graphic by Jessica Cao When people ask me what TV shows I’ve been binge-watching lately, I’m almost ashamed to tell them about my current favorite show – a Norwegian teen dramedy ironically named “SKAM” (meaning “shame” in Norwegian). Yes, I’m…

Drag Race for Dummies: Kardashian The Musical

Hey Qweens! Thank god this episode starts with a read of Charlie Hides’ god fucking awful lip sync, because that was probably the worst lip sync effort I have ever seen on RPDR. Why’d she do that? I can only…