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Something Like A Super Lesbian : Bibi McGill @novasky

bib1Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. We didn’t do much as I was still recouperating from the lovely lady overload that was the Her Winter Party Runway Show and Crys was moving. I am very very surprised to be writing a superbowl post for no other reason than… I didn’t watch it.

In case you were wondering I was having a mini “Dinosaurs” (Not the Mama) marathon courtesy of Netflix… but I digress.

I did however get fanagled into watching the halftime show and had a YES MA’AM moment leading to a SLSL post. I am very excited to introduce to some and present to others the amazing Bibi McGill.

In a perfect world it would be a double post featuring Kelendria Trene Rowland… *sigh*

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Super Gay Movie Review of the Week: D.E.B.S.

debs1Angela Robinson’s first feature film, D.E.B.S. , is FUN. It has hot chicks, explosions and girl on girl romance…all of the things I like to see in movies. Meagan Good, Sara Foster, Devon Aoki and Jill Ritchie play the most adorable little spies on Earth! They run around in short, plaid skirts and carry big scary guns. The D.E.B.S. are an elite crime fighting unit who always get their man…or woman. In fact, the only thing standing in their way is Lucy Diamond, their arch nemesis and a really hot soft butch. The action happens once Amy Bradshaw, played by Foster, falls in love with the enemy and the sugar hits the fan! Just imagine Charlie’s Angels meets The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Fun, right?

The star crossed lovers buck against the system (and each other…lol) to embrace their irrepressible feelings. Amy plays hooky from the D.E.B.S. to be with Lucy and all debs3hell breaks loose! Will they be pulled apart by their separate worlds or will they choose to love freely and openly, out of the closet? I’m not telling, you just have to see it for yourself. It’s worth a rental from Netflix or Hulu and has a PG-13 rating so if you have a weak stomach, hurray!

This movie is so sweet, it’ll give you a toothache making it was a nice, lighthearted way to start my super gay reviews. So many lesbian movies, particularly ones featuring women of color, are heavy and tackle some really difficult issues. In fact, I was all set to review Pariah (which is an amazing movie) but I wanted to enjoy a little light fun before delving into the serious stuff.

debs2I expect a certain amount of criticism for choosing this movie…from people with no sense of humor. But think about it, isn’t this a perfect movie for date night with your boo? It’s fun, frisky and packs a punch! So, if you’re in the mood for love and you don’t want to ruin it with a lot of political correctness (smile), watch this movie.

Have Fun!

Next week, Pariah…because it’s a good movie and I love Kim Wayans.

:60 Second Shorts – Maybe she is a superlesbian – Ashley Broadway

For those of you that read about Ashley Broadway earlier this week, it seems that her superpowers are a bit stronger than we thought.

Not only was she admitted to the Assn. of Bragg Officers’ Spouses after all (which we all kind of knew was going to happen)…Military Spouse Magazine named her Ft. Bragg’s 2013 “Military Spouse of the Year.”

Run tell that.

Introducing…Crystal’s Guide to Super Gay Movies!


38574_1559417426616_7136249_nHi! I’m Crystal Jaudon, your new ultra gay movie reviewer. I LOVE Gay Movies! Join me on this adventure in playland and you will definitely enjoy the trip. We will talk about all manner of super gay film: documentaries, romance, urban drama and even some indie underground random web gayness when we’re feeling gritty (not porn… unless it’s tasteful!). But, before we get to the fun, I guess I should explain what qualifies me to be an ultra gay… movie reviewer?

Girl, what is the T?!

Well, I’m a little ol’ country gal, born right smack dab in the middle of the forest hills of Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up when rappers wore make up (openly ^-^) and pink leather suits. When men, even the straight ones, were comfortable in skirts and women in suits and ties didn’t raise eyebrows.

My first ultra gay movie was a musical as musicals were acceptable Victor_Victoria_posterat Casa de Jaudon. I think it was Victor Victoria, a classic style musical with one hell of a twist! I felt some affinity for Julie Andrews, the woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. The first musical I’d ever seen that truly summed up my life! Finally, someone I could identify with. My Mormon father and Pentacostal mother couldn’t have been more delighted…that I agreed to keep my new obsession relatively quiet and not mention this fact to the neighbors.

I attended Georgia State University where I officially graduated with a Bachelors in History. Unofficially, I focused these formative years on earning my “masters” in queer studies and politics. I began my prerequisites in my major of choice at Cinefest, formerly known as The Lyceum, our campus theatre. Cinefest always went all out for the underground. It was the venue of my awakening to gay cinema. It was where I learned about Stonewall, Maude’s and all forms of iconic gayness. I also saw my first official lesbian movie, Go Fish, on the big screen there. And it served as the spot where I anxiously watched the progress of Rose Troche and the L Word crew as they used that movie to springboard their careers.

go_fish_ver2Gay movies have played a pivotal role in my development throughout the course of my life. Now that I am a mom, movies about same sex parenting get much play on my small screen. Most notably, Rosie O’Donnell’s really powerful film on her experiences on a gay family cruise through the Caribbean. Good Stuff.

Gay movies have helped to anchor my identity, boost my self-esteem, prepare me for the world inside and outside of my family, and make me laugh, cry, long and love. They are a part of my journey. I am hoping that this column will make them a more fulfilling part of yours.

No Pink Paper Bag Test: Taking a Look at Femme Privilege #lgbt

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As a child I had always heard comments about the illusive brown paper bag test. For those who don’t know the brown paper bag test was the practice of only allowing people with complexions lighter than a paper bag entrance to certain African-American social groups and events. Even though by “my time” it was more a casual reference than an actual practice, it was always something that stuck with me. Well that and the FACT (per my grandma) that coffee made you black. All I knew was light was right, and that I would never drink coffee (that didn’t last).

As a sociology major at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) I read countless essays, and books about the environment we live in. It was there that I first studied in depth the privilege that one group has over another, be it the color of their skin, their gender or the zeros in their bank account.

I started to think more on the luxury of being “light skinned” since I wasn’t and how easy white people had it, because I wasn’t one of those either. Even as an adult, I can very easily spot the privilege of being in Hispanic in Miami. Why? Because I am not Hispanic. Yet when it came to the femme/butch dichotomy, I was oblivious (with a side of disinterested). Why? Because I am on the winning end. It wasn’t until a recent conversation with two of my readers, AJ and BK on another post regarding black lesbians obsessions with labels, that I decided to tackle this head on.

Much in the same vein that Peggy McIntosh confronted white privilege, I will attempt to identify some daily effects of femme privilege in my life. I too, will attempt to choose conditions solely related to me being a femme, withstanding my race or gender in general. I look forward to hearing from you all on things that I should add or subtract.

  1. In most cases my sexuality won’t be in question on first meeting someone, unless I specifically bring it up.
  2. I won’t have to have a plan for the first time someone asks my child why their Mommy looks like a boy.
  3. I will not be barred participation in any of my social/fraternal organization’s
    events because I refuse to wear the required dress/skirt ensemble.
  4. I will never be given an evil eye, or worse confronted, when I enter the women’s public restroom.

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  5. I will never be called young man or “sir”.
  6. If I don’t desire to be penetrated sexually, it won’t be regarded as me forgetting I’m a woman.
  7. I will never have to explain how I have children.
  8. I can play contact sports, or dress in athletic clothing, without having people attribute these choices to my attempt to emulate men.
  9. If a traffic cop pulls me over, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my sexuality.
  10. I can easily buy posters, postcards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys and children’s magazines featuring women of feminine appearance.
  11. I can be pretty sure of finding people who would be willing to talk with me and advise me about my next steps, professionally.
  12. I can think over many options, social, political, imaginative or professional, without asking whether a person that dresses as I do would be accepted or allowed to do what I want to do.
  13. I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my gender identity will not work against me.
  14. I can shop for clothes and shoes without having to go into another gender’s section.
  15. I can wear personal garments that make me feel comfortable without having to alter them or create substitutes.
  16. I can travel alone or with another femme without expecting embarrassment or hostility in those who deal with us.
  17. I will feel welcomed and “normal” in the usual walks of public life, institutional and social.
  18. I will not be expected to financially support my mate because of my appearance.
  19. If I am ever physically attacked, my appearance will never be given as an excuse by my attacker.
  20. I will never be rebuked by a lover for being too feminine.

Any to add? Comment below or tweet me @kristiweb

The Lesbian Last Supper? See This Right Here…

The Lesbian Last Supper. Source: http://bronwynlundberg.com
The Lesbian Last Supper. Source: http://bronwynlundberg.com

*sigh*

I tried to ignore this… I really did.

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Jim Henson Studios
Mona Pigga. 1986
acrylic on fiberboard
Kermitage Collection
(Corbis, Leonardo da Vinci, cd-rom)
Alternate title: Mona moi

This was not part of the [insert lesbian equivalent to Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech].

For those who haven’t seen it, this is artist Browyn Lundberg’s interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, starring prominent lesbian figures. Those with the VIP seating include Ellen Degeneres, Heather Matarazzo, Jane Lynch,K.D. Lang, Kate Moennig (as Shane from the L Word), Lily Tomlin, Linda Perry, Melissa Etheridge,Portia de Rossi, Rachel Maddow, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, and Wanda Sykes.

I don’t exactly know why, but I feel some kind of way about this. I knoooooooow that the original painting is only a painting. I knoooooooow that technically this is the equivalent of Miss Piggy as Mona Lisa BUT I just can’t cosign on it. Continue reading The Lesbian Last Supper? See This Right Here…

Events: The Kword does #ArtBasel – #GentlemanJackABL event Miami, FL

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Soooo yeah I was supposed to write this yesterday….. but I was sleepy. And in reality I am really freaking sleepy right now too BUT I said I was going to write about my whole Basel experience. So here goes.

Tuesday was greeeeeeat. On the schedule was the Gentlemen Jack (@jdxus)-Art+Beats+Lyrics event. I linked up with my girl Mila who I haven’t seen in ages and she brought a group of her friends as well. You all know I am not a real people person but they were all really nice. [pause] Oh before I forget shout out to @msingridb for the info on this FREE splendiforous event. If you are into the neo-soul scene, follow her. Link up with her and check out the Bohemia Room which is the must attend for the grown and sexy, urban scene.

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