Friday, February 23, 2018

My Olympic Weekend Crush

Well, I hope you’ve been enjoying the Olympics. You know I have. In honor of its final weekend, please enjoy these literal golden girls. Here are all the female gold medal winners from the United States (with much respect and congratulations, of course, to all the other women from other countries who took gold as well).

Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle Gold


Chloe Kim, Snowboard Halfpipe Gold


Mikaela Shiffrin, Giant Slalom Skiing Gold


Kikkan Randall & Jessica Diggins, Cross Country Skiing Team Sprint Gold


U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Gold


Also, come on, 20-year-old rookie goalie Maddie Rooney (left) is totally Ellen Page’s jock little sister, right?



And, because it’s my blog and I can post what I want, here is a little bonus SGALGG action from the PyeongChang Games.

Maren Lundby & Silje Opseth, Norway, ski jumping


Laura Deas & Lizzy Yarnold, Great Britain, skeleton


Kaori Iwabuchi & Sara Takanashi, Japan, ski jumping


Stina Nilsson & Hanna Falk, Sweden, cross-country skiing


Lindsey Vonn & Laurenne Ross, US, downhill skiing


And, because you knew this was coming, here is some choice SGALGG from the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team gold medal celebration.



Go ladies, go world, and happy weekend, all.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gender Fuck Thursday: Cate Edition

Oh, hi. Thought you might want to see in Cate Blanchett in this suit. And tie. And no shirt. You are welcome.



Look, I don’t know why she’s cutting her hair either. But are you gonna tell her it’s probably not a good idea to cut her hair while she’s wearing that suit and tie and no shirt? I didn’t think so.



Yeah, the lady can do whatever she wants.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

You Don't Own Us

Here are two of the sheroes of my not all that rebellious youth (What? I was a good student…) Shirley Manson and Fiona Apple, singing a wonderfully defiant version of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.” What a perfect anthem for our Time’s Up moment. And, really, a lot of things. Garbage men, you don’t own us. NRA, you don’t own us. GOP, you don’t own us. Trump, get the fuck out. Etc. Etc. Etc.

p.s. Fiona's shirt is a reference to Grammy president Neil Portnow. He suggested women weren't succeeding at the awards because we need to "step up" more. So, you know, fuck him, too.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lesbian Bucket List

Filmmaking friends The Finks (Julie Keck and Jessica King) have been making LGBTQ-themed content for years now. And they were kind enough to share one of their latest projects, the sex education series “F*ck Yes,” with me the other day. Just a reminder that consent is always, always sexy – with an assist from gay lady cinema icon Guinevere Turner. Please, like you don’t also have a soft spot in your heart for “Go Fish,” too.

Monday, February 19, 2018

We Call B.S.

I added this to my Friday post already, but in case you missed it (or even if you watched it once, twice or three times already) please – take the time. Emma Gonzalez and the students of Marjory Stonrman Douglas High School will not be forgotten, ignored or dismissed. Look out, GOP politicians who are bought and paid for by the NRA. We call B.S. And we are coming for you.

p.s. Emma Gonzalez/David Hogg 2020



Friday, February 16, 2018

My Weekend Gun Control Now

It’s easy to get despondent about all the senseless gun violence in America. Very, very easy. Why do we keep letting angry men unfettered access to the weapons of war? Why are they allowed to commit mass murder in a matter of seconds? Why can a 19-year-old kid buy an assault rifle? Oh, yeah – because too many Republican lawmakers are bought and paid for by the NRA. And the money the GOP receives from this terrorist organization is more important than keeping children safe in school or fans safe at a concert or parishioners safe in a church or revelers safe at a nightclub or workers safe at an office. All this terrible carnage.

But you know what? Enough. Enough of being held hostage by the NRA. Enough allowing the 25 percent of Americans who own all of its guns dictate our gun policy. Enough with tolerating 18 school shootings so far this year. Enough of this senseless death.

But don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The students who saw their classmates and their teachers and their coaches shot dead in front of them. The students who cowered in closets for hours, hiding from a young man who was allowed to buy an AR-15 assault rifle and then used it to take 17 innocent lives. The students who are mad at hell at our country’s lax gun laws, and aren’t going to take it anymore.

Students like these, all survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida this week:





And this student, David Hogg.

At a vigil last night they chanted, “No more guns!

America did nothing when an angry young man with an AR-15 assault rifle killed 20 elementary school kids. The deaths of so many 6- and 7-year-olds at Sandy Hook Elementary did not move our lawmakers to try to stop the next one.

But maybe the righteous anger of a bunch of teenagers will. And a little child will lead them all. Happy weekend and demand sensible gun control now, all.

UPDATE: This is Emma Gonzalez. Remember her name and know the students of Marjory Stonrman Douglas High School will change the world if only we will listen.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Hello, New Robot Overlords

Oh, in all the commotion I’ve forgotten to talk about the new “Westworld” trailer. It’s a show I’ve grown to appreciate more and more as it reveals itself. Yes, it’s a slow and strange burn. But, if this the trailer is any indication, the robots are ready to rise up and kick our asses. Given today’s geopolitical climate, I say bring it on – especially if our new robot overlords look like Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Carol-entines Day



Dearest Kittens,

May someone flirt with you as boldly as Carol Aird flirts with Therese Belivet this Valentine’s Day. Or – alternately or concurrently – may you love yourself as effortlessly as Carol Aird lifts herself off the floor. But, seriously, that’s serious gracefulness goals. Have a great day filled with love and a possible rewatch of “Carol.” Hey, it couldn’t hurt.

Kisses,
Ms. Snarker

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Olympic Scream Queens

One of my favorite things about watching the Olympics is seeing the unfiltered emotion coming from all the female athletes. Women, all too often in society, are told to strictly monitor their emotions. Don’t be too friendly. Don’t be too cold. Smile. Smile less. Be happy, but not unladylike. Ugh, how I hate the world unladylike. But at the Olympics, women are allowed to express their inner roar. They can yell and scream and howl and ROAR all they want. Sure, it’s sometimes a little easier to spot at the Summer Olympics because there’s so much less clothing. Those big, bulky winter uniforms and helmets and mirrored goggles can make it more challenging to see – but no less satisfying.

So here are some Olympics screams from some very, very talented female athletes – may we see many, many more as the Games go on.

Mirai Nagasu, USA, figure skating

The first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics (and only the third woman overall to land one at the Games – behind Japan’s Midori Ito in 1992 and Mao Asada in 2010 and 2014.

Summer Britcher, USA, luge

The lugers are the athletes I’d most like walking beside me in a dark alley. Just sayin'.

Anastasiya Kuzmina, Slovakia; Anais Bescond, France; Laura Dahlmeier, Germany; biathlon

Those are your silver, bronze and gold medal winners of the 10Km pursuit biathalon(L-R), all thrilled out of their minds. Oh, and they are pretty good in a dark alley, too, what with their sharp shooting.

Nika Kriznar, Slovenia, ski jumping

She came in seventh on the normal hill, but that is a happy, happy seventh.

Chloe Kim, USA, snowboard

A gold medal winner and instant legend at age 17. So, you know, not too shabby.

Ireen Wust, Netherlands, speed skating

How are the out gay ladies doing in Pyeongchang? Well bisexual speed skater Ireen won the gold in the 1,500 – making her the first Winter Olympian to win individual gold medals at four consecutive Games. So pretty well, thanks.

p.s. Because it is also a Tuesday, here’s Ireen in a tank top. For science!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Is Coming Out

The Winter Games are here! The Winter Games are here! It’s the most wonderful every-four years, of the years. Does that make sense? Oh well, who cares. It’s that time of the lifetime again when I fall in love with all things Olympics. This year, as in years past, my plan is to watch as much of the women’s events as possible. And besides rooting for the home team, I will be rooting for the homo team. Nudge, nudge, see what I did there? Stop judging, I’m excited. It’s the Olympics!

The out lesbian and bisexual women at the 2018 Winter Games:

Belle Brockhoff, Australia, Snowboard Cross


Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Austria, Ski Jumping


Barbara Jezersek, Australia, Cross-Country Skiing


Cheryl Maas, The Netherlands, Snowboard


Ireen Wüst, The Netherlands, Speed Skating


So, who are you rooting for this Olympics? Besides The Gay, of course.