people that inspired in my in my journey, diego luna was special, because it was the first film i did abroad and he was such a strong actor in the sense of young, but with so much knowledge because he was an actor since he was a kid. - alice braga, interview magazine
First of all, I just want to express my absolute disbelief that anyone follows this slow dinosaur right here. I’ve hoarded hundreds of memes, I’ve left you waiting weeks at a time for replies and yet here you are. Like true dinosaur loyal lovers. I’m genuinely blown away by having any followers at all and I definitely do not deserve this life. You’re all very lovely to this dinosaur.
I just wanted to send some special little thanks to people who brighten my dash everyday. I follow lots of people and I can’t thank every single one, but I do love everything I see always. So consider this a blanket thanks if I don’t do it personally. If you’re not following me back and I’m tagging you here like a weirdo, it’s because I’m a secret fangirl. If I’ve missed anyone, I am probably going to add to it because I may have forgotten some people I adore.
I’ve never been a big fan of those “5sos are the reason I have bad grades lolol” or “updoot if your life would be better w/o 5sos” posts, so here’s my counter to them.
I am eternally and ever grateful for all that 5sos have done for me. 5sos have kept me happy and sane since the moment I began liking them. This fandom makes me laugh all the time, and I’ve met great people through it over the past few years. Everything, from their core values, such as the messages they carry in their music/their music itself, to the smallest of things that make my heart burst, like seeing them smile or generally enjoying their lives and being overall happy people, has had a gigantic impact on my personality and my general mood and aura. I will never be able to thank 5sos enough for all the good that they have caused for me.
When was the last time Kate McKinnon publicly spoke about her sexuality? ‘Cuz I can’t figure it out and that makes me feel uneasy.
I was mostly joking about this when I posted about it earlier, but now I can’t stop thinking about it. She’s out, obviously. It was a big deal when she joined the cast of SNL as the first openly gay woman. She plays a significant number of gay/queer characters in her present comedy. She’s been very vocal about it. You can find lots of quotes from her about being gay and figuring out she was gay, but all these quotes, as far as I can tell, are from years ago. Nothing in the recent past seems to come to mind. Even the opening monologue from the Independent Spirit Awards this year had a joke about her being gay, but she didn’t make it herself. The last sort of kind of almost solid thing I can think of is Leslie tweeting “she gay dude stop it lol” to some random on twitter, but even then, Kate was in no way directly involved.
This started swirling around in my brain because I was watching The Hollywood Reporter Emmy’s Roundtable whatchamacallit from last year and was, for the most part, all in for their discourse. They all spoke about sexism in the business and the way they each have to handle and navigate that. Gina Rodriguez and Tracee Ross Ellis both spoke intelligently and passionately about the racism they encounter in addition to and in tandem with the sexism. They spoke on how they maneuver those waters and how the representation of women of color in television and in movies is important in moving the business forward and opening the minds of audiences and producers alike.
So here I am, a queer woman in comedy, obviously waiting for and sort of expecting Kate to speak up about the difficulties and struggles queer women face in terms of treatment in the workplace as well as general representation for them in TV and movies. Now, I’m not saying I want or think that Kate’s sexuality should or need be her central focus in interviews and PR stuff, but I would, I guess, like for it to be a focus—particularly during that roundtable. I think Kate had a completely individual point of view in that group of women and was so uniquely positioned to fold her queerness into the discussion and the fact that she didn’t feels shameful, like a small step backwards almost. I say this in such harsh terms only because she was once so open about it, like, she got her break on a show called The Big Gay Sketch Show. The Big Gay Sketch Show. She obviously cares a lot about her sexual identity because she plays with it so freely and so clearly in her comedy and her art. But it almost feels blatant how much she avoids it publicly now, making jokes that her cat is her family, her cat is her son, her cat is her marriage partner.
And I get that she’s a private person, that’s made very clear, but I’m not asking her to come out. She’s already out. She’s been out. Her work makes it seem like she very much so revels in her outness. I’m not asking her to share pics of her kissing a girlfriend or to disclose personal details about her relationships with women. I’m just asking her to say, now, at this time, when she’s in the spotlight and clearly making magnificent waves in Hollywood, to say to someone, somewhere, publicly: “Hey, just in case you forgot: I’m gay.”
Maybe I’m being selfish. Like I said, I’m a lesbian girl working in this business, making art, auditioning, writing comedy, trying to be funny and create, and I’d like a young queer woman in Hollywood comedy to stand up and use this platform to be as open and straightforward and funny about her queerness as she once was. Like, I’d like her, in this moment when Holtzmann is rattling the bones of queer girls everywhere, to speak up about herself in the community, regardless of whether or not Holtz is canonically gay (which is irrelevant in this moment) (not unimportant, obviously, but I can sort of understand why she’s unable to speak about that aspect of Holtz’s backstory) because she is “canonically” gay and, if nothing else, she can speak on that and the effect that has and is having and could have on young queer people everywhere. Now is a good time for this. Now is an important time for this.
earlier i was playing ana and we had a typical genji spamming i need healing on our team and i genuinely tried but logan played zarya and ate all my healing darts somehow and when i finally got genji back to full health after a few seconds they immediately got headshot by a widow. like. mood