The WB Adore Quiz
I love Upton's lists and I keep stealing them because they're so GOOD. The thing is, making listicles makes me remember when I started on Blogger and many people wrote their best-of lists. So much fun. You know I'm the king of TMI and making these lists is lowkey the way to babble away while actually going back and thinking about the things that have given me joy. And of course I'm still sharing it with the world. Two birds, one stone. See? I’m practical. So here we go:
Apart from Orville Peck and Billie Eillish I've been listening to Omar Apollo a LOT. Love his vibe and I think the fact that he's on so many of my friends' radars tells me he may get bigger. He's touring Chi in 2022 and I hope I can go see him. Who knows? I may come back one day online and tell you all about a threesome I had with Omar and Orville. *faints*
Release Yourself is Roger Sanchez's podcast and one of my favorites to exercise to or to clean the house to. I run my daily mile listening to it and it never disappoints. It's pure, undiluted House: Tribal, Acid, Drum & Bass, Throwback tracks, new releases and a guest DJ keep things going. My fav track by Roger? A remix of Aretha Franklin's 'A Deeper Love' always makes me wanna speed up my run.
Supernova. I love Stanley Tucci and I love Colin Firth and having them both in a movie is as you'd expect, fabulous. It's a great movie and it touches on love, family, aging and time and how we use it. It got me verklempt, of course, because I'm a sentimental bitch. Would absolutely recommend.
Breaking Fast. Being a Muslim and being gay is not easy. But it kind of it is when your family is like Mo's family. Super sweet movie that shows us another facet of the Muslim experience. The acting can be uneven but IDGAF. Totally recommend.
Honorable honorable mention:
I wrote about Eternals here, so you know I really liked it. Recommend, too. Totally.
I don't have cable, I only do streaming. But there are some very cool series/movies to binge out there:
It's got everything: plants, Instagays, cute leads (Philemon Chambers is a delight) and Jennifer Coolidge. It's typical holiday rom-com but queer. Loved it.
Whether you like Drag (like I do) or are interested in exploring social issues through the lens of performance art, this is the show to watch. It's literally an ethnographic study, watching Shangela, Bob The Drag Queen and Eureka navigate some of the most homophobic, racist and closed-minded places in the US. Recommend.
p.s. it's only on HBO, natch, but there are snippets here and there on youtube. If you have a vaccinated+bosstered friend with HBO, get thee there and bring popcorn.
@RESERVATIONDOGS Is smart, poignant and totally new. How many depictions of Native Americans do you see on American television every year? Yeah, I thought so. So put this in your queue and binge away. Smart writing and a hint of Magic Realism always help. You won't be sorry.
The Homo Handbook , is a riot. It's also been banned in many, many schools in the US, so there you have it. It's proof that it's good, too. Buying banned books is one of my favorite pastimes.
Oh shit. Well, all of you, of course. And if you're new here, please look on the sidebar and check out my blogroll to keep your ear to the ground. EVERYBODY there is awesome. They're my tribe.
This is the gay bible. I've read Joe's blog since it was hosted here in Blogger. It needs to be read morning and evening because the tea is SCALDING. Politics and faggotry are my favorite pastimes. I know most of you read him, (Dear Anne Marie left the BEST comments there and is sorely missed) but I'm gonna post a link here just in case the lurkers do not read him. Also, Joe's daddy and I'd climb him like a fucking tree if I had a chance. BAM!
Now that Towleroad went the way of Tumblr (I have not been there since Andy left, and I'm not sorry) I've been going to NCRM. He's on Facehook and his @Twitter is a feed of great news and tea. I love supporting fellow queer bloggers. Also, if you talk to him on Twitter, he's super nice. Bonus.
I already have some ideas of what I need for 2022 from Upton, but what about you? What do you recommend? What's the 411, what are the cool kids reading/listening to/ visiting these days? I'm all ears...