Posts by Michelle Schwartz

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    Katy Perry, UR Not Gay

    December 3rd, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    While doing some research for my post on Amanda Palmer’s scandalous belly, I noticed that she had been nominated for Out Magazine’s annual “Out 100” Awards. While happily watching interviews with Amanda and Tegan & Sara, who should I see but Katy ‘UR So Gay’ Perry standing around in the background. “ What is she doing there?” I thought to myself. What is the woman famous for lyrics that say kissing another woman is “not what … READ MORE

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    Newsflash: Music rendered worthless by feminine belly!

    December 1st, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    The f-word recently featured a post on the battle between musician Amanda Palmer and her record label over the commercial viability of her new single, ‘Leeds United.’ The fight between stodgy music execs and artistic vision is not a new one. However, the subject of this particular disagreement is not just the same old story. Apparently, Amanda Palmer’s new single is not commercial because of her “fat belly,” shots of which the record label wanted removed … READ MORE

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    Bones tackles bisexuality

    November 19th, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    I have been a fan of Fox’s Bones for a few seasons now. What started out as a rather forced procedural has settled into a fun combination of science mystery and screwball comedy, with an awesome cast full of powerful women. Plus, David Boreanaz is just so dreamy… Ahem. Moving on. The show has recently introduced a new romance for resident artist and flower child, Angela Montenegro. The object of her affection? A mysterious woman … READ MORE

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    Canadian Club: Back at it again

    November 13th, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    So I thought (and hoped and prayed) that Canadian Club’s incredibly obnoxious (and homophobic, and racist, and sexist) “Damn Right Your Dad Drank It” ad campaign was dead and gone. The campaign, which had been my sole topic of conversation for what seemed like ages, had vanished from the hoardings, bus stops, and telephone booths all around Toronto, so I foolishly figured it had come to a close, like all ad campaigns do eventually. On odd occasions, … READ MORE

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    Knock it off, Kanye

    November 5th, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    Just a few months ago I was feeling really positive about the advances made by queers in North America. Lindsay Lohan was dating a woman, and rather than being made into a to-do of Ellen proportions, the relationship was treated to the same amount of gossipy speculation and paparazzi photos as any other boring Hollywood pairing. Gray’s Anatomy had ended its season with a climactic kiss between two women, and all of lesbian fandom was … READ MORE

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    Fairies and princesses and pixies, oh my!

    November 2nd, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    When I was a little kid, I hated the color pink and all associated toys with a passion. It wasn’t that I had such a problem with the aesthetics, so much as I hated what that color stood for. The pink toys, the Barbies and the princesses and the baby dolls just didn’t speak to me. I didn’t want my toy to sit around waiting for Prince Charming. I wanted my toys to explore space … READ MORE

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    Before there were blogs

    October 20th, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    Way back in the day, before the internet came to dominate my life, I was into zines. Even now, after years of blogging, I still miss the time when a page layout was completed using scissors and a glue stick, and when the chick who could beg, borrow or steal the most alone time with a photocopy machine was the most popular girl in the room. I was excited to learn that Barnard University in … READ MORE

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    The Case of the Amazing Invisible Homosexual

    October 14th, 2008     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    I have recently been sucked into the vortex that is the So You Think You Can Dance franchise. The newest installment, So You Think You Can Dance Canada premiered a few weeks ago, and it’s mostly been a fun time, although I have the same issues with it that I have had with the American version. Among them, there is the mystery I like to call “The Case of the Amazing Invisible Homosexual.” In SYTYCD, this … READ MORE

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