Marie-Hélène Arnaud in costume for Les Collégiennes (The Twilight Girls)
(Loomis Dean. 1957)
me: [dumps a gallon of glitter on a used pad] petra collins the female gaze
josé julio sarria, gay latino who ran for public office in 1961 - many many years before harvey milk
he ran for the san francisco board of supervisors and almost won by default, until people noticed there was a gay man running and immediately submitted everyone possible for the position. he didn’t win, but he still got 6000 votes, which shocked conservatives
he was also a drag queen popular at many of the balls at the time…and he still does it today (lookin good for a guy in his late 80s)!
It’s so funny how White “Queerstorians” conveniently never tell us about this beautiful querido right here. <3
Know your full queer, not-whitewashed, history!
[Image description: Photo one is a black and white photo of Sarria that appears to be from the 1960s, he’s wearing a light-colored strapless gown, dangling earrings, a long necklace and gold bracelet, and is combing his hair while looking into a hand mirror. Photo two is a formal portrait of Sarria in dark suit and tie, as candidate for San Francisco Supervisor. Photo three is Sarria in the present, in a red updo wig, with a rhinestone tiara, and a red gown with matching embroidered jacket, long necklaces, one with an elaborate rhinestone pendant, long dangling earrings and a shade of red lipstick matching the gown flawlessly.]
please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.
queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.
Have there been any discussions about Cristela? I saw the pilot and I had very mixed feelings about it but I feel like I'm the only one and I'm scared I'm just being too sensitive?
I made a post about that show and Jane the Virgin but most the conversation focused on Jane, I would like to have more feeback about what you all think about Cristela
I watched it with the other mod, Johnny and neither of us liked it very much but I didn’t much issue with it I just didnt like the humor very much - F
To be fair most of concerns is what I’m afraid the show will do in the future which I guess is not fair. Here are my concerns:
1. I’m afraid this show will be used as American Bootstrap Theory porn because see minorities can make it in the US if they work hard and assimilate!
2. The racist boss will be portrayed as playful and we should just learn to take a joke!
3. Another WOC falling for the cute white boy because white boys are so supportive and feminist and body positive! (Which is the biggest joke of all tbh.) Why are the two Latino men an asshole (which honestly I’m just really bitter about because Carlos Ponce FINALLY has a steady acting gig and his character is UUUUUUUUUGH) and a loser?
Idk I just feel like the show is playing off of what Americans think latinx families are like. And then I think the little girl wanting to play soccer was supposed to be feminist commentary but it just fell flat, like was the mom’s concern that girls aren’t supposed to play sports, or was she just worried she would get hurt, or is it a money issue?