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Into the A+ Advice Box #40: Spaces & Places

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The Autostraddle team tackles questions from asking your girlfriend to move in, decorating a new space after a divorce, healing after homelessness, decorating with a partner, making a space with roommates feel like your own, to carving out space for yourself on your commute, and more in this special Spaces & Places edition of Into the A+ Advice Box!

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Khaki-Clad Steve Kornacki Breaks Down Olympic Essentials

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NBC’s out journalist turns his number-crunching skills on the Tokyo Games.

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Being a female gamer means facing violent abuse. These women have had enough

Slowly but surely, Twitch is becoming more diverse but it’s still heavily dominated by cis white men. Where exactly does that leave female streamers? It’s fair to say that Twitch – along with social media in general – can be toxic for women. Between body-shaming, stalking, unfair bans, alleged sexualisation, being…

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Into the A+ Advice Box #40: Spaces & Places

a black and white stylized images featuring architectural plans, paint cans and brushes. It reads Spaces & Places and Into the A+ Advice Box

The Autostraddle team tackles questions from asking your girlfriend to move in, decorating a new space after a divorce, healing after homelessness, decorating with a partner, making a space with roommates feel like your own, to carving out space for yourself on your commute, and more in this special Spaces & Places edition of Into the A+ Advice Box!

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Tommy Dorfman: ‘Some Moved Houses During the Pandemic; Some People Changed Genders;’ ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Comes Out a Trans Woman

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“13 Reasons Why” star Tommy Dorfman isn’t calling her official entrance into the public world as a trans woman a coming out. To her, its more of a “reintroduction.”

“It’s funny to think about coming out, because I haven’t gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically,” Dorfman said in an interview with Time Wednesday. “Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy.”

Regardless of how the moment is defined, Dorfman’s decision to publicly state her identity is an enriching one, both personally and professionally. “I feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of my career or work because everything I’ve done up until the end of last year has been in the wrong body,” Dorfman said in an accompanying video. “So much of my work as an actor was hiding this part of myself and then bringing life to character … I loved acting but I would hate going to work. It always felt really uncomfortable for me, and now I know why.”

Those details put Tommy Dorfman’s acting career to date in new focus. Knowing her performances in “13 Reasons Why,” “Love, Victor” and “Love in the Time of Corona” came while feeling as if she couldn’t fully embrace all of herself reveals a new level of personal challenge those roles brought for her. Now, her challenge is to carve out a new path for herself playing femme-presenting roles, leaving all male-presenting roles behind with her past.

‘Some People.Moved Houses During the Pandemic; Some People Changed Genders’ — !3 Reasons Why Star Tommy Dorfman

“It’s impossible for me to separate my personal and professional transition, because my body and face are linked to my career,” Dorfman said. “I’m most recognized for playing a bitchy gay poet on a soap opera, and I feared that by actively transitioning in my personal life, I would lose whatever career I’ve been told I’m supposed to have.”

Her first step on that path will come in Lena Dunham’s latest film, “Sharp Stick,” where Dorfman will portray a female character for the first time. “It was so exciting and validating,” Dorfman said. “I’m thinking about how I can infuse my trans body into film and television.”

Beyond her professional goals, Dorfman’s “reintroduction” represents her desire to control her own narrative. She has been doing that throughout the pandemic, creating what she describes as a “diaristic time capsule” on Instagram documenting her journey through the fluidity of gender.

“I’ve been living in this other version of coming out where I don’t feel safe enough to talk about it, so I just do it. But I recognize that transitioning is beautiful. Why not let the world see what that looks like,” Dorfman told Time. “However, I’ve learned as a public-facing person that my refusal to clarify can strip me of the freedom to control my own narrative. With this medical transition, there has been discourse about my body, and it began to feel overwhelming.”

She also commented on how the common framing of transitioning pressured her to feel like “everything was terrible before” despite holding love for past relationships. “The sad part is you don’t get to acknowledge some of what you’re leaving. One doesn’t have to medically transition to be trans, but for me, it was an active choice. I’m aligning my body with my soul. Yet as a result of that, I am losing some things,” Dorfman said.

“I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man. I love him so much, but we’ve been learning that as a trans woman, what I’m interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man,” Dorfman continued. “We’ve had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends. Transitioning has been liberating and clarifying.”

“I have to reckon with the fact that I brought along a lot of people and things who might not end up being there for this part of my journey. All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” she added. “This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy.”

Tommy Dorfman: Previously on Towleroad

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NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Into Indie Sex Toys

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15 questions to evaluate your relationship, what to do if you’re jealous of a partner’s friend, the Olympic “anti-sex” beds and more.

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Duel of the Divas: “It’s going to be a bumpy night”

All About Eve

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch.

The Diva Duel Part II: All About Eve

Our historic diva throwdown continues with the other megawatt performance of 1950, one of the Greatest Performances of All Time that begs the question: who did it better?

All About Eve also lands on just about every list of the Greatest Movies Ever Made, though never ranking quite as high as Sunset Blvd. The plot follows the story of a drama critic named Addison DeWitt (George Sanders, who won an Oscar for his role) as he observes the insecurities of aging stage star Margot Channing (Bette Davis). Margot has spent years at the top, but knows she doesn’t have forever. One night she meets a superfan named Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) outside the stage door. Hearing poor Eve’s sob story, Margot hires her as a secretary. It all seems so perfect, but DeWitt recognizes something else: Eve’s ravenous ambition. Margot comes to distrust Eve and sparks fly, especially after Eve lands the job as Margot’s understudy.

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Incidentally, if the plot sounds familiar, that probably has something to do with the scores of movies that have borrowed it over the years, perhaps most notoriously Showgirls.

But we digress. All About Eve features a roster of outstanding performances, led by Bette Davis in one of her greatest screen roles. That folks, says something: Davis isn’t afraid to lean into Margot’s spoiled diva antics or her insecurities. Hers is one of the most fleshed-out and fascinating characters in the movies. Baxter, meanwhile, gets to show off her range, playing Eve as both a girlish innocent and a woman lusting for success. As DeWitt, Sanders seems both amused and turned on by it all, dropping acidic one-liners and recounting each detail with relish.

Like Sunset Blvd.All About Eve benefits from outstanding writing and performances. And, like Sunset Blvd., it also plays as something of a referendum on showbiz, begging questions about the types of personalities and actions it takes to succeed in such a cutthroat world. Both movies also feature a great actor playing a grand diva. We’re not sure who would win in a wrestling match between Gloria Swanson’s Norma and Bette Davis’ Margot, but we’re pretty sure the first three rows would be covered in blood. We’re also not sure who gives the best performance, and our opinion on the matter seems to vary depending on our mood.

Bitchy, cynical, and featuring a grand performance for the ages, we can never get enough of All About Eve. It’s the kind of classic movie that never gets old, with a story that always seems fresh.

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Streams on Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and VUDU.

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Duel of the Divas: “It’s going to be a bumpy night”

All About Eve

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch.

The Diva Duel Part II: All About Eve

Our historic diva throwdown continues with the other megawatt performance of 1950, one of the Greatest Performances of All Time that begs the question: who did it better?

All About Eve also lands on just about every list of the Greatest Movies Ever Made, though never ranking quite as high as Sunset Blvd. The plot follows the story of a drama critic named Addison DeWitt (George Sanders, who won an Oscar for his role) as he observes the insecurities of aging stage star Margot Channing (Bette Davis). Margot has spent years at the top, but knows she doesn’t have forever. One night she meets a superfan named Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) outside the stage door. Hearing poor Eve’s sob story, Margot hires her as a secretary. It all seems so perfect, but DeWitt recognizes something else: Eve’s ravenous ambition. Margot comes to distrust Eve and sparks fly, especially after Eve lands the job as Margot’s understudy.

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Incidentally, if the plot sounds familiar, that probably has something to do with the scores of movies that have borrowed it over the years, perhaps most notoriously Showgirls.

But we digress. All About Eve features a roster of outstanding performances, led by Bette Davis in one of her greatest screen roles. That folks, says something: Davis isn’t afraid to lean into Margot’s spoiled diva antics or her insecurities. Hers is one of the most fleshed-out and fascinating characters in the movies. Baxter, meanwhile, gets to show off her range, playing Eve as both a girlish innocent and a woman lusting for success. As DeWitt, Sanders seems both amused and turned on by it all, dropping acidic one-liners and recounting each detail with relish.

Like Sunset Blvd.All About Eve benefits from outstanding writing and performances. And, like Sunset Blvd., it also plays as something of a referendum on showbiz, begging questions about the types of personalities and actions it takes to succeed in such a cutthroat world. Both movies also feature a great actor playing a grand diva. We’re not sure who would win in a wrestling match between Gloria Swanson’s Norma and Bette Davis’ Margot, but we’re pretty sure the first three rows would be covered in blood. We’re also not sure who gives the best performance, and our opinion on the matter seems to vary depending on our mood.

Bitchy, cynical, and featuring a grand performance for the ages, we can never get enough of All About Eve. It’s the kind of classic movie that never gets old, with a story that always seems fresh.

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Kennedy Center Honors for Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels, Barry Gordy, Justino Diaz in 2021. First POTUS Since Obama Likely to Attend.

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The annual arts Honors are normally a major fundraiser for The Kennedy Center, Washington’s performing arts complex that serves as a living monument to slain president John F. Kennedy.

Washington (AFP) – Folk legend Joni Mitchell and beloved actor Bette Midler are among this year’s class of Kennedy Center honorees, one of America’s most prestigious arts awards.

Along with Motown icon Berry Gordy, opera singer Justino Diaz and Lorne Michaels, creator of the acclaimed comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, they will be celebrated at the center’s annual gala.

The night of red-carpet glitz in Washington in December will end up being the center’s second set of honors this year. 

Having been forced by the pandemic to cancel the gala last winter, the center held a more subdued series of smaller socially-distanced events and tributes in spring for the 43rd class of honorees.

“After the challenges and heartbreak of the last many months, and as we celebrate 50 years of the Kennedy Center, I dare add that we are prepared to throw ‘the party to end all parties’ in DC on December 5th, feting these extraordinary people and welcoming audiences back to our campus,” the center’s president Deborah Rutter said in a statement.

The honors are normally a major fundraiser for the Kennedy Center, Washington’s performing arts complex that serves as a living monument to president John F. Kennedy.

The center had said it expected to lose an estimated $45.7 million in potential revenue during the 2020-2021 season, after the pandemic forced the cancelation of much of its programming. 

December’s bash will likely be the first attended by a sitting US president since Barack Obama’s tenure, should Joe and Jill Biden renew what was once a traditional outing before the presidency of Donald Trump.

Trump is unpopular in the culture and entertainment communities and several of the honored artists threatened to boycott if he attended during his first year in office.

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Kennedy Center Honors Previously on Towleroad

Some all time great performances honoring favorites at Kennedy Center Honors

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NASA investigates renaming telescope honouring official who took part in homophobic ‘purge’

NASA has launched an internal investigation into whether it should rename its James Webb space telescope, after claims that the official was involved in an anti-LGBT+ government “purge”. When it launches later this year, the James Webb space telescope will be the largest, most powerful and complex space…

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