Last week or was it the week before last? I don’t know, my weeks are all screwed up. Umm, so recently I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie and it was all kinds of awesome. I can’t remember the last film where I laughed so loudly and so often. It was everything I wanted the film to be and more.
Also, it was the one of the first films I can remember seeing where an out gay woman was one of the leads. Do you know what that is like for a queer girl to have an out gay woman headlining a blockbuster film? It’s fucking revolutionary.
And I fell for her and I fell hard, cause let’s face it Kate McKinnon is just divine.
I mean seriously.
Okay, cuteness and crushes aside, her character is quirky, just left of normal and totally okay with being her weird awesome self. This is the kind of character I want young girls seeing on the screen. In fact, all four female leads are the type of characters I want young girls seeing on the screen. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like for 9 year old me if this was the cast of the original Ghostbusters movie.
Then I want them knowing that Holtzmann is played by a gay woman and that’s totally okay too. Cause 9 year old me would have been like
Last Friday night saw me walking behind a giant papier-mâché vagina being pulled by women wearing unicorn onsies with 650 other ‘dykes’ for Hamburg’s first ever Dyke March. The aim of Dyke March is to increase the visibility of lesbians and queer women and to promote the aims and challenges that are unique to queer female community. So often queer women get lost behind the minimal clothing, sequins and glitter of the queer men. We are rarely photographed during Pride parades because we don’t stand out as much as our fellow queer men. Let’s face it, we just don’t get the clicks that a photo of a 6 foot drag queen does. So, the Dyke March was our chance to steal the spotlight for the moment.
I think a giant vagina with a golden clitoris is rather spotlight stealing.
Also, what is more awesome than unicorn onsies! I really need to find out where they brought them.
We were given a sign, so we looked very official as we marched and danced down the streets of Hamburg.
This was my shirt for the event. It’s dedicated to all the people who have told me over the years that I don’t look like a lesbian because I have long hair.
It was such a fun night. I have never seen so many queer women in one place before. Seriously, where are all you girls hiding the rest of the time?? We danced, we marched, we shouted, we flirted. It was awesome.