Yes, we changed the name of this column. No, we haven’t changed any of the sassy quips and informative snark.
D&G on IVF have us going WTF
Let’s just cover the saga that has been all over our (my?) timelines this week regarding comments made by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, shall we? Yes, the infamously gay, out, and once coupled pair made a few offhanded comments regarding the idea of gay families. Namely the idea of invetro fertalization (IVF), stating that they “call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.” Dolce further spurned the community by talking about “traditional family values” as his reasoning:
“You are born to a mother and a father, or at least that’s how it should be.”
……. So you don’t want kids. I can understand that; I can even understand wanting a mom. My mom was pretty cool. But seriously??? If anything this goes to show how much diversity there can be even within the gay community (gay people can be narrowminded too!) Everyone, from Madonna, Andy Cohen and even Sir Elton John (who initiated a boycott of the designer label) have weighed in and shown their disgust for the designers’ words. Even the creative director of D&G’s online magazine Swide, Giuliano Federico, decided that the fashion house’s head designers’ viewpoints conflicted with his own and resigned from his position. The two have since “apologized” for their words, still however eluding to their distaste for nontraditional families and pregnancy, saying “We love gay couples, we love gay adoption, we love everything. Domenico expressed his point of view.” Allow us to express our point of view:
Kendall Jenner breaks her silence…. again… or… wait….
In other confusing news, Kendall Jenner finally broke the silence on her father’s closely followed and skepticized transition. OH WAIT BUT SHE DIDN’T THO. Us Weekly, had the teen queen QUOTED on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber red carpet saying: “I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters. He’s a wonderful man […] and just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.” And that was supposed to be the definitive proof. Finally someone had come out with it. But later, Kendall fired back via twitter stating:
how is it legal for someone to “quote” someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted. – @KendallJenner
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them. – @KendallJenner
Us Weekly has since written a retraction and removed the quote from their site. Whether this whole transitioning saga is real or not, the question of Is it our business? has now escalated to Are you kidding? The matter of transitioning is personal, and whether or not Bruce is or isn’t, or whether his family is in the spotlight or not, this is downright absurd and this will be the first and last time I speak on the matter of Bruce Jenner, as a courtesy to him and the trans community, UNTIL he chooses to speak on the matter himself. Call it journalistic integrity, common courtesy, whatever, I refuse to be apart of this spectacle until the truth comes out.
James Franco is apparently seeing double.
In a recent interview in FourTwoNine magazine, actor and renaissance man James Franco, interviewed… James Franco. Or, his gay (but not gay really) alter ego. For the full interview, check it out here.
And you can check out my reaction to it here:
Ok, so here’s the thing James. The reason gay men were defined by their actions in the past is because they came from an archaically narrow point of view of what it meant to be gay. And in case you were wondering, that’s sort of something the community has been trying to combat. I love you, and I hope and pray every day that you might actually swing this way, just once (if you haven’t already, which I mean, the jury’s still out on that one), but until that day, be content as an ally, and stop trying to ride the ‘queer’ bandwagon. You can be weird, but the whole point of being seen as equal is to become the new normal. Not some cool, cliched niche of society that’s accepted as counter culture. Queer culture is a part of culture as a whole because it’s biological and spans the spectrum of intersectionality. When someone tries to pigeonhole and fetishize that, it starts to become a little offensive. Not wanting to claim full queerness scoffs at the trailblazers who dared to be marginalized and considered lesser than when they claimed their true identities in regard to the queer and straight communities. I understand wanting to break barriers, and blur lines as an artist, and I’m almost a little on your side (being queer is really cool, not gonna lie) but just…. this doesn’t sound right James! Make it better. Have sex with a dude and I’ll be happy. #ENDRANT
One Big Happy
Ok, so I relaize this was a kind of downer QNR, BUT WORRY NOT. I’ll leave you with this awesome trailer for one of NBC’s newest shows, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres called One Big Happy, about lesbian and straight dude BFFs who are getting pregnant, and the shotgun Green Card wedding that ensues after conception between said straight dude and a hot British chick. Oh, and they all have to live together. DRAMA, TEARS, LAUGHTER. It was actually really cute, and you should totes start watching it.