Tag: High

Lance Bass’s flashback, bouncing pecs & the ‘running in high heels’ challenge / Queerty

Lance Bass’s flashback, bouncing pecs & the ‘running in high

They may not hit as hard as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s Grammy performance, or Billy Eichner’s flopped marriage proposal, but TikTok’s got a ton of fresh new clips this week. Here’s a few we found just for you:

Eddie Eduardo auditioned for Baywatch.

@gingereddie1I want to play CJ Parker #muscles #baywatch #fitness #runner #chestday #pecs

♬ I’m Always Here – Jimi Jamison

DeMoynedre’ ran in heels.

@cityboiixxReply to @lizsaysoyvey I can do anything 💁🏾‍♂️👠 ##heelschallenge ##foryou ##gay

♬ original sound – DeMoynedre’ 🌹

Chris Viola asked the tough questions.

@chrissviolaa& I oop 🙂 ##fyp ##gay ##lgbt ##viral

♬ BGC Drama Effect – whozmanzz

Schuyler Reeves cracked a pineapple open with his thighs.

@shoelerroovesMight as well just jump to a coconut #fyp#DoritosFlatLife#pineapplechallenge#PepsiHalftimeChallenge

♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.

Dr. Karen Tang, MD had a lesson for Marjorie Taylor Greene

@karentangmdIt’s the science for me, sorry Marjorie…

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

Lance Bass proved he’s still got it.

@lance@chris and @ianpaget_ have chosen a side! They have great taste. Figured this song is fitting for the day. ##BoybandWars ##NSYNC ##ByeByeBye

♬ Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC

Wyatt Vinson responded to a troll.

@what_if_wyattAnswer to @the_shisuiuchiha what possesses y’all to ask trans people sh like this?? ##trans ##ftm ##lgbt

♬ BGC Drama Effect – whozmanzz

Rob Wesley read his Gay B C’s.

@robbwesleyThe sashay though 🤣 ##fyp ##yourpage ##foryourpage ##foryoupage ##gay ##bi ##lgbt ##lgbtq

♬ All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Edward Nunes slapped his boyfriend.

@edandaxelAre you also jealous? 🙄 ##fyp ##pravoce ##couplegoals ##gaycouple ##loveislove @lucaszaxel2 @edwardnunes

♬ zup made this sound – zup

Olivia Hush came out to her brother.

@theoriginaloliveHe thought I was American 🙄

♬ original sound – Olivia Hush (They/Her)

And this straight guy got a big surprise.

@kmmcnuttNo booty hole is safe 😭 ##spooky ##fyp ##ColdDays ##volleyball

♬ original sound – Katie McNutt

Before ‘Love, Simon’ another pair of high school boys fell in love… / Queerty

Before ‘Love, Simon’ another pair of high school boys fell

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

The Fantasy: Get Real

Get Real follows Steven (Ben Silverstone), a handsome, lonesome 16-year-old living in blue-collar Britain. Steven realizes he’s gay, and begins to seek out other men the only way he knows how: by cruising a public toilet. One day he has an encounter with John (Brad Gorton), the popular high school jock. John denies he’s gay, though he soon changes his tune, and expresses his feelings for Steven. The two begin a covert relationship, even as rumors begin to fly about Steven’s sexuality.

We’ll not reveal more than that here, other than to say Get Real has some moving moments (including an excruciating climax), and represents an important historical artifact in terms of queer cinema history. The movie realizes a fantasy of the time: that young LGBTQ kids could undergo sexual awakening, come out and find love at school and win the heart of the popular classmate a-la countless other teen comedies. For a generation of people that came out in their 20s or later, seeing the fantasy come to life must have felt empowering and comforting.

Today, Get Real makes an episode of Glee look like a documentary, musical numbers and all. That doesn’t mean the movie doesn’t have merit. Silverstone gives a winning performance in the lead, and Charlotte Brittain, as Steven’s straight bestie Linda, has some hilarious moments as she tries to protect Steven from bullies. We recommend giving Get Real a watch, if for no other reason but to see how far movies–and the community–have come.

Streams on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes & VUDU.

You know what’s cooler than two high school boys in love? Their wacky friends… / Queerty

You know what’s cooler than two high school boys in

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

The Stolen Scenes: Beautiful Thing

This 1996 romantic comedy about two British high school boys in love helped pave the way for countless other queer films, and foreshadowed the success of Love, SimonBeautiful Thing follows the story of Jamie (Glen Berry), a teen hopelessly infatuated with his classmate Ste (Scott Neal). Both hail from rough family situations: Jamie’s mother Sandra (Linda Henry) goes through one eccentric man after the next, while Ste’s father struggles with drugs, and beats his son. One night, when Ste gets a particularly nasty beating, Sandra takes in Ste to sleep over. Sparks immediately fly between he and Jamie as the two boys come to discover their budding sexuality.

Pretty straightforward, right? Jamie and Ste are the least interesting elements of Beautiful Thing. While Berry and Neal both go easy on the eyes and give fine performances, they come off rather bland when compared to the post-hippie Sandra, and, in particular, Leah (Tameka Empson) a sassy neighbor with a Mama Cass obsession that befriends the boys. Both Leah and Sandra steal the movie right out from under their handsome co-stars: the two ladies have much more developed and complicated personalities, and are a lot more fun to watch.

Sweet, tender and very funny, Beautiful Thing feels like an innocent, welcome breath of fresh air in a time of political crisis. Watch it, and dream of a more beautiful tomorrow for queer kids everywhere.

Streams on Amazon, VUDU & YouTube.


“Many people” believe Don Jr. was high out of his mind in cellphone video taken inside budget motel / Queerty

“Many people” believe Don Jr. was high out of his

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

A truly, truly bizarre cellphone video of Donald Trump Jr. went viral over the weekend and when you see the tape you’ll understand why.

The video looks as though it was shot inside a budget motel room. In it, Don Jr. appears glossy-eyed as he slurs his words in a barely coherent tirade against Hunter Biden.

Many people believe the video was filmed at a Motel 6 and that Don Jr. was coked out his mind. Queerty cannot independently verify whether these rumors are true.

Others claim the video is fake.

Junior, who tested positive for coronavirus last month, hasn’t commented on it, but after it went viral, Motel 6, bless its heart, was trending on Twitter under the “Politics” category.

Here’s what people have been saying about the whole thing…

Related: Don Jr., infected with coronavirus, posts totally unnecessary fart video from quarantine

Sunday Funday Is Making a High Holidays Cheese Plate with Audre Lorde!

Sunday Funday Is Making a High Holidays Cheese Plate with

Hello! Happy Sunday! L’shana tova?! I don’t know y’all, “a sweet new year” kind of feels like a threat? But yes, it’s the Jewish New Year, there’s a chill in the air, and perhaps we are learning a lesson in holding joy and pain together.

Well friends, thanks but I hate it. I just want VIBES, you know? Like, this summer I wanted braids, and good music and kombuchas with friends while laying under a shady tree, and this autumn I want flat twists, Bon Iver, warm apple juice, and dinner parties! BUT NOOOOOO, we have to grapple with our mortality and think about who we want to be and dig deep into methods of care… WHERE ARE THE VIBES??? Anyway. This is “Sunday Funday” not “Sunday when Ari lets out all of their anxieties about the state of the world Day.” So, let’s get to something fun, shall we?

+ Octavia Butler’s books are becoming pandemic reading for a lot of us, and it makes sense! (We even read Parable of the Sower together earlier this year, right here on Autostraddle!)

+ Autumnal clothing being sewed!! Cute!!!!

+ Mabel Ping-Hua Lee is a feminist you should know.

Lee is believed to have been born around 1895 in Guangzhou, China. She moved to the United States around 1905 to join her father, the Rev. Lee To, a Christian missionary who had been assigned to a church in Chinatown. She lived with her parents there on Bayard Street. The Lees were among the rare Chinese immigrants who were allowed into the United States at the time under federal legislation that had sharply restricted their entry since 1882, when Congress passed the Exclusion Act, banning Chinese laborers to appease white nativists who had resented an influx of Chinese-immigrant prospectors and railroad workers in the West.

+ Zoe Hsu is casting illustrating Black and Brown folks into traditionally white movies.

Roxane Gay writes on the legacy of Audre Lorde.

+ RBG’s most iconic quotes. May her memory be a blessing to us all.

+ Happy New Year Jewish family!! If you, like me, are all alone, maybe a cheese plate will make you feel better!

+ Why is no one talking about 1930s shoes?!

+ God, remember snack time in middle school???

+ The pope loves your gay kids! 🙏🏾📿

+ Julie and the Phantoms has a super cute queer romance.

Well friends, that’s what we’ve got today. I love you, I love our little happy chats, I’m thankful for all you are and for how hard you’re trying. This week is gonna be good, I know it. Breathe in the cool weather, take a (masked) walk in the breeze, clean your windows, wake up with the sunrise one morning (or every morning if you have a cat who loves to yell). Keep on keeping on.

Did I mention I love you? I do! I really do. Kick ass this week. You’re amazing.


Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

Ari has written 321 articles for us.