Sarah Paulson’s latest thriller Run was recently crowned Hulu’s most-watched movie ever during its opening weekend.
Run was previously going to come to theatres on Mother’s Day weekend back in May to fit in, ironically, with the movie’s plot line about the twisted relationship between a mother (Paulson) and her homeschooled and wheelchair-bound teen daughter (Kiera Allen).
Now that movie has come out just in time for quality time on edge with family. Sarah Paulson shared the incredible (and jump scare-like surprise) for the Hulu film.
Elsewhere on Paulson’s agenda, she admitted back in September that returning to American Horror Story for season 10 felt “intimidating and nerve-wracking” after numerous TV and movie productions stopped or altered production schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also praised her colleagues for the “extraordinary” consideration they gave, so that everyone could return to filming as safely as possible.
Hulu also has another big release coming with Happiest Season, a holiday rom-com that was recently picked up for streaming instead of going to theaters. The movie starring Kristen Stewart, MacKenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza could very well make for another big win for Hulu coming hot off Run, but we’ll have to see, of course.
Kristen Stewart is not one to let a face mask cramp her style. The actor attended the drive-in premiere of her new Hulu film Happiest Season this week wearing an all-black Chanel look and a Love Wins face mask.
After the red carpet, Stewart ditched the heels and skirt, changing into a pair of ripped black jeans and a green bomber jacket while speaking to the crowd with co-star Alison Brie, who opted for lightwash jeans and a wool blazer.
Happiest Season stars Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a lesbian couple, Abbyand Harper, who are dealing with the stress of a conservative family at Christmas. The young couple are in the flush of love, living together in Pittsburgh and approaching their one-year anniversary of meeting on Christmas.
That holiday cheer is all the more remarkable given Abby’s aversion to Christmas since the loss of her parents at 19. So in an impromptu bit of sentimentality, Harper invites Abby to spend the holidays with her family in the suburbs—and Abby is ready to meet that commitment with a Yuletide proposal.
There’s just one problem: Harper is not out to her family, for fear of tainting father Ted’s (Victor Garber) mayoral campaign. And while the last thing that Abby wants is to go back into the closet, she reluctantly agrees to it for the chance to see what kind of family created her favourite person.
The film was directed by Clea DuVall, and its incredible cast also includes Dan Levy, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Mary Steenburgen, Jake McDorman, Victor Garber, Mila Kunis and Burl Moseley.
In October, DuVall told EW that she wrote the film from her “own place of truth,” something that Stewart said made the film that much more authentic.
“I grew up watching and loving conventional movies like this. Seeing [marginalized] people loving each other in the middle of something that’s so standardized was really exhilarating and freeing,” Stewart continued. “There’s a lack of confusion and generalization Clea brings [as a queer woman]. I want people to see that two girls in love is just so fun.”
Happiest Season is an LGBTQ Christmas rom-com that follows Abby stars (Kristen Stewart), who is so excited to meet her girlfriend (Mackenzie Davis ) Harper’s family over the holidays and propose. However, Abby soon learns that Harper hasn’t come out to her family yet.
The first LGBTQ+-focused holiday rom-com (which was backed by a major studio) was directed by Clea DuVall and written by her and her writing partner Mary Holland. The movie co-stars Holland, Dan Levy, Victor Garber, Mary Steenburgen, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Ana Gasteyer.
It’s a full-on same-sex romantic comedy with all of the holiday fixings. And it also features a soundtrack featuring all LGBTQ+ musicians.
Hulu bought Happiest Season from Sony in late October amid the continued shuttering of movie theaters. Now, audiences everywhere can watch the romance unfold over Thanksgiving week when it drops on Nov. 25.
Happiest Season starts streaming on Hulu on Nov. 25
In a recent interview, Kristen Stewart talks about how she was previously warned to hide her sexuality to further her career, being told: “If you just, like, do yourself a favour and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.”
In a new interview with Style, Stewart revealed why she chose to go public, despite the potential impact on her career.
I’ve felt a responsibility to not be this fake thing who’s only putting out what people want to hear, but at the same time not wanting to leak details about my private life. I was in the situation where hiding the fact that you’re with a girl is different from hiding your being with a particular guy, and that’s why I decided to say it openly.
But today’s generation doesn’t attach that much importance to gender roles. We don’t believe in those big distinctions and reducing everything to one kind of identity vs another. There’s so much more going on in the inside and a lot of young people today assume that naturally.
Stewart says she stays true to herself and now is able to skilfully handle the gossip and news
It’s usually a losing battle to get involved with that. All you’re doing is adding to the bull … even when you’re trying to be honest and doing your best to address a situation. And when you’re dealing with something like a break-up, usually you’re only going to make things worse and keep the story going. Just like I’ve never planned out my career in a specific way, I don’t try to control the perception of me or make people think a certain way about me … I don’t know how people do that.
Despite her recent blockbuster appearances Stewart supports indie projects with as much passion, and as a director she’s on the lookout for untold stories about sexual minorities.
As time goes by, I realise that there are many outstanding stories to be told. I’m always looking for stories and often when I watch a period film, I wonder where the gay characters are because gay people have always existed. But those stories were being very narrowly told and it’s only been lately that we’ve started to tell those stories.
During my own journey of self-discovery, I’ve been able to play gender-fluid characters and I’m happy to be able to defend and tell those stories as a director. I don’t see a big difference between being an actor and a director – the two activities overlap and complement each other.
She’s currently planning on directing a feature film, The Chronology of Water, based on the autobiography by the American bisexual swimmer Lidia Yuknavitch.
2018 is set to showcase some incredible films about queer women.
Here are a few of our top picks:
The first trailer has been released for Disobedience, a film about a lesbian affair in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Rachel Weisz, who is herself Jewish, plays Ronit Krushka, who returns to her North London community after the death of her father. In Golders Green, she is reunited with Rachel McAdams’ Esti, with whom she had an emotionally-charged relationship which led to her exile.
Now Esti is married to an Orthodox rabbi Dovid (American Hustle’s Alessandro Nivola). When Ronit questions their union, Esti replies: “I think he felt that marriage would cure me.”
Now the lovers are forced back into proximity, their forbidden affair quickly rekindles within the claustrophobic confines of the marital home and the conventions of their devout community.
The film is scheduled to be released in April 2018.
2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Directed by Desiree Akhavan and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, he Miseducation of Cameron Post is an adaptation of Emily M Danforth’s 2012 novel.
The movie is compassionate study of Christian teenagers struggling with religious disapproval and the injunction to “pray away the gay”.
It is Akhavan’s second feature as director, following her 2015 indie hit Appropriate Behaviour.
What’s more exciting than hearing Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny made a movie together? Hearing that their playing lesbian lovers.
The two star in the biopic Lizzie, which takes a closer look at Lizzie Borden, a teenage girl who was accused of murdering her father and her stepmother in 1892 only to be found not guilty in a trial that was basically the O.J. Simpson trial of its day.
The psychological thriller attempts to show a more complex side of Lizzie, played by Sevigny, that could explain why she may have committed such a heinous crime. To do this, the film delves into Lizzie’s relationship with Stewart’s character, Bridget Sullivan, who was the family’s housemaid and Lizzie’s alleged romantic partner. Bridget was also the person who claimed to have witnessed Lizzie murder Andrew Borden and his wife Abby with an ax.
Roadside attractions will release Lizzie sometime this summer.
4. Vita and Virginia
Vita & Virginia, directed and co-written by Chanya Button (Burn Burn Burn), centres on the true story of the love affair between the acclaimed author Virginia Woolf (played by Elizabeth Debicki) and socialite/writer Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton), and how the relationship inspired Woolf’s novel Orlando. Isabella Rossellini and Rupert Penry-Jones also star.
“Her relationship with Vita is the story of her connecting with her body, and her sexuality. and it’s a kind of alternative look at an artist-and-muse relationship. It’s the story of the creation of Orlando, but it’s also the story of Virginia using her profound genius to overcome an experience that we might presume, on the face of it, would overwhelm her. That’s what interests me, the opportunity to look at this really iconic writer in a very different way.”
5. My Days of Mercy
From Princess director Shaolm-Ezer and starring Ellen Page (Juno, Inception, Freeheld) and Kate Mara (House Of Cards, The Martian), My Days Of Mercy is a love story between two women who differ in both their backgrounds and political perspectives.
My Days of Mercy premiered at TIFF in 2017 to mostly positive if incredibly confused reviews. It’s unclear when it’ll be in wider release.
6. Tell it to The Bees
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger, both fresh off excellent period dramas (Alias Grace and My Cousin Rachel respectively), are set to co-star in queer period film Tell It to the Bees which director Annabel Jankel calls “an unholy mash-up of 1950s social and magical realism.”
The story, based on Fiona Shaw’s book of the same name, centers around Lydia Weekes (Grainger), a woman separated from her volatile husband raising her son Charlie (newcomer Gregor Selkirk) on her own. After Charlie gets in a school-yard scuffle, he becomes friends with Dr. Jean Markham (Paquin), who then grows close to his mother. The title refers to the hives in Weekes’ garden where she and Charlie tell their secrets, so yes, there will be bees.
The film reportedly blends social realism with magical realism to create the kind of queer melodrama we deserve. No word yet on its release date.
7. Porcupine Lake
Porcupine Lake is a unique coming-of-age story from one of Canada’s most resolutely independent filmmakers.
12-year old Bea (newcomer Charlotte Salisbury) is headed to Ontario’s cottage country with her mother (Delphine Roussel) to spend the summer with her snack shack owning father (Christopher Bolton). With her parents’ tenuous relationship on the verge of an outright divorce and only her dog Callum to call her friend, Bea pines for a less boring summer. She finds excitement in the form of Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall, who recently netted a Canadian Screen Award nomination for her performance), a girl of the same age who lives year-round in town with her chaotic family. The pair immediately hit it off despite Kate being a lot more worldly and aggressive and Bea remaining reserved and shy. The best friendship evolves into something a bit deeper and more experimental, but external influences could make Bea and Kate’s relationship into something more complicated than they could ever hope to understand at such a young age.
Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician (Hall) who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her longtime girlfriend (Kiyoko). While performing for tips at a local tavern and struggling to reconnect with her ultra-Catholic mother (Lahti), she strikes up a unique friendship with the wife (Suvari) of an old nemesis. Becks begins to discover her musical voice as she performs deeply personal songs about her ex and the loss of their relationship.
Driven by an original score, the film’s musical numbers bring a unique new voice to the American musical movie.
Becks was released in February. It’s also available for rent or to buy on YouTube.
9. Saturday Church
Saturday Church tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.
While Saturday Church may not have a queer cis woman as its main, it represents the full LGBTQ spectrum, including trans and queer kids of color, who are far less likely to find representation on screen. Awesome.
Saturday Church came out in early January and is now available for purchase on YouTube and Google play.
Colette casts Keira Knightley as the legendary French novelist Colette, whose literary gifts outshone those of all the male writers around her, including her celebrated husband, known commonly as ‘Willy’.
In the movie, Colette’s husband introduces her to the hedonistic world of artistic Paris where her creative appetite is sparked. He also permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her novel “Claudine” series makes Willy a famous writer, and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although, the lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette and their marriage starts to internally combust, resulting in Colette has an affair with gender nonconforming Marquise de Belbeuf.
Bleecker Street will release the film in September.
Before rekindling her romance with Liam Hemsworth, the pansexual pop star Miley Cyrus was in a low-profile relationship with Kristen Stewart’s current girlfriend, Stella Maxwell.
Now, two years after their breakup, Cyrus is let out a subtle hint as to why the summer fling with the Victoria’s Secret model ended.
Over the last week, the singer has been teasing her new tracks from Younger Now, on social media, and in a 15-second clip released, the singer sings about a woman’s inability to fall for another girl while still in love with her ex-boyfriend
Without hearing the full version, it’s hard to decrypt if She’s Not Him is about Maxwell – or if it’s suggesting the love interest’s gender factors into the equation.
Miley previously opened up about her new album to Billboard magazine and revealed that a lot of her music was inspired by Hemsworth.
Lyrics such as “It’s a brand new start, a dream come true, in Malibu,” in her first single Malibu are clearly a nod to her relationship with the Australian actor.
However, while fans are just getting their first taste of the songs, Cyrus says she is already over the album.
She told BBC Radio 1
I’m already working on the next one. I’m already two songs deep on the next one. I’m over this now. I want to figure out what I want to do next. Hopefully, I can take some time — chill with the dogs, hang with the pigs a little bit more, take some time off. But just keep writing.”
Back in 2015 Kristen Stewart told the world she was “not hiding” her relationship with then-girlfriend Alicia Cargile.
Since then she has been very open about the women she’s been dating.
Now in a new interview Harper’s Bazaar U.K, the actress – who is now currently in a relationship with model Stella Maxwell – opens up about her experiences dating in the public eye, her increasing openness about her sexuality and her evolving views on fame.
When asked if she’d ever date men again, Stewart appeared completely open to the possibility.
Yeah, totally. Definitely… Some people aren’t like that. Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?’”
Stewart also shared that, regardless of the gender of the person she’s dated, she has been “deeply in love” with everyone she has ever been with.
Did you think I was faking it? I’ve always really embraced a duality. And really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn’t like getting made fun of.”
The actress explained previously that coming out had made her happier.
When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it.
We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that.
But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it’, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
Over the weekend, Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings tied the knot at a family member’s backyard in Canada. Once it was time for the reception at a pizza parlor called Pizzeria Gusto in Winnipeg, the newlyweds and 90 lucky guests received an unexpected visitor.
According to the couple, the restaurant’s owner asked if it was okay for Stewart and Maxwell to join the couple’s party for a few drinks.
Kirsten said that she didn’t know who Stewart was prior to this, while Kayleigh said that they treated the stars just like any other guest at their reception.
I told Kir, ‘Hey, let’s just treat them as random guests. Let’s just treat them with kindness — southern hospitality. Winnipeg hospitality.'”
It appears that neither of the brides were overwhelmingly starstruck, but were instead focused on the party.
They looked just like two normal girls. ‘They look a little Hollywood, but if we didn’t know who they were, I don’t know if I would have known. We said ‘Hey, you know. Come on and meet your guests and, you know, don’t segregate yourselves. Come and party.'”
She pulled up with Stella and we were introduced to them. At one point, someone asked her what kind of music she liked and she said, ‘I love the Beastie Boys’ so they played some Beastie Boys.”
While the couple was planning to have a “low-key, quiet wedding” with Karli Elizabeth Colpitts serving as DJ, some things just can’t be predicted.
It was complimentary to have her there but we just tried to keep it as normal and casual as possible. They were just trying to have a good time just like the rest of us.”
Probably the best part was everyone still made us feel like the guests of honor.”
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the couple has been together since 2010 when they met while bartending in the Cayman Islands. Kirsten and Kayleigh plan on moving to Austin, Texas in the near future because Winnipeg is “way too cold.”
For her part, Perry says the song wasn’t inspired by any one person, in particular. On a The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon appearance, she said it isn’t a diss track, but rather an anti-bullying anthem.
Cara Delevingne releases the beast with Magnum and Moschino
Model and actress Cara Delevingne has headed up a double-branded campaign launch for Magnum and Moschino at the Cannes Film Festival that urges viewers to ‘Release the Beast’. (The Drum)
Call the Midwife has some bad news
The show’s lesbian characters, Patsy and Delia, will no longer appear on the new season, but BBC bosses stressed none of the characters would be killed off, leaving the door open for their possible return for the lovers to return. (The Mirror)
Emerald Fennell, who plays midwife Patsy Mount is leaving to play Lady Ada Lovelace in period drama Victoria; Kate Lamb who plays her lover Delia Busby is leaving too.
In 2015 it was revealed Patsy was in a relationship with Delia. The pair’s secret love proved a hit with viewers, as it showed how tough it was being gay in the 1960s.
In the finale of the latest series they were shown for the first time sharing a kiss.
It sounds like things are getting serious between Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell. The pair have reportedly moved in together after about five months of dating, according (Us Weekly)
The Billboard Music Awards just announced the bisexual singer Halsey will perform a song from her new album Hopeless fountain kingdom at the 2017 ceremony. (Billboard)
Donald Trump has rekindled his Twitter feud with Rosie O’Donnell (LGBTQ Nation).
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean has made a bold statement, saying he hopes both of his daughters (currently four years old and two months) turn out to be gay. (Refinery29).
He told Refinery29:
I will also go on record by saying, and I told my wife this, I hope that both of my daughters are gay because that takes all p***s out of my life — I do not want to deal with boys ever. But if I do have to, they’re going to have to go through quite a lot of trials to go through me because my daughters are my life.”
Alia Shawkat talks about her bisexuality in a new interview. (Out)
I co-wrote and star in a new film called‘Duck Butter,’ which opens later this year,” she said. “I love that it was written for a man and a woman, but we couldn’t find the right guy, so now it happens to star two women [as lovers]. I used to be less outspoken. But as a woman, an Arab-American, and a member of the LGBTQ community, I have to use whatever voice I have. There’s no more delicacy in being quiet.
The Sundance London Film Festival has unveiled its 2017 programme and it includes UK premieres of Kristen Stewart’s short film, Come Swim (Metro)
Bella Thorne sounds off against her Twitter trolls.
Take a look at Kate McKinnon new poster for the all-female Hangover-esque film Rough Night which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer. (EW)
Be sure to also catch the trailer below.
Netflix is honouring the fan-favourite Poussey (played by Samira Wiley) with a series of murals in multiple cities around the world. (Bustle)
While being interviewed for PEOPLE’s annual World’s Most Beautiful issue, Amandla Stenberg talked about the constraints of the gender binary and the fluidity of gender identity.
I tend to believe that gender as we’ve set it up in current-day society doesn’t actually exist. I’ve said before that I’m comfortable with using the pronouns ‘they’ or ‘them’ alongside ‘she’ and ‘her’ just because that’s a conversation that’s important to me. I don’t necessarily always subscribe to female pronouns just because I don’t think that pronouns are necessarily very meaningful.”
Ruby Rose has also been honoured, and she embraces her sexuality in the issue.
I’m very confident and in tune with my sexuality. I feel very blessed for that, because in different places around the world, people can’t be.”
Wall Street isn’t necessarily known for being gay-friendly. Yet Goldman Sachs is now asking prospective employees to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender right when they apply for the job.
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, Goldman’s chief diversity officer and global head of talent, says
We ask for this data because we want to keep ourselves accountable,”
In other words, she says, the bank wants to make sure it is not unfairly discriminating against LGBT applicants. (Fortune)
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell appeared cozy this week while enjoying the warm weather stroll in New Orleans. (People.com)
Talking of Stewart; the Chvrches haved teased a new music with Stewart-helmed video (Panarmenian.net)
There’s exciting news for fans of Orange is the New Black, as Ruby Rose is set to return in season five. (KitschMix)
Out lesbian Christian rock star Vicky Beeching said she has been forced to take a break from social media after reading messages saying she should be killed, and that she can’t be gay and a Christian. (Pink News)
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson says she wants to be a lesbian after splitting from TOWIE’s Chris Clark. (Ok Magazine)
Sarah Paulson, RuPaul and Gavin Grimm among the most influential people in the world (TIME 100)
Cara Delevingne & Jaden Smith Shooting Life In A Year (Refinery29)
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, 19-year-old actress / singer, Bella Thorne, discussed her sexuality and dating since announcing she was bisexual last year.
I’ve done other stuff with girls, but I really want to actually date a girl. Maybe girls just don’t like me…. I can’t tell if a girl is hitting on me or she just wants to be friends. And I don’t want to flirt with a girl if she thinks I’m just being her friend. What if I kiss a girl and she’s like ‘Oh, I’m just your friend dude, I can’t believe you just crossed that boundary.’ I’m confused on what they want from me.”
When pressed on who she would like to date, Thorne suggested Kristen Stewart as a good option.
She’s so hot. She seems like the raddest chick, I’d be so down.”
As for her dating now, Thorne said she is “single as f—,” though not by choice exactly.
I could not be more single. This is the longest I’ve been super single,” she said. “There are so many unwritten rules about dating which I don’t like. I’d rather be super faithful and give my all to one person. I don’t like having my phone blown up by a bunch of different guys where I don’t really know where I stand with any of them. It sucks.”
Kristen Stewart has spoken about her experience of being viewed as a “poster girl for the LGBT community” in Hollywood.
Speaking to the Guardian, she discussed how “the whole issue of sexuality is so grey”.
I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we starting to talk about it.”
People still have some horrendous f***ing experiences. But it’s cool that you don’t have to nail everything down any more. That whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay or whatever.
You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite.”
Stewar’s latest film, Personal Shopper, is full of mysteries. It’s a ghost story, set in a contemporary world of texting and Googling.
In the film, (out now), she plays a twin whose brother has just died. Her day job is shopping in Paris for a stuck-up celebrity, but she’s also a medium, and a series of strange encounters make her believe a spirit (her brother?) is contacting her.
With Personal Shopper set for release, a new trailer has been released for writer-director Olivier Assayas’ critically acclaimed supernatural drama which stars Kristen Stewart.
Described as an “ethereal and mysterious ghost story”, the movie sees Stewart play Maureen, a young American woman living in Paris and working as the titular shopper to high-profile celebrities (a job she hates). But there’s also a supernatural element to this tale: as a spiritual medium, she starts to feel the presence of her recently-deceased brother.
Kristen Stewart hosted SNL this weekend, which included a fun (albeit a bit nervous) opening monologue where she brought up the 11 tweets Donald Trump sent in 2012 about her relationship to Robert Pattinson.
Trump repeatedly shamed Stewart for stepping out on Pattinson and told him to dump her.
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. He can do much better!
The president doesn’t need to worry about her getting back with Pattinson, though.
“I’m like so gay, dude,” she said, shortly before accidentally uttering an expletive during the live broadcast.
SNL‘s out MVP Kate McKinnon has a butch cameo in the monologue; check it out below.
Stewart followed up her monologue with an ingenious take on silly commercials that show women happily cooking for their sports-loving men. Everything changes for such a suburban lady (played by Vanessa Bayer) — in a Blue Is the Warmest Color sense — when a mysterious woman (played by Stewart) shows up at her husband’s football bash.
For her latest role, Kristen Stewart is taking a walk – or rather, a ride – on the wild side, as the freewheeling star of The Rolling Stones‘ latest music video.
The track, a cover of Eddie Taylor’s 1955 song “Ride ‘Em On Down,” is the first single off their new blues cover album, Blue and Lonesome, their first studio album in a decade.
In the video, Stewart spends most of her time zipping around an eerily empty Los Angeles in a bright blue vintage Mustang GT, stopping only to dance like crazy at a gas station.
Amid canted angles, Stewart evokes the Stones tongue symbology; she licks a blue lollipop and cruises past skyscrapers, one of which boasts the tongue on its roof.
The piece was directed by François Rousselet, who has recently helmed videos for Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea.
Ride ‘Em On Down,” which the Stones originally recorded in 1955, is the band’s first single in more than a decade. It also marks their 25th studio album.
Whether you admit it or not, we’ve all had quite a rough year one way or another. If it wasn’t evident in the first quarter, now that we’re nearing the end, we can pretty much assume how bad it’s gotten. But it ain’t all gloomy, screwed news. Some of our faves took time to bring about positivity through their coming outs.
Let’s rejoice and remember that life has its ups and downs, but these are one for the books.
1. Kristen Stewart
The Still Alice star came out mid this year after revealing in an interview with Elle UK how in love she is with her then girlfriend, Alicia Cargile. It’s been speculated many times now because of the way the actress behaves and how she likes representing herself, but more so because she skirts around questions that required any labels.
2, Miley Cyrus
Cyrus, in an interview with Variety earlier this year, stated how she “didn’t really feel straight” and “didn’t really feel gay” either. “It’s because I’m not,” she says. The former Hannah Montana protagonist identifies as pansexual and even recounts her first relationship to be with a “chick”. Miley says she would never let anyone put her identity in a box.
3. Lily-Rose Depp
This 17-year-old is using social media to spread awareness. Not only did she come out as sexually fluid via Instagram, she’s also part of the Self Evident Truth Project. This is a photographic document of 10,000 people in the USA that identify as anything other than 100% straight.
4. Bella Thorne
The former Disney star doesn’t want frills and cheap thrills. She’s all about getting straight to the point and just coming right out – quite literally. A fan asked her on twitter if she was bisexual to which she answered, “yes”.
5. Bex Taylor-Klaus
The Scream actress came out to the rest of the internet in a very casual tweet, followed by a YouNow stream addressing further questions. Taylor-Klaus revealed the reason for coming out this way, “So I have a chance to interact with those of you who feel that way and who kind of want to know more.”
Turns out that lady was Sarah Paulson, and ever since the couple has been very out with their relationship.
7. Mara Wilson
In the wake of the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Mara Wilson took to Twitter to come out of the closet in June 2016. The Matilda star confirmed to fans via a series of tweets that she’s bisexual, and after receiving a flurry of responses signed off the site, saying, “Thank you so much to everybody who has sent me words of support. I support you all, too.
8. Aubrey Plaza
Plaza revealed earlier in 2016 that gender “isn’t a factor” for her when it comes to dating and romantic relationships. She did not call herself a bisexual, but she did say that she has a very “androgynous and masculine” aura about her, and that tends to attract many different kinds of people, which she is totally cool with.
9. Amandla Stenberg
Amandla Stenberg came out in a heartfelt video in early 2016 to tell the world that she was “a black bisexual woman” and that she understands the discrimination and hate that is being flung at the LGBTQ community. She said that she feels the pain and that it hurts, and she wants to be an advocate for change and acceptance.
Given her reputation and presence in the teenager public sphere, Stenberg talked to Teen Vogue via SnapChat to interact with the magazine and its readers. She feels so much better now that she doesn’t have to hide or limit who she is and how she really feels. Citing other black actresses and singers, Stenberg said that she was getting loads of support from the Hollywood community and that she was extremely grateful for that.
10. Rowan Blanchard
14-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard spoke up at the start of 2016 and proclaimed that she did not want to be tied down by any labels in regards to her sexuality. Blanchard used Twitter to declare to the world that she was not interested in sticking a label on herself or her identity, but that she preferred to just be known as a queer actress. In her Tweet, the actress wrote: “I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay, or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with – just existing.” She is “open to liking any gender,” and that is why she identifies as queer.
The star of the Disney Channel TV series Girl Meets World public statement could be the shifting of tides when it comes to the Disney Channel and its reputation for employing straight-laced and clean cut child and teenage actors.
Wow, the last time Kristen Stewart was on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she was playing Twilight’s Bella Swan.
Now six years late, she has turned her breakout role into an incredible career on the big screen.
Ellen DeGeneres was quick to ask about what she remembers from those days, and Stewart’s response was exactly what you’d expect from her
Really uncomfortable hair extensions? I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook. It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after.”
Stewart, who was still a teenager when she was cast as the franchise’s titular character, continued,
I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook,” Stewart told DeGeneres. “It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after. I don’t jump right back into those memories, but as soon as you see a picture, you’re like, Ooh, god, it’s like yesterday.“
While she admitted to DeGeneres that she’s a little bit shy “on the weekends”, Stewart also said she was motivated by fans to give herself over to the vampire movies.
[Twilight] was something I really invested in. It mattered to so many people. Something personal became not the most personal thing, which is awesome, because to share that is great, but then at the same time I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird — you’re 17 and like, Whaaaa! But at the same time, it was good. It kind of forced me to stand at attention in this way.”
(You have to watch the clip for a better understanding of that noise she made when describing what being 17 is like — though it’s safe to assume that’s what most of us also felt like at that age, albeit with a lot more privacy.)
As Stewart promotes Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, one of six movies she has coming out this year, she acknowledges how much she gained by pushing herself when she was young.
When I do stuff that scares me, good things happen.”
Kristen Stewart and St Vincent stepped out together this week, make their red carpet debut.
The pair arrived together at the Vogue party in LA on Wednesday night, going public with their romance for the first time.
Vincent and Stewart are rumoured to have been dating for the last few weeks and have been spotted out and about together on a number of occasions.
But the Hollywood fashion event marked the first time that they had attended a public event together, putting the rumours to rest.
St. Vincent split from her model ex Cara Delevingne this past summer after a year of dating. The singer was first spotted with Stewart in early October when they attended the New York Film Festival together.
Stewart previously dated producer Alicia Cargile. She talked with ET earlier this week about being more open about her personal life recently.
I think it takes a minute to sort of acclimate to communicating with so many people at one time, with like, ‘the masses,’ you know. I think it’s only beneficial, like… for me to have so many pathways open — it ends up kind of not allowing people to misconstrue you.”
I am not one to gossip, or follow closely the tabloids, but I just had to share with you some of Hollywood’s newest queer couples.
Wait, that doesn’t right… Portland / NYC’s newest queer couple?
The urge to merge (TV shows)
Well, regardless of the city, I can’t even begin to explain how surprised I was when the rumour surfaced that Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson is dating Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. I have been a huge fan of Broad City since the very first episode and recently spent 2 days glued to my couch binging on Portlandia.
A couple weeks ago, in one of my Instagram stalking sessions (slightly ashamed to share that), this photo came up.
Moving on to the next rumour, are Kristen Stewart and Annie Clark dating?! The musician and St. Vincent‘s front-woman, Annie, was dating model Cara Delevigne for quite some time, making it harder and harder for me to leave Instagram with every post they uploaded. I mean, come on!
No big surprise here, but Kristin Stewart is one of eight stars to grace a cover of Elle magazine’ annual Women In Hollywood issue.
Not only is she one of the most accomplished young actresses in the industry with a massive fan base, but she’s also a strong woman who’s not afraid to be herself and stand up for what she believes in.
But Stewart hasn’t actually made many recent headlines as a result of this talent. Instead, she has mostly been in the news due to her love life, and the fact she is now dating a woman.
While many people have questioned her relationship with girlfriend Alicia Cargile – which she confirmed in July – Stewart has no qualms setting the record straight.
I’m not ashamed, and I’m not confused. Things have changed. And not just with me—we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance to develop and be awesome.”
In fact, Stewart has unabashedly gushed over her relationship in the past.
Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.'”
Previously, the Twilight actress dated her co-star Robert Pattinson, but she felt the relationship was “trivialized.”
When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book,” she explained. “And I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that.”
However, she feels her romance with Cargile has altered how the public perceives her, and in turn, how she perceives relationships.
It changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
Today marks the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
For some, coming out to even their nearest and dearest can feel like a scary task; for others, almost an insurmountable challenge.
But the last year has been an excellent one for LGBTQ visibility, with a number of high-profile figures speaking honestly and forthrightly about their sexuality and same-sex relationships.
1. Miley Cyrus
My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and sh– never felt sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick.”
2. Ellen Page
Being in the closet hurt my career way more than being out and being happy and feeling inspired again; being able to fuse my authentic self with my creative interests.”
3. Mara Wilson
I used to identify as mostly straight. I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately.
The LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.”
4. Kristen Stewart
When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that.
But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
5. Amanda Stenberg
It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mould yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t in.
As someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman, I’ve been through it and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable…but then I realised because of Solange and Ava DuVernay and Willow [Smith] and all the black girls watching this right now that there’s absolutely nothing to change. We cannot be suppressed. We are meant to express our joy and our love and our tears and be big and bold and definitely not easy to swallow.”
6. Holland Taylor
It’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life … I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘so have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”
7. Eva Gutowski
It’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life … I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘so have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”
Just because you haven’t dated someone of the same sex does not mean you can’t be taken seriously as a bisexual. I am ready for myself to fall in love with someone, no matter who they end up being, and have been since I was 12. Boy or girl.”
8. Rachel Maddow
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.”
9. Bella Thorne
Not only today but all days we should celebrate acceptance of others. Be who you want to be and it will take you to being your happiest self! #bivisibilityday.”
10. Sarah Paluson
Either you live your life in a very private way or you don’t, and I never have done that—ever—and I won’t do it going forward.
Kristen Stewart says she was unfazed by having to get naked on camera while filming scenes for French director Olivier Assayas’ indie film, Personal Shopper.
Talking to W Magazine, she said the attitudes towards sex and nudity on screen differ greatly in the US, where people are much more “weird” and “precious” about both.
I wasn’t apprehensive. I feel super great with director Olivier [Assayas], as well. The scenes in which I don’t have clothes on or the scenes that seem ‘risqué’ from an outsider’s perspective, there was no acknowledgement on his part.
They’re very f**king French. We are weirder about shit like that. You kind of have to take yourself personally out of it. My personal feeling about that is that I’m really unashamed. […] it’s kind of nice to see someone stripped and bare, totally bare. There’s a strength in it.”
Stewart was pleased with the sex scene in the film, describing how its “rawness” only served to depict her character with more depth.
I think people are way, way, way too precious about that. It is precious, that’s probably the wrong word to use. I still want women’s bodies and the way they want to reveal them, it should be a precious thing, I don’t want to de-sexualise it in some way. But at the same time, I’m not weird about it. I’m pretty open. I think people are a little too f**king weird about it, to be honest, but that’s kind of why I was like, ‘I’ll do it.’”
Kristen Stewart covers the Fall Women’s Fashion issue of T Magazine this month, and is again taking openly about her personal life and sexuality now that she is in a same-sex relationship.
According to the article, Stewart has been dating a visual-effects producer named Alicia Cargile for the past three years, and appears to be very smitten with her.
I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive. I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.”
Stewart also talks Robert Pattinson.
People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.”
Stewart understands that as an actress in high-profile films, audiences will be interested in her love life. But she’s careful to only show them so much.
I’m not the typical showman. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself. I want to be understood and I want to be seen, and I want to do that in the rawest, purest, most naked way I can.”
It changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.’”
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