I was looking for a watch-free-online version of The Celluloid Closet, which is a fantastic documentary about the history of gay cinema, but instead I stumbled across a metafilter post with links to a whole crapton of gay documentaries that I will be watching when I get home.
$18 from IndividualDetails at ArtFire
$86 from Lucky Dog Leather
Filed under: books | Tags: bittersweet, book, fiction, lesbian fiction, nevada barr, novel
I haven’t had time to track down another good (or mediocre) movie this week, so instead let me introduce you to one of my favorite works of lesbian fiction ever. I first started reading Nevada Barr because of her Park Service mystery novels (which are great), but I picked up a copy of her first novel, Bittersweet. I had never really liked historical fiction or the western genre until I read this, and then I realized that I just hadn’t related to any of the other historical fiction I had read. This is a sweet, if sometimes heartbreaking, novel about the love of two women and the measures they have to go through to hide it. It’s also a lot better written than my summary.
$10.07 from Amazon
Maybe some day I will have a grown-up job where I will have to look nice and I won’t be able to carry my computer around in a dirt-encrusted backpack. When that day comes, I will strongly consider buying this bag or one very similar. It is simple and water resistant, but at the same time it doesn’t look like that one same black computer bag that every business person ever seems to have.
$195 from Jack Spade
$29 from Malibu Shirts
Filed under: movies | Tags: dress to kill, eddie izzard, netflix, transvestite
If you’ve never seen Eddie Izzard’s Dress to kill, it’s fucking fabulous. I’ve probably listened to it or watched it 50 times and it’s still funny. Izzard is a smart British transvestite who enjoys cursing and poking badgers with spoons. What else can you say?
I don’t really have anything to say, except that I absolutely love this piece of art. And, really, most of the art from ISO50.
$65 and up from ISO50
Now, to be fair, I am classless enough that I generally drink my whiskey straight from the bottle. Or from my shot glass that looks like a goldfish-populated hooker shoe. But maybe you like to sit on your porch on those nice summer evenings and sip whiskey, or perhaps you’re trying to impress the inlaws. This might be just the thing for you. Stick these Vermont-made soapstone whiskey stones in the freezer for a while and use them to cool off your next glass of alcohol without watering it down.
$20 from Teroforma
$65 from moxieandoliver’s Etsy store