puberty was a very traumatic experience for me.
i was around 10 when i had my first period, 5th grade. my hips started growing right at that time too. my breasts started growing a couple of years before then. i was developing a bit earlier than any other girl i knew, and it was horrifying. i didn’t understand why girls my age were so excited to see these changes happen or why my mother was so eager to take me…
i very often feel a strong disconnect from white queer people. we can relate to each other on a very basic level because we’re both gay. but we have not lived similar experiences. and on a fundamental level, we are definitely not the same.
black queer people, but in this instance (cis) gay men, are placed in a strange societal position. cast out of black spaces because they are ‘effeminate’ gay boys. they are contributing to the so-called emasculation of…
y tu mamá también is a film bursting with feelings and ideas, but above all it seems to be a tribute to life itself.
bodies clumsily collide in an eruption of passion and it isn’t pretty or pleasing to look at, but you can feel the intimacy through the screen. instead of sexualizing and lingering on their bodies like many directors choose to do, cuarón shoots his sex scenes with the intent of letting a hidden, more vulnerable side of…