An American Pickle is just as you’d expect when watching the trailer. But the spirit of the film also shines with an unexpected sense of sentimentality and just-light-enough commentary on modern society, the culture of ethical consumerism and viral media coverage.
Pandora has spaceships, intergalactic diplomacy, and so many action scenes with badass women in combat. They’re giving us queer rep and sex-positive vibes, and the guns go pew-pew!
Lee Wind crafted some kind of magic in this, his incredible timeless breathtaking debut. Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill talks frankly about the social justice issues of the past, and the way they’re still today’s issues. The characters question each other, and they question themselves.
Right now, I’m listening to Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, Courtney Maum’s novel Touch, and reading an arc of Trish Doller’s Float Plan, which releases March 2021.
Betty feels like a daydream. Do we really live in a world where this beautiful authentic gorgeous intimate incredible moment gets made into a movie, and then HBO picks it up for a series? Is the world really that good a place right now?
Reading this book really felt like being on camp. It’s a wonderland of excellent, supportive queer people, and it will give you high school camp crush feels!
In the end, this book is a love letter to badass girls fighting back to take up their space in the world; It’s like bright sunshine that lights up their fierceness for all the world to see.