“Lisa refuses to play dodgeball because she is sad.” This simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking line is ripped from the wonkily drawn first season of TheSimpsons, in the episode “Moaning Lisa,” where the 8-year-old wunderkind suffers from a bout of depression.
It’s a tale as old as…well, the modern action movie. Boy meets girl, boy and girl kick some ass together, boy delivers snarky line that elicits an audience laugh, girl stares at boy like he just announced that maybe the bad guys were right all along.
"No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried," lilts Merle Haggard’s 1968 refrain. With the flavor of '60s and '70s nudie mags, New Orleans-based magazine Momma Tried offers a outlaw glossy periodical to readers with equally subversive tastes.
Not Enough! Is a festival of new and collaborative queer art and music, happening on September 7th in Portland, OR. To gear up for the festival and for a further reminder of how brilliant us queers are, Joseph Bonnell is a mix of Northwest queer bands, some of which formed for Not Enough! More information on the festival is available right here.