Logo TV will honor those who made historic strides for LGBT equality in a new one-hour special, Trailblazers. Guests include Kylie Minogue, Tegan & Sara, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace, who announced her transition to a woman in a 2012 Rolling Stone feature story. A Great Big World... More »
The trans lead singer of Against Me! had called out Arcade Fire for not casting a trans person in a video that explores gender identity. Featured Image: read more
Not everyone has been in love with Andrew Garfield inclusion in Arcade Fire's music video for We Exist. Among others, Singer and guitarist for Against Me! Laura Jane Grace has criticized the Reflektor band for not reflekting more on their casting decision and deciding to use a Trans actor instead of Andrew: Dear @arcadefire, maybe when [...]
Arcade Fire is the latest band caught up in a larger cultural conversation about how media depicts underrepresented communities. Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace—who is a trans woman—took to Twitter to criticize Arcade Fire’s video for “We Exist.” The video stars Andrew Garfield as a trans woman named Sandy. Show More Summary
Recently, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has publicly criticized the video for Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” music video, which casts Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield as a transgender character who is assaulted, but later finds refuge at an Arcade Fire concert. Show More Summary
When Arcade Fire cast Amazing Spinder-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in their “We Exist” video, they started a conversation about trans representation that they may not have meant to start. Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, a transgender woman, called them out on Twitter: “Maybe when making a video for a song [...]
Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace elucidates what she believes are the problems with Arcade Fire's latest music video. Read more articles like "Laura Jane Grace responds to Arcade Fire: “It’s stereotyping.”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazin...
"Why does Garfield go to the shittiest bar ever to drink domestic beer and dance with bigot rednecks?"
"For a gay kid in Jamaica to see the actor who played Spider-Man in that role is pretty damn powerful, in my opinion,"
Casting non-trans actors in trans roles has been a controversial move this year.
The video for “We Exist,” a song from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album, is the band’s attempt at a massive grand-scale pro-LGBT statement. It casts Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman who, after suffering a hateful beating, hallucinates her way onto the Coachella main stage. But Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, an [...]
Grace disagrees with Arcade Fire's use of Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield.
Laura Jane Grace, the transgender and proud frontwoman of Against Me!, has taken issue with Arcade Fire’s latest video,… Read More
Tuesday night Against Me! played the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, and it was such an awesomely powerful performance that I regret never paying attention to them before Laura Jane Grace’s transition made them a critical cause célèbre. It takes a special band to send that kind of unifying electric charge through a room full [...]
This week AOL announced 16 new original shows that will debut on AOL's On Network and usually I'd hear that newzzzzzzzz and curl up to take a nap, but there is one show on the roster that I'm actually really looking forward to—punk rock...Show More Summary
Later this year, AOL is putting out over a dozen online reality shows made by and starring a variety of celebrities. One of the most notable is "So Much More," a show starring Against Me!'s transgender frontwoman Laura Jane Grace.
Ellen DeGeneres serves as the executive producer on a new digital series, while Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace stars in a series of her own. Featured Image: read more
Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as transgender back in 2012 and has since released a new AM! album that often touches on the matter, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and toured extensively in support of...
AOL is launching a new slate of online reality shows, so clearly the future is now. Snark aside, though, one of those shows is called So Much More, and it stars Laura Jane Grace, one of the few people on this earth interesting enough to warrant a reality show. Grace came out as a transgender [...]
Laura Jane Grace and Co. will return to the road in May.