My friend Hilda called it "a Homeric odyssey about female pleasure." It takes women's pleasure seriously. Well, as seriously as a plotless but self-aware beefcake sequel can take anything. There are ladies of all sizes and colors enjoying themselves. There are hot, confident women over the age of 50, and they get laid. There is a sexy moment with a bag of Cheetos (obviously in the above-GIFfed convenience-store scene). There are straight men who enjoy frozen yogurt and drag and reiki healing without getting homophobic or weird about it. Anne Helen Petersen writes, "The men’s peace with their place in the post-industrial world is what makes them so incredibly, irresistibly watchable." That, and the sequined thongs. As Jada Pinkett's character commands, "QUEENS, GATHER." If we must celebrate America, let's do it by watching Channing Tatum vogue.
"Fingers crossed that the @annfriedman weekly comes out today. I'm definitely riding a Friday vibration." -Judes, who inspired me to send this thing a day early.
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