During Pride month, some businesses blast their logos in rainbow, some make donations to LGBTQ non-profits, and then some give you “bottom-friendly” menu items.
You shouldn't miss a good meal for a good time. That’s why this Pride, we've teamed up with @DrEvanGoldstein and @smartthrob to create the world’s first Bottom-Friendly Menu (yup, it’s real). #EatWithPride pic.twitter.com/03Fm8YJlAP
— @postmates (@Postmates) June 9, 2022
Postmates’ latest pride effort is a bottom-friendly menu announced via social media this week. With a stop-motion video full of fruits, veggies, and other food items, the clip explores what foods are considered best to eat before giving your “peach” a special treat and which ones may lead to a less than desirable experience. Postmates’ bottom-friendly menu curates restaurants in Los Angeles and New York City to support your bottoming ambitions. Did you know that sushi is a great bottom-friendly meal option?
Anyway, the bottom-friendly menu is in partnership with Dr. Evan Goldstein of Bespoke Surgical and social media influencer Rob Anderson, who also narrates the video. Additionally, a donation was made by Postmates to The Okra Project, “a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them”.
But the internet is split on Postmates’ latest venture. Some like that this food delivery service is acknowledging the mechanics of anal sex and providing ways to support the experience.
This is possibly the only good pride ad I've ever seen because it actually talks about the problem dynamic between a lot of tops and bottoms, and the comments are just… Rampant homophobia.
Gays are fine until they dare to have sex, right? https://t.co/3pxrewXoN3
— 🌺 Fiori Loto (Tiredly Queer) 🏳️⚧️💜🤍🖤🌺 (@LakesOfLotus) June 10, 2022
Others see it as another unwanted addition to rainbow capitalism during this month, while also perpetuating the need to police your diet in order to partake in anal sex.
This is stupid. Eat whatever the fuck you want. Poop before you have sex. If you need to clean out, clean out. But for fucks sake, dont stop yourself from enjoying food bc IT'LL MAKE YOU POOP https://t.co/MmN4yekGxB
— Chris (@chriismolina) June 10, 2022
Hey, how about for Pride you just donate a bunch of money to help trans kids in Texas instead? Queer and trans folks don’t actually need help from corporations when it comes to sex.
— E. Carrington Heath (they/them) 🏳️⚧️ (@echeath) June 9, 2022
To quote Billy Eichner in the Bros trailer “gay sex was more fun when straight people were uncomfortable with it”
— The Pride of Frankenstein (@MarcusKBye) June 9, 2022
This time of the year always generates controversy, as different corporations are quick to create new ways to increase LGBTQ consumerism, but also donate to anti-LGBTQ causes and platforms. Specifically for Postmates, which is owned by Uber, it wrestles with the history of LGBTQ discrimination associated with ride-share apps.
On another end, many queer and trans folks feel that these organizations make them feel seen when they create products, guides, and services geared towards the LGBTQ community.
What say you? Will your try out the bottom-friendly menu or will you eat with pride elsewhere?
Postmates marketing team: pic.twitter.com/ytKv66nKW6
— stupid and juvenile (@hpluvshaft) June 9, 2022