Gal Pals Watch Episode 8: Duck Butter
Do you know what duck butter is? Neither did we until this movie, and we kind of wish we still didn't! But whatever, it's cool! This week, Alicia and Sarah discuss the 2018 film Duck Butter, co-written by and starring another one of Sarah's crushes, Alia Shawkat! Join us as we discuss manic pixie dream girls, cute freckles, millennial stereotypes, abusive relationships, and poop!
Gal Pals Watch Episode 7 – The Runaways (2010)
This week, Alicia and Sarah continue their tour of Sarah’s celebrity crushes with Power Lesbian Kristen Stewart in her role as another Power Lesbian, Joan Jett. Both Sarah and Alicia agree: this movie is 5/5 Totinos. Listen as they talk about the exploitation of women, the ways in which Kim Fowley was a monster of a human being, the visual and audio perfection of this movie, and everyone’s favorite curly-haired cutie Alia Shawkat!
Wikipedia articles worth reading (turns out Kim Fowley was even more horrible than we thought):
Gal Pals Watch Episode 6: All About E
The important take away from this episode is that Sarah has a massive crush on
Mandahla Rose. Other things of note are that this movie is full of plot holes, there are
some very not great aspects of our main characters, and there’s a pretty fantastic
lesbian sex scene! Enjoy friends!
The book Sarah talks about when she goes off on one of her many tangents:
Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
Gal Pals Watch Episode 5: The Children’s Hour
All the content warning dear listeners! This movie involves intense homophobia and
Listen to Alicia and Sarah break down the 1961 film The Children’s Hour starring
Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, and some dudes neither of them care about!
This is a tough movie but it has its redeeming factors. Well, it has one redeeming
factor, but you’ll have to listen to find out what! Ever wonder about the Hays Code
and/or the history of the weirdly enduring spot in pop culture that this story has?
(It’s based on a 1934 play, which is based on a book, which is based on a real trial,
oh my!) Tune in to learn some lesbian history and our hosts’ take on it, but be
warned, this is a rough story.
Hays’d: Decoding the Classics — ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Les Fabian Brathwaite
Wikipedia page about the Hays Code:
Scotch Verdict by Lillian Faderman
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Gal Pals Watch Episode 4: Imagine Me and You
Ah, is there any more fluffy lesbian rom-com than Imagine Me and You? The answer is no because it’s pretty much the only one, which is may be for the best, but Alicia and Sarah have a lot of love for this movie and they’re here to share their thoughts! Take a trip down White Lesbian Nostalgia Lane with your hosts as they dive into this 2005 masterpiece heartwarming emblem of its time!
Gal Pals Watch Episode 3: Mosquita y Mari
Alicia and Sarah are back to discuss the 2012 gem of a movie Mosquita y Mari, in which two teenage girls quietly fall in love in Los Angeles while also navigating their family lives, friendships, school, and the world in general. Both Sarah and Alicia love this movie, so tune in to hear them talk about friendship and intimacy, stylistic choices, and how beautiful this entire film is.
Articles mentioned: Bravado and Caresses: Girls on the Way to Life by Stephen Holden
Interview with Aurora Guerrero–Writer/Director of Mosquita y Mari by Melissa Silverstein
Gal Pals Watch Episode 2: Below Her Mouth
In this episode, Alicia and Sarah share their strong opinions about the 2016 porn film Below Her Mouth. This is a controversial movie among queers, and Sarah and Alicia do not shy away! Is it another version of Blue is the Warmest Color? Is it a thinly veiled story of toxic masculinity? A realistic portrayal of lesbian sex? A movie about bathtubs? Is there a story at all?! Tune in to find out!
Articles mentioned: ‘Below Her Mouth’ Is What Lesbian Porn Would Look Like If It Were Actually Made By Lesbians by Jude Dry