Episode 19: Battle of the Sexes
Hello, Power Gays. This one's for you. Join Sarah and Alicia as they gush over this 2017 near-perfect GAY film that features GAY Emma Stone, GAY fairy godmother Allan Cumming, GAY Natalie Morales, HETERO Larry King (both of the Larry's), GAY ASMR and GAY ice cream, among other powerful gay things. You're welcome.
Episode 18: Almost Adults
So, we know that Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman (and Sarah & Adriana from The Gay Women Channel on YouTube) are lesbian darlings. But like, this movie is a huge disappointment? Join Alicia and Sarah as they dissect the many, many problematic and just annoying parts of this movie that was made in 2016 but feels like it belongs in the 90s. Not in a good way.
Episode 17: The Gymnast, 2006
Join Alicia and Sarah as they discuss the 2006 film The Gymnast, in which two jacked women have fabric-sex with their bodies! It makes sense if you watch it. Come for the misandry, stay for the knives and the corsets! And the gymnastics, obvs.
Episode 16: I Can't Think Straight, 2008
Sarah describes this movie as Crazy Rich Asians + Notting Hill but with brown lesbians, and honestly do you need to know more? Join Alicia and Sarah as they discuss religion, class, tennis, sisters (like real sisters, not fake lesbian sisters), and how refreshingly obvious it is that a queer woman made this movie. Also, add it to the list of movies we like better than Imagine Me & You.
Episode 15: Saving Face
This week, Sarah and Alicia have a special guest! Erica from LezRepresent Podcast joins us to discuss possibly the best lesbian movie ever made, Saving Face. Join them as they talk about the rare joy of positive representation/own voices storytelling, hot moms, subverted tropes and How to Awkwardly Eat Food: A Study On Wil.
Episode 14: Mulholland Drive
We're just going to be straight (ahem, gay) with you: this movie is messed up. But join Alicia and Sarah on their journey to try and make sense of this clusterf*ck of a film, rail on that patriarchy/White Art, appreciate Naomi Watts for who she is (which is only ever Diane?!), and hard thumbs-down this TRICK of a movie. Trick or treat! (The treat is last week's Better Than Chocolate).
Episode 13: Better Than Chocolate
Have you ever had a sex dream that involved body paint that looked like chocolate but wasn't? Do you like butch/femme pairings? Are you obsessed with queer bookstores and/or questionable existential art? Then you'll love Better Than Chocolate! Except for its (many) problematic aspects! But seriously, this 1999 Canadian gay romp is an important part of queer pop culture history. It's definitely a product of its time, but it does have its surprisingly woke moments! Tune in to hear Sarah and Alicia talk about plot holes, dildos, art, trans representation, and moms. Enjoy!
Episode 12: Desert Hearts
This week, Alicia and Sarah dig into this crucial film in the lesbian culture canon, and Sarah is downright shocked at how GAY this 1985 movie is! Want to hear about women in love in the desert who don't die or end up with men? Think you'd never find such a thing in a movie made before 2018? WELL HERE YOU GO.
Episode 11: The Feels
We all know Constance Wu is amazing, but wouldn't she be even better as a lesbian? Well, in this movie, she is! Join Sarah and Alicia as they dive into this improvised ensemble dramedy in which a couple of engaged lesbians have a joint bachelorette party and one of them admits she's never had an orgasm! Hijinks ensue! We talk about relationships, communication, and how much we're obsessed with Ever Mainard (who plays Helen). Content warning for discussion of sexual assault and peeping toms.
by Melissa Febos (Sarah recommends you read literally everything by Melissa Febos, especially Abandon Me