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516: Face Your Queers with Alix Markman

Season 5, Ep. 16

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with queer screenwriter Alix Markman (@markwoman) to talk about Syfy’s new series Astrid & Lilly Save the World. We have a lot of feelings about Astrid & Lilly and are overjoyed by the positive representation that it provides. Alix informed us that there were women and nonbinary people in nearly every key creative position and we think it shows. If you grew up obsessed with Buffy, you will love Astrid & Lilly Save the World. This show is so refreshing and is an incredibly important show for everyone to see because it provides a healthy, positive portrayal of characters that are so relatable, yet so rarely seen in mainstream media. For once there are fat characters that get to save the day and kick ass and their weight isn’t treated like a joke or an issue in any way. And if all that wasn’t enough to make you watch, the queer ship of Lilly and Candace will certainly have you tuning in. It is beautiful to watch their relationship evolve and see how much Candace truly adores Lilly. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

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SBG 90: Cruella

Ep. 90
“Estella can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, because she’s dead,” Cruella de Vil, probably. This week, Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out to talk about the most unhinged and incredibly gay Disney movie of all time, the 2021 prequel to the classic 101 Dalmations, Cruella. Emma Stone and Emma Thompson absolutely slay the roles of Estella/Cruella and The Baroness, and we are obsessed with how perfect these narcissistic murderous lesbians are. The wildest thing about this movie is how openly gay it is for a Disney film. The target audience HAD to be the gays, nothing else makes any sense. It’s truly a struggle to name a straight character in this movie. Sure, Disney villains are always queer-coded, but everything about Estella/Cruella screams gay. She is oozing with drag queen energy, is incredibly petty, feels more herself in a costume, and only hangs out with other gays. Jasper simps for her for years and she very clearly has zero interest in him. Then there is Estella’s relationship with Anita Darling. Clearly, Anita has been in love with Estella since their schoolgirl days or she wouldn’t be so loyal to such an incredibly unhinged person. We’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss the main rivalry of the film, Cruella vs. The Baroness, which is essentially a cautionary tale for why there can never be two tops at the same time in the fashion world (or in a queer relationship). The Baroness absolutely knocks us out with her impeccable vibes, over the top theme parties, and truly psychopathic behavior. Name something more petty than not wanting to be upstaged by a literal baby. You can’t. She has risen to the top of the fashion world by killing everyone who even remotely got in her way and we are so here for it. Outside of our main lesbians, there are more gay men in this movie than we can even count, which lesbihonest, is very valid of them for a film about the fashion industry. Poor Horace has been in love with Jasper since he was a little kid, and we just really want him and his incredibly gay chihuahua to find happiness with Artie instead. This is one of the most flamboyant movies we have ever seen from the costume design to the absolute bop of a soundtrack and the advanced level pettiness that is the driving force behind Cruella and The Baroness. We know one thing for sure, Cruella Should’ve Been Gay. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).
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603: Got Gayme? with Dot Marie Jones

Season 6, Ep. 3
Calling all Gleeks! This week Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with actor Dot Marie Jones (@dotmariejones), who you probably know best as Shannon Beiste on Glee, but who has also had notable roles in pretty much anything you’ve probably ever seen (Coach Kelly on Lizzie McGuire anyone?). Her newest role is in the very gay comedy Bros which comes to theatres September 30th. We talk to Dot about her experiences across her long acting career and how things have changed in 30 years, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation. 30 years ago it was nearly unheard of to have an LGBTQ+ character unless they were being treated horribly or the butt of a joke. So, for Dot, getting to work on a movie like Bros which is so unapologetically gay and has pretty much an entirely gay cast and mostly gay crew is a dream experience. We personally cannot wait to see a major theatrical release that is focused entirely around gays and is actually a comedy instead of being full of sadness and tragedy for once. Plus it has Billy Eichner and when he says “Let’s go lesbians, let’s go”, we simply have to go. In addition to talking about her acting career, we also get to chat with Dot about her impressive competitive arm wrestling career (Women’s competitive arm wrestling? Sign us all the way up!). She actually appeared in Golden Arm which is a movie about competitive female arm wrestling that stars recent guest of the pod, Mary Holland, and she performed the role in a way that reflected her real life arm wrestling experience. With the current success of shows like A League of Their Own, we think the next big television show should absolutely be a look into the secret lives of competitive women’s arm wrestlers, because there is no way there aren’t just a lot of lesbians in that scene (lesbians do need to have pretty strong arms). Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).
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SBG 89: Mean Girls with Mary Holland

Ep. 89
This week’s episode is like so fetch! Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with writer and actor Mary Holland (@maryhollandaise) to talk about Mean Girls, an iconic film that an entire generation can still quote verbatim. Mean Girls was the defining movie of the early 2000s and although way too many of the jokes truly did not age well (hello casual homophobia, racism, and ableism), it still is unmatched when it comes to showcasing the intricacies of female bullying and American High School dynamics. While the movie canonically gives us one “too gay to function” main character in Damian, we argue that every single character in Mean Girls can be interpreted as and should have been gay. Although the most obvious choice might be Janice, we would be remiss not to recognize the gay magnetism in action when Cady first arrives at the school. Cady is literally skipping class with the gays and wearing a flannel to school by day 2. When we meet the Plastics, Regina is in slow motion and Cady is instantly enthralled with her. The Plastics themselves are 100% definitely all sleeping together. The movie tries to throw in a boy as a plot device, but it is extremely obvious that is all he is, because neither Regina nor Cady have an ounce of chemistry with him. Plus in real life, the main male cast members are all actually gay, so that probably plays into their interactions at least under the surface. The main plot of the movie is essentially caused by a horrible (and extremely gay) friend breakup between Janice and Regina that sets off a chain of events where Cady and Regina end up accidentally falling for one another. We argue that both Janice and Cady and Regina and Cady are the main ships propelling the story, but background ships like Regina and Gretchen have a very large influence on what happens in the end as well. Everything from Ms. Norbury’s rainbow-fueled vest to Regina choosing to wear lingerie anytime she’s on the phone with Cady adds to the incredibly gay masterpiece that is Mean Girls. The film literally ends with Regina’s best version of her life being getting buried under a pile of girls on the athletic field- we know what you are, Regina and we are so thrilled for you. We know one thing for sure, Mean Girls Should’ve Been Gay. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).