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SBG 92: Do Revenge with Kristin Murison

Ep. 92

Revenge Mommy? Sorry. Revenge Mommy? Sorry. This week, Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Lez Hang Out’s production assistant and actual mermaid, Kristin Murison (@therealksparkle), to talk about Netflix’s Do Revenge. This movie is honestly incredibly queer the entire time. It opens to Hayley Kiyoko’s “For The Girls” at the most EXTRA High School party we’ve ever seen and the rest of the soundtrack is filled with nonstop bops from sapphic favorites like Phoebe Bridgers, Olivia Rodrigo, and MUNA. So, you might be wondering why we are doing a Should’ve Been Gay on a movie that clearly is gay, but if you watch Eleanor and Drea interact for all of two minutes you will understand. Do Revenge stars Maya Hawke as Eleanor and Camila Mendes as Drea in a 2022 Gen Z version of Mean Girls that has all the makings of a cult classic movie. The entire premise of this film is that both Eleanor and Drea want revenge on the people who wronged them. Eleanor wants long-game revenge on the girl who ruined her life 5 years ago by spreading a harmful rumor about her that twisted things to make her look like a ‘predatory lesbian’. Drea’s whole premise for revenge is going after her ex-boyfriend, Max, and her old clique members, essentially the modern version of The Plastics, for destroying her social standing at school and ultimately causing her to lose her spot at Yale. We love that Eleanor is unapologetically openly gay, and we love her girlfriend Gabbi’s immaculate ‘boyfriend’ vibes, but there is a stark difference between Eleanor interacting with Gabbi and Eleanor interacting with Drea. Sure, she likes Gabbi, but if Drea made a move, Eleanor would dump Gabbi in a heartbeat. These two have a wild amount of chemistry- their sexual tension is off the charts, and the dom/sub energy is on point. We know most viewers agree, because if you look up Do Revenge on Archive of Our Own, 99% of the fanfics are about Eleanor and Drea being together. From the moment we meet Drea at the lavish party thrown by her best friend Tara (who is clearly in love with her), it is obvious that she is in the closet. She has zero interest in kissing Max, later on has zero interest in having sex with Russ (literally she is scrolling Instagram while he is going down on her- need we say more?), and is fully obsessed with Headmaster Sarah Michelle Gellar (for obvious reasons). From knowing terms like ‘crunchy granola lesbian’, wanting the hot milf Headmaster to back her over with her Tesla, and making little outfits for the greatest lizard of all time, Oscar Winner Olivia Coleman, Drea is constantly telling on herself. When making Eleanor over into ‘Frankenstein’s Bad Bitch’, Drea even says that all Eleanor needs to do to fit in with Max and her old friends is to disassociate from her body and not be herself. That sounds an awful lot like something a closeted person would do to survive in High School. When the tables turn and Eleanor takes over the title of Ultimate Revenge Mommy, her relationship with Drea somehow gets even more sexually charged than before, even though you would think hitting someone with your car would be a dealbreaker. We still do not understand how Drea and Eleanor did not kiss even once the whole movie and we feel robbed. Drea refers to Eleanor as her ‘fucked up soulmate’ and yet it still somehow doesn’t click for them that they are in love. We know one thing for sure, Do Revenge Should’ve Been Gayer. 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 98: The Princess Bride with Kendall Payne

Ep. 98
My name is Iñigo Montoya and I am the King of holding grudges. Prepare to die. This week, Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Brooklyn based queer filmmaker and stand-up comedian Kendall Payne (@kendallxpayne) to talk about why the 1987 classic The Princess Bride Should’ve Been Gay. The movie focuses on the love story between drag queen and OG cottagecore lesbian Princess Buttercup and drag king The Dread Pirate Roberts, ie. the masked masc lesbian Westley. Genuinely, what is queerer than going undercover as a pirate? The Dread Pirate Roberts walked so that the pirates in Our Flag Means Death could run. Buttercup and Westley are in love, but have to keep their relationship in the closet from the completely nonexistent people who would object on the farm. Prince Humpadick, as we will be referring to him the entire time, has to marry Buttercup because he needs to beard up in order to keep his relationship with Dungeon Daddy Tyrone, the six-fingered man, a secret. Luckily Humpadick actually does Buttercup a favor by having a gaggle of gay men kidnap her before she can be forcibly wed into compulsory heterosexuality. They are meant to kill her but she is rescued by her masked masc lover Westley. Buttercup and Westley aren’t the only queer ship in town. We also have Iñigo who is in love with Fezzik (they literally ride off into the sunset on horses together), and Prince Humpadick and Tyrone who spend a little too much time in that sex dungeon to be successfully hiding their relationship. Even the characters who are not in relationships are queer; there is no way anyone would confuse Vizzini for a straight man. The film really leans into the camp of the plot and truly what is gayer than camp? We know one thing for sure, The Princess Bride 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). Want to support Lez Hang Out while unlocking a bunch of awesome perks like access to our exclusive Discord community, monthly bonus episodes, weekly ad free episodes, exclusive merch and more? Join us on Patreon at bit.ly/lezpatreon.
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611: Finding Your HER-d with Jill O'Sullivan

Season 6, Ep. 11
There has never been a better time to find your HER-d! This week Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Jill O’Sullivan, community manager and event host at HER (@hersocialapp), to talk about queer dating, the importance of queer spaces both online and in person, and how HER helps people find their community. HER is a dating and social community app for queer folks that you most likely have downloaded at some point. If you haven’t checked it out in awhile, you may be surprised to find out that it’s actually not just a dating space. It began as a dating space for queer women and has evolved into a much larger social community for everyone under the queer umbrella. Sure you can still swipe to your heart's content, but once you’re done swiping, take some time to check out the social scene. There are social communities for everything your little queer heart could want, including spaces to talk about media like tv shows, movies, and podcasts. Watching a new show and really excited to talk about it? There’s a space for that! Whether you are looking for romance or friendship, you will be able to find it on the HER app. There are even spaces specifically for the asexual community, which can be challenging to find elsewhere. Additionally, HER hosts plenty of events, including many virtual events, like speed dating, queer book clubs, movie nights, and more! With the decline in lesbian bars and the lingering concerns about the pandemic, it can be difficult to find your tribe in person, especially if you do not live in a major metro area. Whether you find local friends on HER or not, you are bound to find people you vibe with and make lasting connections online. Nowadays everyone knows someone who met their partner or bestie online, heck even Jill met her partner online (before it was cool). If you have been struggling to find queer community in your area, definitely give HER a try. 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).
1/9/2023

SBG 97: Thunder Force

Ep. 97
Every queer person has that one childhood friendship that was just a little too intense to be platonic. This week, Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about the 2021 Netflix superhero comedy Thunder Force. This movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Lydia and Octavia Spencer as Emily being so incredibly gay together that even Emily’s grandmother ships them. Lydia and Emily have the best meet-cute. Little Lydia saves the day by knocking out Emily’s bullies and then they bond on the swings. Later on Emily literally makes them rainbow friendship bracelets. This is the type of romantic soulmate level backstory that we wish actual lesbian films would have. Of course, Emily and Lydia end up having an overly intense friend breakup. Then we jump forward in time. Even after 20 years have passed, Lydia has nothing but love for Emily and has been pining after her all this time. She hasn’t even seen Emily for 2 decades and Lydia is still fully secure in the fact that they are best friends. Thunder Force was massively underappreciated and only got a 21% on Rotten Tomatoes, because whenever there are two female leads in a superhero movie there tends to be a disappointing lack of support. However, this movie is 100% worth the watch for Melissa McCarthy’s humor and the most adorable love story between Emily and Lydia. We’re just going to pretend that they get married with the cake topper Emily’s grandma made and they went on to be a family with Emily’s daughter Tracy. Several of the other characters in this movie were super queer too, like Tracy,  the Shane wannabe, Laser, the flamboyant guy who kills all his boyfriends after he gets bored with them, The King, and the obvious lesbian, Allie. Throughout the movie it’s like a running joke that Lydia and Emily are gay together. It’s treated like a joke the entire time by everyone except Lydia’s grandma who knows lesbian soulmates when she sees them and eagerly awaits their wedding. We know one thing for sure, Thunder Force 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).