In My Villain Era
Nipping at the heels of awards season, Rose and Gala are here to talk Tár and tarnished protagonists. A little bit of kvetch and a lot of klatch, there’s a game of sapphic villain top-bottom-vers to keep our spirits gay after asking the hard questions: What makes a villain juicy? What makes a straight cis man decide to make a movie about a lesbian predator? What makes a straight cis woman choose the role? Is the world short on narratives that cast queer people in a predatory light? Kick it with us as we dream up a lavender menace worth the price of our salt.
January 28, 2023
Are You Guys, Like, Sisters?
There’s a good chance that if you were a dyke in the early aughts, then a Tegan and Sara song has the power to open up a deep well of nostalgia and possibly even regret in you. In this month’s episode, Rose and Gala harness that power for their own purposes, roping you into a Tegan and Sara retrospective chord by opening chord. Listen in your living room as we debate which hit songs belong to which signs. Let us get back in your head with an accompanying Spotify playlist :) …Celebrate the first true representation of soft butches wearing thermals under band shirts in High School (tv show based on Tegan & Sara’s teen years co-created by Clea DuVall). If those two topics don’t satiate you, enjoy a clever meal of dyketastic comparisons in the form of a game we’re calling “Sisters or ‘Sisters’.” Listen along to our picks for each sign here :)
December 10, 2022
A League of Our Own
There's no crying in baseball, and no clams in the dugout. But there are clam-diggers! What? Haven’t heard that old chestnut in a while? Well strap in because this episode, devoted to late summer’s best stone fruit (blues?)—the Georgia Peaches, is packed with old things made new again. Tune in from the bleachers as Rose and Gala each take a swing at the astrological make-up of the cast of the new A League of Their Own. Throw back some stale popcorn while Rose methodically (Virgo-ically?) rounds the bases and watch out for Gala’s Libra-fueled curve balls. Make sure to let us know if we hit it out of the ballpark!
September 21, 2022
Putting the camp in...Camp
Friendship bracelets, field trips, team sports, and sporty sandals… is there anything gayer than summer camp? In this brand spanking new episode of BDE, Rose and Gala make the case for summer camp as a homosexual root and a faggy foray. Swing a while in the sapphic hammock of lesbian yearning and discontent, reminisce about the days when no-talent shows were a drag dream and the bounds of Orthodox Jewish camp were no match for a budding young dyke. Play along as we top, bottom, vers our way through all the summer camp signifiers. What’s toppier? Dr. Pepper Chapstick or event-themed T-shirts? Tune in and find out!
August 20, 2022
Straights talk a big game about daddy issues but dykes everywhere know that mommy issues are really the mother of it all. Of course, here at BDE, we know that anyone and anything can be a mother--including but not exclusively the Earth. We're here for the mothers who give birth to babes and the mothers who give birth to movements. Mothers as mind-blowing as Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once (time-defying mother), as irreverent as QweenAmor (channeling the Whore Mother Mary Magdalene!), and as filthy as John Waters (guardian of perverted taste). Come dip into the dark with us as we talk cosmic strategies, mother stones, and the secrets garbage keeps---reveling in the unexpected wisdom of a sentient compost pile.
July 29, 2022
A Sheep Named O'Keefe
Join Rose & Gala on a Mercury-fueled ride down memory lane as they wax sapphic about LiveJournals past and all the trappings of being emotionally online in the early years of social media. Perhaps you, too, were a Woman In STEM (ie: learning code to add backgrounds and MUSIC to your online journal). Perhaps you never used Both Hands to share your inner world online under a silly pseudonym like FuriousRose or SaltWaterTears, perhaps you were simply there to watch and witness. Whether you were a goth deadjournaler), an emo livejournaler, or a voyeur whose life opened wide the moment pages like Birls (boyish girls) came on the scene, this episode is for you. Of course, your favorite dykes with big (bisexual?) energy can't let an episode go by without acknowledging the reason for the season. With the Sun's tenure in Gemini coming to a close, Rose & Gala are here to threaten you with a good time and some good games too. Play along as we take turns making a queer case for Gemini celebrities like Pam Grier, Paula Abdul, Isabella Rosellini and Robin Tunney (happy birthday!!!). In True Gemini fashion, it's not about the truth, it's about the conversation.
June 19, 2022
Horny Spooky axis
Come slither along the Taurus Scorpio axis on this Eclipse season episode of BDE. Or, should we call it the Horny/Spooky axis? And which is which—-really—-when you get down to (on) it? Much to perceive and little to do has your favorite dykes delving into sapphic media for all the answers. Can you recognize the Scorpio/Taurus axis in Killing Eve—can you figure out whose the villain…now? What about Benedetta… or is there another horny/spooky show that hits the spot? If not then perhaps a game of ultimatums featuring Taurus/Scorpio dyke (and dykealike) stars and stars moments will do you in. If you’re holding out for a deeper dive or a cool rider, we get it cuz we’re holding out too. As Scorpio poet Eli Coppola once asked, “what’s a warm blooded animal to do? With all you so cool?”
May 17, 2022
Who's the Top?
It's another episode of BDE, coming at ya this time with that Big Top Energy. Edging out of hot and heavy Aries season with a lot of confidence, this episode is a five course fist, serving up the tops that left an impression (a burning smack) on our bottoms and our psyches. Pull up a chair and sit in it homosexually as we comb through the top tops of dyke medias past: Violets, Cleos, Cleas, Candances--oh my! Like the classic tv show, Who's the Boss? No episode of Who's the Top can be complete without cheesy hijinks and a little debate. Join us as we get into a heated game of whose Mars sign is topping who. Or, if astrology isn't in your lexicon, perhaps a debate about whose eyebrows are topping whose fits your bill. How fine is the line between a moody top and a cheesy top anyway? At the edge of Aries season with Taurean indulgence on the horizon--more is more and we're here to deliver it with patience and a firm hand.
April 15, 2022
Teach a Gal to Fish
AND SHE'LL EAT FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. That’s what she said—and by “she” we mean Rose, the Pisces rising and Mercury, on this very Piscean episode of BDE. Come for the astrology, stay for the dykology, as we pour over the the full moon in Virgo, the Mars Saturn conjunction, the Jupiter Neptune conundrum and how Euphoria fits in. Get in the water while we float the questions on everyone’s minds: What’s going on with Sharon Stone? What’s the vibe and what do The Betts have to do with it? Are harnesses a lesbian invention? Is pregnancy a Rihanna invention? Is there a nuclear war on the horizon? Tune in and sail away (sail away).
March 16, 2022
The Yellow(jacket) Menace
Rose and Gala get back to the drawing board, beginning a new season of BDE with a tried and true approach: one episode, one theme, and all sapphistry all the time. Join us for a deep dive into the astrological archetypes of the girls formally known as Yellowjackets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Cast your votes in the comments! Play along while we bring our girls into some lower stakes chaotic lesbian survival scenarios. Lascivious lasagna? Incontinent pit-bull? Unsealed deck in the rain? Who you gonna call? If hypothetical games are your cup of foraged wine, then stay tuned for the bonus round—right after we talk Taissa full moon, subterranean Pluto return, Pisces new moon, and a conjunction or two. Did we miss the chance to mention Kristin Hersh? We each only have two hands.
February 15, 2022
Am I Sexual?
Venus is STILL retrograde and the devil is in the details this Capricorn season. But with a moody full moon in Cancer blessing the month of January and an exhausting square between Mars and Neptune, not to mention a spaced out Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius, the devil is bound to have her say. Why not let the fallen angels have it? What's an indulgence or two or three between friends who haven't been to a homosexual house party in three years? If you aren't feeling sexual and ruinous at the end of the world perhaps you're better off making soup. Gazpacho if you're holding down that Southern Hemisphere. Turn up the flame and cut your shallots beautifully while you tune into our astro weather forecast. Simmer down while we cook up our Capricorn karaoke theories. Are you more of a Meatloaf-singing Cap or a country crooner? It's all coming back to us now as we salt and pepper to taste and discuss the patterns in sapphic media today compared to yesteryear. If you'd like a transcript of this episode, please contact us here :)
January 14, 2022
A Smorgasbord of Sexualities
A choose your own (Sagittarian) adventure episode where each adventure is a quest to find good sapphic media. Welcome, one and all, to Rose and Gala's shameless TV corner where we embrace the winter solstice in totality but laying on the couch and having a good cathartic media binge. Take a load off those strong lesbian shoulders while we discuss 12 Dates of Christmas and the tragic affliction of "main character energy." Mix up some fair-trade cacao while we kvetch about what's missing in the world of holiday romcoms. Kick off those Blundstones as we wax on about Melanie Lynskey as queer canon and her place in our hearts and role in Yellowjackets, the only good tv for medium-aged dykes. Yes, they recount the SATC reboot, but at what cost? Do Aquarians or Sagittarians talk more shit? This episode is a case study. Of course, no Sag season episode would be complete without a hot debate to polarize the masses so stick around for Gala's Case Against Carol, sure to turn you against her forever. What to a Sag rising is likability? What do Sagittarius' even need when they still have Teyana Taylor performing 2018's “3Way,” grinding on the likes of Rubi Rose and Yung Miami on her 2021 farewell tour? Give yourself the gift of watching this performance through the years this holiday season. A farewell tour only happens once, but a lap dance recorded on YouTube lasts forever. Do we ever get past the fruitless search for representation and discuss what actually matters: the moon, the stars, the sacred texts of the cosmos? Yes, and it's hardly a gay old time. What, to a homosexual, is holiday cheer? Omicron is here. Stay inside, Save a life. If you'd like a transcript of this episode, please contact us here.
December 20, 2021
The Kehlani/SZA axis
Welcome to the Taurus full moon panic room! What kind of goddess decided to cast Venus’ Rx shadow the day before the eclipse? Is it the same goddess in charge of these Uranus oppositions and Saturn squares? Speaking of Saturn, would you live stream 6 middle aged dykes building a deck? Surely it’s better than Tampa Baes. And while we’re on the subject of lesbians with mansions, let’s talk about hidden assets: who has them and what does Taurus/Scorpio have to say about it. Why be fragile when you can be a force of nature? Come ride these waves and howl along on this latest episode of BDE.
November 18, 2021
LL Hot H
Time to talk about the L word again…. Libras! Libra is ruled by Venus and Venus is all about our values so this episode we’re putting our values under a delicate vintage magnifying glass. Is it possible to own land and still be invested in justice? Once you marry someone who wants to colonize space are you queer? What makes a lesbian commune vs. a queer lesbian commune? And since Venus was still in Scorpio, and Scorpio loves other people’s money, play along while we imagine what dyke diversions we might dip into with $89,000,000.
October 07, 2021
Bisexual Blazer Energy
Join Rose and Gala as they wrap up Virgo season and prepare for Mercury retrograde in Libra by asking hard-hitting questions and not expecting you to answer them. Everyone knows that while Virgo is The Virgin in the texts of olde, they’re everyone’s favorite freak. But, isn’t it also true that Virgo’s the most bisexual of all the Zodiac signs? Cameron Diaz, Sara Ramirez, Evan Rachel Wood, Pink, Lili Reinhart, Jada Pinkett Smith, need we say more? Never-mind, we do. Speaking of bisexuals, and we definitely are, isn’t it time to retire “Gold Star” as a thing? Don’t we all put on our blazers one sleeve at a time? Isn’t it time for a little mutual reception? Whether you’ve been sowing and reaping, or heauxing and sleeping, the hosts of BDE are here to serve up a farmer’s market of dyke digressions.
September 21, 2021
Laughing, Lions, Loving, Labrys, Lusting (the way that we live)
Sun’s out and so are we in the newest episode of BDE. If pride is such a Leo thing then how come so many Gay Prides happen in Cancer season? Maybe that’s what Sister Sledge was singing about. Speaking of Leos, and we are, what was UP with Lion’s Gate? Listen to Rose’s case for Water Gate instead. In Leo season, we all get a gate. Except the younger generation of L Word: Gen Q, that is. Find out why we think they should be seen to the door instead. And, if two medium age dykes droning about dramatic disappointment isn’t your cup of fair trade brew, we’ve slipped in more than a few rounds of “Top, Bottom, Verse?” to keep you in the game. L Word Spoiler Time Stamps: 43:15-60:41
August 19, 2021
Our oceans are afire but our hearts are too in this Cancerian tinged episode that’s all about old flames and the timeless travails of lesbians who just can’t let go. Come soak in the creative brine with Rose and Gala and find out what’s left to preserve.
July 19, 2021
Will it fit in a Subaru Baja?
Spend the last day of Gemini season with Gala and Rose as they ride out the final waves of Mercury Retrograde. Enjoy a gentle mental cocktail of astro Insights and gaymes as they talk transits and trivia. How many novels has Jeanette Winterson written? Given the choice, would you keep your St. Andrews Cross or your 6' cat tower? Which Angelina Jolie movie made you gayer, Hackers or Foxfire? Geminis are all about sharing stories so whether you’re here to listen or to play along you’re sure to have a good time.
June 19, 2021
Are Jncos back?
As we savor the last hours of Taurus season, let’s take a beat and ask ourselves... is there anyone hotter than Kehlani? Nevermind, let’s talk about acrylic nails. Hands are a Gemini thing. Wait are we in retro shade? Speaking of retro, are Jncos back? What’s the truth about the cool S? Surrender to Mercury in Gemini and bounce from topic to topic. Find out what makes jigsaw puzzles the ultimate erotic act. We’re here, we’re queer, our liberation is tied up with yours!
May 20, 2021
Squaring Saturn, Sexing Satan
When the dykes are online talking about fighting Mary Oliver and conservative squares won’t let Satan have a lap dance, we know it’s Aries season. In this episode, we spend a good deal of time talking Aries magic and the Chiron in Aries healing journey by way of Lil Nas X, his video for Montero and his natal transits too. What's healthier for a Chiron wound than a little sexual expression? What's the diff between an Aries Sun and Aries Moon? Nerd out, Astro-enthusiasts, while we venerate Mars and stimulate Pluto. Get in the car, homos, we’re going to hell ...metaphorically. If you’d like to look along, the charts we pulled up use these dates and details: Birthday: 12:00 pm April 9, 1999, Atlanta, GA. 14th Birthday: April 9th, 2013 Old Town Road Initial Release: December 2, 2018 Old Town Road Hits Number one: April 13, 2019 Call Me By Your Name video premiere: March 25, 2021 Satan Shoes Released: March 29, 2021
April 16, 2021
Cut My Life in 2 Pisces, This is My Last Rebirth
Gather, gentle perverts, for another episode of BDE and another anniversary: a year since COVID19 forced all goddess's homosexuals apart and into their underwater caves. It began in Pisces season and to Pisces season it returns. In the hazy days of March, as we crawl about seeking vitamin D and good news, we mustn't forget our Pisces babes who work so hard to remind us how to have fun while never leaving the confines of one's imagination. In this playful yet persuasive episode, your hosts with the most (tears to shed, love to give) ponder the big questions: Are all Pisces doe-eyed dream babes in silks like Niecy Nash, or are some of them more likely to be found wearing RealTree t-shirts while boating with wild cats in a swamp? Does Rose have con-artist adjacent traits and what does being a Pisces rising have to do with it?
March 11, 2021
The Trash Eater
It’s Aquarius time (but it’s not the age of Aquarius) and Rose & Gala are here to usher in the third season of BDE. Mars faces some difficult aspects so we’re here to help you work with what you got, dignified or in detriment. What do a possum and a koala have to do with Rose’s sex toy emporium and Taurus in Uranus? Relax into it with a new episode.
February 16, 2021
The Hundred Acre Year
It’s a brand new Hierophant year and the end of an empire, so what better time to praise Capricorns? Listen to Rose and Gala regress to progress, and talk retrogrades. Find out if Dolly, Sade, and Mary J were just placed on this earth to make dykes despondent with longing. What’s a Capricorn Venus got to do to get some Real Love? Slow down, tune in.
January 16, 2021
Cement Croc Situation
Rose and Gala help you savor the last drops of Sagittarius season on the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere and the Great(est) Conjunction. Go big or go home--and then go big at home! We know Sagittarians are philosophers but they're playful ponies too. That's why we've got some light-hearted fare for you this solstice. Play a round of Name That Sagittarius and see if you know your sapphic archers! Pontificate on morals with our attempt to assign Mars signs to AITA querents. Grab a hot beverage and settle in for the last laughs of 2020.
December 20, 2020
My Angel Number is 69
Rose and Gala record a Scorpio season episode, take 2, leaving the first try in the vault (a mystery!). An investigative episode into the annals of political party past, evocative of our favorite astrological super sleuth. Find out what these two gal pals turned gumshoes discover and figure out what’s coincidence and what’s fate. To follow along with our exploration: Click here :)
November 18, 2020
How do you cuff in a pandemic? How is your Covid pod like an ensemble cast rom-com? Are cardinal Libras guilty of cardinal sins or just full of sensual ideas? Do they have a look? According to Rose, “yes, they look good. “ But, will looking good get us through all these Pluto Problems? Take a trip through our sliding doors and find out what’s possible! To learn more about ways to connect with and support those experiencing incarceration, check out Critical Resistance :)
October 21, 2020
Hepa Filter for Chaos
Rose and Gala zoom in to talk Virgo virtues, viral realities, and the trappings of electoral politics as activism. Who's chaos is whose, and who are we gonna call to help us get through it all? Is there a Hepa filter Herculean enough to handle this hellscape?
September 21, 2020
WAP: WILDLY ADAPTABLE PUSSIES* (cats)
An episode that keeps Leos in mind even when they think not enough people are thinking about them. An episode that knows an easy square is hard to find and even fixed signs need a little tenderness. Come for the exploration of Uranus retrograde, stay for the Leo gaymes and lesbian variety.
August 21, 2020
Gala and Rose talk crustacean coping mechanisms, emotional containers, Vida, and the commitment and care it takes to sustain a movement. Shelter in place is old hat for folks that carry their homes on their backs, but what about the rest of us? And how are we supposed to survive the tropical storm that is 6 months of Mars in Aries, facing off with Pluto and Saturn in grumpy ole' Capricorn? Tune in to find out, or at least find some company.
July 14, 2020
Chef's Kiss/Lesbian Fist
Gala and Rose take a ride on the information expressway this Gemini season, talking Lunar Eclipses and multiple realities in the pandemic parallax view. Kick back with some casual laughs, accidental insights, and archetypal investigations into new TV indulgences like Dead 2 Me... and every show Roberta Colindrez has Lezstarred in this quarantine season. Come for the vocal fry, stay for the Miso Braised Chard recipe.
June 09, 2020
Livin' La Vida Lesbian
Rose and Gala staying homo and here for you. On this Taurantine season episode, they’re fetching the bolt cutters and talking big moons. Tune in and it’s almost like you have some gay friends over? Remember that?
May 07, 2020
Aries, party of one?
The inimitable Aries Astro Queen, Annabel Gat herself, visits with Rose and Gala on this episode of BDE. What’s sapphic about isolation? What will the most DTF signs do you when they’re TDTF: Too Distant To Fuck? Venus Retrograde? In this Economy?
April 08, 2020
Is this a date?
Gala and Rose square dance through the rest of this Pisces/ Aquarius retrograde and help you get right with the full moon in Virgo. Saturn shifts into Aquarius and it’s finally time for the fixed signs to sweat. Speaking of sweat, it’s never too late to swoon over the cast and crew of Portrait of a Lady on Fire (SPOILER ALERT). Is this the most Scorpio lez movie ever made? Is it better to be the poet or the lover? Is it really so hard to ask the other person if this is a date? Tune in and find out! If you're curious about ELMS, you can check it out here: http://www.clublez.com/movies/lesbian_movie_scenes/titles_new_01.htm
March 10, 2020
Ol' Papa Pileup
Capricorn season might be over but Daddy’s still making waves. Ride out the mid-winter blues with Rose and Gala while they track which signs are getting t-boned and why AQUARIUS season is tv heaven. What is a sex wedge? What is the first rule of a throuple? What do you call the cis boys lesbians date before they level up? When the edible hits, the hits keep on coming.
February 11, 2020
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is The Well of Loneliness
Maddy Court aka Xena Worrier Princess joins Rose and Gala to dish about her Scorpio struggles and offer up her Lezdom to those seek her advice. What’s Cheryl Dunye got to do with it? Find out
December 16, 2019
Building a Mystery
Rose and Gala want to know who put the X in your Mercury Rx this Scorpio season. In an episode full of anecdotes and apocrypha, your favorite sapphists sing the praises of our Zodiac’s moodiest water sign. Find out what Rose says about drowning in a pit filled with snakes!
November 12, 2019
The Inaugural Blow
Was your first girlfriend also a Libra? Rose and Gala want to know who struck the inaugural blow to your heart this chilly autumnal season. Cozy up with a tea and perk your homo ears as they discuss all things cardinal and the price of sal...Saturn.
October 18, 2019
Rose and Gala savor the dog days of summer with a Virgo-charged episode that is equal parts criticism and praise, a combo these Earthy babes need to survive! Tune in for Rose’s Lily Tomlin obsession, Gala’s Virgo PHD, polarity pondering, and more!
September 20, 2019
Greatest Dykes That Never Were
Gala and Rose usher Leo season out in regal fashion with a round of Top/Bottom/Vers and a roundup of the greatest Leo Dykes that never were. Click here to support us on Patreon :)
August 19, 2019
Congrats! You made it! Sort of? Rose and Gala try to make sense of the eclipse season/Mercury Rx pileup, and dish on Midsommer, Big Little Lies, 90s Boy Bands, and an overwhelming sense of dread. Don't worry, there's some laughs in there too... Click to support us on Patreon :)
July 30, 2019
If Ur Good to Mommy
This pride weekend, Rose and Gala play with roles that remind you no matter what gender you are, it’s all in the family. They’re not gay as in happy but queer as in mournful... but still managing to have more fun than straight people. If you're feeling a little eclipsed, there's a reason! Don't feel too bad if you're ready to climb down from the mountain top and and burrow into the sand with the crabs. We could all learn a thing or two from our ♋️friends in their birthday season.
June 28, 2019
Top Bottom Vers
Is there an astrological predictor of bedroom behavior, or does it really take all kinds? Rose and Gala introduce a new segment, and try to get to the *bottom* (pun intended) of all the Gemini hate.
June 04, 2019
BDE on LBD
Rose and Gala rub real hard on an age old conundrum: Lesbian Bed Death. What gives and who can’t get it up? Is resurrection possible? Listen up for our ideas on (C)ommunicating (P)rocessing (R)esusitation 4 (L)esbian (B)ed (D)eath Also if you support the work think about becoming a Patreon subscriber (in the future, we promise to hit you with those silly out takes and inside-only convos about the worst things about the best signs) www.patreon.com/bigdykeenergy
May 17, 2019
The Forsaken Particle
In the latest episode, Gala and Rose talk Tank Girl, queer dystopias, black holes, and grappling with environmental crisis while Uranus settles into Taurus.
April 23, 2019
Urge 2 Merge
“Are you codependent or are you just happy to see me?” Rose and Gala discuss the age old lez conundrum of renting a Uhaul and losing your autonomy. What can this Aries season teach us about secure attachment? Is that just the right master lock for your truck? Find out!
April 02, 2019
Are you gen x, gen (wh)y, gen z, or a millennial? What if generations were divided by Pluto’s position, instead? Gala and Rose delve deep into the Pluto in Scorpio Generation and offer up some sapphic answers. Tune in for the sick sad world of murderous muff divers and slutty sirens that helped define a powerful new generation of dykes.
March 19, 2019
Isn't it Chironic?
Dontcha think? Rose and Gala talk wounded healers, evolved masculinity, queer roots, and the centaur's ingress into Aries. Oh, and Xena: Warrior Princess, of course.
March 05, 2019
Are You There, Ilene? It's Us, BDE.
With news of an L Word reboot looming, Rose and Gala ask the burning question: is this the way that we live--and love? Plenty of dykegressions, a laundry list of complaints, and some hotly contended debates over the astrological signs of the hit series' main characters.
February 19, 2019
You're Speaking My Language
It’s not easy being queer but it sure is educational! In their debut episode, Rose and Gala explore the different love languages of the zodiac in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Tune in for "dykegressions", Astro illumination, and some sweet company, too!
February 11, 2019