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GayV Club

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Tune in to hear two queer women of colour discuss LGBT film and television. Series created by Merryana Salem, a Lebanese-Aboriginal bisexual woman, and Durr-e-'Adan Haque, an Indonesian-Pakistani non-binary lesbian.
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Jennifer's Mind
Happy Halloween! For this spooky occasion we will be discussing cinematic masterpiece Jennifer's Body (2009) dir. Karyn Kusama and lesbian sexuality in horror. Please consider supporting GayV Club on Patreon or Paypal. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Episodes with closed captions can be found on our YouTube. This episode does contain some discussion about sexual assault and violence so please, be safe and listen at your discretion.
58:32
October 25, 2020
My Dear Watson
Welcome back to GayV Club's fifth volume. We return with a new episode about gender-bending in Sherlock Holmes adaptations: Elementary and Miss Sherlock. Join us as we make Arthur Conan Doyle turn in his grave! Please consider supporting GayV Club on Patreon or Paypal. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Episodes with closed captions can be found on our YouTube. This episode does contain some discussion about drugs and addiction so please, be safe and listen at your discretion.
47:17
October 11, 2020
NYWF 2020 Debate: Netflix & Chill vs. One Night Stan
Welcome back to a very special episode of GayV Club co-presented with the National Young Writers Festival 2020. We are joined by Panda Wong to debateone of the most difficult questions of the 21st century: which streaming service has the best B-grade content? Tune in to find out. Special thanks to Isobel Marmion for producing. Please consider supporting GayV Club on Patreon or Paypal. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Episodes with closed captions can be found on our YouTube.
53:31
October 2, 2020
Portrait of A Lady on Fire!
It's TIME for Deah and Merry to discuss Céline Sciamma's 2019 film, Portrait of A Lady on Fire! And they have much to say about it, discussing the portrayal of hidden LGBT histories,  solidarity between women, love languages, and more!  Please consider supporting GayV Club on Patreon or Paypal. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Episodes with closed captions can be found on our YouTube.
53:25
July 26, 2020
Do I Look Moderate To You?
In volume 3 episode 5, Deah and Merry look at various LGBT films with themes of religious repression and oppression; Christian and Islamic. Content warning for discussions of homophobia, transphobia, racism, and conversion therapy. Please consider supporting GayV Club on Patreon or Paypal. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Episodes with closed captions can be found on our YouTube.
57:29
July 12, 2020
Hollywoo: Netflix's Hollywood, Bojack Horseman, & the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
After a brief Black lives matter PSA, Dee and Merry are talking all things Hollywood this episode! Discussing representations of marginalisation and privilege in new Netflix series, Hollywood, as well as Bojack Horesman, and best selling novel, the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. SPOILER WARNING for all three. The episode discusses representations of race, homophobia, and sexual abuse. Listen with care. Black lives matter, Thank you for listening.
1:45:31
June 14, 2020
Quarantine Pride
Happy Pride month! In volume 3 episode 3 of GayV Club, we recommend various LGBT media to help get through this quarantine. Closed captions are available on our Youtube, and you can follow us for updates on our Twitter or Instagram. Please consider supporting us on Patreon or Paypal. We hope everyone is safe!
56:00
May 31, 2020
Two Girls Chilling in a Hot Spring 5ft Apart 'Cuz They Are Gay
In volume 3 episode 2 of GayV Club, we review Alice Wu's new lesbian coming-of-age film The Half of It, starring Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, and Alexxis Lemire, Make sure to check this movie out on Netflix and then join us as we discuss gaysian representation, food as a love language, and Steve Harrington's ideal boyfriend. Closed captions are available on our Youtube, and you can follow us for updates on our Twitter or Instagram. Please consider supporting us on Patreon or Paypal. We hope everyone is safe!
1:21:00
May 17, 2020
New Gender Who Dis?: The Era of the 13th Doctor
In episode 13 of GayV Club, Merryana & Deah discuss Doctor Who and the 13th reincarnation of its protagonist, the Doctor, and how showrunner Chris Chibnall handles their new gender, white feminism, and misogyny in this iconic science fiction series. Close captions can be found on our Youtube. Let us know what you think of the episode on Twitter or Instagram. GayV Club is now on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/gayvclub All support is appreciated. Thank you, and stay safe! Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque
1:41:46
May 3, 2020
A Little Sadness...As A Treat: On Representations of Queer Sadness
Should we be sad? In volume 2's final episode Deah and Merryana discuss the history, perceptions, and evolution of LGBT folk being sad in film and literature. Why do we like it? When do we not? Who knows? It might be very important that we don't ignore our sadness. Let us know what you think on Twitter and/or Instagram. GayV Club is now on Paypal: paypal.me/gayvclub. Any and all contributions appreciated, thank you. Stay safe!
1:02:21
March 29, 2020
Shakesqueer: Much Ado About Nothing
In volume 2's fifth episode, Merry and Deah explore queer subtext and compulsory heterosexuality in various adaptations of Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing'. This episode is to be the first of our "Shakesqueer" miniseries, where we hope to discuss LGBT subtext throughout the playwright's work. Adaptations focused on in this episode are The Public's Much Ado About Nothing (2019) starring Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman, Josie Rourke's 2011 stage production with Catherine Tate and David Tennant, and the 1993 film with Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, and Keanu Reeves. LINK - Gary Cook's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtg17uuduY8fsHHa9e5vKg
1:01:05
March 16, 2020
A Fantabulous Emancipation Indeed!
In volume 2's fourth episode, Deah and Merryana review discuss and gush all things Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), directed by Cathy Yan. SPOILER WARNINGS abound as they discuss the film's LGBT representation, its exploration of misogyny, killer soundtrack, misogynistic critical reception, and just the fact that everything about the film is spectacularly, fantabulously unlike anything we've seen before!  
52:32
March 1, 2020
Let Bigones by Bygones
Welcome back to GayV Club for Volume 2, episode 3, where we discuss the myriad of ways bisexuality is portrayed in various television series, films, and books. Join us as we kill Eve, get away with murder, eat hot chip and lie. We will be discussing issues of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia so please be safe and listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:56:19
February 17, 2020
The Korean Gothic Lesbian Revenge Thriller That Captivated Cannes
Welcome back to GayV Club for Volume 2, episode 2, where by popular demand we discuss Deah's favourite movie of all time, The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Park Chan-wook. We will be discussing issues of lesbophobia, sexual assault, child sex abuse, and suicide so please be safe and listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:21:57
February 2, 2020
Luke Skywalker Is Gay
Welcome back to GayV Club with our first episode of Volume 2, where right now we discuss all three Star War trilogies and their impact, right now in a galaxy closer than you think. Joined by our first guest ever, Filipino writer William Cesista. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
2:12:27
January 20, 2020
Dec(gay)de In Review
Tune in for the Vol 1 finale of GayV club as Deah & Merryana recap, reminisce, roast and cringe at the best and worst LGBt tv and film released 2010-2019! We will be discussing issues of homophobia, so please be safe and listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:52:35
December 15, 2019
Goldfinch Miniseries Pitch
Join GayV Club in our fifth episode where we discuss The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and its unfortunate 2019 film adaptation. Listen to us review the film, explain where it went wrong, and pitch our own miniseries adaptation. We will be discussing issues of homophobia, drug/alcohol abuse, child abuse, and suicide so please be safe and listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:33:46
December 1, 2019
Based on a True Struggle: The Failure of LGBT Biopics Part 2
Join GayV Club in our fourth episode where we discuss LGBT biopics and why they often suck. Listen to us in Part 2 where we cover films like The Danish Girl,  Colette, Frida, and the favourite, as well as the series Gentleman Jack and Dickinson. We will be discussing and criticising homophobia, transphobia and related themes, so please listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:10:23
November 18, 2019
Freddie and Friends: The Failure of LGBT Biopics Part 1
Join GayV Club in our third episode where we discuss LGBT biopics and why they often suck. Listen to us in Part 1 where we cover films like Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Rocketman, and The Imitation Game. We will be discussing and criticising homophobia and related themes, so please listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:18:27
November 3, 2019
The Gay Gaze
Join GayV Club in our second episode where we discuss our favourite LGBT filmmakers! Listen to us ramble about Desiree Akhavan, Xavier Dolan, Gregg Araki and more, going through their best works so anyone interested in watching more LGBT cinema know where to start! We will be discussing and criticising homophobia and related themes, so please listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
1:02:04
October 20, 2019
Good Omens: The Role of Subtext and Queer-baiting in an Apocalyptic Rom-com
"As if Armageddon were a cinematographic show you wished to sell in as many countries as possible." Welcome to GayV Club! Join us (Merry and Deah) in our first episode where we discuss the 2019 Amazon series Good Omens and its use of gay subtext and queer-baiting. We will be discussing and criticising homophobia and related themes, so please listen at your discretion. Written, recorded, and edited by Merryana Salem and Durr-e-'Adan Haque.
52:46
October 7, 2019