Make It Gay!
By MakeitGay Pod
Make it Gay is a podcast where two queer and trans people are sick of the “straight agenda” and decide to take matters into their own gay hands. Through conversation, playful banter, explosive debates and sometimes exclusive interviews, Eliana and Xan explore what it really means to take the straightest story arcs and characters and make them gay!
To bee or not to bee in love...
After spending your whole life with someone as your best friend (i.e. 9 days) it's perfectly normal to catch feelings. But when you're best friend goes off and falls in love with a HUMAN! That's a no go. Oh yeah Barry and Adam are bees. We're talking about The Bee Movie. You gotta listen to understand.
June 03, 2022
Life is a breeze!
A Disney Channel classic, Eliana and Xan are blasting to the past to get a hint of the future and talking about Raven and Chelsea from That's So Raven and Raven's Home!
April 15, 2022
Terrific Trans Talks: Award Show Edition
We've come to the end of awards season and with that we've seen no trans and gender non-conforming representation in award categories. Why is that? How can we fix this problem? Discussions are being had but actions need to be taken. Hear more about it on this weeks episode of Make It Gay!
April 01, 2022
Wickedly in love
Xan and Eliana travel to the land of Oz to discuss the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba, and Glinda the Good Witch. Did you know these two are actually canon based off the book the musical is based on??? Thank goodness!
March 25, 2022
There's something hiding in your closet. No it's not a scary monster, au contraire, it's actually an old married couple who unexpectedly have to raise a human child together! Talk about unexpected. Our favorite duo (Mike and Sully) take their relationship to the next level in Monsters Inc. and discover without their deep foundation of love for one another they would be doomed in getting Boo back home.
March 18, 2022
Right Place, Wrong Time
Tenet is a love story. Facts. If you don't believe us then I dare you to take a listen.
March 11, 2022
Serious Gay Talks: The Gay Best Friend (GBF)
"The Gay Best Friend". Where did this trope come from? Why was it created? Eliana and Xan dive into another episode of Serious Gay Talks and discuss where this stereotypical trope originated from and how it has evolved today!
March 05, 2022
Mean Gals: Regina x Cady
This week Xan and Eliana talk about the cult classic Mean Girls and the relationship between Regina George and Cady Heron. Certainly not the healthiest of relationships, Xan and Eliana discuss the possible internal homophobia of Regina and the impressionable personality of Cady. Break out those burn books cause this could get ugly!
February 25, 2022
Mia Thermopolis and Lily Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries) may not be a femme pairing that initially comes to mind when thinking of Queer ships, but Xan and Eliana break this one down and go for the long game. What starts as a solid friendship with deep bonds soon blossoms into a loving relationship as the years pass. Shine your crowns cause this week we're going royal!
February 18, 2022
Terrific Trans Talks: Trans Spider-Man
This week we ask ourselves, "What if Peter Parker were trans?" A trope popular in the fan fiction / fan art community, we explore how the world of Spider-Man would change (or not change) if Peter was a trans teen! Terrific Trans Artist in the Superhero World! Nicole Maines (CW Supergirl) Aneesh Sheth (Jessica Jones) Zach Barack (Spider-Man Far From Home) Ivory Aquino (Batgirl)
February 11, 2022
Bi Gods do El Dorado
It's 2022 and we're back and gayer than ever! This week we travel all the way to El Dorado to discuss the iconic duo Miguel and Tulio from The Road to El Dorado! This 2000 flick had us mesmerized with the stunning animation and electricifying chemistry between its two leads. Will their desire for gold get in the way of true love? Find out this week on Make it Gay!
February 04, 2022
Serious Gay Talks: Disability in Shipping Culture
This week Xan and Eliana shift gears and talk about disability in shipping culture and the lack of representation of disabilities in media.
December 10, 2021
The Odd Couple
When your mutual best friend decides to dip out and return to his 1940s girlfriend, what else are supposed to do but go from enemies to lovers and save the world while doing so? This is the story of Bucky and Sam.
November 20, 2021
I Don't Dance: A romance in 4 minutes
"I Don't Dance”: The song heard around the world. In 2007 we were forever changed by High School Musical 2 and its song about breaking away from what’s expected of you. It was a song all of us could relate to, about changing your perspective and asking..."maybe I'm queer?" Over the course of four minutes Ryan Evans urges Chad Danforth to think outside the box and not to let his past prejudices about dancing get in the way of trying it for himself. Even though Ryan's talking about dancing, we can all read between the lines *wink wink*.
November 13, 2021
Gays Do Heist
Oceans 8 is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of queer ships, but Xan and Eliana hack into this previously occupied cis- straight world, and discuss why Debbie (Sandra Bullock) and Lou (Cate Blanchett) belong together. Gather your team of specifically talented friends, cause it's time to heist!
October 29, 2021
A long time ago in a ship far, far away...
Xan and Eliana travel outside this galaxy to discuss STORMPILOT, otherwise known as Finn and Poe from Star Wars (the new trilogy). With both actors having confirmed their support for the ship, Xan and Eliana discuss why this pairing was never canonized. They also dive into the importance of STORMPILOT when it comes to people of color being represented in the shipping world.
October 22, 2021
Then and Now: The Story of DESTIEL
The pairing of Dean Winchester and the Angel Castiel is a ship many know even if you’re not into the Supernatural fandom. With over 98,000 published works of fan fiction, this couple is arguably one of the most popular ships in the male slash category. Castiel began as a guest star during Season 4 of the show but turned into a series regular due his critical role in the story arc and popularity. Even though Castiel confessed his love for Dean during one of the last episodes of Supernatural, it’s still uncertain if Destiel became canon. Xan, Eliana and special guest, Mary Frances Noser, make a case for why these two belong together. SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Frances Noser | @maryfrancesnoser
October 15, 2021
… And I would’ve gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling straights!
One of the pioneers of the fem slash renaissance, Velma and Daphne are a classic slash pairing that was ahead of its time. Not only does this pairing show two cis females as non-rivals, Vaphne challenges female stereotypes. On this episode, Xan and Eliana discuss the history behind Scooby-Doo and what makes this relationship so unique to the femme slash world.
October 09, 2021
Breaking Apart Trees and Hearts: STONY
Welcome to the first official episode of Make it Gay! This week Xan and Eliana dive into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and discuss America's favorite captain and genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist; Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. This ship holds a special place in Xan and Eliana's hearts because it inspired them to make Make it Gay! So grab your shields and shine that armor cause it's time to assemble the queers! Fan Fiction by izazov
October 01, 2021
Welcome to Make it Gay!
Welcome to Make it Gay! In this podcast Xan (they/them) and Eliana (they/she) explore all aspects of pop culture and discuss what it would mean if everything had a queer and trans lens to it. You think those two TV show characters should have gotten together? Don't worry, Xan and Eliana got you covered! Join us on this wonderful magical adventure as we Make it Gay!
September 18, 2021