Pop culture and politics through our very personal LGBTQ Gen X lens. Gayle and Michelle met at Northwestern University in 1988 and fell in love. Neither of us had much of a clue about what being gay meant. Since then we've moved to Central Pennsylvania, helped raise a little brother, married, started our own theatrical collective, and gone on many many movie dates. Listen in as we mash gay and Gen X with 21st century.
Gayle listens to an Elizabeth Warren speech for the first time, we discuss Julián Castro's Warren endorsement, and the marginalized communities they are both fighting for. Then we talk Iran, war, and assassinations. And we finish up with how and why we all need to help a burning Australia like the American Rescue Crafters Connect network.
We talk about the final Star Wars movie, with rants from Michelle about the horrors of Kylo Ren and why that character is so not necessary to the story along with discussions of how bad JJ Abrams is as a storyteller.
We discuss the gay in Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas. And we recommend another violin virtuoso (we like them), this one with a Christmas album. Bonus: Gayle rants about the Golden Globes lack of women nominees.
We talk about how much fun we're having moving, Thanksgiving, indigenous peoples, Michelle's art, our experience with this amazing concert of music censored by the Third Reich, why you shouldn't give Nazis a platform, and why you should support local artists.
We tell you why you should go see Charlie's Angels and then segue from Elizabeth Banks to two of our favorite sports movies: Pitch Perfect and Bring It On. We then finish up with an Impeachment watching tip.
We open with a discussion of Donald Trump, the Ukraine, and the need to impeach, as well as the SAFE Act and keeping our elections free of foreign influences. In good news, we talk the recent GLAAD LGBTQ Forum. And then, in our second half, we introduce the newest series of Terrace House and discuss why we continue to be addicted to this Japanese reality tv show. VROOM ; )
We're talking about the movie Hustlers, with incredible performances by JLo, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles and the rest of the cast, and how great it is to see a movie about strippers told ENTIRELY from the female view. And then we tell you about our latest tv binge obsession, which is so hysterical that sometimes we can't breathe for laughing.
We watched most of this week's CNN Climate Town Halls with the top 10 Democratic candidates. We tell you who impressed us, which ideas sparked, and what future the candidates are trying to build. Bonus: Michelle goes on a China rant.
We talk moving and why Marie Kondo's the anti clutter queen. Then we review Season 3 of Stranger Things. Is channelling teen sex horror movies a good thing? What would you do at the mall? Find out what we see as the strengths and weaknesses of this latest season of spooky 80's throwback fun. Pop open a New Coke and listen.
Right now in America, life too often is an assault of eventa that are either tragic or infuriating. We talk about some of the scary things going on in the world and how America is coping or not coping, and how the government is letting the country down. But we're also looking for the bright spots, like the fact that our favorite band is on tour here now. So do something positive, make connections with people, DO NOT LIVE YOUR LIVES IN FEAR.
This week, Elizabeth Warren announced a plan to accelerate the switch to clean tech by putting the market to work. And while we're talking Senator Warren and plans, she has one for your national park too. Listen in.
With busing in the news, Gayle gives her perspective as someone who was bused as a child, and Michelle points out that there weren't any black kids in the AP classes in Gayle's downtown high school. One of those interesting discussions ensues.
We talk Women's World Cup, Legend of Korra and the women of Avatar: The Last Airbender, what''re our favorite franchises, what JK Rowling did wrong, and what does franchise mean. We also denounce the inhumane concentration camps on the US southern border.
Tom Perez, champion of hedging your bets vs. Jay Inslee, champion of the planet: in which we call out Tom Perez and the Democratic National Committee for refusing to commit to a #ClimateDebate. Gayle comes out swinging Σ੧(❛□❛✿)
A quick weekly check in with the state of the planet, climate change news, and ways to help. This week we talk about Greta Thunberg, student strikes, single use plastics, Star Trek, and the Green New Deal.
Spoilers abound! Michelle and Gayle talk about all of the Marvel Comic Universe movies, including Avengers: Endgame (hint: really not thrilled). We rant about RDJ dominance, give shoutouts to our favorite Avenger performances, and admit what moments moved us to tears (and laughter). Also: Gayle tracks down a rat.
Michelle's youngest brother Beau is in town for the weekend so we record a podcast while setting up Settlers Of Catan. Conversation ranges from Brexit to Gayle getting a dose of life advice from the Nortons. Trigger warnings: language, cutting references, politics, Hitler.
We talk One Day At A Time (fourth season please Netflix), gay teenagers now, our first date, Rita Moreno's continuing appeal, Captain Marvel, straight out lies toxic dudes tell, the many stregths of Brie Larson, and why we've renamed Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel 2.
We watch the Fox Almost Live production of RENT, after years of avoiding it and WOW. So many awesome things, plus a discussion of how Mimi deserved a better story arc leading to a segue on plot tropes that really need to go.
We talk with our first guest, Taylor Ramage, about her book of blackout poetry from the pages of Carmilla, the novella featuring the first female vampire in English literature. The three of us also talk mood: Carmilla and how the modern web series update captures it so well. You'll be en-thralled ;-)
Are we slacker, disaffected cynics? Listen and find out. Other questions answered: Do we have a favorite John Hughes movie? What cultural event do biggest Gen X news events lists leave out? Which movie character influenced Michelle's sense of style? What is Gayle's favorite movie franchise?
Now that female superheroes are in the movies, put 'em in the advertising too. In this episode, we review the Aquaman movie, talk about why Mera should have been on the poster, and ramble through our favorite superhero movies.
In our first podcast episode, Gayle and Michelle introduce themselves, talk Bohemian Rhapsody, performing for an audience, androgyny, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the music we liked in our teen years (spoiler: we have very little overlap). Enjoy!
On December 17th, Michelle participated in the Tumblr Log Off to protest the removing of adult content on Tumblr. So we talk about Tumblr, censorship, the LGBTQ community, comics, manga, fandoms, art, how stupid algorithm filters are, et alia.