Jen is here to make our lives all better as we dive into this primary political season with a 'how to protect yourself during a fiery, political season' ... will we make it to November? But first not only is Jen back- but so are the Pussycat dolls, and we define their mission statement. But which one’s are back aside from the obvious lead singer Nicole. Bet you can’t name them. The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil may have stepped in it, while trying to defend her seemingly controversial pick as a judge on a new Voguing competition reality series- but has cancel/outrage/pitch fork culture gone too far? Gayle King might know a thing or two about that as she received death threats for her interview with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryan bringing up his rape allegations- is this part of the larger problem with our ‘heroes’ having troubled past, and our inability to reconcile the two? Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union are being bomb ass Queer ally parents. Somebody blocked James on Facebook. Ew. For Black History month James has a gift for you: the Black Criterion Film Collection which features the broad diaspora of Black storytelling spanning 70 years and 3 generations of film making. How many have you seen? From Carmen Jones, to School Daze, Foxy Brown, to Amistad, Eves Bayou, Friday, The Goldenchild, Watermelon Woman, The Wiz, The Color Purple (which James has only seen in French) and more! We touch on some of the highlights from this expansive list, cue up your streaming services! Also Birds of Prey, and Ronan Farrow's book: Catch and Kill.
Comedian Cole Steffensen of Sports for Gays and Curious Straights is here to help us understand all things Super Bowl! Especially that halftime routine! OMG JLO and Shakira shut it down, they got a little political, but was it enough? Speaking of getting political, Taylor Swift’s documentary may have James walking back some of his ‘basic’ comments thrown in her direction in past episodes. The Super Bowl commercials catered, once again, to rainbow capitalism- but isn’t it nice just to be included? And were these commercials directed by M. Night Shaymalan because they were: WEIRD. We unpack the problematic nature of the NFL (and there’s a lot to unpack here between the Colin Kaepernick, the PSA with mothers who lost kids to police violence, Jay-Z’s involvement, but then again he and Bey sat out the national anthem. The generational divide is shown where Cole has to explain to James who grammy award winner Lil Nas X is.
We have our own Super Bowl halftime show where James walks us through Influential Queer musician trailblazers that have influenced modern day music- from Sylvester toMa Rainey and more!
Did a gay athlete invent the hi-five? The tables turn as Cole Puts James in the hot seat Quiz Korner as it’s back to SPORTS! Cole learns us about out gay sports stars in major league American sports, and right in line with Black History month they happen to be Black! (Don’t worry it’ll get really gay again as we take a break to debate Kylie vs. Madonna). Also, the Netflix Documentary ‘Inside the Mind of Aaron Hernadez’. Side bar: can we just stop with football and all drool over Rugby?
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