loader from loading.io

Episode 83: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

Lez Geek Out!cast

Release Date: 08/07/2020

Episode 110: Mulan: Does it Hold up? show art Episode 110: Mulan: Does it Hold up?

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise discuss the 1998 Disney animated film Mulan to determine whether it holds up after 23 years. They discuss its representation, gender, what it might have meant to different audiences, how it may have resonated with certain people, and the story it told.  Note: the story of Mulan is derived from a centuries-old Chinese poem/ballad created during the Wei Dynasty.  1998 trailer  Shout-outs! Lise recommends... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 109: Cosplay: Fan-fic in 3D show art Episode 109: Cosplay: Fan-fic in 3D

Lez Geek Out!cast

Cosplay: Fanfic in 3-D  Andi and Lise are doing something a little different in this show! Here, Andi interviews Lise about her involvement in cosplay – specifically propmaking and even more specifically, cool weaponry and armaments. Here we talk about how she got into it, some of the materials she uses, and what cosplay is all about for... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 108: Tremors: Does it Hold up? show art Episode 108: Tremors: Does it Hold up?

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise introduce a new feature for LGO; “Does It Hold Up?” in which they look at older media and determine if it could, basically, still hold up today. Here, in the inaugural episode of the feature, they are pleasantly surprised that the 1990 creature feature flick Tremors does hold up, and also had some interesting... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 107: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh show art Episode 107: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise simply LOVE the graphic novel Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (published 2020). The main character is Snapdragon (she goes by Snap), a young girl who ends up befriending the town’s alleged witch. It’s a delightful, layered story about outsiders, found family, and finding magic within yourself. POC rep, queer rep (including great butch lesbian rep FINALLY), feminist rep and storylines that... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 106: Viva Las Vegas! Army of the Dead! show art Episode 106: Viva Las Vegas! Army of the Dead!

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise chat about the movie Army of the Dead (2020), a zombie heist gore-fest directed by Zach Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 2004). That’s right, heist. A zombie outbreak has occurred in Las Vegas after a military convoy crashes and patient zero escapes into the city and the government has to build a wall all around it.... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 105: The Hazards of Love by Stan Stanley show art Episode 105: The Hazards of Love by Stan Stanley

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise rave the hell out of this amazing first volume of Stan Stanley’s The Hazards of Love, which follows a nonbinary teen, Amparo Uribe, who ends up agreeing to a bargain with a shitty cat that allows the latter to take over the teen’s life and body and sends the now exiled teen’s spirit to Bright World, where they are... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 104: Pride and Representation show art Episode 104: Pride and Representation

Lez Geek Out!cast

Pride and Representation  This week, in recognition of Pride month, Andi and Lise talk about LGBTQ representation in media, including tokenism and how it intersects with queerbaiting and even bury your gays. When is tokenism “good”? When is it “bad”? Join them as they try to unravel some of this.  Shout outs: Lise is stoked about an 8-episode mini-campaign for the D&D show Critical Role, which... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 103: The CW’s Nancy Drew show art Episode 103: The CW’s Nancy Drew

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi finally managed to convince Lise to give Season 1 of the CW’s Nancy Drew a watch and Lise did and she enjoyed it! So they talk about that season here. This is a re-imagining of Nancy Drew, which brings some diversity to the cast, some queer rep, and some excellent paranormal elements layered in with the mystery that consumes Nancy and her... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 102: Birds of Prey: All About Harley F*ckin’ Quinn! show art Episode 102: Birds of Prey: All About Harley F*ckin’ Quinn!

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise discuss and express much love for the 2020 DC movie with the longest subtitle in either the DC or Marvel universe: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. The movie, narrated in parts by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), is a story about how she finds herself after the end of a... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 101: Digital Media that Keeps Us Coming Back show art Episode 101: Digital Media that Keeps Us Coming Back

Lez Geek Out!cast

This week, Andi and Lise talk about their current fave podcasts and other digital media that keeps them engaged and gets them through these times.  Lise:  YouTube channel Punished Props Academy, which is a how-to on awesome cosplay with Bill and Brittany Doran.  Podcast Tenfold More Wicked, on Exactly Right Network. Historic true crime hosted by author and journalist Kate Winkler Dawson.  Dungeons... Continue Reading →

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Andi and Lise greatly admire Jacqueline Koyanagi’s novel Ascension, an excellent space opera with elements of magic and mystic-ness layered in. Great diverse cast of characters; queer WOC main character who also deals with a chronic illness; fabulous world-building. This one stays with you in many different ways.

“Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. …” –from Amazon book description

Koyanagi’s website

Lise’s shout-out: super see-krit new project she’s working on but she’s not sharing it yet! Plus, finishing up via Netflix the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Andi’s shout-out: Wynonna Earp Season 4, people! Episode 2, “Friends in Low Places,” has what Andi predicts is a history-making F/F love/sex scene (and no, that’s not a link to the scene LOL).
https://lezgeekoutcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/lgo_83_ascension.mp3