loader from loading.io

Episode 111: Gunpowder Milkshake

Lez Geek Out!cast

Release Date: 10/01/2021

Episode 131: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1: Does it Hold up? show art Episode 131: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1: Does it Hold up?

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise discuss Season 1 (1997) of the iconic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both are Buffy fans, so re-visiting this fave was fun but also revealing, as they look back on the show through different eyes and grapple with some of the harmful tropes and recent allegations about the show’s creator. Regardless,... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 130: The Realities of Writing show art Episode 130: The Realities of Writing

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise talk about the writing life, and a bit about what’s involved if you decide to “go professional” with your writing. How does that change your creativity? What does it mean for you if you decide to go professional and get published? What do writers have to think about should they decide to... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 129: A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell show art Episode 129: A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise really, really enjoyed author Sarah Hollowell’s Locus-nominated YA fantasy, A Dark and Starless Forest (2021), which deals with a group of young women and girls, each with specific magical gifts, who are cloistered in a house near a mysterious forest, overseen by a man whose true motivations are suspect. Told from the... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 128: The Fifth Element: Does it Hold up? show art Episode 128: The Fifth Element: Does it Hold up?

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise dive into the 1997 dystopic sci fi film The Fifth Element, with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and Chris Tucker to determine what still works (or not) 25 years after its release. They find that it holds up surprisingly well in a number of ways, but needed work in others. Still,... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 127: It’s Pride Season! show art Episode 127: It’s Pride Season!

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise talk about Pride: its origins, media representation, commercialization, and the anti-LGBTQIA stuff we are all still facing. Celebrate, commemorate, but stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other.  Some reading!  Pride and the history of police violence against LGBTQ communities  The History of Pride: How Activists Fought to Create LGBTQ+... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 126: Writing WLW Spec-Fic: A Conversation with Author Cathy Pegau show art Episode 126: Writing WLW Spec-Fic: A Conversation with Author Cathy Pegau

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise chatted with award-winning author Cathy Pegau about her writing and publishing trajectory and about writing F/F spec fic, including her latest work, The Demon Equilibrium, a historical paranormal saga in which two women have to save the world from a demonic horde.   Cathy’s website HERE  Find out more about The Demon Equilibrium... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Re-run: Episode 1: D.E.B.S. show art Re-run: Episode 1: D.E.B.S.

Lez Geek Out!cast

Lise had to spend a week driving halfway across the country and back, so she and Andi decided to flash all the way back to the beginning of Lez Geek Out! Enjoy the inaugural episode featuring the movie D.E.B.S. and they’ll be back next time.

info_outline
Episode 125: Our Flag Means Death show art Episode 125: Our Flag Means Death

Lez Geek Out!cast

Our Flag Means Death: alt-history fanfic rom-com for pirates!  Andi and Lise really, really enjoyed the immensely popular first season of the HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death, which is a delightful take on the story of “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet and the legendary Blackbeard. Includes a slow-burn M/M romance, a nonbinary character (and... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 124: A Conversation with Karin Kallmaker show art Episode 124: A Conversation with Karin Kallmaker

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise are super-stoked to have the Queen of Lesbian Romance, Karin Kallmaker, on the show to talk about the evolution and history of F/F fiction, how it’s crossing over into “mainstream” publishing and what that means for representation, for publishing, and the F/F publishing industry that’s been here all along. Karin is a... Continue Reading →

info_outline
Episode 123: Black Widow show art Episode 123: Black Widow

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise discuss the 2021 Marvel blockbuster film Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Natasha’s sister. One of the overarching themes that Andi and Lise really enjoyed is the exploration of family – what it is, what makes it, and how it can create an infrastructure... Continue Reading →

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Andi and Lise discuss the 2021 Netflix movie Gunpowder Milkshake, a “neon noir” and cinematographically gorgeous stylized film with a great kickass female cast (including Karen Gilland, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino) in a female assassin plotline. However, it’s not without a few glitches and they’ll talk about those. Regardless, entertaining! Also, lots of stylized violence; we don’t recommend it for kids. 

Gunpowder Milkshake trailer 

Shout-outs: Lise has been playing The Outer Worlds by Obsidian Games, a first-person shooter in which a colonist ship is lost in transit and then when it comes out of transit years later, facing a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the colony. Corporate apocalypse themes! Andi started reading the Lady Sherlock series, set in Victorian London and written by Sherry Thomas. In this incarnation of Holmes, Charlotte Holmes takes on the pseudonym Sherlock Holmes while navigating the social hang-ups of the Victorian classes.