Space Force is a joke, and we’re of course referring to the military “branch” as much as the Netflix comedy that satirizes it. Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, who starred in and created The Office respectively, Space Force had a lot to live up to: deliver comedy on par with its beloved predecessor, mock the absurdity of the Trump regime, but also don’t mention him by name. Then, we shift gears and talk about the new drag makeover series We’re Here, starring three RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni living their To Wong Foo fantasy in small town America. Please be sure to tell your friends about us, and check out our past episodes on this same streaming platform!
It’s been one year since we started our show, and we’re celebrating with the biggest night in Queekywood! The red carpet is dusted. The paparazzi is clicking away. All two stars are out (but not actually because of the Corona). We bring you…The Queekys! We’re looking back on the best geek, gay, and geek/gay moments of the past 12 months. And we might just learn something along the way.
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In honor of pride month and with respect to the current landscape, we’ve dedicated all of today’s episode to the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson. Marsha was a queer woman of color, a staple of queer New York, and a famed veteran of the Stonewall Riots, the demonstrations that birthed the modern gay rights movement. Marsha was also the victim of an unsolved homicide, in a justice system that routinely devalues the lives of queer women of color. The documentary looks into the circumstances of her death, and the legacy of her life.
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Although we generally avoid the CW Arrowverse, we had to dive into Batwoman as it concluded its first season. It embodies both of our core topics: geekiness, and queerness. Whether it successfully addresses queerness is up for debate, but we certainly have some thoughts. Then, we watched Mrs. America, a new FX series about Phyllis Schlafly and the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment. If you think we’re biased against DC Comics and its related media, feel free to tell us in a review on Apple Podcasts! As long as you agree with our bias, that is.
Mad Max was released to a confused and horrified public in 1979, and went on to change the post-apocalyptic landscape in cinema. In honor of its third sequel’s five year anniversary, we figured it was finally time for us to watch the original drive-n-fight doomsday movie. Then, on a gentler note, we watched Carol, a 50s period drama about two women falling in love very slowly, but very heavily.
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Today is Cher’s birthday! In observance of this holy day we’ve watched two of her biggest movies, both from 1987. First, we watched The Witches of Eastwick, a dark horror fantasy about witchcraft, womanhood, and Jack Nicholson’s insanity. Then we watched Moonstruck, a romantic dramedy about luck, womanhood, and Nic Cage’s insanity. To celebrate Cher’s birthday, be sure to give us a follow on Instagram (@queekspodcast) because you know that’s what she would want!
A plethora of horror/scifi anthology series are available, and relative newcomer “Love Death + Robots” struggles to stake its claim in a busy subgenre. We watched the mostly animated series, and give our thoughts on the best/worst episodes and (lack of) common threads or themes. Then we travel through time and watch Ryan Murphy’s revisionist historical drama “Hollywood” which asks the question, what if the golden age of Hollywood was done right this time, allowing women, people of color, and people of all sexualities an equal shot?
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars has changed a lot during its seven seasons across 12 years, but it was always building toward this. Today we discuss the animated show’s long-awaited final season. Then we switch gears entirely and discuss the Netflix documentary A Secret Love, which follows a lesbian couple who has been together since the 40’s, a time generally regarded as unfriendly to such relationships.
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A long time ago in a video game console far, far away….we started playing Star Wars games! In observance of the May 4th holiday (Star Wars Day) we present our favorite Star Wars video games, ranked. And much like a red carpet best/worst dressed, there are snubs, flubs, and a whole lot of drama. Enjoy!
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When you think of famous foursomes, there’s only two groups that come to mind: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Will & Grace squad. Starting with the turtles, we watched their first live action movie from 1990. One of us grew up watching and loving it, and one of us was coming to it for the first time. Then, something mostly new to both of us, we finally got around to watching the seminal queer TV show Will & Grace!
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