Mad Carol – Mad Max / Carol

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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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s Cher’s Birthday – The Witches of Eastwick / Moonstruck

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!

Love, Death, Queeks & Hollywood – Love Death + Robots / Hollywood

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: A Queekret Love – Star Wars: The Clone Wars / A Secret Love

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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Mini Queek – Our Favorite Star Wars Video Games

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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Will & Grace & The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – TMNT (1990) / Will & Grace

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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Invisible Queeks Erased – The Invisible Man / Boy Erased

Thanks to wordplay, we decided to talk about two scary things this Queek – The Invisible Man and Boy Erased. The first is a reimagining of the H.G. Wells horror classic, this time following a woman being terrorized by her (now invisible) abusive boyfriend. The second is a different kind of horror, as it’s based on a true story about a young man’s experiences in gay conversion therapy.

As of recording, 30 states in the US still permit conversion therapy. If you are able, please consider donating to The Trevor Project, whose mission includes (among other things) passing legislation to ban conversion therapy.

Star Queek: Picard – Star Trek: Picard / Orlando

Beloved Star Trek alumnus Patrick Stewart returns to the captains chair in Star Trek: Picard. The series is a major shift for the massive franchise, and follows its titular character as he attempts to right a decades-old wrong. Then, on a completely different note, we watched the period drama Orlando, about an immortal/androgynous Tilda Swinton type, played by Tilda Swinton, as they navigate history through a series of vignettes. It’s an odd picture.

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Mini Queek – Star Trek Pre-Picard Primer

In anticipation of our upcoming episode covering Star Trek: Picard, we thought we’d quickly review some pivotal episodes and movies from Star Trek’s past. We talk about our own histories with the franchise, the most relevant moments, and our exhaustion at the prospect of watching every episode of every series.

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