Bloodshot: We Are Not Okay With This – Bloodshot / I Am Not Okay With This

One high-profile movie that left theaters early due to COVID-19 is Bloodshot, based on the comic book of the same name. This movie is weighed down by superhero and action movie tropes, and not even the light touch approach to character development could lift it up. Maybe the rest of the Valiant Cinematic Universe will be better? Probably not. But one comic book adaptation that absolutely delivered is I Am Not Okay With This, a Queer coming of age dark dramedy on Netflix. Imagine if Carrie was gay and quippy and didn’t have so much religious baggage, and you’ve basically got the gist. 

If you end up watching either of these and completely disagree with our analyses, feel free to scream at us via Apple Podcasts reviews, comments sections, or by telling your friends!

Stools: The Straight Cool Podcast – Hobbs & Shaw / Entourage

Suh, dudes. In honor of April Fools Day we decided to take a break from our usual queer/geek topics and ran in the opposite direction: straight/cool topics! On the cool front, we watched Hobbs & Shaw, presented by The Fast & The Furious. It’s got cars, it’s got spies, and it’s super cool. Then, on the straight side of the street, we watched heterosexual hellscape The Entourage Movie. It’s got boobs, it’s got bros, and it’s super straight.

If you liked what we talked about this week, maybe this isn’t the podcast for you, because this isn’t our usual bag. But if you liked the WAY we talked about it, then consider giving us a follow on Instagram (@queekspodcast) and subscribe to us wherever you listen!

Pandemic Binge-tacular

Many of us are trapped inside during COVID-19 quarantine, and we’re jonesing for entertainment to binge. So this week we’re doing something a little different, and providing the world (and each other) with binge-worthy recommendations on TV shows, video games, books, and movies.

If you’ve heeded our advice and loved what we suggested, or if you feel we led you astray, tell us about it in a review on Apple Podcasts! And be sure to suggest Queeks to your binge-hungry friends and family

Dreams of Apple TV+ – Dreams / Visible: Out on Televison

Dreams is a bold new game, game-making suite, gaming platform, and social media experience all wrapped into one charming package, and here on Queeks, we love inspecting packages! We took the creation tools for a spin and explored just a bit of what the player/creators have come up with. Then we made our first venture onto Apple TV+ (spoiler: it’s the worst) to watch Visible: Out on Television, an impressively comprehensive overview of the history of queer representation on TV.

Worth noting, this was also our first experiment in recording remotely! Just remember, you don’t have to distance yourself from our social media! Follow us on Instagram @queekspodcast and keep up to date on all the latest from your favorite queer geeks.

Mini Queek – Interview with Margherita DiGeronimo, star of Yummy Mummies

When we discussed Yummy Mummies on a previous episode, we never expected that the show’s star would hear it. So when Margherita, mother to Maria and grandmother to baby Valentina, reached out to us on Instagram, we were floored. And then we called her! Enjoy this miniqueek where we talk to the iconic Margherita DiGeronimo, and be sure to follow her on Instagram (@margheritayummynonnaofficial) for plenty of surprises. If you liked this interview, or anything else you’ve heard from us, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

Golden Queeks – Doctor Who Series 12 / Golden Girls

The most recent season of Doctor Who just wrapped up, and delivered a concussive blast to the 57 year old show’s status quo. The season not only revealed new details on the titular Doctor’s origins, but also saw lead actress Jodie Whittaker’s best episodes to date. Then we take the TARDIS back to the past and watch episodes of the seminal sitcom The Golden Girls, including an in depth discussion of which girls we are. Are you a Golden Girls or Doctor Who stan, and know a fellow fan who’d like this episode? Then share it with them! Word of mouth is so helpful, and there’s plenty of Queek to go around!

Howard the Queek – Howard the Duck / Pain and Glory

Howard the Duck took cinemas by storm in 1986, by which we mean audiences stormed out of the theaters and vented their anger across the generations. Since it was the first ever Marvel movie, we had to look back on this legendary flop, and boy is it something to look at. Then on a totally different note, we watch the Oscar-nominated Spanish film Pain and Glory, and discuss how much heroin and how little queerness was in the film.

If you liked either of these movies, be sure to subscribe to Queeks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen, and share with those you love!

These Melbourne Queeks… – Sonic the Hedgehog / Yummy Mummies

After a rocky reception to its terrifying trailer, Sonic the Hedgehog has hit theaters and is pretty fun. It’s a video game adaptation that doesn’t aspire to transcend too far beyond the conventions it was born out of, and that’s ok. Then, on the other side of the world, we follow the exploits of the Yummy Mummies, a group of sexy rich white pregnant Australian women. They plot, they throw shade, and they push babies out of their butts, so they’re basically our heroes. If you or someone you know has a kid who’d like Sonic, or is having a kid and would like Yummy Mummies, feel free to share this episode! And follow us on Instagram (@queekspodcast) for more!

Harley Queek – Birds of Prey / Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Harley Quinn has had a rough go of it, both in terms of the plot of her movie and the movie’s box office returns. We watched her second on-screen (but first leading) appearance, Birds of Prey, and we do our best to cut through the incel noise about this fun, if flawed, movie. Then we continue our female-led trajectory and talk about Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the French film about two women in the 1700s and the feelings that unfold between them. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@queekspodcast) and share our episodes with those you love (or hate). And subscribe to us wherever you listen to podcasts!