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March 23, 2018

#100 Queer Screen 2018 (And Now The Feature Presentations)

Queerscreen's Mardi Gras Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary by bringing some highlights from the festival to Canberra this weekend.

Before you grab your passes and your popcorn and head up to the ARC Cinema, you can hear Ollie chatting to Festival Director Lisa Rose about this year's films, yesteryear's films, and the ups and downs of Bring Your Child To Podcast Day.

The Queer Screen 25 logo. The text reads 'Mardi Gras Film Festival, March 2018, on sale now'.

The schedule (all showings at the ARC, National Film and Sound Archive):

Friday 23 March 2018
7pm: Witches, Fags, Dykes and Poofters
Saturday 24 March 2018
6pm: Signature Move
8pm: A Moment in the Reeds
Sunday 25 March 2018
4pm: Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
6pm: Sensitivity Training

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February 24, 2018

#99 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Suffering Sappho!)

History or her story? Daria takes us through a film featuring bisexuality, polyamory, lesbianism, kink, feminism and comics by a lesbian writer-director. That's right, it's the story of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

A woman stands to the front, wearing a tiara and holding a rope. A man and woman in 1920s suits stand behind her: PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

Film poster, copyright Sony.

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October 31, 2017

#97 Horror (The Podcast That Dripped Blood)

In the words of the bard Aqua, 'Halloween. Halloweeeeeeeeeen.'

Our queer film nerds bridge Friday the 13th and Hallowe'en with look at what creeps, creaks and crawls. Listen...if you dare! 

Ferris, a grey-blue cat, poking a can of pumpkin soup for Hallowe'en.

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First broadcast: Friday the 13th of October 2017

October 11, 2017

#90 Bury Your Gays (A Pile of Bodies This High)

When it comes to the fictional mortality rate, queer characters seem to drop off to a much higher degree than their cishetallo counterparts. A team of Lipsters, themselves a diversity of students of pop culture, tackle this issue. Prepare for spoilers, opinions and fansplaining.


A gravestone lamenting the death of many queer characters.


SPOILER WARNING! For a lot of things, namely Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Four, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Season One, The 100 Season Three, Doctor Who Series Ten (2017), Orange is the New Black Season Four, Black Mirror’s San Junipero and The L Word Season Three.

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First broadcast: 28 July 2017

April 18, 2017

#79 Arts Festivals (Vibrant Local Scenes)

Tonight we're talking about the You Are Here Festival and QueerScreen Film Festival that happened in Canberra. We're also chatting about what a difference a good arts festival can make to a community.

The You Are Here 2017 poster in its natural habitat.

(Note: We apologise for the interference present in this and recent episodes. There have been technical difficulties at our radio home, 2XX. We are assured they will be fixing them forthwith.)

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First broadcast: 7 April 2017

January 13, 2017

#69 Queer Screen and Movies (Cellulesbian)

Another visit to the world of queer cinema. The team look at the BFI Top 30 Queer films, interview Queer Screen, look back at their first attempts to see queer movies, chat about film festivals and make up a few new words.


Episode links:

Queer Screen: http://queerscreen.org.au 

Southwest of Salem:  http://www.southwestofsalem.com

Other People on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/otherpeoplefilm

Bury Your Gays at TV Tropes: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BuryYourGays

The 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time at The BFI:  http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/30-best-lgbt-films-all-time


First broadcast: 30 September 2016


April 16, 2016

#50 Carol (Love in the Time of McCarthy)

For our 50th episode we take you back to the 1950s. Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt was adapted into the 2015 film Carol, and a six-pack of Lipsters are here to talk all about it!

(Spoilers for the movie within. Caveat auscultator.)


Episode links:
Official site (with trailer): http://carolfilm.com
Carol available at: EzyDVD, via Booko and on iTunes
The Price of Salt available at: Bookworld (Australia),  Book Depository (everywhere else) and Audible
Patricia Highsmith at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Highsmith
Laurel Lefkow's site: http://laurellefkow.com
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Talk About Oscars Snub at The Feminism Project:  http://thefeminismproject.com/entertainment/cate-blanchett-and-rooney-mara-talk-about-oscars-snub-oscarssostraight/
Gay Cliché on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gaycliche/
Reload Bar & Games:  http://www.reloadbar.com.au

Equal Love Canberra on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/equallovecanberra/
First broadcast:  15 April 2016
March 30, 2016

#47 Mixed Bag (Outfoxed)

On this week's show...

  • Gem & Yen invite you to bring your life problems to them in our new advice segment, 'Dear Aunty Queer'.
  • Nida talks with Jill Scalon from the Women's Centre for Health Matters about domestic violence in the queer community.
  • Kat, Izzy, Lisa and Daria take another look at The Danish Girl and consider the casting controversy.
So have a listen, there's bound to be something for you!
Episode links:

Ask a question for Dear Aunty Queer at dearauntyqueer@gmail.com 

The Women's Centre for Health Matters:  http://www.wchm.org.au
The Danish Girl at the Internet Movie DataBase:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/
First broadcast: 25 March 2016
February 12, 2016

#44 The Danish Girl (Darling Lili)

On Friday Night Lip Service this week, the team talk about recent controversial tale of love, art, gender and history The Danish Girl.

Tap the thoughts of Daria, Izzy, Kat and Lisa by playing this episode and listening in on their round-table about the film. Then you can join the discussion yourself by contacting us.
Episode links: 
The Danish Girl Official Site at Focus Features:  http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_danish_girl
Reel to Real: The Danish Girl (2015) at History vs Hollywood:  http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/danish-girl/
First broadcast: 12 February 2016
October 11, 2015

#32 Lip Readings: Popular Cinema and Lesbian Interpretive Strategies (Projecting onto the Screen)

Friday Night Lip Readings returns as Daria, Gem and Yen explore the ideas of Popular Cinema and Lesbian Interpretative Strategies in a so-titled paper by Cheryl Dobinson and Kevin Young.

When lesbians can't see their own kind on the screen, what are we to do? Why, tell ourselves it was there all along, of course. Subtext, the lesbian gaze (gayze?) and strange tangential giggle-fits are the order of the day in this episode.
Episode Links
 'Popular Cinema and Lesbian Interpretive Strategies' by Cheryl Robinson and Kevin Young at ResearchGate:    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/12125634_Popular_cinema_and_lesbian_interpretive_strategies
The next reading will be from The Invisible Orientation by Julie Sondra Decker:  http://juliesondradecker.com/?page_id=1767
First broadcast: 9 October 2015
September 25, 2015

#30 Three Films (Switching the Flicks)

Daria fights off lesbian man-flu to bring you quickie reviews of three films about queer women: Boy Meets Girl, Anatomy of a Love Seen and But I'm a Cheerleader.

Episode Links:
Boy Meets Girl
Anatomy of a Love Seen
But I'm a Cheerleader
First broadcast: 25 September 2015