October 11, 2017
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.
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
July 30, 2017
Daria, Nida and Sai talk over the news events of the week gone by, including Plastic-Free July and the announcement of Jodie Whittaker's role in Doctor Who. We also turn our eyes and ears to a few events coming up.
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First broadcast: 21 July 2017
February 13, 2017
Nicky, Nida and Daria take a warts-and-all look at the third season (well, all three seasons really, but mainly the third) of Transparent, Amazon's drama-comedy about the family of a trans parent. (Oh! That's what that means.) Themes of Jewishness, gender (trans-, cis- and otherwise), stereotypes, representation, family, catchphrases and more get the FNLS treatment this week.
(Apologies: some ongoing equipment issues have left some small amounts of interference in this episode.)
Transparent official site at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00I3MNF6S
Jeffrey Tambor Just Showed How a Cisgender Actor Can Be An Ally to Transgender Talent at Mic.com: https://mic.com/articles/154495/jeffrey-tambor-just-showed-how-a-cisgender-actor-can-be-an-ally-to-transgender-talent#.BU69h1zaQ
The Problem with 'That's Problematic' at Slate's Lexicon Valley: http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2016/03/24/problematic_is_a_misleading_vague_word_for_something_that_causes_specific.html
First broadcast: 13 January 2017
January 18, 2016
Neither you nor your mother(s) should turn a blind eye nor a deaf ear to this episode. Tune in for our discussion of the wonderfully queer show Please Like Me. Izzy, Nicky, Nida and Joel are talking mental illness, queer representation, food choices and the recent third season of the show.
As ever, to discuss something properly, we go FULL SPOILER.
This episode features discussion of matters such as mental illness and suicide. If you are feeling depression or distress, visit Beyond Blue
or phone Lifeline on 131 114.
All of the clips featured are for review and commentary purposes, and remain the property of the ABC
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Third thing: This episode was originally broadcast before #38, A Very Nicky Christmas, hence the slightly anachronistic last couple of minutes.
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First broadcast: 18 December 2015
December 20, 2015
We move from blood to vampires this week.
Was supernatural adventure series Buffy the Vampire Slayer the queerest thing ever?
Yes. Yes, it was hella queer.
Nida, Gem, Rachel and Daria look back at one of their beloved shows and the favourite - and queerest - moments in it.
(We apologise for the quality issues. As you may hear, the episode had some mechanical problems that we have worked to clean up for you, but we were limited in what we could do.)
First broadcast: 4 December 2015