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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

July 30, 2017

#89 Environmentals, Events and Gallifreyans (Green With Enby)

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.

A sonic screwdriver in a disposable coffee cup. 

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First broadcast: 21 July 2017

February 13, 2017

#73 Transparent (Amazon’s Prime?)

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.)

Episode links:

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

#40 Please Like Me, Season Three (A Dectet of Edible Titles)

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.
Warning: 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.
Notice: All of the clips featured are for review and commentary purposes, and remain the property of the ABC. Why not hear all of them as they were meant to be heard, in order and with pictures by buying the DVDs below?

Third thing: This episode was originally broadcast before #38, A Very Nicky Christmas, hence the slightly anachronistic last couple of minutes.

Episode links:
Please Like Me's official page at the ABC:  http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/please-like-me/
Josh Thomas' official page:  http://www.joshthomas.com.au
Caitlin Stasey's Herself.:  http://herself.com
Hannah Gadsby's The Gadsby:  https://www.instagram.com/thegadsby/
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope at TVTropes:  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl
Please Like Me on:
  DVD:  Season 1Season 2Season 3
  iTunes: Season 1Season 2Season 3
Pocket Fox's The Brightest Light at Bandcamp:  http://pocketfox.bandcamp.com/album/the-brightest-light 
The Brightest Light launch event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1041245852614132/
First broadcast: 18 December 2015
December 20, 2015

#37 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (These Kids With Their Pointy Sticks)

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.)
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First broadcast: 4 December 2015
August 1, 2015

#24 Orange is the New Black Season Three (Lip/Locked)

The gang make a change from lofty issues to take a look back at Season Three of Orange Is the New Black, the Netflix prison dramedy that's so justly loved by so many queer women - including the crew of this very podcast.

Be aware - SPOILERS! Anything in the season is fair game for discussion, so if you haven't seen it all, finish watching it, then come on back here.

There’s a lot to say about this season of Orange! You can continue the discussion by posting your thoughts to fridaynightlipservice@gmail.com or on our Facebook page.




Episode links:  

Orange is the New Black at Netflix:  http://www.netflix.com/title/70242311

The full visual version of the Season Three trailer in this episode at YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njy0dFFlpAc

How Orange is the New Black Misrepresents Federal Prison at Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amos-irwin/how-orange-is-the-new-black-misrepresents-womens-federal-prison-and-why-it-matters_b_7547334.html

Yael Stone and her accents at YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXhsYDqxvUE

OITNB Top 10 Musical Talent Among Castmembers at The Celebrity Cafe:  http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2015/06/oitnb-top-10-musical-talent-among-cast-members

Theme song, 'You've Got Time' by Regina Spektor for sale at iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/youve-got-time-single/id665738401


First broadcast: 31 July 2015