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Book reviewer, Tara Scott, and award-winning author, Kris Bryant, discuss queer books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and narrow down selections for listeners. Grab a glass of wine, dram of whisky, or cup of coffee and join them as they suggest to you, the listener, and to each other, something wonderfully queer and inspiring to check out.

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Book reviewer, Tara Scott, and award-winning author, Kris Bryant, discuss queer books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and narrow down selections for listeners. Grab a glass of wine, dram of whisky, or cup of coffee and join them as they suggest to you, the listener, and to each other, something wonderfully queer and inspiring to check out.

    Kris’s Socially Awkward Moment (QR 022)

    Kris’s Socially Awkward Moment (QR 022)

    There’s nothing clever to say about twenty-two. It’s even, divisible by eleven. It’s...just there really. By contrast, this episode has substance.
    Kris and Tara are talking about movies they’d like to see and actors...they have no idea about actors. Kris discusses her P-Town plans and prepares herself for some post-Covid socializing ugly crying. Tara joins in with her thoughts about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Oh, and Kris reveals a hilarious and stunningly socially awkward moment. It’s *chef kiss* stuff.
    Official recommendations for this week are The Intervention (2016) from Kris and The Good Place from Tara.
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    Also discussed:
    One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Stick McLaughlin by CF Frizzell The Walking Dead L-Word: Generation Q Season of Love (2019) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie The Headmistress by Milena McKay The Lost Girls by Sonja Hartl Transcript coming soon

    • 52 min
    Romance Womance (QR021)

    Romance Womance (QR021)

    Happy 21st! The only thing this podcast can’t do is become president...yet.
    Kris and Tara cover a lot of ground in this episode. Kris reveals she has a List of Pure Voices after Tara recounts her surprise at hearing Liza Minelli sing during a YouTube rabbit hole sesh. Our hosts give their two cents about their favourite FFBs (Funny Fucking Books). And then there's some disagreement about whether or not Dickinson is for them.
    Lots of recs today, with the big ones coming in strong. This week Kris brings a movie with possibly the best title ever, Abbie and Ellie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt), and Tara follows with the HBO series We’re Here.
    If you enjoy this episode, please consider buying Kris & Tara a Ko-fi!
    Also discussed:
    One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Timeless by Rachel Spangler Off Limits by Vanessa North The U-Haul Diary by KB Draper Demons Shemons and Spirits Smirits by KB Draper Just Jorie by Robin Alexander 31 Books that Made Us LOL from The Lesbian Review Maxxie LaWow: Drag Super-shero Animated Film Funding Campaign The Walking Dead (The Final Season) The L Word: Generation Q The Great British Bake-Off Schitt’s Creek Dickinson Match to Love by Johana Gavez Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall Get the transcript
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kris-sandra (QR020)

    Kris-sandra (QR020)

    Kris is the Cassandra of recommendations. How did we not realize this before? She lays down winners, and Tara? She will not budge. Listen to Kris, Tara! Everybody! Unless you can’t. Because, you know, Cassandra. What were we talking about again?
    This episode goes some places. For official recommendations Kris brings 2020 film Joe Bell to the table. It’s an important but difficult movie that deals with the painful reality that many queer youth go through every day. To balance it out, Tara brings the exact opposite with About That Kiss by Harper Bliss.
    Content warning for bullying, harassment and queer youth suicide in the discussion of Joe Bell 32:08 - 41:33.
    If you're a parent or family member of a queer kiddo and are looking for support, contact your local chapter of PFLAG. And if you are a young, queer person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk (or know one such person), reach out to The Trevor Project.
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    Also discussed:
    A Tip of the Tongue Podcast The Walking Dead (AMC) The L Word: Generation Q He’s All That (Netflix) Cinderella (Amazon) RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season Six (Finale) Wild Nights with Emily (2018) Transcript coming soon
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    • 52 min
    How Are We Friends? (QR019)

    How Are We Friends? (QR019)

    19. 19 is about getting cocky. It’s about feeling yourself. And what’s more 19 than starting a podcast episode with a round of Fuck, Marry, Kill using the cast of The L Word and expecting you’ll be friends by the end?
    Kris answers the question of whether she’d write anything outside of lesbian romance. Tara brings the latest game phenom Boyfriend Dungeon to the table to discuss how the rules are different for queer creators. Also, Kris tells the story of how she has tiger blood (or something).
    Official recommendations this week are Netflix’s The Old Guard, with Kris swooning over Charlize Theron and the rest of her immortal buddies. Tara gushes about Lily Seabrooke’s Fake It, an f/f romance with a trans lead written by a trans author. It’s a fake relationship romance, people!
    Note: spoilers for the season finale of Alone from 11:07-14:17
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    Also discussed:
    Alone, Season 8 Finale (History) The Walking Dead (Final Season) The Great British Bake-Off (BBC) The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC) Baroness von Sketch Show (CBC) The L-Word The L-Word: Generation Q RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 6 Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games) Dream Daddy (Game Grumps) Get the transcript
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    • 57 min
    The Windsor Ballet (QR018)

    The Windsor Ballet (QR018)

    In her twenties, Tara learned in the eulogy of a famous Detroit news anchor that he had an enduring fondness for the "Windsor Ballet." And today is your lucky day, because you’re going to learn about this Canadian cultural institution. You’ve heard about the Calgary Stampede. Now it’s time to go to the ballet. Never let it be said we don’t go places on this podcast.
    The official recommendations this week are proper bangers. Kris gives a rousing endorsement of the 2020 film Cowboys, about a trans boy fighting for his identity and the troubled father who fights for him. Tara brings out the big guns with Ann Bannon’s groundbreaking Beebo Brinker series.
    This isn’t the first time Tara has spoken about Ann’s influence in lesfic. After the episode, if you want to learn more about Ann, you can listen to Tara’s 2019 interview with Lynn Ames about why Beebo Brinker is essential reading and the interview with Ann Bannon that Tara references in the podcast:
    CONTENT WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD: 31:05 - 32:15.
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    Also discussed:
    Glow Up Season Three (Netflix) The L Word: Generation Q Season Two (Showtime) Alone Season Two (History) Jungle Cruise (Disney) Busy Ain’t The Half of It by Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar Cruz Just Kids by Patti Smith Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) The White Lotus (HBO) Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest Get the transcript
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    • 57 min
    We Watch Ocean's 8! (QR Bonus 002)

    We Watch Ocean's 8! (QR Bonus 002)

    Kris and Tara had a dispute about Gunpowder Milkshake. Words were said. And now they're watching 2018's Ocean's Eight and delivering a bonus episode commentary track. We start right at 0:00 and go to the end. It's a bit of an experiment. Some chemical courage. Let us know what you think and if you're interested in seeing more.
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    • 1 hr 44 min

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