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Studying weird garbage and hidden gems through a queer lens with Dorothy (she/her), Vrai (they/them) and Shawn (he/him). All trainwrecks need apply.

Sometimes home of Drunk Book Club and Go Crows! (the Internet's Only Smallville Podcast)

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    • 4.4, 23 Ratings

Studying weird garbage and hidden gems through a queer lens with Dorothy (she/her), Vrai (they/them) and Shawn (he/him). All trainwrecks need apply.

Sometimes home of Drunk Book Club and Go Crows! (the Internet's Only Smallville Podcast)

    Romeo Must Die - Shakespeare + Kung Fu + Aaliyah = Gold

    Romeo Must Die - Shakespeare + Kung Fu + Aaliyah = Gold

    This movie is certified fresh in our HEARTS. The American starring debut of both Jet Li and Aaliyah gives its all and we get all we could hope for, from hilarious Mortal Combat x-ray vision to a script smarter than most gave it credit for.

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of racism, gang violence, fatphobia, police brutality, celebrity deaths

    Behind the Scenes Mini-Doc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WhgDcv7imM

    The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/55632/pdf

    1:30 The Year Was 2000
    5:00 The Making Of
    14:00 “Somebody Cancelled Ch’u’s Son”
    20:00 Meeting the Cast
    29:00 Four Miles of Beach
    34:00 A Conspiracy Appears
    41:00 Whoa, Social Commentary
    49:00 What About that Murder?
    53:00 Should You Watch This

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai, @wannabefood

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

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    • 57 min
    Bad Ronald (w/ The Fifth Dollanganger) - Always Check for Boys in Your Walls

    Bad Ronald (w/ The Fifth Dollanganger) - Always Check for Boys in Your Walls

    In which our Very Special Guest Lynette brings us an ABC TV movie of the week from the halcyon year 1974. If you've seen lauded modern masterpiece The Boy, you may also be familiar with this movie's plot. We're pretty sure Palahniuk watched it, because it would explain many things about Fight Club.

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual assault, misogyny, police

    VC Andrews Blog-o-rama: http://vcablogorama.blogspot.com/

    5th Dollanganger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/5thdollanganger

    1:00 ABC Movie of the Week
    8:00 Beloved Smother
    17:00 Guest Room, Not an Attic
    20:00 Haunted Real Estate Shopping
    25:00 The Boy: The Premake
    40:00 Yike: The Source Material

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

    Get bonus episodes on our Patreon: patreon.com/trashandtreasures

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    • 45 min
    PRIDE MONTH: Bit - Trans Vampire Meets The Craft

    PRIDE MONTH: Bit - Trans Vampire Meets The Craft

    We really had a great time watching this movie. It also, as you might expect from a film inspired by The Craft and written/directed by a cishet dude, has a lot to unpack. Let's dig into those good intentions, great moments, and bits of unintentional thematic whoops.

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual assault, abusive relationships, racism, misogyny, and transphobia.

    The Okra Project: www.theokraproject.com/

    LGBTQ Freedom Fund: www.lgbtqfund.org/donate-1

    1:00 Limits of a Cis Writer
    8:00 The Craft, You Say
    10:30 The First Night in LA
    14:00 Duke as Lestat (and also Nancy)
    21:00 But What About Men?
    26:00 Theme Detectives
    31:00 We Swear We Liked It

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

    Get bonus episodes on our Patreon: patreon.com/trashandtreasures

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    • 40 min
    PRIDE MONTH: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same - Experimental 90s Theatre

    PRIDE MONTH: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same - Experimental 90s Theatre

    This week brings us the film debut of Madeline Olnek, who longtime listeners might've heard us praising before for WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY. While this is definitely a 90s time capsule even if it was filmed in 2011, it's also adorable to the nth degree. Not to mention how lovely it is to see a fat woman cast as the romantic lead.

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of queerphobia, transphobia, misogyny

    The Okra Project: www.theokraproject.com/

    LGBTQ Freedom Fund: www.lgbtqfund.org/donate-1

    That BS Passive-Aggressive NYT Obituary of Activist Larry Kramer: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/us/larry-kramer-dead.html

    Interview with Holly Hughes: https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?p=ITOF&u=philly_free&id=GALE%7CA446292521&v=2.1&it=r&sid=ITOF&asid=a10b4001

    Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Cafe Theater: https://books.google.com/books/about/Memories_of_the_Revolution.html?id=gyYXCwAAQBAJ

    1:00 Lesbian Activist Theatre: The WOW Café
    6:00 Stage to Screen Growing Pains
    11:00 The Cheesecake Symbolizes Despair
    17:00 Accidental Autistic-Coded Love Story
    23:00 Queer Commentary Corner
    34:00 Race to the Spaceship
    40:00 Preserving Olnek’s Work

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

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    • 48 min
    PRIDE MONTH: Friends & Family - The Big Secret (That They're Hitmen)

    PRIDE MONTH: Friends & Family - The Big Secret (That They're Hitmen)

    We all know the set-up: a gay couple goes through an elaborate comedy of errors to hide their Big Secret from their parents, who've come to visit out of the blue. But in this case, the secret isn't that Stephen and Danny are in love...it's that they're hitmen for the mob, and they've been telling Stephen's parents they were caterers.
    Tough to google and impossible to stream (but fortunately pretty cheap on DVD), this one is a true gem of queer cinema that has been almost completely forgotten.

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of racism, homophobia, transphobia, police brutality

    The Okra Project: www.theokraproject.com/

    LGBTQ Freedom Fund: www.lgbtqfund.org/donate-1

    2:00 One-Hit Wonders
    6:00 The Issue of Access
    10:00 Gay Mafia Shenanigans
    16:00 The Tyranny of Gender Roles
    21:00 A Dinner Party Militia
    36:00 The Ghost of Gay Ads

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai, @wannabefood

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

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    • 45 min
    PRIDE MONTH: The Talented Mr. Ripley - Homoerotic Murder Ensues

    PRIDE MONTH: The Talented Mr. Ripley - Homoerotic Murder Ensues

    This year's Pride theme was decided by vote, and y'all called for queer genre films--we're happy to provide. But tradition demands that we start with the oldest and stodgiest conventions to know our roots, and so we bring you a classic tale of a Repressed Murder Gay, written by highly regarded thriller writer (and lesbian) Patricia Highsmith. You're probably more familiar with the other movies based on her work (CAROL and STRANGERS ON A TRAIN), but Ripley is a pretty damn important figure in genre history.

    CONTENT WARNING for discussion of suicide, gaslighting, racism, hate crimes, homophobia, classism, and Gwyneth Paltrow's b******t

    The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/

    LGBTQ Freedom Fund: https://www.lgbtqfund.org/donate-1

    Phyllis Nagy: “Being gay is Tom Ripley’s kryptonite” (TIFF Interview): https://www.tiff.net/the-review/phyllis-nagy-on-ripley

    2:00 Pride Month
    5:00 Patricia Highsmith’s Novels
    11:30 Speakin of Carol
    13:30 The Con is On
    18:00 A Crime of Taste
    22:00 Single White Male (feat. Gaslight)
    28:00 Curse You, Irony
    32:00 Ripley as Cultural Figure
    37:00 Queerness and 90s Media
    39:30 Ripley 2021

    Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai, @wannabefood

    Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet.

    Get bonus episodes on our Patreon: patreon.com/trashandtreasures

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Cult movies, trashy movies, underground movies, obscure movies with Trivia, commentary and a lot more.

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Back to the podcast: Smart, funny and on point observations of cult-classics, little knowns, and popular “trash”. I love it!

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