Month: April 2020

Trailblazing w/ Alice Wu – Ep. 129

Filmmaker Alice Wu (Saving Face, The Half Of It) made two groundbreaking queer films 15 years apart, so we’re dyking out with her this week to learn more about her journey from a practical child of immigrants, to a badass writer/director making authentic, queer movies. We talk about how Alice’s quest to be true to herself and to her characters’ stories has led to groundbreaking movies featuring characters and storylines we never get to see shine. The Half Of It comes out on Netflix May 1, so be sure to stream it! Put on a virtual watch party! Make a taco sausage! Plus, Carolyn and Melody talk (FOR THE LAST TIME OK) about a certain celesbian who can’t stay out of the news, as well as Melody’s latest reality TV obsession. And finally, we end with a question from a listener who describes themselves as ‘toxic.’

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Getting Outed w/ Ever Mainard – Ep. 128

Coming out happens in all different ways, and hopefully it’s on your own terms. But what happens when it’s not? Comedian and actor Ever Mainard (The Feels, Conan’s Meet The Staff) joins us to dyke out about her experience getting outed by her hometown paper. What are the pros and cons to being outed by others? Is it wrong to speculate about celebrities? Plus, we also talk about the battle of the Ellens (three of them!), parents killing backyard pests, bad yelp reviews, and more! Finally, we answer a listener question about whether or not it’s okay to sleep with your ex’s friend.

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Electing Women w/ Jess McIntosh – Ep. 127

We have more women in the current congress than ever before, but they still only make up 23.7%. Political commentator and strategist Jess McIntosh (SiriusXM Progress) joins us in these extraordinary times to dyke out about the challenges women politicians face in getting elected, and why it’s important to have them in office. How did we go from such a diverse field of democratic candidates for president, including six women, to ending up with just another old white guy? (Note: We recorded the interview portion of this episode a few days before Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race.) Plus, Carolyn and Melody discuss how their lives as New York City comedians has drastically changed. Should they adapt to this new normal, or ride it out in hopes that things will go back to how they were – minus the handshakes. Finally, we end on a question from a listener who is struggling with knowing whether she is asexual or just hasn’t met the right person.

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Growing Up Gay w/ Cameron Esposito – Ep. 126

We’re Dyking Out with Cameron Esposito (Brooklyn 99, Take My Wife) about her new memoir Save Yourself and what it was like to be a little gay kid. We discuss the days when we were gay but didn’t yet know it, and whether it was a decade ago or days ago, maybe you can relate! Were you the one in your friend group who played with gender norms on Halloween? Did you always feel extra different but couldn’t quite put your finger on it? Did you have a crush on Claire Danes? Do you still have a crush on Claire Danes??? We also talk about how the global pandemic has hit too close to home and turned all of our plans upside down. We had a blast chatting with Cameron from afar, and if you want a dose of laughter and relatable stories, be sure to pickup her memoir Save Yourself or listen to the audiobook!

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