Feminist Frequency Radio #25: A Robitussin Ride

On this week’s FFR, it’s a queer media extravaganza as we talk Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye and the Wachowskis’ seminal 90s lesbian crime film Bound. Queer Eye can certainly be heartwarming and endearing, but we also discuss how it obscures systemic issues and misrepresents potential solutions to matters of oppression and violence against marginalized people. Also, Anita calls out one of their design decisions as absolutely unacceptable. Moving on to Bound, we celebrate the film’s visual style and the ways in which it reaffirms queer female sexuality, which was so significant when it was released in 1996. Ebony brings the magic despite being under the weather, and Anita reveals a celebrity people used to tell her she looks like. Ebony and Carolyn encourage you to check out their new film podcast, Cinemaball!

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 A special message from Ebony
2:20 Ebony’s epic quest to sneeze
3:30 Pop culture news: Donald Glover’s big weekend
7:30 A prelude to this week’s queer bonanza
12:00 Queer Eye
33:00 A quick message from Ebony and Carolyn
34:30 Bound
48:20 What’s Your FREQ-Out?
59:10 Wrap-up

Relevant Links:

John Paul Brammer on the Met Gala and the homophobia of the Catholic church

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