FFR #30: I Come Bearing Stories

In this week’s episode, we welcome Anita back to the bridge and set sail on the USS Radical Empathy for a heist adventure for the ages! We dig into the effervescent appeal of Ocean’s 8, while sparing a wink for that queer subtext we love. Anita has questions about why Rihanna’s character doesn’t vape in this, the year our Lord 2018, but before she gets any resolution on the issue we move on to the feature-length series finale of the cult favorite, Sense8. We get into the show’s celebration of alternative relationship structures, shared love and connection, and those patented Wachowski action scenes.

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Segment Timestamps:

0:00 Here we go again
1:49 Anita and her travel stories
4:36 Pop Culture News: Kelly Marie Tran & E3
8:04 Tropes Plug! Watch our video on the topic of sinister seductresses
8:22 Ocean’s 8
9:44 Tropes Plug! Watch our video on The Smurfette Principle
23:52 Sense8
40:32 What’s Your FREQ-Out: Tig Notaro’s latest comedy special; Serving the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties; and Anita’s immersive dinner event in Copenhagen