Lez Geek Out! Ms Marvel

July 26, 2017

Ms. Marvel 

Lise and Andi rave about the Marvel comic Ms. Marvel, whose latest incarnation features Pakistani-American Muslim teen Kamala Khan in Jersey City who is a total fangirl of Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). Andi loves that Ms. Marvel was a fangirl before she was a superhero. Then one day Kamala wakes up with super powers and she has to learn how to negotiate this new aspect to her life, dealing with the powers and what she feels is her responsibility to help people now that she has them along with her grades, her classes, and her family life. 

It’s basically teenage angst – something all of us can probably relate to – along with the added angst of having super powers and trying to figure out how best to use them when you’re only 16-17 AND attempt to negotiate the landmines that come in any family as you’re figuring out who you are and who you want to be. Two big Ms. Marvel thumbs up on this one, friends.

 

 

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Lez Geek Out: Wonder Woman

July 12, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

Show #11: Wonder Woman 

Andi and Lise rave about the movie Wonder Woman because…omg, you have to see it. Both were blown away by the strong women’s rep in all senses of the word, but they would like to have a movie with nothing but the Amazons. We didn’t get enough of them. MOAR Amazons, please. And definitely MOAR Wonder Woman. All of that. Much MOAR. 

Synposis:

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. 

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Book Clips: Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague

June 29, 2017

Book Clips 

Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague 

Synopsis 

Unknown to regular citizens, nightmarish creatures lurk in the dark underbelly of human civilization. The presence of these supranormals (“supras”)―werewolves, vampires, demons―is a closely guarded government secret, as is the existence of a cadre of specially engineered Hunters charged with exterminating them.  

Code-named Malice, Hunter Mary Alice Nolan was genetically modified and rigorously trained to use her great strength, heightened senses, and killer instincts to track and eliminate supras who prey on the innocent. A loner by choice, her only real link to the human world is her close connection to her mother and sister―until the unthinkable happens… 

Ruri Samson has been a werewolf for more than a century and is comfortably situated as the Beta of her peaceful pack. Until she is betrayed by the woman she loves and an evil outsider massacres her Alpha and his most loyal followers. Barely escaping with her life, Ruri is forced to tread the perilous path of a lone wolf while vowing vengeance against the usurper and his minions. 

Although these two powerful women should rightfully despise each other, fate will soon compel them to join forces on a dangerous quest to avenge their loved ones―and will ignite a forbidden passion that neither of them ever imagined. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Lez Geek Out! Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

June 14, 2017

Lez Geek Out!

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Episode 9

Andi and Lise teamed up (kind of) and went to see the movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2. “Team up” in this case means they went to see the movie within a couple days of each other. 

In this space opera romp, humor abounds with the Guardians’ team – Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot – who manage to anger The Sovereign, a super arrogant race of humanoids that, like Terminators, just don’t quit if they feel they’ve been wronged. In addition, the team unravels the mystery of Quill’s parentage (Andi refers to this as the “ Who’s yer daddy” plotline) and they end up having to save the galaxy (literally) from a power-mad entity. 

All in the span of about two hours of non-stop action, great ol’ skool music (like the first movie), and awesome special effects, though they do have a request: More Gamora and Nebula, pleeeez! 

Andi and Lise also recommend that if you haven’t seen the first (Guardians of the Galaxy), do. Because this one will make much more sense to you and you’ll understand the in-jokes and the backstories. Unless you’re a comics reader and you’re familiar with the series, in which case, have at! 

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Lez Geek Out! Dark Matter

May 31, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

#8 Dark Matter 

Andi and Lise really dig the TV series Dark Matter, which airs on the SyFy network. It’s a space opera, which is one of Andi’s all-time fave genres (and Lise’s!) but it’s got some really excellent elements that make it super watchable. Plus, diverse cast. 

Six people emerge from stasis on a space ship and none of them know who they are or how they got there. Plus, there’s an android (played by Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer) who also has to have her memory wiped. So six humans with no idea what they’re doing on this vessel and as the series progresses, they realize that they have shady pasts and even shadier business dealings in a galaxy ruled by mega-corporations vying for power. The six have to learn how to stick together though they have no idea who they are, and both Lise and Andi love how the show explores the idea of how who we are is determined, to an extent, by our memories.

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Lez Geek Out! Ghostbusters

May 17, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

#7 Ghostbusters—both! 

Lise (L-MAC!) and Andi wanted to a do a point/counterpoint on the original and new versions of the movie Ghostbusters. So they take a walk down memory lane and chat about the original 1984 Ghostbusters and then completely lose it in classic fangirl style over the 2016 homage with Kate McKinnon as the iconic Jillian Holtzmann, the gadget/science master of all. 

The premise of both deals with a misfit group of friends/colleagues who all have a fascination with the paranormal. They start up ghost hunting businesses in Manhattan, but soon realize that paranormal power is building, and things are gonna get wild! 

Also, THE SCENE that still sets Andi off on a grrl power rush. 

 

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Lez Geek Out! Lumberjanes

May 3, 2017

Lez Geek Out!

Episode 6 Lumberjanes

 

Andi and Lise rave about the comic Lumberjanes, which is totes safe for kids and is chock full of so much awesome that you’ll dig it, too. Imagine if the Goonies met up with the Buffy crew and…well, you can imagine the awesome, right? 

Five friends are spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp. But it turns out not to be your typical camp, as mystical and mythical creatures show up that our five feisty and fabulous campers have to figure out how to deal with. It’s grrl power, friendships to the max power, and the power of teamwork and acceptance. 

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Lez Geek Out! Sense 8

April 19, 2017

Lez Geek Out 

Episode 5: Sense 8  

Both Andi and Lise MacTague (LMac!) really dug the first season of this Netflix show, and it’s been almost 2 years since it launched. Finally, Season 2 will be released in May, and we can’t wait to see what happens. Here, they tell you a bit about the show and what they love about it, as well as talk about some of the characters. 

In a nutshell: a group of eight people from around the world begin to realize that they are linked mentally and emotionally, and as they start to explore what this means, they also find out they’re being hunted by others who view sensates as a threat to the world’s order and they will have to learn how to harness their links to help each other survive. (sensate = sense 8…get it???? Lol) 

 

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Lez Geek Out! The Women Of Star Wars

April 5, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

Show 4: The Women of Star Wars 

Lise (LMac) and Andi talk about three women characters from the Star Wars franchise. The iconic Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher and omg we miss her so) from the trilogy that was first released beginning in 1977; Rey (Daisy Ridley) from 2015’s The Force Awakens, and Jyn (Felicity Jones), from Rogue One, the 2016 standalone/prequel to the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope (the first one released). 

About the hosts: 

Lise MacTague and Andi Marquette are both published lesbian fiction authors. They are all round awesome women and total geeks and fangirls.  

 

You can find out more about Andi here and Lise here  

 

Come and join us on our Facebook Group - The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group - to meet podcasters and chat to fellow listeners 

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Lez Geek Out! ClexaCon

March 22, 2017

Lez Geek Out

ClexaCon

Lise (LMac) asks Andi about ClexaCon (and probably wishes she hadn’t) and Andi talks about her experience at this, the inaugural conference which is all about queer women’s representation in media. Amaze-balls and transformative. For reals.

You can find out more about the program and what it’s all about at the ClexaCon website.

About the hosts:

Lise MacTague and Andi Marquette are both published lesbian fiction authors. They are all round awesome women and total geeks and fangirls. 

 

You can find out more about Andi here and Lise here 

 

Come and join us on our Facebook Group - The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group - to meet podcasters and chat to fellow listeners

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Lez Geek Out! Chaos Life

March 8, 2017

Lez Geek Out 

Chaos Life web comic 

Lise MacTeague and Andi Marquette are stoked to talk about the web comic Chaos Life, which follows the lives and relationship of two people, A. Stiffler and K. Copeland. A identifies as agender while K is cisgender and identifies as female and lesbian. They are married to each other. 

Chaos Life deals with the mundane and sometimes the deep, as in politics, LGBTQIA issues, gender, sexuality, and mental health. It’s a sweet, funny, quirky look at A and K’s everyday lives, with the good and the bad, and—BONUS!—it also serves as an educator in terms of LGBTQIA lives. 

 

Find Chaos Life HERE 

 

You can contact Lise and Andi via email

 

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Les Do Books: Wild by Meghan O’Brien (Book Club)

February 24, 2017

Les Do Books

Wild by Meghan O'Brien

Tara talks excitedly with Lise MacTague, author and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, about the book club pick of the month, Wild by Meghan O’Brien. Listen to find out what it’s about, what they loved about it, and what character they hope gets her own book in the future. 

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read Wild before listening. 

 

From the back of the book: 

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love.

Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain.

Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well-acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior.

Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn’t even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Blurred Lines by KD Williamson.

 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara, Lise and the rest of The Lesbian Review crew about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club

 

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com 

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Lez Geek Out! DEBS

February 22, 2017

Lez Geek Out!

DEBS

 

Andi Marquette and Lise MacTague both decided to inaugurate the first episode of this podcast with the movie D.E.B.S. because AWESOME. And it happens to be a fave of both of them, so they each watched it for probably the 30th time and fangirled over it. 

D.E.B.S. (2004) is a campy, fun, spoofy romp in which 4 young women (Max, Amy, Dominque, and Janet) are recruited into spy school via a college entrance exam. Things get crazy when archvillain Lucy Diamond is discovered to be back in town, and she’s got a meeting with a Russian assassin. What could she be up to? The D.E.B.S. are on the case, but one of them didn’t count on developing an attraction for Lucy… 

Also, this podcast has spoilers of the movie. 

Watch the trailer HERE.

Synopsis

Sultry crime boss Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster, The Fast and the Furious) is back in the states and the D.E.B.S.- an elite team of paramilitary college co-ed superspies- are hot on her trail. But when their top agent, gorgeous Amy Bradshaw (Sara Foster, The Big Bounce), mysteriously disappears after coming face to face with the attractive young villainess, the D.E.B.S. begin a full-scale search for Lucy's secret lair, never suspecting that Amy may not want to be rescued after all, in this smart and sexy spy spoof about love at first gun sight.

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

It’s also available on DVD. You can also find it on DVD via Netflix and purchase to stream on Amazon Prime.

You can get hold of Lise or Andi by emailing them on Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com 

 

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Les Do Books: Lise MacTague Talks Lesfic

December 16, 2016

Les Do Books

Lise MacTague Talks Lesfic

In this episode, regular reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Tara, talks to author and fellow reviewer Lise MacTague. Authors are readers too, so Tara gets the goods on Lise as a reader! 

Listen to find out how Lise discovered lesfic, who one of her favourite authors is, and what she’s reading right now. 

 

Check out the books Lise discussed here: 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Lise MacTague

 

 

 

 

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, Top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

 

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Les Do Books: Stories That are Told Differently

September 9, 2016

Les Do Books

Stories That Are Told Differently

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, are joined by fellow reviewer and author Lise MacTague as they talk about books with storytelling techniques that stand out from the pack. Listen to find out which author Brooklyn thinks is a cutie, what story Lise won't let her mother read and which book Tara will be raving about for the next six months. 


In this podcast they discuss:


 

 

 

The Lesbian Review Book Club

 

This months 'must read book club novel is Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague - Get in on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | and read Sheena's review here

This book will be discussed in the episode that airs September 23.


More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our new Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club


You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

 
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Les Talk About It: The Lesbian Quiz Showdown

July 6, 2016

Les Talk About It

The Lesbian Quiz Showdown

Four women enter, one leaves with the crown. Join Sheena and Tamara this week with their three guests as they play the ultimate game of Lesbian Trivia. 


Joining Sheena as contestants today is Lise MacTague, Tara and Brooklyn. 

You may know Lise from her writing and Brooklyn and Tara are both reviewers at The Lesbian Review and have their own podcast Les Do Books

All four are super qualified to answer lesbian trivia...or so they think. 

Find out if Tamara can stump them with her research and who will walk away the winner.

Email us on Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com with your comments. We love hearing from you. 
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