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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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Songs About Empowering Young Women

July 19, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves  

Top 5 Songs About Empowering Young Women

 

In this episode authors Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about music that empowers young women and why it's important. 

Amidst the sea of songs about shaking booties and grinding, there are in fact songs that are written with the express goal of empowering young women. In this episode, we offer our lists of top five songs in this category, analyzing what it means to tell girls and women that they are strong, they are more than their appearance, and their imperfections make them perfect.

 

About Jove And Blythe

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right. Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website. 

 

You can find more info here

 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

Blythe Rippon’s on Facebook

 

The Badass Women Save Themselves website

 

The Lesbian Talk Show website

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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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Badass Women Save Themselves: The Shannara Chronicles

July 5, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves 

The Shannara Chronicles 

In 2016, MTV launched its YA response to HBO's Game of Thrones, a fantasy series based on novels by Terry Brooks. The story follows three unlikely heroes as they try to save the Four Lands, challenging gender stereotypes as they go. The storytelling isn't as intricate and the acting isn't nearly as good as Game of Thrones, but Shannara has much to recommend it, including some yummy eye candy.  

About Jove And Blythe 

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website. 

 

You can find more info here

 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

Blythe Rippon’s on Facebook

 

The Badass Women Save Themselves website

 

The Lesbian Talk Show website

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Lez Geek Out! Gail Carringer

June 28, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

Bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger 

Episode 10 

Andi had a long chat with steampunk author Gail Carriger, writer of multiple award-winning steampunkish genre fiction that melds not only steampunk, but paranormal, urban fantasy, comedy and dashes of romance. If you’re not familiar with her work, start with Book 1 of her first series (the Parasol Protectorate), titled Soulless. The protagonist is Alexia Tarabotti, a woman of some means in alt-Victorian England who is also a preternatural – she negates supernatural powers because she has no soul. Hence, “Soulless.” She is thus capable of temporarily rendering vampires and werewolves non-supernatural. 

Carriger is also an aficionado of all things steampunkish and, in particular, the Victorian era. 

She is currently writing another series that is a spinoff of the Parasol Protectorate, The Custard Protocol, and she is writing a series of novellas that feature as main characters her LGBTQ characters from the Protectorate/Protocol world. The first, Romancing the Inventor, features lesbian character Madame LeFoux (and you can see an interview about that Andi did at Women and Words). 

 

Find Gail at the following places: 

Website (bibliography here

Pinterest 

Twitter (@gailcarriger) 

Facebook 

AND catch her Retro Rack Fashion Blog 

 

Synopsis of Soulless

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced! Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. 

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? 

 

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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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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Best Heroines

April 14, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

10 Best Heroines 

In this episode Sheena brings Lee Winter onto the podcast and they chat about thier Top 10 Heroines. This is a must-listen for anyone who loves a strong female character.

 

Sheena’s List

 

1 Jessica Jones

 

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2 Alice from Resident Evil Movies

 

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3 Helena from Orphan Black 

 

 

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4 Mulan from the Disney film with the same name

 

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5 Maxine from Wentworth

 

 

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Lee Winter’s List

 

6 Xena from Xena The Warrior Princess

 

 

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7 Buffy from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

 

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8 Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

 

 

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9 Sarah Connor from The Terminator

 

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10 HD Wells from Warehouse 13

 

 

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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  

 

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