Les Talk About It: Our Ultimate Lesbian Resort

July 31, 2017

Our Ultimate Lesbian Resort 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are talking about something a little lighter. They are chatting about what they would like to see in the Ultimate Lesbian Resort. 

Imagine a lesbian oasis filled with the kinds of activities that we so love. 

 

MORE INFO 

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot. 

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts. 

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Women And Words: Pawn Shops, The Apocalypse and Pranks

July 30, 2017

Women and Words Overview 

23-28 July 2017 

Andi and Jove are fans of pawn shops, but not for reasons you think. Also, they have some good suggestions for things to hoard for the apocalypse: Silver, toilet paper, alcohol, ammo, knives, but probably not the Peter Frampton 8-track Andi once bought at a pawn shop in Gallup, NM so she could prank her archaeology buddies. 

23 July: Author Elizabeth Cox joined us to discuss her novella Tragedy at Bawley Bay, a gothic historical ghost story.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Elizabeth Cox’s website 

24 July: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt stopped by for a quick hello and to provide some links to some of her earlier blogs, including the one in which she discusses being an empath.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

25 July: Author, Women and Wordster, and lesbian herstorical icon Lee Lynch posted an essay she did in 2008, “You Know You’re Not a Femme”… 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

26 July: Author Alison Solomon stopped by and opened up about her diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, which affects her memory and cognitive functions in some ways. She talks about how it has affected what and how she writes. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Alison Solomon’s website 

27 July: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess joined us to delve into why we write and what it can mean in fraught times.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’ website 

28 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talks about the damage dissing a queer fandom can do, as what happened at San Diego Comic-Con with the Supergirl cast.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

And Jove and Andi would like to both report that they have their hotel rooms reserved already for ClexaCon, which is in April, 2018 (provided we’re not all running to Jove’s to ride out the beginnings of the apocalypse; don’t worry. Andi and Jove’s wife stockpile toilet paper.) 

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Catalina de Erauso

July 29, 2017

Catalina de Erauso 

This is a brief tour through the life of an early 17th century Basque woman (or possibly trans man--though it’s tricky to use any sort of modern category label) who escaped from a convent at age 15, began living as a man, and went off to the Spanish colonies in the New World to seek fortune and adventure. She found plenty of adventure. 

In this episode we talk about 

  • The basic facts of Catalina’s life 
  • Why it’s difficult to try to apply modern categories of gender and sexuality to historic individuals 
  • The literary and pop culture context of early 17th century Spain that may have shaped how Catalina’s story was told--and even perhaps inspired her actions 
  • Catalina’s romantic and erotic encounters with women, and why they’re a bit less satisfying to a modern audience than we might wish 
  • Some exciting new changes to the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast 

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here

The full text of Catalina de Erauso’s autobiography can be found in translation in: 

  • Stepto, Michele & Gabriel Stepto (translators). 1996. Catalina de Erauso. Lieutenant Nun -- Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Boston: Beacon Press. ISBN 0-8070-7073-4 Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

The other major sources used for this podcast are: 

  • Velasco, Sherry. 2000. The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire and Catalina de Erauso. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-78746-4 Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • Velasco, Sherry. 2011. Lesbians in Early Modern Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville. ISBN 978-0-8265-1750-0 Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Reasons To Read UK Lesfic

July 28, 2017

10 Reasons To Read UK Lesfic

UK lesbian fiction (lesfic) is increasingly popular with readers across the globe. In this episode Sheena chats to authors Cari Hunter and Clare Ashton as they tell her why everyone should be reading this sector.

Cari Hunter

Website

Facebook

The Lesbian Review profile

 

Clare Ashton

Website

Facebook

Twitter

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Book Clips: Rescued by Adan Ramie

July 27, 2017

Rescued by Adan Ramie 

Synopsis 

Chuck and her sister, Brenda, have always been passionate about animals. That's why Brenda became a veterinarian, and why they started the only animal shelter their small town knew. 

Old, malnourished, and abused, Stanley the Yorkie had a hard life, and the first time Chuck laid eyes on him, she knew she would do anything to save him -- even if the odds weren't in his favor and Chuck's ex - the one holding most of the cards when it comes to the shelter - is against it. 

When Chuck meets Stella, the beautiful professional who brought Stanley to them to be saved, the two hatch a plan to save him. Every day they spend together, the two women grow closer, but there's a snake in their midst that wants nothing more than to keep them apart. 

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This is the first in an upcoming lesbian romance series called Paws in Peril. Each of the short, sweet books will deal with love between two women - and their love of the cute, furry creatures who need their help. 

What are you waiting for? Grab this title at its new, lower price!

 

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! 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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The Write Stuff: Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream

July 25, 2017

Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream 

by Sheena and Kiki Archer 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to author, Kiki Archer about how she has taken her lesbian fiction (Lesfic) into the mainstream charts. 

 

Find out: 

  • How she ended up with a huge straight following 
  • What the reaction has been from straight readers 
  • Where she recommends you advertise 

 

About Kiki Archer 

Kiki Archer's latest novel not only got the lesbian fiction number one spots in the UK, USA and Australia, it also got to number 32 in the UK mainstream contemporary romance chart. 

Archer is also proud of the fact that Jane Green once sent her a public message. Archer says,  “When Too Late... I Love You was sitting side by side to her in the mainstream charts saying: Welcome to the gang.” 

You can find Kiki Archer on 

Twitter

Facebook 

YouTube

Her website

 

Find her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a need for great content for listeners and readers.

The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts.

 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter 

YouTube

The Lesbian Talk Show website 

 

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Les Talk About It: Are You Having An Orgasm?

July 24, 2017

 

Are You Having An Orgasm? 

More than 30% of women don't know when they are having an orgasm. The reason for this is that not everyone experiences an orgasm in the same way. 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing how to know when you are having an orgasm.  

Please note: This episode is not suitable for people who are not of a sexually consenting age. We go into details about sex. 

 

MORE INFO  

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot. 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts. 

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Women And Words: The Funny Wine, Andi The Pirate & Jove Without Clothes

July 23, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 15-21 July 2017 

Andi and Jove talk about Jove’s wardrobe (or lack thereof) and bottles of wine named “If You See Kay”. Say that fast and you’ll see why they giggled about it…they’re 10, they know. But more importantly, this is badass women wine. Hit the link to see why. Also, Jove is pretty sure Andi’s outlaw job would be as some kind of pirate while she’s now interested in purchasing bordello land. Andi suggested Craigslist. 

15 July: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta posted about the cruise she took on Olivia to Alaska that was put together by Sapphire Books and Curve Mag among others. And she talks a bit about lesfic history and LGBT history and about her place and our places in the world. 

Women and Words link HERE 

16 July: Author Jen Silver stopped by to chat about her latest, Running From Love, and how it incorporates golf. She also gave away two copies. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Info about Jen Silver 

17 July: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us again from across the pond with her photos and discussion of taking a Suffragette tour in Halifax (and we assume that’s the one in West Yorkshire…). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

18 July: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett is giving away a copy of The Price of Cash (July 24th) and to do that, you need to leave a comment telling her what kind of outlaw life you’d lead if given the chance. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Info about Ashley Bartlett 

19 July: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson joined us to talk a bit about losing her father very recently and connecting/reconnecting with family. Get the tissues. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Clifford Mae Henderson’s website 

20 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle did a retro TV blog on The Golden Girls and Jove and Andi totally love the GGs, so we were into this big-time. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

21 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the movie Baby Driver (2017). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Jove then reminded folks about ClexaCon 2018, which is in April in Las Vegas and GCLS has actually started registration for 2018, which is also in Vegas (July). She also mentioned an event coming up this fall in Seattle – the Read with Pride Northwest meetup (formerly Gay Romance Northwest). It’s usually held at the Seattle Public Library and it’s usually free. Jove will probably be there and Andi mentioned that she will be doing the Western Women Writers of New Mexico meetup Sept. 16 in Albuquerque. 

Also, you simply must get tourist pennies smashed and send them to Jove. Not sure what those are? Technically, they’re called “elongated coins” and what it involves is you put a penny into a machine and for 50 cents U.S. the machine flattens the coin and literally stretches it and imprints a tourist scene from the area into that new surface. Jove collects them. So drop her a line if you get one and if you’re willing, send it to her. She LOOOOOOOOVES them. 

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Book Clips: Tread Lightly by Catherine Lane narrated by Ann Etter

July 22, 2017

Tread Lightly by Catherine Lane Narrated by Ann Etter 

Synopsis 

Claire, fairy godmother level one plus, is one of the best operatives at the Fairy Godmother Council, but god-mothering in the twenty-first century isn’t all it used to be. The magic’s drying up; the girls are spoiled brats, and guardian angels poach the council’s best clients whenever they can. 

When her boss assigns her a VIP case, Claire assumes it’s more of the same. But Frankie, her client, seems to be the deserving underdog of the olden days. And Tamiel, the guardian angel who pops onto the scene, swears she’s there to protect Frankie, not to steal her. It doesn’t hurt she’s smokin’ hot. 

As the case starts to unravel, Claire is forced to examine her own prejudices and desires. Is she heading for certain ruin, or will she grab her happily ever after in this lesbian urban fantasy? 

 

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

 

You can contact Ann Etter on Facebook  or email her

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Les Do Books: The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin (Book Club)

July 21, 2017

The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin 

Book Club 

Tara is joined in this episode by her sidekick and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Brooklyn Goodrich. They talk pretty excitedly about The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin By Colette Moody. Check it out to see why they loved it and what hobby Brooklyn picked up as a result of reading it. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out. 

 

 

From the back of the book: 

The Gulf of Mexico, 1702: When pirates of the square-rigger Original Sin steal ashore to abduct a doctor to tend to their wounded, they end up settling for the doctor’s attractive fiancée—Celia Pierce, the town seamstress. 

Together with Gayle Malvern, daughter of wounded pirate captain “Madman” Malvern, Celia becomes a reluctant participant in an unexpectedly thrilling journey through the Caribbean. For Gayle, Celia’s presence is at first a welcome and shapely distraction, but as her attraction to the seamstress deepens, she realizes that Celia comes to mean more to her than is almost cerntainly prudent. As Celia and Gayle navigate the perilous territories of gypsies, prostitutes, mercenaries, and slave-traders, they forge a partnership born of necessity that Gayle soon hopes will veer away from insurmountable danger—and instead detour directly to her bed. 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig. 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara 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 

And if you’re loving the podcast on The Lesbian Talk Show, be sure to check out our Facebook group, The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group.

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Curves Welcome: How You Make Me Feel

July 20, 2017

How You Make Me Feel 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr shares her thoughts on a popular Maya Angelou quote. She dives into a personal experience to show just how much you have the power to affect someone. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info

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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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Curves Welcome: Why Every Writer Needs A Blog

July 18, 2017

Why Every Writer Needs a Blog 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr shares her insights on blogging with everything from why you need one, to what it should include, and the benefits you’ll gain. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Have a question about blogging? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know.  

More info 

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Les Talk About It: 9 Secrets To Wooing A Woman? (Or Maybe Not)

July 17, 2017

9 Secrets To Wooing A Woman? (Or Maybe Not)

Tamara and Sheena have found a list of nine secrets to wooing a woman. They discuss the merrits of the tips.

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts.

 

 

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Women And Words: The EPIC 2 Week Roundup with the feral Jove

July 16, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview  1-14 July 2017 

OMG Andi and Jove were outta control at GCLS last week and we just could not get it together to try to do things with y’all. SORRY! But here we are, with a 2-week roundup. Jove has pretty much gone feral (it happens sometimes) and Andi is pretty sure that GCLS wears everybody out, but omg it is way fun.  

1 July: Women and Wordster and reader-in-residence Erin Saluta came by and omg she went on the Olivia cruise to Alaska that Sapphire Books was doing! Here she talks about some lesfic books that deal with that topic. Maybe we can get her to post photos… 

Women and Words link HERE 

2 July: Author Sandy Stier came by and this is super awesome. She and her wife wrote a book together about California’s Prop 8 battle because they were plaintiffs in the case. This is their story, and they are TOTALLY GIVING AWAY A COPY! You still have time. We’ll do the drawing on the 21st. GET IN ON THIS. HERSTORY! 

Women and Words link HERE 

An article about them in People Magazine 

3 July: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae tried to be a little more light-hearted, but because she’s Lynette Mae, there’s always a subtext that you learn from. She and her wife took their niece to NYC and had a great time. This is a short piece about that. 

Women and Words link HERE 

6 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talked about being shy and public speaking and how it can be really, really stressful. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

10 July: Author Catherine Friend (Goldie winner this year!) popped by via author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler to talk a bit about her latest book Spark (Bold Strokes Books) and to offer a GIVEAWAY! You have until the 24th to get in on this! Catherine writes historical fiction/adventure. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Catherine Friend’s website 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

11 July: Women and Wordster and life coach/writer’s coach Angela Grace joined us with a frank discussion about how changing your perspective can actually change your brain. Have questions? Feel like you could use a couple of sessions with her? Drop her a line. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

Angela Grace can be found HERE 

12 July: UK-based author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll was able to finally join us after some technical difficulties and she attended an awesome car show. She posted photos. LOVE. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

13 July: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde got a wild hair and hopped on down to Cuba. She posted the photos to prove it. ☺ PLUS! She has a new book coming out with Ylva! Superhero book! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

14 July: Author and Women and Wordster (and obsessive fangirl) Andi Marquette blogged about season 2 episode 5 of Wynonna Earp because it is a game-changer in terms of women’s rep. FOR REALS. Also, Andi is doing season 2 recaps of Wynonna Earp episodes at her homesite. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls over on Tumblr 

Andi and Jove then did a rambling round-up of what they did at GCLS

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Book Clips: Never Enough by Robyn Nyx

July 15, 2017

Never Enough by Robyn Nyx  

Synopsis 

When a killer sets her sights on her target, is there any stopping her? 

Award-winning journalist Madison Ford is taking a well-deserved break from covering foreign wars. That break is cut short when she receives a mysterious package, full of incriminating information on a human trafficking ring. When she’s asked to do an interview with an actress and humanitarian, it seems like a welcome distraction. Little does she know how distracting it will become. 

Elodie Fontaine is in demand. She chooses the movies she wants to work on and the women she wants in her bed. Humanitarian work takes up the rest of her time. Love isn’t an option. When Madison walks into her life, she’s faced with a dilemma: pursue Madison and lose her heart, or avoid the risk and lose her chance at happiness. 

When Madison’s life is in danger, will love pull them through? Or will it be too late? 

 

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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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Best Britishisms That Should Make It Into Lesfic

July 14, 2017

10 Best Britishisms That Should Make It Into Lesfic 

by Wendy Hudson and Andrea Bramhall 

Sheena’s podcast is taken over by the charming Wendy and Andrea as they chat about 10 uniquely British things that should make an appearance in lesbian fiction (lesfic). 

Everything from drinks to swearing make it into the podcast and there is even a lump of coal. 

 

You can catch Wendy online at:

Her website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

You can catch Andrea online at:

Her website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

 

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Book Clips: The Second Wave by Jean Copeland

July 13, 2017

The Second Wave by Jean Copeland 

Synopsis 

Alice never imagined that meeting co-worker Leslie would lead to an all-consuming love affair. But even in the anything-goes 1970s, feminist attitudes and the sexual revolution can’t change the fact that Leslie is a traditional married mom of two who won’t chance losing her children to follow her heart and divorce her husband. Their year of risk, passion, and heartache takes its toll on both women. Tired of only receiving crumbs from Leslie, Alice makes the toughest choice of her life and moves on. 

Although their affair is short-lived, their desire to be together never dies. Nearly forty years later, Alice returns to Connecticut after learning Leslie has suffered a stroke. She soon realizes that time and distance haven’t doused the fire for Leslie that’s always burned in her heart. But is it too late to pick up where they left off? 

 

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: 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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